Monday, January 12, 2009

To Follow or Not to Follow, Why is That the question?

Hi All!

As I walked this morning I was listening to my podcasts, as usual. I know, I know, I am totally addicted to podcasts but, with such wonderful content, how can you not become addicted?

Anyway, I was listening to Shot Cummings Audio - a podcast in which a guy - Kevin Cummings - relates stories from his experiences in short, six minute episodes. He has a wonderfully droll sense of humor and makes me laugh out loud - which is difficult to do. You can find his podcasts by going to his website.

Because I listen to a LOT of podcasts, I tend to have a backlog of them at any given time. This morning I listened to three different episodes of Short Cummings Audio and one really hit a nerve. He was talking about people who don't follow rules.

Hubby and I were just talking about that the other day!

People not following the rules is something that really bugs me. It never fails to amaze me that in our society, people who don't follow the rules are rewarded (often not intentionally) while those of us who doggedly follow the rules are left in the dust (or are inconvenienced).

One example is on airplanes. There is a clear rule that you are supposed to only have two carry-ons, one of which is a purse or other personal item. Have you seen the size of some of these "purses?" I think I could fit in some of them! What about the men who have the rolling carry-on and then the HUGE duffel bag? Is the bag really personal? The whole concept of "personal item" was intended to be for women and their purses and, in the interest of fairness, HAD to be extended to men but, come on!

Another example relating to airplanes is walking in the airport concourse. Weren't most people taught to walk to the right side of the hallway so others can walk on the other side? I don't know how that works in countries where they drive on the left side of the road but . . .

Why is it that I will be walking along on the right side of the hallway and someone coming the opposite direction will basically walk right into me even though there is LOTS of room toward the middle of the hallway? Hubby thinks it is because I become invisible in public places and, this might be true since I also have problems activating those motion-activated faucets and towel dispensers.

Related to airport hallway behavior is the person who pulls out of a side street and cuts me off despite the fact that there are NO CARS behind me! What is that all about?

My rant is almost over but I do have to wonder just what is it that parents are teaching their children these days? That as long as you get what YOU want, who cares about everyone else?

What is the world coming to?

Exercise update: I walked this morning and then did my weight routine TWICE! That is how you are supposed to do the routine but I couldn't handle that when I started! Today, I went for it and I think I will be feeling it for a while!


Voice Update: One massage session yesterday -not the best but . . . not the worst. My voice is okay but more massage will make it better.


Flea said...

Why do we get so angry over the little things? I have some of the same frustrations, but I think I'm even more frustrated that I get so worked up about things I can't change, as well as things that are so minuscule. Rgh!

K C said...

Thanks for the kind words about my podcast. I'm glad you enjoy it and it's nice to know I'm not the only one who gets irritated by folks who don't "play nice in the sandbox".