Are You Making Life Better or Worse?

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This morning I was at a gas station filling my tank when I heard this incessant honking. I looked back to see what the commotion was and here is what I saw: one midsize car stopped in the middle of the road, headed the wrong way. A couple was in the car and they looked confused. A van, headed the right way, was in front of them honking away, as if the honking would make the car in the road disappear. The passenger of the stopped car got out, the driver moved to the passenger side, and the passenger got in on the driver’s side. Honk, honk, honk… Then the passenger got back out of the car and went back to the passenger side. The driver switched back to the driver’s side. Honk, honk, honk… Usually there’s not a whole lot to do while you pump gas, so this was quite entertaining–except for the honking, which I’ll get back to in a minute. Anyway, the rogue car went backwards in a circle and wound up on the other side of the road, still headed the wrong way. My curiosity was killing me. After several cars went around them, the couple drove forward into a parking lot where they sat for a while. I just had to know what was going on, so I planned to drive over once I was finished and ask. I finished, got my receipt, put the cap back on and looked back to the parking lot, and they were gone. Don’t you hate that? Something really weird happens and you can’t wait to hear the explanation…and then you never will. If you’re one of that couple and you’re reading this blog, please let me know what the heck happened! Meanwhile, back to the honker. It was obvious something was wrong, so I can see the guy in the van honking once to say, “hey, buddy, you’re headed the wrong way!” But the continuous honking; what good did that do? I always wonder what the distribution of jerks is. Do we all have our moments of jerkdom or is it just the same few? And those few, do they spend their whole day making everyone who crosses their path miserable? And do their victims then pay it forward by being a jerk to someone else? (As if that makes things even.) Dear van driver, I have something for you: Paint Splat!

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