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Natural Selection

Posted on 2011.05.07 at 17:18
Current Location: 75409
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Without wanting to come off sounding selfish, I'd like to live. Now I know a great many of you are looking forward to gazing upon the face of Christ, but I'd much prefer it if you did it alone, without taking me with you. I don't really care how you do it, just leave me out of it. I'm certain of your terrible desire to self-terminate because I expend a tremendous amount of energy quite literally steering clear of your circumference of near-miss destruction. And outside of my time in Saudi Arabia, this has got to be the most densely-packed group of people who are incomprehensibly void of even basic instinctual survival I've ever mingled amongst, and I don't think the astrological sign of Pisces adorning your trunk is going to fix that anytime soon.

Its way worse than I anticipated when I first adopted the Nash Principle while driving. That was more a surface fix - a friendly guide on how politeness will always triumph over rudeness, and to systematically prove that "being right" can be very, very wrong. Dead wrong.

For example, while I may not always come to a complete stop at all stop signs - not because I feel that I'm "above the law" rather because (and I think we can all agree) the law is in place for the lowest common denominator - those who chose to live without personal responsibility - I do come to a complete stop at the yield signs, and on the frontage road where others are supposed to yield. Why do I do the opposite? Why do I not do what's right? Where I live, the stop signs have far, far more visibility both directions than many of the yield signs. "Running" the stop sign - illegally - won't get me killed, it will only get me a ticket. The same cannot be said for ignoring the yield. I would rather get a ticket than be dead. Why do you choose the potential for death? You're playing Russian Roulette with your car every time you ignore those yield signs, and I can only think of one word for that.

Let's take instinct off the table for a moment. We all can't be magnificent creatures of highly-tuned ability, after all. There are those without instinct who far surpass adaptive evolutionary traits by use of reason. Is your penchant for inattentiveness so distracting that you can't be bothered to reason your way out of not being dead? What am I to think when every single day I see you blindly run the yield signs then appear genuinely surprised that a vehicle was already traveling on the path you now occupy? That you have neither cognitive skills nor innate comprehension of life? What kind of misologist are you? Darwin was right. You really don't deserve to exist.

Fortunately, I was watching. I am always watching, and my foot was hovering over the brake. 100-times-out-of-100 you don't look, and someday you'll be dead because of it.

When you finally choose to make the ultimate sacrifice to my well-being and safety by self-culling, please leave myself and my family out of your stupid, self-destructive death-spiral.

Jesus is waiting for you.

I see everything.


quicksilvermad at 2011-04-07 23:07 (UTC) (Link)
This made my day.

Also, I know exactly what kind of yield signs you're talking about. Driving around Salado and through Temple is INSANE.
ehowton at 2011-04-08 00:47 (UTC) (Link)
I drove through Temple this past weekend on my way to Austin. LOTS OF CONSTRUCTION THERE.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2011-04-08 04:31 (UTC) (Link)
Many machines in Temple... new machines. Better than those in Austin... You are transparent... I see many things... I see plans within plans.
ehowton at 2011-04-08 13:47 (UTC) (Link)
Bless the maker and his water, bless the coming and going of him, may his passing cleanse the world.
ehowton at 2011-04-08 00:48 (UTC) (Link)
You'd think it would be a universal truth, huh? Funny how its not. And by funny of course I mean, FREAKING SCARY!
ehowton at 2011-04-08 02:12 (UTC) (Link)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2011-04-08 04:16 (UTC) (Link)
Apparently you didn't see that coming!!!

They will probably just kill you believing you're working for the Evil One!!!

Like David Koresh they are preparing for Armageddon even if they have to bring it about themselves.

Edited at 2011-04-08 04:23 am (UTC)
wardlejew at 2011-04-08 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
I know your pain. I find it amazing that people think that "yielding" onto the road at 20 mph is perfectly fine with a car coming at them 65 mph. Unfortunately, I have seen the consequences of such actions at one specific intersection too many times.

It is obvious we can't fix the stupid drivers, but can we fix the people that decide if intersections need yield signs or stop signs? or are these people out to kill us???

ehowton at 2011-04-08 15:47 (UTC) (Link)
Its a pipe-dream that municipalities think they can legislate common sense, despite people like you and voting according to your suggestion :/
michelle1963 at 2011-04-10 04:22 (UTC) (Link)
While the yield signs are probably the worst example, I can't believe how many people drive with their head up their asses, as if they were the only ones on the road--texting, no turn indicators, going only 40 mph getting on the freeway (ahead of me), and slowing down at the scene of an accident that isn't even on their side of the highway. These people have NO sense of self-preservation. Really.

It is a definite chore to look out for myself and them too. But what choice do I have?
ehowton at 2011-04-10 14:57 (UTC) (Link)
None whatsoever. That's why I've redefined "defensive driving" and let me tell you, its a whole hell of a lot more aggressive than those lambs to the slaughter think it should be, but in the long run, I will survive.
codekitten at 2011-04-12 17:37 (UTC) (Link)
The texting/smart phone stuff is really what scares me. I see people all the time fooling around on their phones. So scary.
ehowton at 2011-04-12 17:51 (UTC) (Link)
I used to text while driving. Until I realized no one else was paying attention either. So I decided at least someone should be the one to watch out for everyone else - else chaos might ensue. I also decided the best person for that job was me - mostly because I process and react quickly - and don't trust anyone else to do the job.

These days...I don't text. I am instead, aware. Let's face it, someone has to be. Might as well be us.
codekitten at 2011-04-14 12:58 (UTC) (Link)
Great point. Well I for one am glad you are out there monitoring all of us, accessing risks and making calculated choices. The rest of the numnuts are just running around like chickens with their heads cut off...
codekitten at 2011-04-14 16:50 (UTC) (Link)
oh and i use the "shout out" app for android for texting now...it's pretty accurate. you just speak into it and it translates to text.
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