Archive for November, 2009

Rubbernecking

Posted in Something that got me thinking on November 16, 2009 by Julie Mangan

On my way home the other night I was forced to sit in traffic moving slower than a senior citizen on a staircase. This was because the intelligent people I’m forced to commute with were up to their typical antics.

Flashing lights going by me in the median at break neck speed were, of course, the main clue that shenanigans were afoot. Finally making my way to the crash site I found two cars looking like they’d just been through Saturday night at the demolition derby. One was on its top while the other looked like it had been hit multiple times from every direction.

Luckily, there were no ambulances.

Now, I freely admit that I love to rubberneck. I’m one of those people who slow way down, if such a thing is possible, from the crawl we were proceeding at, and stare harder than a nearsighted dermatologist. I have yet to see anything truly awful, that might make me cease this voyeurism, although I’m betting the day is coming, considering the increasing frequency of these events.

My philosophy is: if they’re stupid enough to drive that way, they better be willing to let everyone else gawk at and mock their minimal IQ. Of course, I realize this isn’t very christian of me. Jesus certainly wouldn’t do it. But then, Jesus doesn’t need to take the freeway home every night where these dim-wits are driving. Perhaps if he did, or at least made his presence known, people would have better manners.

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My boss is on valium

Posted in Something that got me thinking on November 12, 2009 by Julie Mangan

I love my job. I love my coworkers. You wish your job was this cool.