Thursday, October 19, 2006

Work today was very short and I hope I'm not in danger of going broke. Short as it was, I had 2 awful encounters. The first was with a crackhead 15 year old girl. How did I know she was a crackhead? I've known a few crackheads in my time. The first thing that gave it away was how she was acting crazy like Tony Montana. You know, "fuck you, I'm entitled to everything I see...". Second was her voice. From what I understand, snorting cocaine...even enough of it over a short period of time-erodes the walls of your nostrils and fucks up your sinuses. This girl sounded like someone had stuffed wads of peanut butter up the back of her nose and lit the front of her nasal passages on fire. Like someone with a cold on their deathbed who also got their face beat in like what Ed Norton did to Jerod Leto in Fight Club. The point of this? Just to illustrate what shit I think some people are. I'm not sure if I'm aggravated at her for being fucked up, or at whoever raised her for putting more people like that into the world. I've got some tolerance for people who are drug addicts and who are trying to get better. I've got no tolerance for girls like her who show up on Oprah and says she's gonna do whatever the fuck she wants. I probably should. I probably should have an attitude of wanting to help youth before it's too late and all that, but for some reason when I see a teenager like that I just feel contempt. Again, for them, and for whoever raised them. Maybe it's because I was surrounded by people like that in highschool and they were all assholes to me. Say what you will about comic books being stupid, but they kept me away from a lot of bad shit growing up. Having something to distract me was very much a good thing. I seriously think kids should be introduced to art and music a lot more and a younger age. I think that, along with emphasizing the importance of education, would do a lot to curb teenage drug use. I don't think those are the only factors involved, but the thing is, those are factors we can control. We can't always control what they're shitty parents are telling them. We can't always control what friends they have or the places they hang out. A lot of kids when they get the whole "school sucks" notion, through no direct intention of their own, end up drinking first usually, then use drugs. I know how it is, the more and more it's around, the less of a big deal it seems like. Something as simple as comic books, or drawing, or painting, or singing, can give a kid something to fall back on when they get those "school sucks" notions, as believe me, I did. Another bit of advice should be this: Limit how much time a teenager can talk in a day somehow. I don't mean talk on the phone, I mean talk period. It seems like a lot of teenage stupidity stems from them talking to one another. Also, limit how much their parents can say to them, that way when they can speak, they'll make damn sure it's something important or intelligent.

My other encounter today was with a pile of dog shit. Everyone steps in dog shit every now and again and if this were just an ordinary dog-shit incident, I probably wouldn't even mention it. But this wasn't your everyday dog-shit encounter, this encounter happened in the refridgerator isle of Best Buy. Why was there dog shit in an isle at Best Buy? I have no answer for that, but it happened. And I had to wait 10 minutes standing in one shoe while one of the sales people took my shoe in the back and cleaned it off. This didn't look like someone brought it in from outside and it got on the floor, it looked like a dog took a shit by the Kenmores. I'm really hoping it was a dog.

One last thing, The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman is the best damn comic out right now. I don't care if you don't like comic books and don't like Zombies, go to Borders (or other chain book store) and pick up one of the collected paperbacks.

"How many hours are in a day when you don't spend half of them watching television? When is the last time any of us REALLY worked to get something that we wanted? How long has it been since any of us really NEEDED something that we WANTED?

The world we knew is gone.

The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled, no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV.

In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:15 AM

    Nowadays, the education boards are trying to do away with art and music programs. Even JROTC programs. It's like society today doesn't give a damn about the youth or its up-bringing. ... sorry... Just thought I'd make some point to your argument that the youth of todays society needs more culture. I'm saying you won't find it today in schools.