Thursday, May 23, 2013

Work, Work, and Work

Hey all.

Apologies for the slow updates lately. I’ve been dealing with work, work, and work, which is probably at least one more ‘work’ than I really should be doing. I mean, I do work and work all the time, it’s just that third one that’s killing me right now.

Anyway, hopefully I will be done with the third work soon and I can get back to more regularly talking about my fantasy life wherein I fight ninjas on a regular basis. Though, strangely enough, even in that fantasy I don’t have a girlfriend. You’d think I could dream up an imaginary ninja-fighting super model that was at least mildly attracted to me.

So, during a very small period when I wasn’t doing one of the three works, I was fiddling about on the internet and saw a warning/ad thing about the dangers of texting whilst driving. It featured a young woman with a very earnest message that in short read ‘This is dangerous. Don’t do this.’

The message was clear enough, but I was a bit puzzled that people would need to be told this. As far as I can tell, it’s about as obvious as ‘Don’t put a wolverine down your pants while driving’ or ‘Saxophones solos and driving don’t mix.’ Or dare I say it: ‘Don’t drive and fight ninjas, unless you’re actively running them over, in which case it’s sorta okay.’

Like I said, it just seems rather obvious that you shouldn’t engage in activities that require a lot of your attention while operating several tons of metal at high speeds. One of the best pieces of advice my dad ever gave me was when he was teaching me to drive. “Always assume everyone else on the road is an idiot,” he said. Followed quickly by ‘and don’t hit that tree!’

NOTE: I grew up in the country and literally learned to drive when I was 9. Seriously, I could drive stick before I liked girls. And never had an accident, not counting the time I almost ran over our truck with a bulldozer.

My dad’s advice has proved itself true on many instances and kept me alive on a few. Another notable piece of advice was ‘always hit ‘em with the thick end of the pool cue.’  That one hasn’t been used quite as many times, but it’s still noteworthy.



Gillsing said...

I always assume that when someone is acting like an idiot, whatever they're doing makes some kind of sense from their point of view. I suppose that keeps me from getting angry at people. Which saves me the effort of having to do something about the idiots.

Jason Janicki said...

True, Gillsing. Though I prefer people to be idiots when they're not in position to get me killed :)