Friday, September 18, 2009
What is the deal these days with people's complete indecisiveness? Sometimes getting a straight answer out of someone about the simplest thing is like asking them a deep philosophical question. Make decisions, people. There are so many opportunities passing you by while you sit around wondering what to do next. John Lennon says it best... Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Friday, September 4, 2009
So a few days ago, Tara, Nate, Krysten and I went to a Paw Sox game. Tara's friend had won tickets so we all got to go for free. Now, if you've never been to a game at McCoy Stadium, the way a lot of the parking works is most of the parking lots are across the street from the stadium unless you get there very early. We park on the street to avoid the $2 parking fee and continue to walk towards the stadium. Also walking to the stadium is this family 5 people, a mom, a dad, and 3 young kids. These people were maybe 10 or so feet in front of us on the sidewalk. As we approach the street to cross in order to get to the ball park, we see that there is a police officer on the other side of the road who I assume was put there to help people cross safely. Well apparently, he didn't think so. The family in front of us were at the curb, ready to cross and the cop simply waved them over rather than coming out into the street to direct them in case any cars came. Well as it happened, a car came. A fast car. This lady in a black car comes screaming towards the crosswalk, totally not paying attention. The mother and father of the 3 kids were basically already across the street while the kids were still in the crosswalk, so that tells me right there that the parents of these children were losers to begin with. But once the lady in the car slams on her brakes and the kids make it safely across the street, that's when the fun begins... The cop, deciding that now he should probably do something so he doesn't get sued by the family goes out into the road to talk to the driver of the car. "Why were you going so fast?" "Didn't you see them crossing?" All the while, pretending that he's going to do something, but knowing he can't because he is equally at fault here. The lady in the car starts saying, "I'm sorry, I dropped a CD and my daughter in the back seat was screaming and..." blah blah blah. The mother of the 3 kids also decided to get into it. "Watch where you're f**king going, you almost killed my f**king kids, write her a f**king ticket, f**k you," etc, etc. Very classy woman to be using such fine language in front of her children as well as complete strangers walking behind her (us). About a minute later, the cop lets the woman in the car go because there is nothing he can do. The woman pulls up next to the family and starts to apologize for what she had done. "From one mother to another, I am so sorry. I deeply apologize for that. It was stupid of me." The classy mom responds with some more F bombs and tells the woman to go f**k herself a few times. After a few more futile apologies, the woman in the car decides it's not doing her any good so she decides to get down to classy mom's level with one of the greatest things I have ever heard. "Well f**k you, and your kids then!" She speeds off and leaves classy mom speechless. One of the funniest things I have ever experienced in my life. I just thought I'd share it with everyone.