“mom, you were never this angry when you’d drive in Oklahoma.” – my kids. every time we’re in the car.
when i’m driving, my low threshold for stupidity (aka innate arrogance. i mean, since we’re being honest…) and lack of patience is readily in evidence. especially since we moved to Nashville. Nashville drivers are the worst. the worst. oh em gee, so so bad. yeesh. even thinking about it turns me into a terrible person.
if Craig had pursued a degree in psychology, he was going to do his thesis on how the real nature of a person is exposed when he or she gets behind the wheel of a car. *looking for a thesis idea? you’re welcome.*
i happen to think he’s right.
it’s the whole reason why i will never have a Jesus fish on my car and am often embarrassed on Jesus’ behalf, by those that do.
*side note – if you’re going to have a Jesus fish on your car, don’t drive like a jackhole. kthxbai.
sometimes when you’re dating a person, you have been bitten so hard by the love bug, you ignore their bad behavior. don’t even try to give me that crap about “i didn’t know she was like that until after we broke up. i just didn’t see it.” because i will throw the bullshit flag at you so hard, it will lodge in your throat and choke you to death. but that’s a rant for another blog.
anyhoo, where we were we? oh yeah, bitten…ignoring bad behavior…right. let’s remember people, when you get bit, you get envenomated. *shut up wordpress. i did too spell that right.* bites are generally a bad thing. as are falling and getting shot in the ass with an arrow by Verne Troyer. i’m not a fan of love analogies, in case you were wondering.
so here’s somethings to watch for that will clue you into the person behind the pretty face:
1. driving – i know already talked about this. calm down. if the person you’re with behaves like the road was built solely for his or her own occupation, you’ve got a serious selfishness problem. if he or she gets cut off in traffic and goes all Incredible Hulk without the endearing back story, you’ve got major anger management issues. these are not to be ignored. these are unreasonable responses to everyday occurrences.
2. being served – this might sound odd to some of you, but stay with me. how someone treats wait staff (servers, bar tenders, bus boys) is direct reflection on their character. oh yes. i’m absolutely serious. if your date/the one you’re dating treats wait staff like they are somehow lower on the food chain of humanity, you’ve got a fairly rotten human being on your hands. what does that look like? speaking condescendingly. tipping poorly or not at all. constant complaining over little or nothing. trust me, the person who does this…bad seed.
3. being in authority – this is similar to #2. how someone treats those they are in authority over is also a direct reflection of their character. ever had a horrible boss? yeah? then you know what i mean. i had one who hated my guts. kicked me out of my own going away party and made me stay back and answer phones. yeah. that happened. when a person treats underlings with contempt, God will make that person’s colon explode. at least that’s what i’m pretty sure happened to my old boss. her colon did explode. i choose to believe God did it. you don’t want to be around for that kind of retribution.
these are the red flags people. you either have seen them, are seeing them or will see them. if you choose to ignore them or make excuses, that’s on you. and for the record, i couldn’t care less how nice the one you’re dating is to you. it’s how they treat those who they have no motivation (other than common decency) to treat well that tells the tale.
moral of the blog? be careful little driver how you rage.
what are some other red flags that you might be dating a horrible person time bomb?