Friday, March 20, 2009

I would like my Karma topped with a sprinkling of Schadenfreude

I went out for lunch today (and had my first-ever hot Cuban sandwich, and it was gooooood) and the drive back to my office was ruined by a jackass. I was in the left lane, Jackass was in the right. I came up to the light where I need to turn left to head to my office, and pulled into the left turn lane. All of a sudden, Jackass went from the right lane, across the left, and (after finally realizing he didn't use his blinker and finally turned it on) then cut in front of me, to get into the left turn lane. Obviously, Jackass didn't realize he was supposed to turn, and therefore I had to stomp on the breaks to keep from hitting him.

We both turned, and of course Jackass, who was in an AWFUL DAMN hurry to get in front of me, was driving really slowly. After a few hundred yards, he hit the brake hard, causing me to brake, and then turned right.....into the Georgia Department of Labor office building parking lot. Basically, this is where you go if you're unemployed and need to file for unemployment benefits or look for job information. When I first started working in my present office, there were always cars there, but now, the parking lot is full every day, all day. Normally, I feel sadness for everyone there.....

.....but not today. Today, I realize that at least one person there lost his job not because of a failing economy, but because he's obviously a douchenozzle who probably wrecked the boss' forklift while Warehouse Jousting (you'd be surprised how often that game is played) and is now among the huddled masses trying to find a job. And while there are dozens of people who are there through no fault of their own, I hope they can all rest assured that not everybody in that building will be a direct competitor for a job they might get. Some of them will be doomed to wait for months, no more able to get a job as they are able to USE THEIR FRIGGIN BLINKERS.

*end of rant*

15 comments:

  1. my favorite is the guy who passes you just to be in front..never mind that there are these things called speed limits and I was going them before some tool decides that they don't apply to them and their vehicle.

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  2. GRRRRR...massive pet hate of mine that is...RANT ON I SAY!!!! Does my head in when someone almost causes an accident to get in front only to drive like a wet willy. 'What we have here is a failure to indicate....'

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  3. I had exactly the same emotion last night - albeit in different circumstances. It is my new curse to those that iritate me i.e. "I hope you lose your job and find yourself unable to feed your starving family - now fuck off and die."

    The morons have had it too good for too long.

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  4. what i hate is when someone is doing something boneheaded, like backing out of their driveway right into your path, and somehow they think it's OK because they're looking you in the eye the whole time. like that's a magic spell that will somehow invalidate the laws of physics when actually all it does is cause you to slam on the brakes and call him a bunch of things that are spelled ^$#@@***^&*$$.

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  5. Nat, I'll be using that same line, in the same voice as in the movie.

    Right after dropping F-bombs like the 8th Air Force dropped bombs on Germany.

    Lermontov, let's face it, if douchebags on the road lost their jobs, that would free up jobs for those that truly deserve them...those that can use their turn signal.

    Mary, on the rare occasion I do something boneheaded, I prefer to look away. Not maintaining eye contact is my way of denying the incident every happened.

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  6. I say, if Karma works, he'll end up working at a trailer park day care.

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  7. Sorry, I couldn't get past the phrase "hot Cuban sandwich."

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  8. My take on this is that he's NOT unemployed...he works at the Department of Labor as an unemployment claims denier.

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  9. MM, a "hot Cuban sandwich" has nothing to do with being wedged in between a man named Fidel and another named Raul. Get your mind out of the gutter.

    JJ, you know, that's not an angle which I considered, you could be right!

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  10. Luna, there, or perhaps at a Head Start program.

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  11. ^ I don't know - but I hope that it is different than a 'Hot Lunch'!!!

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  12. Abe, it's usually ham, cheese, sometimes other meats, with mustard & mayo, on Cuban bread, pressed and toasted lightly.

    Lermontov, it's nothing like a hot lunch.

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  13. Yes, it's made with the blood of capitalists.

    And a slice of Mama's love.

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