I have been irritated lately; I don’t know about you but it sure seems like people are getting more and more irritating with each passing year. It never ceases to amaze me how oblivious some people are to those around them. Maybe I am too cynical, I don’t know; tell me if you agree with me on these irritating events.
Take today; it’s Monday and, true to form, it’s raining. It boggles the mind how some drivers react to rain. It’s bad enough the bumpkins around here normally drive about 10 miles under the speed limit but, if it starts to rain…oh my, the already slow idiots slow even more! It’s already bad coming out of subdivision in the mornings; there is only one way in or out and, if that’s not enough, when you exit the subdivision you have to get on a state highway to get anywhere. Normally at 7:35 am, there is a decent line of cars waiting to get on the highway (there is always heavy traffic at this spot in the mornings); it seems as if some of these people have to have an engraved invitation before they will turn on the highway. Today it was the worst I’ve seen; it’s raining so, naturally, one of the aforementioned bumpkins refuses to turn out onto the highway. I counted the seconds between cars while numnuts was waiting; 45 seconds was the least amount of time I counted…and he STILL wouldn’t turn out! Finally, idiot boy turns out on the highway. I am running late for work, having waited close to 10 minutes for this truck to turn out. I start driving a little bit faster than normal to compensate for the time lost but there is no way I am going so fast as to lose control of my vehicle on a wet road; then I come up on a car that is going a whopping 25 mph…in a 40 mph zone…and in a “No Passing” zone to boot!
Annoying drivers aside, here is another tale for you. My wife and I have a Friday routine down here in this metropolis. Every Friday evening we go out to a restaurant and, sometimes, we do a little necessary shopping after dinner (Woo-Hoo, just another exciting Friday night in Mudville!!!). It was at the restaurant where we encountered another annoying idiot. This time it was “Ignoramus Parentus Publicita”, better known as ignorant idiot parent with small children. They are eating dinner while their toddler, couldn’t be more than maybe 3 ½ years old, is running around the restaurant…literally! This child is literally running around the dining room again and again…and the parents do NOTHING!! All I could think of right then was, “I hope to God this kid doesn’t fall down or have a waiter dump something hot on him.” In my mind was a vision of that very thing happening and the parents suing the restaurant. Folks, I don’t go to places like Chuck E Cheese, Shoney’s, or any other “family-friendly” restaurants and expect no kids to be there. I know kids are going to be at those type places, so when we do go to those type restaurants, I don’t bitch about kids. So, why is it that, whenever we are in a place that is a little more fancy we still have to put up with somebody’s whiny little heathens? As if that’s not enough, when I complain about it, I get labeled an intolerant child-hater!
So, why in the world am I griping here about these things? Well, because it’s my blog and I can write about anything I want. Seriously though, my dear readers, do these two types of people annoy you as well? What do you find irritating and annoying? What is/are your biggest pet peeve(s)? Tell me, are you too annoyed at rugrats running around public places causing mayhem? Are you too annoyed at the idiotic and negligent driver that acts as if they are the only ones on the road? Tell us all here how you feel; come on, share with us! I promise the next installment of this blog will delve a little deeper into the world of the obtuse, idiotic, rude, crude, careless morons around us.