Playing with Blocks

I think America needs a good, stiff drink after today. Not only is the world (meaning our economy) falling apart, it all had to come crashing down on a Monday. A Monday.

Is there no decency anymore?

While our prosperity goes down in flames, I’m just going to do what I do best until I either a) run out of ways to blog about being poor or b) cease to have a reliable connection to the Internet (I imagine that the day my local library {where I’d go to blog if my home connection were shut off} shuts its doors is the day that too few people in the world will have access to the Internet to make writing a blog worthwhile.

Seeing as how most of the people I know still happily have access to the Internet…TALLY HO!

It seems to me that, if you’re going to go to the trouble of putting proof of who you plan to vote for on your car, you might as well make sure you’re not driving like a jerk. Here’s why:

I was driving on the freeway yesterday morning when I noticed a car trying to merge onto the freeway. Merger guy found himself a nice little gap between two cars and was moving in with his blinker a-blinking when the driver of the car he would have merged in front of decided that no way was he going to let that guy in. The merger-blocking driver sped up to within two feet of the car in front of him, essentially blocking merger guy from freeway access.

In order to avoid driving onto the shoulder, merger guy had to slow way down to merge behind merger-blocking guy. As merger-blocking guy sped away, I noticed a sign in his back window that endorsed a presidential candidate in HUGE LETTERS.

I understand that the point of campaign posters is to get people familiar with the candidate’s name because familiarity breeds…support? If this is the point, and the merger-blocking driver really wants people to vote for his candidate, wouldn’t it make more sense to drive nicely in the hopes of associating his candidate’s name with a considerate act?

Maybe he’s just hoping for massive exposure and is diligently trying to drive in front of as many people as possible in the hopes of disseminating his candidate’s name all over Washington state. Somehow, though, I doubt this.

Perhaps his candidate would be best served by having merger-blocking guy remove the poster from his back window. They say that there’s no such thing as bad press, but I’d be willing to bet that the guy who was just trying to get onto the freeway took one look at that poster and decided then and there not to vote for merger-blocker’s candidate.

6 thoughts on “Playing with Blocks

  1. I agree. Wife you are a genius, Wife I love your … writing?!? Cryptic inside joke. Don’t think about it too hard, your head will explode.

  2. I feel the same way about people who have a Jesus-fish on the back of their cars and drive like jerks. There’s no excuse.

    As for the financial situation – I’m going ostrich. Putting my fingers in my ears and singing “la-la-la-la I can’t hear you” until it’s all settled. One way or another.

  3. -Mrs. Higrens, I totally agree with you on the Jesus fish point. I always think to myself, “I don’t think Jesus would tailgate like that.”

    As for the ostrich approach, I think that’s a good way to go until the dust settles. There’s a lot of turmoil but not a lot of resolution yet so it’s really tough to know where we all stand. Especially since it looks like Bush is still trying to push through a bailout bill of some sort. I’m hoping this all gets worked out in a week or so and then we can all start working on healing our economy.

  4. I have been away from the internets for a few weeks now, and I felt bad because I wasn’t commenting on your blog… but it seems like you’ve been doing just fine without me!

    :-(

    Ah well. Glad the car accident didn’t hurt more than your pride!

  5. -Dane, WELCOME BACK! You have been missed! I can’t wait to pepper you with questions about the details of your journeys. Rest assured, if I’m around the next time you’re on the phone with Wes I will be onboxiously yelling questions for him to ask in the background :)

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