Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Perspective

One might think that bellows of "HEY A**HOLE, SHUT THE F*** UP!" would universally be something that one would rather not hear on one's block, especially at 11 pm. But when the a**hole being thusly addressed has been persistently confusing his car horn with a doorbell for ten minutes, oh, it's like music!!!

Ah, city life...

8 comments:

Baydog said...

We would never speak like that in New Jersey.

bonnie said...

Oh, I know. My mother is from New Jersey & she is going to be shocked when she sees such language on my blog.

Di said...

I remember when we lived in Bklyn Hghts - over the grocery store. Every morning, the trucks came with the deliveries. Well, one morning, not only was a truck idling, but they left the radio on loud enough to hear it as they unloaded.

Heard the same phrase screamed by a female voice, and the radio went off. She was gracious and then, very sweetly said "Thank you!"

moonstruck said...

Hudson is iceing over . White Pond has 5 inches of clear hard ice. It is snowing. OH! Where has global warming gone??? It's all Al Gore's fault!!!

Dennis G

bonnie said...

I've yelled out the window myself - a neighbor was working on a car with a terrible engine this summer & one night I guess he lost track of time. It was 11:30 or so & I had just gone to bed when he started repeatedly revving the motor. I think what I yelled was "DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?". No profanity but about the crabbiest tone of voice I have ever heard come out of my mouth. He immediately cut the motor & yelled back "SORRY!", I yelled "THANK YOU!" & that was it.

I was definitely at the yelling point last night, but the honking was all going on on the far side of the block & without a bullhorn there was no way I was going to be loud enough. I was honestly beginning to wonder how stupid it would be to put on some sneakers & go find the jerk when my unknown hero came to the entire block's rescue. Woohoo!

bonnie said...

PS - DennisG, I hate to get serious in a nice frivolous post, but you remind me - Thomas Friedman wrote an interesting article last year in which he proposed that the term "global warming" (which gets rounds of derision every nasty winter & cold & rainy summer) should be replaced by "global weirding".

Moonstruck said...

We lived in a 4 th floor apt on 93 st. My Mother would call me for dinner in the school yard on 90 th st. (three city blocks) away. now that's loud. No electronics, just lung power!!!

Dennis G

bonnie said...

That's impressive!

Mom power!