Friday, July 3, 2009

Road Trip

There are few joys in life more satisfying, more, well, joyous, than being out on the open road, the wind in your hair, the bugs in your teeth. Ahh, yes. Good times, good times. But what is even more hap-hap-happier than this crap is watching your fellow man annoy you and get busted for it. The time that some Mario Andretti wanna-be flies past you at Mach-10 scaring the crap out of you and causing your car to wildly shake in his pressure wave, only to be seen a mile down the road parked on the shoulder with ol' smokey behind him. What about the time Mr. I-am-way-beyond-observing-traffic-signs causes major lane backup by stopping in the middle of the road and performing a highly illegal U-turn only to have a copper sitting right there on his scooter taking it all in. Both of these are situations that I have personally observed, with my own eyes. These experiences filled me with warm feelings that have lasted almost to this very day. Is it wrong to rejoice in the woes and despairs of another? For the most part no, but in some cases it is so totally allowed. The bible goes on and on about this, particularly in the books of III Corinthians and John 4.