Why do people..?

     A few “Why do people” ponderings.

     Why do people walk through a drive thru? I saw that happen tonight. I ponder just what was in that stuff they were smoking. They walked behind cars and mimed that they were driving. Finally they actually tried to see if the restaurant was open and walked inside to order. Wow.. walking inside to order! Who would have thought that’s what you should do instead of walking through a drive thru lane.

     Why do people talk on their cell phone in a public bathroom? Really I want to know what makes anyone think that’s a good idea. And who the heck on the other side of the line is okay with that? If someone said they had to use the bathroom and then continued to talk IN the bathroom, I’d hang up. Sorry there are some things I don’t want to hear.
     If I have to use a bathroom and I have my cell phone on me, I turn it off before entering. I do the same in dressing rooms too. No conversation is THAT important.
     I mean come on. Hang it up or leave it behind on hold while nature calls, okay? And do not answer it if someone calls you while you’re so preoccupied.

     Why do people drive the wrong way down a parking lot? There are painted arrows showing that you can only drive one way down that lane. Then there’s the angle of the parking spaces that tell you which way you are supposed to go. And yet while I am driving down the correct way down a one-way lane, someone’s usually driving the other way on that same lane. Sometimes they have the galls to look at me like I’M the crazy one who doesn’t know how to drive. I almost want them to hit me so I can tell their insurance what an idiot they are. I mean it’s not even READING, it’s looking at a picture. Are you so stupid to not know what an arrow pointing toward you means?

     Why do people stop on a highway? I mean a literal dead stop. Lalala I’m driving in the left lane. Wait a minute. That’s the exit I have to take. BREAAAAAAAK! Now I have to wait for traffic that’s actually in the right lane to take the exit and for someone to let me in. Oh look the person behind me is trying to stop so that they don’t rear-end my stupid ass.
     If you miss your exit, take the next one. Then get back on the highway going the other way and take the damn exit then. You don’t stop on a highway. I’ve had this happen to me THREE TIMES!
     Once someone was slowly moving to the right, supposedly taking the exit. I was skeptical as they were kind of swerving before. So I waited until they were actually about to turn off. Then I begin to pass them. As I’m RIGHT NEXT TO THEM, they suddenly veer back into the right lane. I have to veer into the left lane to avoid being hit! I’m sorry but if you make a mistake, you deal with it and backtrack. You don’t stop, you don’t change your mind as someone’s passing you, you don’t back up on the highway. You backtrack.
     I swear one day a stupid driver will slam into me and total my car. Either they won’t break soon enough while I’m sitting at a red light. Or I’ll be stopped at a yield, waiting for traffic and they’ll slam into me. Or they’ll drive through a red light. Or they’ll make a U-Turn on a red light and hit me. (I’ve seen someone actually U-Turn on a red.)
     This is why I was so afraid to start driving. It’s not that I don’t trust my driving skills. It’s that I don’t trust anyone else’s.

     Man. The stupidity of people astounds me. It would be funny if it wasn’t so damn sad and pathetic.

Am I the only one who pays attention to ordinary details?

      So yesterday late afternoon and overnight we had a lot of strong thunderstorms pass through our area. In the afternoon one storm had 2 very loud crashes of thunder that sounded just a split second after lightning flashed. Overnight lightning was seen flashing in our windows.
      Today Giuliano and I went grocery shopping at the local supermarket. They were stocking their freezers around the yogurt and ice cream sections. On the ice cream freezers there was a sign. It started off saying, “Due to the electrical storms last night our freezers our down.” I stood staring at that sign in disbelief. Then I gazed at the other copies of the sign around. All saying the same thing.
      Then when we were about to leave, someone was driving the wrong way down the parking lot. (You can only drive either down or up the lanes, not both.) Now the arrow clearly marks which way to go. And then there’s the way the parking lines are slanted.
      *Shakes head.* It just makes me wonder.

“My Keyboard!”

      Giuliano stepped away from his desk at work early in the day. When he got back, his keyboard was gone.
      I’ll try to explain without going into those sticky details. (No pun intended.)
      Basically some coffee got spilled on a wireless keyboard that belonged to another coworker at Giuliano’s workplace. So someone else went to get a replacement. Instead of going to a room where other keyboards are kept, they swiped Giuliano’s keyboard while he was away from his desk.
      Least to say Giuliano was shocked when he got back to his desk. He then went to that room that has spare keyboards and got himself a replacement. Unfortunately the keyboard is older than the one he had.
      Now it’s a working keyboard, which is good. But I mean come on. Who swipes keyboards while someone is not at their desk? Don’t even say anything. Don’t even find that person and ask if they can have it. Just take it. Plus what if that was someone’s personal keyboard? (Meaning that someone bought themselves a keyboard out of their own pocket.) And then the person swiped that.
      I don’t know, but in my little world when you take something without permission, it’s called stealing. I mean geeze! At least have the courtesy to ask if you can have the keyboard. Or if you must have that keyboard because it’s the same type that was damaged, at least replace the person’s keyboard that you’re taking. Don’t just grab, run, and never look back.
      Giuliano and I just find the whole thing irritating. Hopefully the coworker whose keyboard was damaged is having a replacement (better) keyboard ordered for them. Then when the new keyboard comes, Giuliano will get his old keyboard back.

      I’ve heard of people swiping pens, pencils, markers, but keyboards? I guess we have to somehow prevent our keyboards from disappearing while we’re away from our work desks now.

Edit/Update:

      Just when you think it can’t get any better, it does. Giuliano just told me a bit more about this whole situation.
      Apparently the person who took Giuliano’s keyboard tried to clean the keyboard that the coffee spilled on. Then that person tried to give that damaged keyboard to Giuliano to see if it’d work.
      So the person doesn’t clean the keyboard, try it on their PC, and plan to give it to the original owner. They try to pass it off to my boyfriend.
      *Sigh.*