So I was driving my wife to the hospital this morning, and we got stuck at a stoplight; a stoplight we should have been able to make it through. Why? Because some fat crossing guard was walking some kids across the cross street, which kept the people in front of me from turning. So I’m thinking to myself, “Don’t let those little bastards just meander across while you follow them with your stupid stop sign. You’re holding up traffic. Scoot them the hell along and get ‘em out of the crosswalk so traffic can move along. They’re kids, it wouldn’t hurt them to walk a little faster than a 93 year old man with a walker.
But this isn’t the worst part. The school is on the corner of Fairview and Cole and the crosswalk in question was the crosswalk across cole that led directly to the school’s parking lot, which is basically about two lanes wide from the front area of the school. So I look over and what do I see? They have a student crossing guard dressed up in a stupid vest with a stop sign walking students from the corner, through a small crosswalk in the parking area over to the front area of the school. IN A PARKING AREA FOR CHRIST’S SAKE!!! When I say parking area, I don’t mean a parking lot. I mean a small parking area along the side of the school. A parking area with very little traffic. That’s what got me to thinking about why kids today suck so bad and grow up into stupid adults that suck as well.
The nanny state has developed to such a point that they’re trying to take all danger and risk out of being a kid, yet danger and risks are what teach us lessons about life and help us to grow into smarter adults, ready to face what life has to offer.
For example, I’m sure many of you remember how some of the more idiotic nanny schools have banned tag and dodgeball for various reasons that range from protecting the students physically to protecting their self esteem.
First of all, games like tag and dodgeball teach you how to be tough. When I was a kid and we played tag, we’d knock each other ass over tea kettle. It was the same with dodgeball. We were sadistic, but it taught us how to be tough, and as an adult, I appreciate the lessons it taught me and the toughness it instilled in me. Keeping kids from experiencing that is to rob them of some of the most important lessons they’ll ever learn in life. And as for their self esteem, how much self esteem will they have when they find themselves as adults being complete whimps, unable to deal with the knocks that life throws at you because they were so protected as a child? Sure kids get hurt in roughousing games, but they’re young, resillient and they heal quickly…a little smarter for the experience.
It’s not just the schoolyard games either. They’re walking these kids across a quiet parking area. when I was a kid I rode my bike with my friends to hell and back. We didn’t wear any stupid helmets either. We were free and we rode anywhere and everywhere. Sure we did stupid things and wiped out once in a while, but that’s how you get tough and how you learn the most important lessons life has to offer. Robbing children of that is to rob them of their humanity and makes them nothing more than worthless liabilites to the world as adults.
So stop overprotecting children. They don’t need it, and they’ll be all the better for all of the bumps, scrapes and bruises. In fact, as adults when they look around at all the stupid people around them who were overprotected as children, they’ll thank you for not allowing them to become the mindless, sheep-like wussies that so many other people have become.
As for the Dixie Chicks…
Wow, they swept an awards show where the awards are given out by people who are as dumb as they are, and then they have the idiocy to claim that that was the people’s way of expressing their freedom of speech.
That’s like being voted the biggest geek in the science lab by all the other science lab geeks. They’re preaching to the chior. They totally destroyed their fan base in their genre of music with all their BS, and now their fan base all comes from a bunch of other idiots that think just like them. Oh yeah, opening your mouths was totally worth it wasn’t it?
Entertainers need to learn that they make money by appealing to a large number of people. When you open your mouth and say stuff that’s going to piss of a huge chunk of your audience…like they did, and then you don’t make money from those people anymore.
So have fun with your awards girls, and you can sit around feeling all smug about it, but I know a WHOLE lot of people who couldn’t care less about the Grammy’s or the fact that you won any, and who definitely won’t be buying or listening to your crap anymore. Those people are expressing their rights as well, though you’ve never seemed to really grasp the concept that people who disagree with you have the same rights as you do.
So that’s it for today. I got my bitching out of my system and now I’m going to go wait for our ravioli lasagne to come out of the oven so I can sit down and enjoy it with my beautiful wife in front of a movie I got in the mail today called Azumi that should totally rock.
I just realized I’m starving too because I haven’t eaten anything all day. Funny how you get to thinking about other stuff and forget to eat. If I don’t eat I can’t poo, and if I don’t poo, how can I give accurate poo updates here in my blog? I guess for today I’ll have to leave a no comment.
(Current Mood: happy