Confessions of a Litigious Mind

The random, irrelevant musings of a law school graduate.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

what's the deal

there are some things i just don't get

1) why dont people use their turn signals? is it a huge hassle to lift your arm and flip the indicator on? i dont think so. and here in america, many people are fat enough where this simple activity might raise their heart rates enough for it to be considered a workout! shit, if you just ate some broccoli then drove around for a while maybe you'd look more like that bulemic chainsmoker in your magazine that you idolize.

2) why do some people walk down the middle or even left side of a crowded hallway. damon has told me this is really the case in sweden, but that might be more understandable. but here we're in america. it's a right-dominated culture. most people are right-handed. we drive on the right side of the road. we make rights on red. if you keep clogging the hallways, i promise you a good right hook.

3) i dont think children in this town go to school half the time. the last 2 days it's been gorgeous outside, and no matter what time i go to class (9am, 1030am, 1230pm) there are kids just outside playing. this lack of education cant be good for the community. no wonder so many people here are religious.


ahhh, time to relax a bit before helping some local residents with their income taxes. i was thinking about why i like it today. there are several reasons, but i think the biggest one might surprise you, especially if you're a faithful reader. its not that i can put it on my resume, or any personal satisfaction i get from it all. no. it's when i finish up with a client, and they thank me, and it's obvious that they really, genuinely mean "thank you." it's nice to know that some people out there actually do appreciate when others do favors for them. in the last couple of days i've been annoyed by people not saying thank you if i hold a door, or on this narrow street if they dont wave when i pull over to let them pass instead of trying to make them wait for me. how hard is this stuff? but i have yet to have had even one client who was not patient, polite, and appreciative. who wants to help ingrates anyway?

6 Comments:

At 2/16/2006 4:00 PM, Blogger First Year said...

Perhaps I can explain the first one. I grew up on rhode island, where the drivers are "famous" (well not really) for not using their turn signals. I have tried to break this habit since moving in an effort not to get into an accident, but it doesn't usually work.

I think its because we don't want others knowing what we're going to do. We want to have the element of surprise. Also, its a safety issue. Hard to stalk/follow someone when they do random things instead of letting you know in advance.

Or we're all just assholes, either way.

 
At 2/16/2006 4:01 PM, Blogger First Year said...

Perhaps I can explain the first one. I grew up on rhode island, where the drivers are "famous" (well not really) for not using their turn signals. I have tried to break this habit since moving in an effort not to get into an accident, but it doesn't usually work.

I think its because we don't want others knowing what we're going to do. We want to have the element of surprise. Also, its a safety issue. Hard to stalk/follow someone when they do random things instead of letting you know in advance.

Or we're all just assholes, either way.

 
At 2/16/2006 4:24 PM, Blogger dominique said...

yeah this here is america if you dont like it yall can giiiieeeettt oooouuut!

also, i would think that people not using thier turn signals would provide you with just another opportunity to give someone the finger, and in fact you'd appreciate that.

 
At 2/16/2006 4:31 PM, Blogger dicta said...

haha ok well dominique, you do make a strong point. flipping people off is third on my list, behind only punching people in the face and eating babies.

 
At 2/17/2006 8:05 AM, Blogger dominique said...

by "people" i assume you mean "babies i'm about to eat"

 
At 2/17/2006 9:46 AM, Blogger dicta said...

precisely

 

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