Friday, January 21, 2011
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Ok, so I'm out getting a few groceries this afternoon. I stopped to get these groceries at a supermarket that I don't usually shop at. I didn't get many things. Some lunch meat, cheese slices, a few veggies, eggs and some hot chocolate mix with a bag of mini marshmallows. (these last two items were an impulse buy on behalf of the Kid) I only had a $20 bill and a few coins in my pocket. The total of these items came to a total of $23.14. I only had $23.05.
I had more change in the car. I would go get it, no problem. But there was a gentleman behind me in line and I didn't want him to wait. So I told the cashier to cash me out and I would be right back with the remaining 9 cents. So this means that she had my $23.14 in groceries, my $23.05 and my Kid while I walk out to my vehicle to grab the 9 cents. So out to the car I go, content in thinking that she had cashed out my transaction in order to serve the next customer. Because let's face it, there was absolutely no reason to make the man wait for my 9 cents. I return to the cashier still standing there holding my $23.05 in her hand and a blank look on her face. All logical common sense productivity had come to a screeching halt. I don't know about you but blatant stupidity infuriates me. I apologized to the man that was made to wait and questioned the girl as to why she didn't cash me out so that she could proceed in serving him. Her response was honest and simple. "I didn't understand what you meant..."
Just stupid. You're probably thinking 'This isn't such a big deal. So the guy had to wait. So what?'
I'll tell you what!
This type of everyday stupidity is just a drop in the illogical bucket. It is a rampant disease on humanity. We need to be vaccinated. Because we're getting hit from all angles. Some people are born stupid. The school system tries to catch it and cure it but stupidity is pretty resistant to the intellectual medicine that its given. Until finally it reaches the adult stage and is released into the working world for the rest of us to deal with. Well I don't like it one bit. And it's only getting worse and worse. That's why we've got shit like reality television, TMZ, Sarah Palin, Fox News, Wal-Mart and CNN.
I know there's a lot of smart people in the world. I know they're doing a lot of smart things. I also know that some of those smart things are things like researching cures for terrible and deadly diseases. I'm waiting patiently for the day that those same smart people find the cure for 'Stupid'.
Say YES to education. Say YES to common sense.
Put a stop to such stupidity as this...
Have we become so stupid that we can no longer crack an egg?
Or the absolute bane of my existence....
Excuse me but if you can't work a damn blanket, you're too stupid to live.