Sunday, September 22, 2013

Upper Class Arrogance

I'll try to keep this one short, since it's not necessarily from me and I don't find it of particular interest.  Nor does it have anything to do with felines, but since someone has held onto it this long I might as well let him get it off his chest once and for all.  I tried to tell him that this is not the forum for such blather, but he's bigger than I am, and he and mom have the final say around here, dammit.
     Mom and dad aren't perfect, but they try to live right most of the time.  They spent a recent Sunday out at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington, and late that afternoon, while passing through the little town of Coats on their way home they decided to stop for an easy dinner.  They'd hiked most of the day and were beat, and a Wendy's sign caught their attention.  
     After enjoying their salads and shared medium fries (they really are still trying to eat healthy) they shuffled their weary bones out the door and into the parking lot just as an elderly gentleman was shaking the wrappings from an ice cream cone out the driver's side window of his gleaming white Cadillac in the parking lot.  They both saw it at the same time, and as mom went scurrying after the trash that blew across the parking lot dad approached the Caddy and tapped at the now-closed driver's side window.  
     The 50- or 60-something-year-old occupant in the driver's seat turned his head, his three chins jiggling like jelly-filled hammocks, and let the electronic system roll his window down as he looked up at dad.
     "You dropped something," dad said.  "What, you expect others to pick up your shit?" he added, pointing to mom walking toward the car with the ice cream wrapper in her hand.  The slob mumbled something as he put the window back up, his only occupant- his wife, I assume, complete with a beehive 'do right out of a Kliban strip (see link at the bottom, or search "Whack Your Porcupine")- watching the whole exchange in silence.
     Mom threw the refuse in the trash on the way to their car and they headed out of the parking lot.  As they pulled out onto the main road and drove on past the parking lot they turned just in time to see Jabba The Hutt toss what must've been his wife's ice cream wrapper out his window as well, as if to say "How do you like THAT!".

13 comments:

Sparkle said...

What can I say? This is why I am glad I'm a kitty. We are WAY higher up the ladder of evolution than some humans are are. (We are also higher up than the not-so-bad humans, just not as much.)

Tillie and Georgia said...

We agree with Sparkle.
Don't let stupid humans spoil your day.You are decent people.We know it and you know it. That's all that matters.
We wish that guy all the karma he deserves ;)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Mowzers, Sparkle. No one can top THAT comment!

Punapippuri said...

We totally agree with Sparkle. Some Humans just don't deserve this planet.

Old Kitty said...

What an idiot! But good for your mum and dad for standing up to this slob -may he suffer many painful pustules and boiling boils where the sun don't shine! :-(

Take care
x

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Good for your peeps for reminding the other peep that littering isn't acceptable. We all have to share the earth, and things would pile up if everybody was as careless.

Kitties Blue said...

Mom says it is okay to have a rant now and again. Glad the man wasn't dropping a kitten out the window. Some humans are so self-centered, they think the whole world should do their bidding, including picking up the refuse they leave along the way. Your Dad was so brave to say something. Of course, now he knows that it had absolutely no effect on this selfish human being. Glad he didn't get punched in the face. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...yur mom N dad can bee thanx full... if for nothin else... de cock roachez in de car dinna come floodin outta de pigz.... sty... when de window wuz down........

enjoy yur day ~~~~~~~~

Ann Boyajian said...

What Sparkle said. And your dad was brave, confronting that moron.

Muddy said...

Sparkle is right. Your humans did the right thing and were very brave.

Eileen said...

Wes agree wtih Sparkle too. That guy was a doofus.
Mom says hopefully he thinks about what happened and learns a lesson...even if he had to have the last word this time.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Shelly Mac said...

That guy was a real jerk. You are brave to say something. I have seen people throw trash out of their car and I have gotten out and picked it up and thrown it away. But I don't have the nerve to say anything. I figure the first time I say anything I will encounter some hot headed nut case who wants to start a fight. The same people who will not get out of their car to walk a few feet to throw their trash away are probably the same people who buy a gym membership so they can exercise.

Prancer Pie said...

That makes us angry, too!

Some humans! Pffffft!