Saturday, May 07, 2005

How dumb/stupid can people get?? - Part 1

Ok.. The title speaks for itself I think.. I have been coming across various instances recently that prompted me to write this post... Read on.. (Note :- You are FREE to get the hell outta here...)


Still reading.. Ok.. here goes ...

Instance 1

This happened today evening and hence is the freshest in my mind...(Is there a word called freshest.. I wonder!! Leave a comment telling me please!)
There is this shop where I went this evening. Now, as you all know, all shops have doors. This one had the word PULL written very prominently in like 3 places if I remember right..Anyways, this lady (fat woman is what I would call her) and her son (kid abt 5-7 yrs old) were about to leave in front of me. And this female PUSHES the damn door when it clearly says PULL. And obviously, the door refused to move beyond a certain point (as all doors are bound to do if you force them to do something they are not desgined for). Now, please keep in mind that this woman was FAT. So she obviously couldn't squeeze out and she blocked her son from doin so too (you see, that her son was behind her.. poor fella!! And I am behind him.. Poor^2 fellow..)She was this very dignified looking lady , looked educated and al that . So she should have been able to fu****g read the label. Then after about 20 secs of wrestling with the door, she suddenly realised, "hey , I am doing this the wrong way"..Lol..Then She pulled and we all got out.. Phew!! Another 10 secs and i woulda lost it. I swear!!!

Instance 2

I have always hated the way pedestrians cross the road (busy roads especially) as if they are on this moonlight walk without a care for anything in the world.. It is this very quality that makes me want to tear my hair out. Imagine this:-
When you are driving at a considerable speed and suddenly outta nowhere, this @^%$#*( decides that he wants to test brakes of speeding vehicles and its your car that he happens to pick. The exact same situation happened to me. This idiot decides to do this and luckily, I had enough time and space to slow down and swerve to the right (It was about 2 in the afternoon and not much traffic on the road). He sure got an earful of the choicest expletives from me!!!!

More important things are beckoning.. I have an exam for which I know nothing..

To be continued

Later

9 comments:

wanderin warrior said...

It is ironic that you are posting on this topic :-)

wanderin warrior said...

Any person who reads this is likely to feel that it is absolutely ridiculous.People trying to open the door the wrong way is quite common.It could've occured because her mind might have been pre-occupied with other more important thoughts.How often have you not made stupid mistakes while doing routine things,just because you were focussing on something more important and probably more relevant.I dont think this example is a substantial basis to make such an exaggerated claim about the presence of mind of the lady.

Abhi! said...

wanderin warrior:
True, there could have been a hundred things on her mind at that time. Just that I found it ridiculously dumb at the moment!!

wanderin warrior said...

And about pedestrians crossing the road...you need to look at the larger picture...look at the fact that in our country,motorists dont give a damn to pedestrians.There are many places where there is no signal/zebra crossing.And i am sure you would agree that most indian motorists dont have the courtesy to stop and let a pedestrian cross the road.When you were in a hurry(driving at a 'considerable' speed) yourself,why blame the pedestrian for being in a hurry to get to the other side of the road?

wanderin warrior said...

And do you know who i am? :-)

Abhi! said...

wanderin warrior:
I am not saying that motorists are not culpable. but, the pedestrians should atleast take care to look before crossing and not just assume that the motorists will wait for them to cross the road. I think the culture of motorists respecting pedestrians is picking up ever so slowly in our country.Who knows, maybe by 2020, it wil become so.

Abhi! said...

wanderin warrior:
i know who u r , UPMA!!!

wanderin warrior said...

Look at it from a practical point of view...at many busy junctions,you cannot really expect a pedestrian to wait till the road is clear.He'd have to wait till eternity!! So a pedestrian should have the right of way...and motorists should recognise that.
Yup this is upma :-)

Abhi! said...

At important junctions, we have signals and traffic police who stop vehicles periodically in order to let the pedestrians cross. But what annoys me is when ppl just cross at any point without looking to see if there are vehicles.