Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Although I chose to title this post “Clueless,” I might as well have called it any of: self-absorbed, ill-mannered, selfish, lazy, provoking, or outright stupid; in other words, if we were to examine the particular circumstances when individuals demonstrate such traits, one quickly realizes that there is a common thread.  Recognizing that some knowingly act in these ways, many, if not most people are clueless as to the impact that their actions or inactions have on others.  Let’s take a closer look…

No matter what level of study, when you are in school, there's always several people who are tapping things, chewing gum with their mouths open, speaking with others, and so on, and they don't even realize that it disturbs/annoys everyone else.  The same principle applies with: playing loud music in public areas; texting/not looking while you're walking; talking in groups in the middle of major walkways or purposely/ignorantly walking in the middle of those same walkways; standing in the middle of escalators instead of moving to the side so people can walk up instead of stand and wait; and so on.

The same things happen when you’re out on the roadways; as you’re going down the highway, you often come up on drivers who are driving well below the speed limit in the left and center lanes (or right and center if you’re in the UK and the like).  Then, you get to experience the traffic accordion effect.  So much fun!

If you stop and think about it, it’s not the speeders that are at fault for accidents; it’s the people who think that they own the roads, blocking the paths for everyone else, who are the cause of most accidents.  I agree that everyone should follow the speed limits, but people should also be using their rearview mirrors and moving to the appropriate lane if someone is approaching them from the rear.  If you are scared to drive on the highways, stay off of them!  People are just so damn clueless!

As you can see, the above scenarios show us how people are so self-absorbed, ill-mannered, selfish, and lazy, and purposely or ignorantly do things to provoke others.  Whatever happened to the principles of decency, respect, courtesy, and sharing?!  So many folk focus on and only look out for themselves!  Their message is clear: To heck with everyone else!  I think that these people could stand to reap the benefits of an enema!  This might help to “loosen things up,” if you know what I mean.  And if that doesn’t help, there’s one thing left for us to do: Blame it on fast foods.

- B. J. T. Pepin

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