Today was an absolutely glorious day. Work went well, the sun was out bright and
human beings seemed to have their shit together. Why is it that when everything is going well, I seemed to get extra pissed at the human condition?
Earl and I watched last night’s Airline via TiVo tonight. I like the show. But I find it so damn frustrating. Are people acting the way they’re acting simply because there’s a camera on them, or do they really act like that in real life? There was a woman who was absolutely put off because her flight to Las Vegas was cancelled and she was bumped to a later flight. She said, not once but twice, that it’s a good thing that she’s self employed because she doesn’t know how the middle class people could travel under such restrictive circumstances, with the meager one week a year of vacation that they get. “Let them eat cake.”
“Let her eat my boot.” As I began yelling and starting to throw things at our television, Earl had to remind me that it was just a television show. And while I’m on the subject of Airline, please keep in mind that getting sloshed to the gills is not how we fly anymore. No, no, no. The martini days are over, you now have to be sober to board an aircraft.
Driving back to work at lunch earlier today, I was absolutely amazed that people were driving 35 MPH on our local expressway, which has a speed limit of 65 MPH. The sun was out, the sky was clear, the roads were dry and there was light traffic. I know the expressway is new, and it did replace a two-lane road that had the same route number with a lower speed limit. Just because the speed limit on the Old Route 49 was 40 does not mean the speed limit on the New Route 49 is 40.
Then we have this ass who thinks that PBS is trying to make the world gay because the bunny rabbit in a cartoon has two mommies. So what’s the natural reaction? Cut all funding to PBS of course! Another asshat in Washington. Yes, Margaret Spellings, its folks like you that get me all fired up about politics. You’ve got your panties in a knot because there was a cartoon that promoted tolerance to children. Why let them love one another when they need to be brainwashed to dislike anyone that’s not of the same color, sexual orientation, religion and/or moral thinking. That idiot in Oklahoma was worried about rampant lesbians, apparently you’re worried about rampant lesbians in cartoons. Go find an iceberg to sit on.
And you know what I don’t get? These young people smoking. H E L L O. Clue phone. It does not make you attractive. It makes you stink to high heaven and our tax money is going to have to fund your medical bills because you’re in the poor house paying for your expensive habit that is killing you. I think that if you were born after 1970 and you smoke, you should be exempt from any medicaid or medicare benefits. Period. You want to kill yourself? Fine. Just don’t do it on my dime. “You don’t know what it’s like to be addicted.” You’re right, I’ve never smoked in my life. I’m too smart for that.
I know I sound excessively cranky, but really, I’m not. Not at all. I’m quite happy, calm and serene today. I am just constantly shocked at the unbridled idiocy that has gripped this country.
Ok, I’ll get off the soapbox and leave it for the other blog.