How Stupid Can They Get?

I’ve heard some absolutely ignorant things before and I just can’t keep it bottled up anymore! It amazes me how stupid people, commercials, politicians, etc., can be and I’ve decided to make lists here periodically, maybe weekly at the rate these morons are going! So, let’s see how many people I can piss off, shall we?

  1. Regarding Dr. Seuss….Dr. Seuss was NOT cancelled! I wish people would actually read and try to comprehend what they’re reading for once. The publisher, NOT Joe Biden, has pulled 6 titles (titles most of us are unfamiliar with) for racial images that are offensive. The publisher has decided that those books would not be printed anymore. There are still dozens of Dr. Seuss books for you to choose from, in book stores and libraries everywhere, so just stop being stupid!
  2. Ron Johnson…Those rioters on Jan. 6 “were Patriots and were people that loved this country,” he says. Give me a break! Patriots would not have tried to overturn the vote. Patriots would not have attacked this country’s Capitol. Patriots would not have threatened the lives of our elected lawmakers and the Vice President. He says, “and if those tens of thousands of rioters were Black Lives Matter and Antifa protestors, I might have been a little concerned.” Umm… Those rioters whom he called Patriots, battered police with a multitude of weapons: metal flagpoles, baseball bats, wrenches and clubs, and guns, bombs, stun guns and other weapons were also seized. He didn’t feel threatened? He goes on to say that those rioters “love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law, and so I wasn’t concerned…” They respect law enforcement? Really? They wouldn’t do anything to break the law? What fucking planet is this guy from?
  3. Ted Cruz…So, while his constituents and fellow Texans are without power, water, and heat Ted Cruz packs his bags and heads to Cancun for a vacay with his family because their house is “freezing”! Then he tries to cover by saying he was being a good dad. He could have been a good dad by sending his family to Cancun and a good leader by staying to help the people of Texas. He says he was coming right back. Liar, liar. Pants on fire. Do these politicians think we the people of this great country are that stupid? Well, apparently some are but I digress.
  4. Lindsey Graham…Graham says migrant children “are children today but could easily be terrorists tomorrow.” HIS orange leader and his followers attempted a coup of the US government, which resulted in the deaths of at least 4 people, and threatening the lives of elected officials and Graham deflects the blame to poor, tired and ill treated immigrant children? Put a sock in it, you old douchebag.
  5. Hate Crimes against Asian Americans….There’s a special place in hell for people who are blaming Asian Americans for the Coronavirus! Just because that idiot 45 called it the “China virus” does not mean it’s the fault of Asian Americans. Just stop being assholes, please. Stop the violence against these Americans who had nothing to do with the virus in any way, shape, or form!
  6. Black Lives Matter…. For those who still don’t get it, ALL lives won’t matter until BLACK lives matter. Stop the stupidity!
  7. Progressive Insurance…Please discontinue the stupid ass commercial with the half-human half-motorcycle!! It’s not funny. It’s not even slightly amusing. And it makes absolutely no sense. You think it sells your insurance? I’d buy any insurance before I’d buy yours. Just stop.

So, there’s my list for this time around. At the rate things are going I’ll be making a list every damn day. Now, before any of you Republicans jump down my throat because I’m a Democrat and bashing Republicans, tell your fine leaders to think before they speak and we won’t have a problem.

The Ex-Files – The Paint Job

CP was known to take on odd jobs, from replacing a carburetor to painting houses to doing a complete overhaul of a car’s engine. One time, being the “Jack of all trades” that he thought he was, he took on the job of painting a car.

He told a guy that he could paint his car for half of what the professionals quoted him. He said that would include banging out the dents, the whole 9 yards. Please understand that CP did not have his shop at this time. Where was he going to paint this car?

The guy took a chance – I can’t tell you why, other than he wanted to save some money. I had never seen a car that CP painted, nor had I ever heard of a car that he painted. I had a bad feeling right from the start.

CP took 6 weeks just banging out the little dents, that seemed to get worse as he fucked with them. I saw him sanding and buffing and whatever the hell he was doing, on our front lawn. He stripped the existing paint and got it ready to be primed. That car was an eye sore from the moment CP got his hands on it because we had a big picture window in our living room, which overlooked – you guessed it – our front yard. For 6 weeks, CP went out after he got home from work and on the weekends, but mostly the weekends because he was too tired during the week.

