Sandie Simply Says

January 27, 2009

Randomly Random…It’s Tuesday!

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 9:54 pm


I don’t understand people who can’t follow simple laws: if you can’t drive completely through an intersection, you have no business being in it. I don’t care if your light is green! You wait behind the BIG, THICK white line until you CAN make it all the way through the intersection. When the light turns yellow or red, and there are other cars blocking the intersection, this does not give you free reign to enter the intersection since “everyone else is doing it.” Sitting at the light for an extra 2 minutes while it cycles through again is not going to make you late for work. And if it does, we’ll you should have left work earlier!! When you block the intersection, not only are you preventing ME to get through it AFTER MY LIGHT HAS ALREADY TURNED GREEN, you are creating unsafe conditions for emergency response vehicles. How would you feel if your loved one died because the emergency workers were delayed by your stinking car blocking the intersection?

My post about Denise has generated 63 hits, all from google searches on her name. I think it’s a testament to the wonderful person she was that so many people searched for information on her death. Her mom and son left comments too.

I can’t imagine how unbelievably hard it must be to lose a child of any age. I hope I never have to find out.

I need to learn not to engage my co-worker in conversations. They always end up the same way. For example: Today he mentioned something about how the Secret Service failed to act when the Iraqi journalist threw a shoe at Bush and that it could have been something more dangerous than a shoe. I said that I’d read an article about that and that there were actually very few Secret Service agents in the room because security was being provided by the Iraqis (a common occurrence) and that everyone had been screened before entering the room so they had the reasonable expectation that nothing more dangerous than a shoe was being thrown. So he says, “Well, it was dangerous…the guy threw a shoe, it could have been something else.” I should have just dropped it there, but noooooo I have to go on and explain AGAIN that they had the reasonable expectation that it was safe and it was, in fact, nothing but a shoe. And then the best part: my OTHER co-worker jumps in and said, “Yeah, they could have hidden something in the room.” I turned back to my desk after that comment and refused to engage in further conversation on the subject, but in my mind I’m thinking, “Are you freaking kidding me?? Do you think they would go through all the trouble of screening the people, but NOT screen the room?” I really think these people are watching too many movies and their lines of reality and fantasy have blurred.

I wish I could access WordPress (or any blogging site) from work. I’d be so much more consistent at posting if I could. Of course, I’d be a lot less productive, which is probably why they block them in the first place.

My Christmas tree is still up. Every day I look at it and think “I need to take that down,” but then I remember the boxes are in the shed and decide to just do it later. I figure if I put it off long enough, I can just leave it up for next Christmas.

Want more randomness? Head over to Keely’s place.



  1. lol! I try not to engage my co-workers in ANY kind of conversation that doesn’t involve work.

    My Xmas tree was up until a couple of days ago. It had been standing there denuded of all ornaments, waiting for hubby to take it out to the trash. It made it as far as the front deck – I told him that was TWICE as embarrassing – so it went out back. The next day I noticed it had only made it as far as the back GATE, not the LANE where the garbage guys would have picked it up. WTF, hubby?

    Comment by Keely — January 27, 2009 @ 10:26 pm |Reply

  2. Suggestion: Maybe invite the co-worker(s) over and then beat them to death with your Christmas tree? You could even shriek, “Good thing I’m not using a shoe!” or something similar. Really, don’t let me limit your creativity-lol!

    Comment by Shangrila — January 28, 2009 @ 3:13 am |Reply

  3. Your intersection rant spoke to me. I HATE it when people creep up into the middle of the intersection even though the cars ahead of them are clearly not moving, it makes me so mad, and if I miss my light because someone’s SUV is blocking the lane of traffic, well…I guess I’d get even angrier, but after that, I’d totally blog about it.

    I try not to engage anyone in conversation, as a rule. People can be a little dense.

    Comment by mrsbear — January 28, 2009 @ 11:38 am |Reply

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