What a World

I never cease to be amazed by the inconsideration of people.  Sure you hear great, uplifting stories about the generosity of a complete stranger on the news, but the reason the stories are so news worthy is because they are as rare as hen’s teeth. 

Blessedly rare

We live in a world of ME FIRST; the type of world where a woman with a cartload of crap will race to the one available checkout line in Wal-Mart and elbow someone with one item out of the way. 

Out of my way.

Then to add to her inconsideration, she will make inane small talk about every single item in her cart…what a good deal it is, how she’s always wanted one, how she’s never tried this product…until the person with the loaf of bread wants to ram the entire loaf in her pie hole.

We also live in a world where people don’t dim their headlights while driving at night.  Modern day headlights are slightly dimmer than the sun on the low setting.

Not what I'm talking about.

When racing towards another car with your brights on don’t worry that the other driver is temporarily blinded and is “heading towards the light” (your headlights) and everyone is going to die in a fiery ball of twisted metal.  God forbid you might have to expend the tiniest bit of energy and twitch your fingers to dim your lights.  Doing so would be, well, considerate and we don’t live in that sort of world.

 Making sure the highway is clear before you pass another car is also a form of consideration which is not present in our world. 

Can I pass now? How about now?

If you are in a hurry, eff everyone else and full speed ahead.  They will move and you can road rage at their inconsideration for being in your way as you haul ass to your destination.  As long as you get there first, who cares about all the other lives you’ve endangered.

 And when winter driving conditions have turned the highway into an ice rink and visibility is zero due to blowing snow, don’t worry about slowing down.  There’s usually a snowplow somewhere.

God will sort you out.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DarcKnyt
    Dec 12, 2009 @ 15:50:37

    YES! YES, EXACTLY!

    Thanks. This needs to be said. TO EVERYONE.

    Too bad EVERYONE doesn’t read my blog. 🙂

    Reply

  2. DarcsFalcon
    Dec 12, 2009 @ 16:20:37

    I sometimes think it’s a good thing that such inconsiderate behavior is still something that catches us off guard. If we no longer noticed it, it would probably mean we were also doing it. And Lord help me, I don’t ever want to be like that.

    I drive 30 miles a day to work and sometimes I wonder how I’m still alive.

    Reply

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