He proceeded to prime the car, sand a few rough spots and of course, this took him a few more weeks. So, now the owner of this car (if memory serves me correctly, it was a Mustang) has been waiting for 2 months for his car to be painted.

He finally finished prepping the car for paint, and I thought to myself, I wonder where he’s going to paint it? Well, take a wild guess. If you guessed our front yard, you are absolutely correct! In our front yard, right under the tree. Now, I know nothing about painting cars but any dumb fucking idiot could probably tell you not to paint it a) outdoors, b) under a tree, or c) when the wind is blowing. I guess he thought he could outsmart the wind, the birds, leaves, bugs and any other debris falling from the tree.

To my utmost horror, CP began painting that car, a very pretty blue, I might add, and even though the wind wasn’t blowing, there was just enough air movement to cause a problem. By the time he finished spraying that car, there was over-spray almost everywhere and bits and specks of this and that all over that damn car! He thought it looked great but it was a disaster. I felt bad for the owner of the car!

The car sat overnight, thereby collecting more bits and specks of this and that from the air and from the tree. After a few days, he called the owner of that poor Mustang and told him it was finished. I was mortified.

The owner came, looked at the car, and although I was in the house I could tell by his expression that he was not happy. Who in their right mind would be happy about such a shitty paint job? CP gave him excuses about not having a place indoors to paint…blah, blah, blah. I was so embarrassed to even know CP at this point I didn’t even dare let myself be seen by the owner of the car. I wonder if he asked CP why the hell he took on the job if didn’t have a place to paint inside? I guess I’ll never know!

Needless to say, CP didn’t get paid for that job. The only thing the owner of the car paid for was the paint. I’m surprised CP wasn’t sued over the whole thing but honestly, I think the owner of the car never wanted to see CP’s face or hear his name ever again!

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15 Things That Just Don’t Make Any Sense To Me

*Coffee pots that make 5 oz. cups. The box says, “Makes 12 cups!” I call bull squirt! I know their cups are based on restaurant cups but when we buy a coffee maker for home, most of us are using 8 – 12 oz. mugs or maybe even bigger. A cup is 8 oz., not 5!

*Children are our future. They are precious cargo. Most (normal) people would agree. Children are required to wear seat belts while in a moving vehicle. Unless it’s a school bus. What? Why the heck are kids not required to wear a seat belt while on a school bus? The driver of the school bus is required to wear a seat belt! I can understand that it would be quicker to evacuate a school bus if no one is wearing a seat belt. I can understand that no one would be trapped in their seat if they aren’t wearing a seat belt. But don’t those things hold true for any vehicle? What about an unfortunate accident that flips that bus over and over again? Are those kids going to survive or walk away with no injuries if not wearing a seat belt? This has bothered since my kids had to ride the bus to school.

*Does it make a lot of sense to say, “It was in the last place I looked,” or “It’s always in the last place you look,” when obviously it was literally in the last place you looked? I mean, where the hell else would it be? Why would you keep looking after you found the item you were looking for?

*Reality shows don’t make sense to me. I have my own reality. You have your own reality. Why watch someone else’s reality…especially when it’s scripted and not reality at all?! Reality shows are hogwash. Those people (in many cases) are being paid to behave badly. We need to stop making stupid people famous. That just doesn’t make sense to me.

*The other day, I was trying to get into an online account that I hadn’t used in a while. I tried logging in but I was told I had entered the wrong email or password. So I tried another of my commonly used passwords…and another…and another. Still denied access. So I tried my other email address and those same passwords. Still no access. So I decided to use their “Reset Password” option. I was asked to choose a new password. When I entered one I was told, “You cannot use your old password.” I wanted to throw the computer out of the damn window!

*I can understand having 3 different sized cups for drinks if you are ordering from drive-thru window or placing a to-go order inside a fast food restaurant. But why offer different sizes for people (other than for small children) dining in? If the restaurant is offering free refills, doesn’t it make better sense to just have one size cup, perhaps medium? Why should a person have to choose the size cup when they can get as many refills as they want before they leave?

