Controlling the Weather
This Staying At Home Is Making Some Folks Crazy…
Or more likely, they already were.
First off, I ended up not getting to my writing computer today for a bunch of reasons, all good. Instead, I spent the day focusing on getting back on track eating and exercising. And doing a bunch of business stuff and workshop stuff. But all good. Just decided to not push the book tonight.
But this afternoon, Kris and I went out for a walk and ended up walking to one of our favorite Thai restaurants for take-out.
As we were standing outside, waiting for our order (the area inside the door was designed for one person at a time for social distancing reasons), this older guy (maybe 50s or so) started talking to us. He was waiting for an order as well.
He was covered in tats and had a mohawk. He had on cargo shorts and a muscle shirt and some sort of flip-flops.
And he was upset, talking loudly.
Seemed he was upset because he had family back east in the south who were in the big storms last night. And he was blaming the government.
Then he started into a rant about how the government controlled the weather and why did they make those storms hit good people while this disease was around.
He sort of assumed that Kris and I agreed with him about how the government controlled the weather.
Now I have heard a ton of nutty things, but this guy looked to be so far to the left, he had circled around and met the nut cases from the right somewhere on the dark side of the moon.
And he just assumed we agreed with him.
After all, didn’t everyone just know that the government controlled the weather? I mean, really, who doesn’t know that?
Both Kris and I managed to not laugh, or engage, or anything.
The guy got his food and left, paying for it with a credit card.
Folks, when you start thinking the government is out to get you, or that this virus is all about you, or that the stores are hiding the TP when they see you coming in the door, take a deep breath, take a long walk, and then take a nap, and hope the stupidity will pass.
David Anthony Brown
Now I know why those of us in Minnesota got buried in snow on Easter. Clearly the government has nothing better to do with its resources. (grin)
The stupidity never passes.
I’m reading this for the third time because it’s so funny.
I loved “this guy looked to be so far to the left, he had circled around and met the nut cases from the right somewhere on the dark side of the moon” and the telling detail at the end, “The guy got his food and left, paying for it with a credit card.”
Yeah, there are some nutcases out there.