MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Is This Who We Are?

A noisy television blaring away in the middle of the night so loud my earplugs need earplugs. A pack of horny students throwing their French doors wide open at 3 a.m. expecting the rest of the world to enjoy their laughter too HAHAHAHAHA, not to mention their in-depth discussions of global issues and really fat women. What is it that makes people so selfish? Is it a sign of our times or am I more out of tune with humanity than I've been lead to believe? For all I know I'm the one who needs a doctor. 

Maybe my level of tolerance is intolerably out of date. HAHAHA! Good one, Blue! Now, let's talk fat women. Who cares you need to get up at seven because you've got a job. We don't, so screw ancient decency. Could that be it? Do I need to reexamine my definition of common decency and shut my trap? Should I welcome the ME age like an old friend? Should I say, Hello neighbor, good to HEAR you again? Should I buy a gun and shoot everyone because I think I I I I I I I I I I deserve some peace and quiet—you know, a bit of ME time?

No?

I didn't think so. But I still believe some folks out there are eligible for a year of blue boot camp in my book. My Momma taught me to respect my elders, to respect people in general and to not look down on those who are either less intelligent or less fortunate. She didn't tell me not to look down on people who pretend they own the planet—people who don't give a rat's ass (pardon my French, Mary) about you needing some sleep, who party all night so that when you're dead tired and extremely bleary-eyed beyond belief and then some in the early morning, they can go to bed and snore to their heart's content.

The ME age. The read my tweet age. The I've got 2,000 friends age. The I want it all and I want it now age. The like or don't like age. Thumbs up... thumbs down. ME ME ME. It is all connected.

Or is it me? Do I need a doctor?

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63 comments:

  1. The ME generation is only getting worse...
    The generation who claims if it's not hurting anyone, it should be all right. That they are owed everything. That the world revolves around them.
    End times - we knew it was coming...

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    1. And if that poster was the add for boot camp, every man would sign up for military service...

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    2. Amen to that, Alex. Now, you where do we sign up?

      R.... from coast to coast?

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  2. So is it boot camp or booty cam
    Perhaps the age of unlikely likes
    Where it is just the signs of time
    Unwittingly others raring for fights
    Sure gets on one’s nerves online
    Just so does not well seem right

    Tweeting away the new emphasis
    Is it ‘you don’t like them join them’
    Doesn’t work that way as a basis
    Leave them alone a good sentiment

    So no need to see a doctor
    No need to give lots of bother

    Hank

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    1. So no extra medical bills for your friend Blue?
      Could this be true? ;)

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  3. but the other camp sounds better

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  4. It's not you, it's become intolerable living in today's society because the people are crazier, ruder, more primitive and more superficial, and the world has become extremely egoistic. And it is become worse, I don't see it changing for the better. It's the age of the ugliest of humans ruling (and I don't mean physically ugly).

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    1. Hi Dezz... I just looked in the mirror and it occurred to me I'm getting uglier by the day. Do you reckon it has something to do with outside influences?

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    2. maybe you need a new mirror? :) Or Angie should start telling you that you are perdy on a daily basis.

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    3. I'll take that as... a compliment. :)

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    4. Speaking of bootycamp, sing me an ANACONDA, will you? :)

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  5. Raise your hand. Here's a high-five.
    But you, dear friend, just got rid of the all-night-lover neighbor, so what gives with the party people. One party or another for the blue man to listen to but they all leave you bleary weary come morning.

    Your mama done tole you, Son, to respect your elders and that teaching may have been the very last advice handed down by Mother to child because it surely is not being taught today.
    On the lighter side, I am laughing and do embrace the cartoon. Often there's nothing left but to laugh at ourselves.

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    1. Good day, Manzanita. How wonderful to hear from you again. I don't mind the occasional party, but I do mind people not having a job and then thinking to hell with everybody else on a daily basis. My Momma is a tough cookie, who doesn't take shhhhhhh from anybody. She taught me right from wrong, alright. Sometimes I learned it the hard way, too if you know what I mean. Always good to hear I made you laugh.