*Automatic hand soap dispensers in public restrooms make sense. But at home? Why does it have to be hands-free? You’re not going to touch the dispenser after you wash and dry your hands, are you?

*Why do they package light bulbs in flimsy cardboard packaging? You’d think a little bubble wrap lined package would have been thought of by now, like bubble mailers. Why are batteries so hard to get out of their packaging? Have any of those little stinkers ever opened the way they are supposed to? Just put the damn things in a regular box!

*Google ads drive me insane. I can look up something on my phone or computer and the very same day I start getting ads on Facebook (and elsewhere) on that same item. Several times, I was talking to Dad about a certain item and lo and behold, I started getting ads on Facebook. Were they listening to us talking? I never looked it up on my phone or computer. I never looked at the product on Amazon or anywhere else. We just talked about it. Creepy.

*Why do we put celebrities on a pedestal? Why do we listen to what they say but not our doctors, our mothers, or someone else? You don’t know the celebrity personally so how would you know if they’re telling the truth? I have my favorite celebrities, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not going to live my life according to Johnny Depp or Al Pacino.

*Schools have rules against fighting…OK fine. What about when your kid is being bullied? I mean, physically bullied? Don’t you want your child to defend himself? I taught my kids that if someone threw the first punch, then go for it. I didn’t care what the damn school’s rules were! Kids have the right to defend themselves! Instead, they get in trouble for fighting and the bully wins…and continues to bully.

*I will never understand the insane amounts of make up young girls wear these days! I can’t stand when I walk by someone and all I smell is make up. That’s just gross. These girls can have the prettiest face but they cover it up with goop!

*I don’t understand these telemarketers who leave voice mail messages like, “We’d like to talk to you about our products. Please call us at 1-800-555-5555.” Seriously? If you can’t even tell me the products you want to talk to me about, why the hell would I want to call you back? Those numbers get blocked.

*17 commercials during one break while watching a show? Those commercials aren’t going to make me buy a damn thing. They piss me off, and/or annoy the crap out of me. Most of them are the stupidest things I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe anyone would buy a product based on seeing a commercial. A commercial might remind me to put something on my list that may or may not be what they’re advertising. A commercial might make me do a little research, say on the advertised vehicle IF I was in the market for a new car. Same thing goes for insurance commercials. If you’re not in the market for something, why would you pay any attention to the commercial? They need to save the money they spend on ads and pay their employees more! There’s a novel concept!

*Conspiracy theories. You’ve got to be a few fries short of a happy meal to believe the theories out there. Do I completely trust the government? No, especially not now with Tweet-y in office, but to believe that everything is a cover-up is ridiculous. Do you realize how many people would have to keep their big mouths shut in order to pull off a major conspiracy/plot/assassination? People are just not that good at keeping secrets and I still believe that most people have more integrity than that.

Well, there ya go. It would probably be safe to say that some of the things that make no sense to me would be on your list, too! I bet you could add a few, as well!

‘Those People’

I always try to mind my own business. What other people (outside of my own household) do, is their business. Why should I care? I don’t appreciate when people stick their noses into my business so I try to stay out of theirs. I understand basic human curiosity and that there are just some people who can’t help themselves!

What I will never be able to understand, are ‘those people’ who are constantly trying to cause trouble for someone else. Instigators. These are the people I purposely go out of my way to avoid. I avoid them like spiders, dentists and doggy drool. I don’t want any part of their drama. Why do I need their ridiculous, childish acts of stupidity in my life? I have my own worries to deal with, as does everyone and it upsets me terribly when ‘those people’ cause trouble for someone I care about.

‘Those people’ make up lies, start rumors and say terribly cruel things to and about others. They don’t care that they’ve hurt someone. They try to make others look bad, feel bad and REACT. A REACTION adds fuel to the fire. That’s what they want. They do whatever they can to make themselves look superior. Well, guess what? I’m not fooled by their cloak of ugliness.

I shall continue to avoid them like spiders, dentists and doggy drool. I hope you avoid ‘those people’ too.