Saturday, April 08, 2006

Stupid ignorant people

One of the things I hate most is stupid ignorant people.

I've complained before about the people who, when making a right hand turn on a red light pull out into the pedestrian crossing. Then these insightful people figure if I only look to my left to see if there is any oncoming traffic, I don't have to worry about anything. WRONG! How about pedestrians who might want to cross while they have the funky walking man from the other direction? Nope, the pedestiran is out of luck. The driver figures if I don't look at the pedestrian, then I the driver of the right turning car (which is looking at a red light) has the right of way. NEWSFLASH! Drivers in this situation are supposed to check both ways for oncoming pedestrians before making the right hand turn. As well, they do paint pedestrian crossing lines on the pavement for a reason. Can't see these lines? Maybe you shouldn't be driving!

Yesterday while I was on the bus heading home from work, these three teenage girls get on. These three girls sit down together and proceed to talk. Everything seemed to be fine until one of the girls' cell phone rings. Of course she answers. Next she starts yelling, not talking, on the phone with some guy. The girls were seated almost at the back of 40 foot bus. Yet, I swear everyone, including the driver at the front, could eavesdrop on the conversation.

I was getting a little irritated. But being the kind guy that I was, didn't say anything. Eventually the girl lost the connection with the person she who had called. She then proceeded to call him back and argue with the guy about who hung up on who. That was it, I turned around and gave her the death look.

Anyone of my students from last year will know the death look. It melts teenagers and children right away. The girl's eyes locked with mine and she started to slouch in her seat while still on the phone. To say the least the decibal level of her voice came way down.

Later when I exited the bus, I was asked by one of my fellow passengers what I did? I said nothing really except look at her.

"That was it?" The fellow passenger inquired.

"Yup." I replied, "That was it."

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