      Here's a high-five! Say hi to 'my' plant, will ya? :)

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  6. Yep, a bunch of idiots near and far, me me me from home to the corner bar. Everyone else gets a big screw you, they do what they want to do. No thought for anyone at all. Buy everything they can at the mall. All about me me me. Pitch them all in the sea

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    1. Pitch them all in the sea
      I'd do so for free
      The vid will be on Youtube too
      They can go and sniff a kangaroo
      Or a poo-infested shoe

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    2. Get 1 million hits
      As people have fits
      The PC and PTA
      Will throw acronyms your way

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  7. No, you're right, people in general are getting worse.

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  8. As a general rule I avoid young people because they grate on my nerves like cheese. However, experience has shown me that earlier generations are not all responsibility and courtesy, either. There are good and bad apples in every harvest!

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    1. Like cheese... Blue cheese? Yes, there are good and bad apples. I'd like to think of myself as a banana. Don't ask me why.

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  9. Yep, this is who we are, Blue. The human race always was shallow, but now? Ugh ...

    Me, me, me, me. So tedious.

    I'd go out and buy a pair of earplugs for your earplugs, if I were you. Then I'd cover said earplugs with earmuffs - not furry ones - we don't do 'real' fur. And then I'd possibly wear a helmet for added auditory protection.

    Or, do what ostriches do. Bury your head in the ground. You'll look a bit silly, but it may work. Just a thought.

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    1. I'm seriously toying with the idea of turning my bedroom into a wall to wall sound-proof studio. I'm also getting myself some custom made earplugs. I'd have moved to the countryside a decade ago if I were able to afford it. Good thing money doesn't make us happy, right?

      Stick my head in the sand? That isn't really my strongsuit, Wendy. Consider it a character flaw.

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  10. Hi Blue...
    I totally agree with your entire post.....
    Rudies rule!
    So tired of listening to them talk on their phone....
    Like they are all alone...
    So loud and so rude.....
    Now I am pissed off!
    Enjoy your weekend...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Did you say you're... peed off? Ignore the rudies, Linda. Every time I call the cops, they know who is calling and where to stop by too. I hate my neighbors, really.

      Thanks! I love your Jade plant. The one you genetically modified.

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    2. Hi Blue...
      I do...
      Remember you....
      My Jade is happy to see you!
      Hope a better more relaxed week is ahead for you....

      Linda :o)

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  11. When my days have been long and the workload heavy, it doesn't take much to get me riled a bit more than usual. Maybe I've skipped meals. Maybe I've missed snuggle time. Maybe I've had to me time to catch my breath. I have to stop and return to the things that nurture me.
    Young people are so easily carries away by living, they often neglect the fact that others have the same rights they have. It's been that way for generations. I remember reading a famous quote about the recklessness off the youth - I think it was from Plato or Aristotle, but interestingly you'd have thought it written about the 1960's - that was a crazy crowd!
    I wonder if it might help if you simply spoke to one of them living there or sent a letter. Or is there a management person you could consult?
    It's hard as I get older to practice the same level of patient I had even ten years ago. Harder because the times they are a-changing. The youth are finding themselves with less hope of a future - so drowning out the world has become a focus. They're bored and scared at the same time. I won't say they hate the elderly, instead I think they envy them... thinking the elderly at least had a chance to pursue their dreams without a lot of government-society hooey. I find it sad at the same time I get mad. What can I do for them?
    I'm not religious but I do believe in a higher power of my own understanding. It gives me hope to live. I shall pray for your youth that would rob you of peace and quiet... they simply have no clue how much damage they can do. Not to excuse but to try and remember the many times I'm sure I kept someone awake. The times I was too foolish to even care about the needs of others.
    Bless your heart - you've had long days and a heavy workload. I do hope things will improve or you this coming week. I'm sure any other time you take all the jokey shit you've heard and write a crazy post about them. You're very funny and charming. Go introduce yourself. If that doesn't help, wait until they're fast asleep and crank up some Chopin, Bach, effing Queen!
    Take care my friend.

