There are too many selfish people in the world and they are really getting on my nerves.
First, if you are sitting at a red light, pull up so you are within two feet of the bumper of the car in front of you. There is NO reason to leave a full car’s length between two stopped vehicles, unless you live in a city that has a HIGH risk of carjacking and you might need to pull around the car in front of you. But really carjacking is so 1995. So just pull up.
Why do I care???? Because I am in my mini-van three cars behind you trying to get in the right-hand turn lane. But I can’t, because that extra space you left FOR NO REASON has the line backed up an extra car length. And, I can not afford to sit here idling in my mini-van thanks to Mr. Selfish himself, Moammar, I-can’t-remember-how-to-spell-my-own-last-name, Gadhafi.
Apparently it is mostly Moammar G’s fault that gas is so expensive. Also, that groceries are so expensive. And, by the way, he is KILLING HIS OWN PEOPLE. That is both selfish and uncool. Enough already, Moammar.
But really, a few years ago gas and groceries were even more outrageous and I could handle the increase then. Why not now? Because of all the selfish Wall Street and Banker Dudes. Yes, I know that Wall Street is for traitors (and isn’t that really the perfect name for those people? Yes, I know traders, not traitors, but you get my point, eh?). And I know the Banker Dudes don’t actually work on Wall Street, but you can bet that they all eat lunch together. And they probably invite their Oil Company Exec friends (who are blaming Moammar, but they actually just like to kick a man when he is down. Because they could have actually held gas prices if they wanted to. But they need to do anything and everything to maintain their profit margins and bonus checks. Why? because they are SELFISH.)
Anyhow, back to me. I can NOT sell my house because of those selfish aholes (oh, I really hate that expression – but isn’t it completely applicable?) So, I can’t afford gas and I am stuck in traffic because some distracted driver WILL NOT MOVE FORWARD.
What can we do about it????
Well, you probably are not Gadhafi, and you are probably not a Big Shot Banker or Wall Street Dude, but you may be someone who doesn’t pull your car all the way forward. And you can. Just pull forward. And then you can feel good about yourself and think, “I just did my part to make this a better world.”
This post is not a rant, it is an empowering suggestion from a good friend. You are welcome.