Well, I haven’t posted an Old Man Rant in quite a while- seems I’ve been in a pretty good mood lately!
But nothing lasts forever- so here we go with a brand new tantrum, inspired by the irritation of others. If you’re interested in the history and origin story of Old Man Rants, click here. If you want to read past rants, click here. If you’re interested in a possibly upcoming ebook of Old Man Rants, send me your email address here, and if you’ve already had enough of this nonsense, feel free to close your browser and do something more useful and positive- I won’t be mad.
If you’re still reading…..
GASSHOLES & CAR ALARMS
It’s bad enough that our societal addiction to fossil fuels destroys the environment. Unfortunately, some of us make it worse by acting like a clueless fools while getting our fix at the gas station.
What do I mean?
Committing any of the following atrocities might get you tagged as rude, or worse yet- a “gasshole”.
While at the gas station, Do Not:
- Take up 2 pumps with one car.
Yep. I’ve seen people do it.
2. Stay parked at the pump “post fill” while heading into the convenience store to shop.
Nobody should have to wait in line for a pump while you’re inside buying snacks, lottery cards, and going to
3. Pre-pay Inside
No gas station should ever ask you to do this. And if they do, please punish them by driving away and
getting gas someplace else.
And on the related subject of cars…can we please outlaw these idiotic car alarms?!
Raise your hand if your car alarm ever went off when it wasn’t supposed to. Annoying as hell! But maybe you didn’t notice it went off because you were away from your car at the time- which brings me to my next point:
If someone should actually attempt to steal your car, you most likely won’t be there to do anything about it unless you happen to spend a lot of time sitting around in your parked car. If the alarm sounds and you’re not there, others probably won’t even bother looking out the window to see what’s up because car alarms malfunction so regularly for no reason. This gives any potential thief the ability to steal your car as the alarm sounds, while nobody who can do anything about it cares, and the car owner who does care isn’t around to do anything about it!
Maybe if America had any sort of serious public transportation infrastructure, we wouldn’t be so overly concerned with our gas guzzling, road- clogging cars. (Cheers to you electric car owners).
Ah- I feel better now. Time to go chase some kids off my lawn.