Monday, March 29, 2010
What in the world is going on with our people? Everyone is going completely crazy, they’re out of their minds to the extent that makes you want to stay at home and not deal with anyone! The government (hello Mr. Government) should start the whole people on some sort of medication or I don’t know maybe start handing out Valium to people as soon as they turn 18.
People are shoving each other, staring at each other, stepping on each other’s feet, name-calling, hurting, stealing from and killing each other, every-frickin’-day! Every-frickin’-where; on the streets, at home, at work, in the supermarket, at the doctor’s office, you name it.
You go out, hoping, wishing, expecting, dreaming to have a nice evening, drivers are going nuts, you’re going 80km/h and the guy behind you is honking his horn non-stop and flashing his lights cause he wants you to drive faster, the other lanes are totally empty but no, God forbid he switches lanes, you’re the one who has to either move your car’s fat ass from the street (unless you drive a hatchback in that case it’s flat ass) or drive faster than the speed of light in a street that has pedestrians coming out of the bushes and walking around vertically, horizontally and diagonally (and maybe sometimes in circles if they’re selling strawberries that are dyed red so they look better, but that’s another subject). One day I was about to go on a main street when this car came out of, well the horizon! And to give the driver the benefit of the doubt, maybe he doesn’t have a foot to step on the brakes, or maybe his car doesn’t have brakes in it (some cars don’t have brakes, yep, they have horns instead) so he kept going trillion km/h, and almost hit me, ok I do admit that I should’ve had my binoculars with me to see him coming from far, far away but anyway after that gentleman passed, he pulled over to the side and waited for me inside the car, so when my car was right beside his, he stuck his head out the window and spit on me! And oh what a view it was. But I’m happy to announce that the projectile didn’t have the necessary initial velocity to hit me :)
On a completely different but equally frustrating subject, I bet you’ve all heard about that poor university student that was found murdered after having been missing for two weeks, as if that’s not enough trauma for his parents, while they were at the cemetery saying the last goodbye to their son, someone broke into their house and stole the father’s only source of income, his goats! The thieves took advantage of the fact that the family is out, burying their kid, to get in and steal what they wanted, I mean, how on earth could they have the heart to do that? This family’s story had been in the news for how long and it’s definitely known to everyone in the area and out of it, and for someone to be so stone-hearted and be able to do that is just beyond me.
On a third completely different but also equally frustrating subject, the other day I was at the service center of the Engineers Association, it’s a very nice center with numbered counters, each for a certain purpose, and a really polite employee at each, and when you arrive you need to take a number and wait for your turn in a waiting area with chairs and all, not something you’d see in any service sector organization here in Jordan, anyways, I was waiting for my turn, and this guy came and took a number but kept wandering around bitching that one of the counters did not have an employee on it, so he kept yelling and complaining, saying that he’d been there for half an hour (more like half a minute but I had just got there so I wouldn’t know for sure) and no one came to help him, and a very nice gentleman came out of his office in the back and told him to calm down and that they will call someone right away and asked him very politely to sit down, so he came and sat down and while he was still talking, what was he saying? “jaybeenelna wa7deh 7amel bel shahr el tase3 mga3deehna 3al counter” (he was complaining that one woman at the counters is 9 months pregnant!) although I think she’s no more that 5-6 months but that’s not our subject, what the hell is wrong with being pregnant? Isn’t it enough that she might be very tired right now but is still doing her job perfectly? For the record, that pregnant woman helped me more than I could have asked for and was very nice, not something I’m used to when doing paperwork.
Seriously, people have got to chill down! Isn’t there something wrong in the fact that we get so excited and happy when someone is doing what they should do? That we’re shocked when someone is being nice but are seeing it very normal when they’re being obnoxious?
Have a lovely morning.