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    1. No need to introduce myself. They already know who I am, as do the cops I keep sending on their butts. Seems to me they were brought up by people just like them. They just don't care about anyone else but themselves, and I've pretty much reached the limit of my patience.... after a couple of years, not weeks. I come from a poor family myself, there was little hope for anyone, but that did not mean I flipped the bird on the rest of the world. Yesterday I went to our local movie theater and there were kids aged, what 17 or 18, and they kept making a lot of noise, kept switching on their phones, shining that annoying light in people's faces while I was trying to watch a movie. And not just a couple of minutes... they cared only about themselves throughout the entire movie. I had to step in and tell them to shut up. I didn't pay 15 bucks to listen to them. The thing is... youngsters here are spoiled beyond belief, they're little princes and princesses who don't know what it means to earn anything. It's all given to them, and they want everything this instance. It's annoying. In my book there's no excuse for being rude and self-centered.

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    2. Okay - I didn't realize this was ongoing for some time. Forgive my quick thoughts on it. There is no excuse for being rude or self-centered. Right!
      Does this mean my app for booty camp will be denied?

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    3. We're always looking for new drill sergeants. :)

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  12. How is it that u are so on target with where the rest of us are or what we are feeling? Do u know where I am right this minute? Up at work on a Sunday which I got up here at 10:00 just so I could get the mother fuck away from my roommate. Whom I told "I want to live by myself again just this morning." So I have decided I would rather be at work (earning overtime mind u) I am not totally stupid. And the Professor is with me. So why am I mad. Because Professor is on a strict strict strict diet while we figure out his health issues. Meaning no motherfucking food other than his prescription diet that I have purchased. Did I fucking pay out over $600 just a few weeks ago so my fucking roommate could leave out Captain's Dee's fish and chips in a bowl on the floor where as I walked in I saw Professor munching on them. Meaning I have to mother fucking start over again. Mind u I asked my said roommate is this gonna be an issue as she always fed her pooch in her kennel. Then in my downtime she wants her motherfucking pooch locked up in a kennel where she whines all fucking day and night. I said let her out for fucking sake. I can't get any rest because of the whining. So this morning after trying to get my motherfucking door open where she put up a wreath and hanger that makes the door stick and I am out in the motherfucking rain and the damn door is stuck. I had had enough and asked her "To move the fuck out. I need to live by myself. It's me not you." It's not worth it. I tell you the extra money is not worth it. She proceeds to tell me she is not going. I am like are you fucking kidding me. You have plenty of time to find another place but I don't want u nor Sadie here anymore. Why why why why would anyone want to stay where they are not wanted. And then to the motherfucker that I was nice too. I guess I must have stupid written on my forehead. Do I look like I am going to motherfucking take care of man that can take care of himself? Do I work two jobs for the hell of it? No. I work two jobs so that I can care for me and the Professor and have a decent life. Bloodsucking leeches. I want everyone to just go away. To leave me alone. Possibly I want to be totally by myself. Blah--I am in a very very very very bad mood. The good news is that I am earning extra money. And I have a plan.

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    1. The Professor is so lucky to have you to protect him. The things that people do never ceases to amaze me, and I can understand why you are angry. I would be too. I hate human leeches. They should get their ass on the next bus to Alaska.

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  13. And I apologize for sounding off on ur blog but thank heaven I got this off my chest. Dumbass selfish people. I feel so much better now.

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    1. I'm glad to have been of service, Miss Marples. No need to apologise whatsoever.

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  14. There's always Bora Bora, Blue. For your convenience, I'll book a couple of Villas with no WIFI.

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    1. There you are. One villa will do, but I was wondering... who's gonna foot the bill? Jules?

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  15. I just can't Like this post because it was good, but there wasn't enough ME. Which we all know is what this whole thing is about. Also, could you stop breathing so loud? I'm trying to have an intellectual conversation about fat chicks over here and I can't hear it over the sound of your awful "peace and quiet." Jerk.

