Forgive me for this last 'bitching' that I am about to give ya... I found something else I noticed today while I was out and about running errands.
To all pedestrians and drivers (especially Memphis pedestrians and Memphis Drivers):
I am not one of those drivers that 'tries to look like I'm going to run over you in the street', or even that would (unless I was given good reason). Also, I surely understand the hustle and bustle of life and everyone's busy and has much to do-and maybe that the laws of "Jaywalking" have loosened up a bit.
But PLEASE people, do not go walking across a busy intersection in the middle of the day (in the middle of a city like Memphis nonetheless) when the light is green and people are trying to get somewhere. You're risking your own life just trying to look tough. If you are GOING to do this no matter what I beg of you, then please don't start off running across the street in this way, only to make eye contact with me as if to "dare" me to hit you, and then slow down to a walking pace... You're just asking for trouble. I might not take you up on the offer, but I assure you you're going to piss off the wrong person eventually.
Can we PLEASE start to give back a little common courtesy to each other in the stores, in the parking lots, on the streets?? We act like we're out to get each other, trying to Kill one another in order to be the first person to get somewhere (where are you going exactly? You do know that we're not all trying to get there before you, right?). You're not going to be the first person to get 'anywhere' no matter how many times you cut me off or jump in front of me, so why not just drive like a human being? And if you do so happen to be the first person to arrive at this proverbial 'somewhere', then you're probably going to get there just in time to get stalled by the 10 car pile up some driver far more reckless than you (if that's possible) just caused. So you may as well just turn up the radio, relax and save a few lives today.
Now, I know I said one last rant-but give me a break, you didn't believe that did you??? I got another one while I'm thinking of it.
I had to stop at the Grocery store on my lunch break, and there was this little boy driving all over the store with one of those 'cute' little miniature carts that said "Shopper in Training". This is some sort of sadistic joke, right?? I am a good mind to write the company and complain about this little invention. All these irresponsible parents need is something else to distract their child while they can shop in peace, so the kid won't be begging for candy and treats, but believe me the rest of your shoppers are getting pissed off. This child made every isle of the store, speeding down through the already crowded isles with his little 'cart', trying to run over people and "honking his horn" trying to get us to move out of HIS way... I didn't budge. The kid nearly ran into an 80-something year old man in his attempt to cut-a-curb... This type of behavior is unacceptable. Parents need to be responsible and keep their children by their side at all times, for the safety of everyone around... also discipline has never hurt anyone--and I assure you, your little brat has not had enough of it. Neither his mother or father were anywhere to be found, as he zoomed around the store like a race-car driver.
So, To All the Parents:
Would you PLEASE wrangle up your little heathen children and not let them run wild all over the store like some zoo animal?? For their safety as well as the other shoppers (grocery stores, retail, anywhere). First, and most important I guess is that there are some crazy people out there. Someone could kidnap your child and it happens more and more every day! Grocery stores are not necessarily a safe haven. The psychos are out everywhere... better safe than sorry... I'm sorry that 'little Johnny' is a pain to take shopping, we feel your agony... But you had him, he's your responsibility so act like a parent... Keep him by your side, make him behave or shop online... Believe me, we all think your little monster is a shithead and we want to smack him, so you better do it before we get the chance.
More and more everyday, I see that stupid people are continuing to breed... God help us all!