Monday, August 02, 2004

Would Someone Please Explain this to Me?

Much as I hate to do it, I have to admit that I don’t get it. Maybe someone can explain what’s going on; in small, simple words that even someone such as me can understand.

I don’t understand the guys who go to the gym and work out, but don’t have the strength left to close the door to their locker when they’re done. I don’t understand the guys who go to the gym and can’t figure out where the trash can is located, or the bin for used towels, and so they just leave their trash and used towels on the floor, or on the benches in front of the lockers. I don’t understand the guys who leave their empty shampoo and cream rinse bottles in the gym’s showers. What, do their mothers work there to clean up after them?

I don’t understand the jerks who rush down past the squeeze in a construction zone, where two lanes are required to merge into one, and force their way into the car in front of me, rather than pulling into the open space behind me. I really don’t understand when they do this at 15-20 m.p.h. above the speed limit; and then we spend the next 2-3 miles crawling along at 10-15 m.p.h. under the posted speed limit. What, two car lengths makes the difference between arriving early and arriving late?

OK, I realize when I ask this that I’m starting to show my age – and that’s not something I really want to do – but whatever happened to common courtesy? Whatever happened to respect for others? Whatever happened to respect for the law? (Particularly with regard to speed limits; although it’s much larger than that.)

Am I missing something? I just don’t get it…