Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

    Messages:
    12,358
    Likes Received:
    3,484
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    People who cycle to the grocery shop etc. and then walking around inside the shop with their helmet on.
     


  2. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

    Messages:
    11,843
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    

    Yeah.... I always take my helmet off as soon as I can. Looks doofy as hell.
     


  3. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

    Messages:
    12,358
    Likes Received:
    3,484
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    I get people leave them on their children, as some of them would loose them, but adults look like they have escaped from the psych ward.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2014


  4. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    

    It's just Autism chic..
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,479
    Likes Received:
    8,848
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    I was walking home from work yesterday and I saw this woman bolt away from a baby stroller up ahead of me and run around the corner. I reached the baby stroller and there was a newborn baby crying in it. I thought, oh shit I just witnessed this lady leave her baby I should call the authorities. I just stood there for a second with the baby and this woman comes tearing around the corner and parked her car in front of us and got out and started pushing the baby. It was as if she is taking a walk with the newborn and saw an awesome parking spot and just left her child there so she could move her car. What the fuck is wrong with people? If I was a pedophile, or an insane person I could have snatched that baby with ease.
     


  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

    Messages:
    12,358
    Likes Received:
    3,484
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Some people shouldn't be allowed to reproduce.
     


  7. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,871
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    this thread and the fact that i drove for 8 or so hours over the holiday weekend reminds me how much i hate driving.


    fancy cars are one exception.
     


  8. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    People are just completely crazy...

    How can you leave a new born out of sight for even 30 seconds???
     


  9. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

    Messages:
    11,843
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    

    I love driving. I always volunteer to drive on road trips and make sure to drive my car a good bit every time I visit home. I drove a shitty little 2 door Yaris on vacation one time and LOVED it, despite being a supreme econo-shit-box.
     


  10. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,871
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    i like driving my mother's summer car. it's an old and tiny BMW convertible that isn't much more than an engine, a 5 speed, and a radio.


    i guess i mostly don't like driving around NYC. Manhattan is generally fine, but it's the getting to Manhattan part that drives me nuts.
     


  11. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Likes Received:
    1,937
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    






    one thing I still can't shake from living in boston/SF/Brooklyn and street parking for extended periods of time is noticing open parking spots on the street in prime locations and being excited even if I've already parked or don't even have a car.

    its kind of like how dogs will stop and stare at squirrels. "there's one!"
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2014


  12. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

    Messages:
    10,648
    Likes Received:
    3,625
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Why in the world do we teach Shakespeare to 9th graders? The language is wholly useless to know except for quoting and sounding like a douche.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2014


  13. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

    Messages:
    22,170
    Likes Received:
    7,364
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    

    English, you mean?

    You don't teach Shakespeare to anybody so they can quote it, if you're doing it right.

    You teach Shakespeare because it demonstrates how brilliant writing can be subtle, nuanced, and layered, or direct and viscerally powerful, and because many of the plays are timeless pieces of drama and essential reference points for lots of what comes later in literary history.

    Or, you know, you could teach them that nothing that isn't immediately and easily accessible and 100% familiar isn't worth bothering with, because they'll never learn that lesson anywhere else.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2014


  14. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

    Messages:
    2,591
    Likes Received:
    461
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    

    The sound and fury....
     


  15. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

    Messages:
    10,648
    Likes Received:
    3,625
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    I mean the usage when I say language. How many people who would claim to love Shakespeare know what "the lady doth protest too much" means without looking it up? I would bet less than 25%.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by