Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The problem of puppies...

Updated...

I am here for my first day of the new semester, a semester that is seeing more than a fifteen percent increase in enrollment over last year. It shows...

There a fucking puppies everywhere and a great many of them are complete fucking morons, absorbed so thoroughly in their own little bullshit that they simply can't be bothered by a semblance of common courtesy. I am looking forward to the next couple of weeks, wherein a substantial percentage of them will be getting the hell out of here and out of everyone elses way.

There are simply to many of them, for one thing. They are milling about, bewildered and confused - talking on cell phones while trying to find their next class - stopping abruptly midstream when they realize that their classroom was five doors or so back. And having the gall to be grumpy when the hapless victim of their stupidity right behind them walks into their dumbass.

Speaking of cell phones - bad enough are the fucking assholes who didn't turn their ringer off before class. We actually had a fucking jackass in my intro philosophy who answered the damned thing. Seriously... It is irritating enough that people feel the need to whisper to each other in class (though that was thankfully not much of an issue this morning) - is it too much to ask that you turn the fucking phone off? Is it unreasonable to consider yanking the fucking phone out of the moron's hand and throw it out a window?

Is it unreasonable to just walk right through the next fucking moron on their phone who stops abruptly in front of me, because they can't be bothered to, you know - pay fucking attention to where they are going?

Other than that, good day so far...

Update: And then, when I am leaving...

There is a HUGE stream of traffic and because of the way that things are laid out, it is not easy to move that much traffic out of there. Going towards the main entrance is extremely slow going. That and the fact that the back entrance is actually on the street I take home, is why I don't use it. So I was trying to get out of my aisle and go the opposite direction to everyone else - unfortunately, this means taking a left turn out of the aisle.

The people who were already on the strip heading out, were mostly being very reasonable. With few exceptions, everyone was letting one person out before they passed. Then I got to the end myself - with my left turn signal on, making sure they all know that I am not even trying to get in the same stream they are in. The person who was next on the strip got seriously pissed off when I cut in front of her to make my turn. Mind you, the traffic on that strip is going very slowly. The only place she could actually go, was in front of me, blocking me from getting out. And she would be sitting there for several moments before the line edged up again.

But I am a horrible fucking driver, because I insisted on making my left turn BEFORE she blocked the fucking aisle.

6 comments:

Dan J said...

Believe me; I understand. Living in a university (UIUC) town, I'm confronted daily with people who were somehow able to get into college without learning how to cross the street, how to drive, how to walk, or how to behave like a fucking human being.

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Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Ugh, I hate it when people stop dead for no reason and then give you an evil look when you walk into them.

My verification word is frology

DuWayne Brayton said...

Don't get me started on the fucking driving!!! See my update...

Dan J said...

Yeah, the driving issue has a connection to college/university areas, but certainly isn't limited to those.

My primary duty at my "real job" is driving. I see so many people being so fucking stupid while they drive.

I do have a partial solution, but it would have a taxpayer expense involved, so wouldn't fly anyway. When was the last time you took a driving test? Not the written test, but the one where you drive in the company of someone who checks how you're doing. If you're under the age of 80 in most states, it was when you first got your driver's license. Let's change that. Let's make it every four or five years when you get your license renewed. If you've been driving on the road, and you can't manage to pass a driving test with the examiner, you lose your license for 30 days minimum until you get retested and pass.

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Juniper Shoemaker said...

LOL!

I was on a university campus during the first day of fall classes last week. I was treated to rich scenes. Example:

"Like, I'm still trying to decide, like, what classes to take? And I'm, like, looking for easy A's? I'm, like, so tooooootally all about the easy A's . . ."

*cue teenager on cell phone meandering five-abreast with similarly blank-eyed, similarly-gabbing friends in jam-packed plaza*

Yes. Undergrad tiny tots inconsiderately milling about halls and streets while clueless and/or on cell phones are precious. And they ought to get the hell offa my lawn.

:p

CyberLizard said...

I'm just glad DuWayne wasn't near me at Disney! Or rather he would have had a good time laughing at a moron who got what he deserved :-D