What a wonderful example of southern-style good-ol'-boy thinking from the land of John Deere and Betty Crocker.....and Groo comics!!! Issue #15-page 13-4th panel....Groo is a Redneck!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!
No, not a redneck. Just a mouthy mendicant. Hope you didn't have a vow of silence going on there since you just blew it.
They make me sick with anger in their oblivious state as they happily bumble along, ignorant to how fortunate they are in their ability to do even the simplest things. Weekends usually make me irritable, but not always, as people come in with time to kill, wearing their relaxing clothes, acting like they have all the time in the world, as they plan something nice to do or to do nothing at all (and usually plan right in front of me, as if to taunt). Holidays are even worse, well-fed and happy people parading by, expectant of me being there but appearing or pretending to be shocked when, in response to their casual inquiry, that I don't see any family nor have any time off on holidays. They don't comprehend as their mind mulls on the fact they have two more days off, three if you count that today has scarcely begun. They appear even more shocked when I tell them that holidays have less and less meaning to me each year (though I crave the "traditions" more and more) and that I almost have stopped caring, and that Saturdays carry the same weight to me as a Tuesday - they're just days to me.
This post may be construed as whining - think that if you want. I consider it more of an expression of annoyance. I am sick of people flaunting their good fortune but being oblivious to how lucky they are. I'm sick of an uncivilised world where nothing matters but the dollar. It's the glow, the stench of that almighty dollar that stokes that envy, that hatred. If you have time off this holiday, I hope that you have beautiful and happy one. If you grumble about not doing anything you wanted to do this weekend, whose fault is that? We're all responsible for making things be as we wish them, and if things don't go our way, maybe there's a reason or maybe you were supposed to learn something. Be thankful for those opportunities. Look between the unpleasantness for the bright spots. Despite all my griping, I do this, but for those more fortunate, don't overlook how bright those spots really are. That's all I ask. Also, never forget those that aren't as fortunate as you. No matter how low you go, there's always someone lower (for the record, yes, I am thankful for the way things are in my life. They could be better, certainly, but I realise they could be so much worse). Never forget them.