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  16. Oh bother. I'm really afraid of the fact that this "ME" generation will be running the world within the next decade or so. Very, VERY afraid.

    I can't help but be completely annoyed by those people, so maybe I'm an out of touch fuddy duddy too. And proud of it! My mom's biggest mantra has always been: "So many of the world's problems would be solved if everyone just had a little common courtesy." And I agree with her, 1000%. Just think about it. Everything from road rage to world wars could be avoided if everyone made even the smallest effort to consider someone else's feelings and needs. It's a shame that such a thing just doesn't seem to exist anymore.

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    1. They've got the right to vote. Oh darn. Better luck next time, Candice! ;)

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  17. The neighbors on one side of me quite often talk in their driveway in the middle of the night. The woman goes out to smoke at all hours. It's frustrating. The neighbors on the other side are perfect.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You've got perfect neighbors? What's that like? Also, don't hate me for what I just wrote. I've got so many mirrors in my house sometimes I can't help myself.

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  18. Kids these days are self indulgent little pricks. It's all Me, Me, Me mentality. We have social media to thank for that. Thanks a lot Mark Zuckerberg. You have just dumbed down an entire generation...

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    1. Did you say, "little pricks"? Well, I rest my case.

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  19. I can't help looking down on people who lack common sense. Because it's not hard to get.

    But you're right. All of this stuff is bringing out the worst self-obsession in people.

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    1. Good point. Unless you don't know it exists - then it's hard to get.

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  20. It seems though as if every generation throughout history has said that the subsequent generation is worse...perhaps that's what is happening.

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  21. As each year passes, it gets worse and worse. I raised my kids to be respectful, take responsibility, and be considerate. Unfortunately, not many other parents in my age bracket did the same and thus, the ME generation became a thing. It really does start at home and is enforced at school - or it used to be enforced at school.

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  22. Whoa it's a good thing I have a man in my life that handle my crazy moments!!! Poor thing. But he does tell me "Life is never boring with you that is for sure." I did warn him early on. When I get very very very very quiet, I am either sad or mad. And either hold me and let me cry it out. Or figure out if I am mad at u and if u need to rectify the situation then do so if I am not mad at you then just let me vent and get it out of my system and then we can go back to loving and having fun. These moments last for a few seconds, minutes, hours, days--never never never weeks though.

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  23. I think we, as humans, are naturally very selfish and it's part of rearing children to teach them to think of others. For some reason, that doesn't happen so much anymore? And our society definitely suffers for it.

    You need to start setting off fireworks when people are keeping you up. But then I'm sure THEY will have the nerve to be mad at YOU!

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    1. True, we are naturally selfish. Yep, they would get mad at you for reminding them there's such a thing as common decency. Maybe it just isn't common anymore...

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  24. Excellent writing. Hits the nail right on the head! One of the main things wrong with society today - It is Self centered.

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    1. Thank you Phil. Now of course writing this blog does not mean I'm self-centered ;)

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  25. I'm sorry about your neighbors. That's pretty rude. I HATE being kept awake.

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  26. I sit at my office at 4:00 a.m. in the morning. The reason I am up this early well just because I am bothered about something. I got smacked in the face with some reality last night in a big way. And I am going to have to really exercise "SELF CONTROL". I really can't explain what is going on and I wish I could understand. I really wish I understood. I decided instead of lay in the bed thinking I needed to get up, get dressed, walk the Professor and come on into work where I have plenty to keep my mind occupied.

    Self-centered and selfish. As I read ur and Ms. Dixie's comment, a similar thing happened in my presence at a children play's, Peter Pan, on Saturday that I was volunteering at. Two couples got into it over one of the couples pulling out their cell phones and it lightening up the area and annoying people. An issue was made of it, mgmt called in to handle the situation "during" the play. And then an hour later as the play ended the couples began arguing with each other. I observed from afar instead of stepping in. I mean truthfully "Who Am I?" to step in and scold them.

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    1. People are funny creatures. I, for one, don't think they were made in God's image. Only a human would come up with such ideas of grandeur ;)

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