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The Drive to Work

On my drive in to work (yes I work, no, seriously I do!), I see things that anger me and make me laugh.  When I’m in my car I feel protected, I feel like I am in a bubble of privacy.  But when I look out and see other idiots driving, I think to myself, “don’t these fools know that I can see them?” So today I’m just gonna drop a little knowledge on what you can and can’t get away with while driving in to work in the morning.

Things you CAN do while driving to work:

  1. Dance – You can absolutely dance in your car while driving.  Not only does it make you feel better, it will most likely make the person next to you in traffic bust out laughing.  If you’re a good dancer (people like me), then you look so freaking cool (again, people like me), and other drivers will marvel at you amazing dance skills.  If you have no rhythm (98.2% of white people), you can still dance, because you look funny and stupid, thus making the rest of us laugh uncontrollably.
  2. Sing – While most of the things I said above regarding dancing in the car hold true here (and maybe even overlap), singing is indeed a different entity.  If you have your windows rolled down this is an added bonus, as fellow drivers get to hear your voice.  If you’re good at singing (again me), then those around you will be like “wow this guy should be on ‘The Voice’ or ‘American Idol” (I get that alot.  I set FIIIIRRREEEEE to the raaaiiiiinnnn). If  you suck at singing (my oldest and little sister fall in this category) then you should definitley keep your window up, because most likely we can still hear your horrible screeching (and I don’t mean Samuel Powers) voice through the airtight seal your car offers. But don’t be discouraged non-singers (aka my sisters), because you too will bring us all joy, for when we get to work, we will be like “holy crap, I saw these  fools singin’ in their car this morning, and they were horrible, they sounded like a whale mating with an elephant” (my sisters are ALMOST that bad).
  3. Hollering – This is actually really funny to witness.  You can do it if you’re serious, or you can do it as a joke.  It’s always fun to just mess with the people around you in traffic, and this one works well.  If you’re serious, don’t be a douche about it. Come up with something clever, sometimes even a smile can work.  Don’t use a lame pickup line, seriously don’t do it.  Hollering isn’t gender specific, this has equality written all over it.  If you say something witty/funny, you’ll usually get a laugh out of the person you’re trying to holler at, which will make their day (at least it does when I holler at em, ya feelz me).  If you’re a douche with it, they will laugh at you, for days…I’m not even kidding, they will talk about you for days.

As you can see, the things you CAN do while driving are limited, so please don’t abuse this list.  Now on to what you CAN’T do while driving.

Things you CAN’T do while driving (don’t do them assholes):

  1. Phone without bluetooth – What is this, 1998?  How do you not have some form of hands free unit in your car.  If you have to hold your phone while you are driving, then you are most likely the cause for the traffic jam you jerk.  For the love of God, buy a bluetooth headset, or pretend you have it wired in your car and just have your phone on speakerphone.  If you don’t have speakerphone on your mobile device, then you sir/ma’am have bigger issues that I do not have the time to get into today.
  2. Texting – See above.  You are most definitely the reason the passing lane is now 20 miles slower than every other lane.  You don’t have anything clever to text, and honestly nobody wants a text from you at 8:07 in the morning.  Put your phone down and focus on driving, you obviously weren’t born to multitask.
  3. Picking your boogers – I know you think your car is a force field, and no one can see in, but you are wrong, we ALL can see in.  It’s disgusting, just stop it.  Most everyone has a napkin or tissue laying around in their cars these days, just reach for one (Bonus CAN’T do: DON’T EAT YOUR BOOGERS, what are you 3?).  If this is a problem for you, mirror tint ALL of your windows, we’d all rather look at ourselves as we pass you, plus when we see mirror tints the first thing we think is “ha, this idiot is picking his boogers” (ok maybe that’s just the first thing I think).
  4. Eating – Last I checked, you don’t have a table set up and 4 hands to feed you while driving.  Quit being the asshole that pisses me off and swerves back and forth while eating your Egg McMuffin (those don’t even taste good).  Eat at home, or wait til you get to work.  I’m surprised you even have a job. Idiot.
  5. Makeup/Shaving – Both can fall under the male and female category.  Seriously, this isn’t the makeup counter at Macy’s, do your shit at home ladies (or creepy men).  As far as shaving, guys, its electric, it takes a few minutes, do it once you park (and ladies if you’re shaving on the drive, please consider laser therapy).

Cairo, Egypt. Traffic Jam..this is what happens when you don't follow the rules. Do you really want Egypt's traffic problems?

And that is my abbreviated list for what you CAN’T do while driving.  While obviously everyone should follow basic traffic rules (to be discussed at a later date), what I’ve listed is just another way to fix what is wrong with society.  It takes one person to make a difference, “…if I can change…and you can change…everybody can change!”  So starting with that drive today, let’s change the world!

(+150 cool points if you got the Rocky reference)

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How’d I lose 3 months?

Growing up, there were 2 things we always looked forward to; Summer and Winter break.  For me Summer signified an awesome 3 month vacation from school and just the ability to do nothing and get away with it.  Winter vacation was the same but on a smaller scale, 2 weeks of nothingness.  Spring signified ‘Spring Break’ of one week, but if your teachers didn’t like you (trust me, there were plenty of teachers who didn’t like me), they’d give you a project over that break to occupy your time. Then there was Fall, stupid Fall.  Fall meant we no longer were on break and had to go back to stupid school, ugh how I hated you Fall. For 26 years, the hierarchy was Summer, Winter, Spring, then Fall.  That was the seasonal calendar and how I felt about it.  But not now……..

Image from Wikipedia

When did my world change? When did I get ‘old’?  It wasn’t at my birthday.  I can trace this back to graduation from the last institution (not a mental institution, I promise) I attended.  It’s that feeling that everything flipped upside down and reversed on me.  How? Why? When? What? Where? Who?? (Nah ‘who’ doesn’t really fit here).  As an ‘adult’ I now view the world a little (hmm maybe that’s an under exaggeration) bit differently.  Now Summer is the most painful of seasons, it’s too hot, it’s long, and it reminds me that I will never have 3 months vacation again.  Winter is cold and bitter, the days off are few and far between.  Spring brings hope that the weather is beautiful, and you can start doing things outdoors again.  Then there is Fall, beautiful, beautiful Fall.  Oh how I love thee Fall.  Fall signifies the beginning of football season, the start of the most chill weather days, and grilling out with the friends making fun of each other and just enjoying life.  The hierarchy has shifted to now become Fall, Spring, Winter, and then Summer.

How is this shift explained? Five years ago, it was the complete opposite, now “my life got flipped turned upside down” (And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there….).  Is Global Warming to blame? Maybe. Am I the only one who feels this way? Or is this a widespread panic thing? I really don’t know who to blame, but I do not it’s not my fault.  The one take home from this though is why the hell do we get such long breaks as kids, but then as adults we get shafted? Who came up with this stupid system? It was probably you! I hate you. Ughh, you’re so annoying.

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