OK, no offence to Philadelphia but....people are kind of assholes here. The impression I get is that they're proud of it... or something? I had a hard day at work so maybe I'm just grumpy.
I feel kinda out of place with my laid-back, really friendly nature. People don't smile at each other, they don't wave hello in the neighborhoods, and god damn they love their car horns.
So lets talk car horns. Seriously, I have been honked at more in the past month than I have in my entire driving life...which is 16 years if you want the math. I'm a good driver - I haven't had a speeding ticket - or been in an accident - since I was 16. I'm not a slow driver, but I don't speed, either. Not with my babies in the car. But my son has started realizing that mom is getting beeped at.
Like I need my kid shit talking to me while I'm trying to secretly flip off the other driver without my kids seeing me. That takes art, people!
So I've started using my horn back, just to see how it feels.
"Oh! That person just cut me off!" BEEEEP!
"Crap...that guy is weaving all over the road." BEEEEEP!
"OMG...that woman is totally looking at me funny in the rear view." BEEEEEEEEEP!
"Hey look! That kid doesn't have his coat on!" BEEEEEEEEP!!
I'm getting some entertainment out of it but, mostly, I just feel like an asshole. I don't like feeling like an a-hole. I'm a lover, not a fighter. You can call me Michael. (did you get that one?)
I'd talk about more cerebral, interesting things but, really, I haven't done much other than stay at my house for over two weeks. Maybe this is the beginning if me losing my mind? I'm not used to being cooped up in my house every day. I'm a people person, I need my adult interaction!
My grown-up perspective tells me this wont last forever, that I'll make friends and have a social life eventually, but in the meantime, please excuse the weird, psychotic posts that I might make.