Attention must be paid.

24 May

 

 Things that happened on my way to work today:

  • First, a college kids wanders into the middle of the street I am driving down, doesn’t look just heads across it, I honk and he doesn’t notice. As I drive past I realize he has earplugs in and is listening to music, completely oblivious to the fact that he could have been hit by my car.
  • A few blocks later a woman blindly pulls out of a parking lot and over shoots the turn and veers into my lane where she would have sideswiped me if I hadn’t braked. As I drive past her, I see the problem, she is too busy stuff her face with breakfast to bother paying attention to her driving.
  • I thankfully get my car parked and begin my 8 block walk into work, I am stopped at a cross walk because it says don’t walk and the traffic has the right of way. A woman on a cell phone walks right past me into the intersection and stops traffic, never realizing she didn’t have the light.

Is it too much to fucking ask that people pay attention to what they are doing?!?!?!?!? How about society collectively takes its head out of its ass and realize that more is going on than just whats happening to any one person.

This is one of my main problems with our culture, particularly American culture, the absolute selfish nature of most people. People confuse their self-centered behavior as “freedom.” Sure, you have the “freedom” to talk on your phone whenever you want but when you get hit by a car because you blindly wandered into the street don’t expect any sympathy, you fucking jackass.

Nugget of Awesomeness: Life is happening around you, not because of you or to accommodate you, so get over yourself. Take the time to give a shit and pay attention to living you life in a way that doesn’t infringe on other people. It’s called being aware and considerate, it ain’t that hard. Anyone who fails to do it is a lazy, jerkface that deserves to have bad things happen to them. You want your life to get better, then quit being an asshole.

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5 Responses to “Attention must be paid.”

  1. Zelig Skykiller May 24, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    a-fucking-men. this is my battle cry too. it’s lonely on this side of consciousness.

  2. P-Swayze is my copilot May 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    It’s frustrating on this side of consciousness, how is not being an a-hole so hard for people? I don’t get it.

  3. Zelig Skykiller May 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    they don’t know they’re being assholes because they don’t know any better because no one has ever taught them or called them out.

    that’s my theory.

  4. P-Swayze is my copilot May 25, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    I think that like the honey badger, most people don’t give a fuck. It’s not that they don’t know they are dicks, they just don’t care. Maybe we should start a campaign against people being asshole, we could have rallies to raise awareness and sell t-shirts.

  5. Red State Blue State May 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    i’m in.

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