Road Ragers and Laptoppers: A Righting Double Feature

"Someone saved my life tonight, Sugar Bear..."
“Someone saved my life tonight, Sugar Bear…”

Dear Road Raging Douchebags Who Lay On The Horn The Second The Light Turns Green:

Ohhh, I’m sorry — am I holding you up by not killing these pedestrians? Settle down a little bit! I KNOW the light is green, but I can’t exactly GO when the sign clearly says turning vehicles must yield to foot traffic, can I?!  Look at that old lady — not even halfway across and trying her damnedest to get to Yarn World, or whatever has moved into that building across the street. What is wrong with you?  I am pretty sure you are the reason they had to put up that sign, since the rest of us learned in high school driver’s ed that pedestrians have the right of way. If you mow people down in a crosswalk so you can get to wherever you’re going (i.e. Starbucks) twenty seconds sooner than you might have by sparing lives, can you really expect a jury of your peers to consider that involuntary manslaughter? No, you can’t. You are a douchebag.  Also — You. Need. Anger. Management. Oh, hey — speaking of Starbucks:

Laptops are too mainstream. I take my Mac to Starbucks to work on my book while enjoying a Venti, sugar-free, non-fat, vanilla soy, double shot, decaf, no foam, extra hot, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with light whip and extra syrup accompanied by a biscotto.
Laptops are too mainstream. I take my Mac to Starbucks to work on my book while enjoying a Venti, sugar-free, non-fat, vanilla soy, double shot, decaf, no foam, extra hot, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with light whip and extra syrup accompanied by a biscotto.

Dear People at Starbucks with Laptops:

Hey, wow – I can’t help but notice that you are annoyed, seeing how you’ve made it so blatantly obvious ever since that empty sugar packet drifted to the floor and broke your concentration/ruined your life. I’m so sorry to interrupt your work on the Great American Novel (or whatever the fuck you’re doing on your laptop) with my coffee shop patronage. Believe me, I wouldn’t even be here it if my companion didn’t consider it the most special of special treats. Not to worry — that is one of the beliefs I covertly attempt to change while overtly attempting to change the ones that brought them to me in the first place. After all, it’s just coffee. And I’ve had better.

“That’s what she said.” – Michael Scott

Anyway, Laptoppers, my point is that if your “work” is at such a crucial stage that it can bear no interruption, then maybe you shouldn’t be doing your “work” in a COFFEESHOP. Go home! Or go to the library, where everybody has to be quiet or they get in trouble.  Is the library not hip enough for you? Might you not get noticed there?  Hey, I get it.  There’s no point in being a writer if there’s nobody to watch you do it.  But I betcha that homeless guy at the library will notice you. Even if only to note that his computer is waaayy cooler than yours. And he is further along with his book.

Sincerely,

Me

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3 thoughts on “Road Ragers and Laptoppers: A Righting Double Feature

    1. we all use laptops at lunch to write our novels, darling. the key is not letting the errant sugar packet ruin your life. you could use that. sugar packet bitterness would be a great read.

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      1. So what you are saying is that I wasn’t different enough to make your bitter list. Arrrghh so bitter! Perhaps instead of sugar packets they should make bitter packets. Next post…or somewhere down the line.

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