Originally Posted by CosmicGiggle
..... just look at alla the Germans who supported hitler during the war and you'll have your answer.
For a lotta folks, if you put an alpha male authority figure up on a pedestal, they'll bow down, that's just how humans are, we have a strong pecking order just like a lot of other species.
Kinda' like wolves; heavily into a hierarchical social structure that inherently forfeits individuality, and into chewing on the weaker prey for convenience sake.. Sort of our history since cave days, I guess.
That said, and outa' the way.
Things that ain't right??
Just got back from town, and:
*My son's manual fuel transfer siphon pump failing before even getting used the first time.....
*People pulling up on your keister with their high-beams on, as though blinding others in their rear-view is somehow a granted right from birth.. then apparently getting peeved when you point your center rear-view directly back at them, so they can deal with their OWN blinding glare when you're sitting at the stop light.. Humans!!
*People (presumably with drivers' licenses) pulling out in front of you with less than sufficient clearance, on seriously icy roads, and getting irritated when you tell them about it, as though creating a hazard is somehow their birth-right... Humans!!
* Driving in your own lane, with on-coming traffic in the opposite lane, and they not only refuse to dim their high beam headlights, but are running xenon to boot!! So when you flash them with your four 7" diameter Light Force over-heads, just to let them know what it's like to cohabitate in a community with them,they seem to think YOU'RE the aggressor.. Humans!!!!!
*Trying to find brass (not galvanized, not black steel, not stainless steel, but BRASS) 1/4" NPT nipples to connect a pressure switch to a T coming out of a pressure tank, due to the existing mount/fitting for the pressure switch leaking ever so slowly, and THE guy in charge of the plumbing section at -2- (!!!) different hardware stores, supposedly the ONLY guy in the plumbing section, not only doesn't -KNOW- what a pressure switch is, but doesn't have a clue about matching pipe threads..
The ENTIRE evening reminded me of the time I called up the asst. manager of the nutrition/organic foods center at a well known grocery store chain, and asked them if they had gluten, then, after waiting on hold for well over 10 minutes, counting spots on the ceiling, to have the very amiable but clearly air-headed person return to the telephone, and tell me, "I checked the entire gluten free aisle, and couldn't find any gluten..." No shit?? no gluten on the gluten-free aisle??!! You've got to be kidding me!!!
I have concluded this; as a species we're doomed. It's only a matter of time, and the fact that we've survived this long, may well be evidence of serious miracles, or the existence of a Supreme Being, or we're starring in some sort of bizarre cosmic sit com, and who ever is watching this shit simply hasn't become bored with us enough yet to cancel our series...
There's a reason I stay home as much as possible.. It ain't safe out there. And not because of malicious behavior, but rather because of outrageous amounts of ignorance.
OK, I'm alright now.. Maybe.. Time to find that roach of Goji OG....