Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hurry, Beep Beep



I've been thinking about what to write next, it's not writers block or anything but my "muse" has been ill so I've had to do all the thinking. I'd seen this sign the other day, pictured above.
Sorry about that pole being in the way, but while I was trying to get a shot of the sign itself there was this van behind us that, just couldn't wait. He started beeping his horn at us so we scooted around the corner.

As we sped around the corner I put the camera out the window and took a wild shot at the sign:

Here....




Now my original idea was that this "Vinnin Square" Strip mall was a sign of the times. I never knew I'd get an assist from the van behind us, yes the guy that was beeping at us. Anyway I thought..look at the stores here, you can get tanned, because there isn't enough time to get to the beach. You can go work out at 1,2,3, Fit and just like that you're buff...stop and Starbucks and get your caffeine injection and speed over to rent a movie at Blockbuster, it's too time-consuming go to a theater anymore.

The idea was that everyone seems to be in a major hurry!! Especially it seems the Russian dude behind us.

It so happens that he pulled in the same parking lot we did and came over to the car spouting off, saying "If want to take my picture go ahead, take it!!!"

I said I "wasn't interested but that maybe we could make an appointment some other time." If I was doing a post on Broken English" or Old angry Russians but that I was simply trying to get a picture of the sign on the corner and because he was in such a hurry to get 100 yards down the road we turned the corner when he beeped."

"You want I give you my card?" he asked, apparently not understanding a word I said. I looked at the empty van that he was driving. It was a shuttle service for Handicapped people.

"No " I said, " I know I'm limping and all but I can still get around on my own."

I felt sorry for his customers, I imagine they don't get around corners very fast either. I walked away from him and went about my business. What's the frigging rush though? Fast movies, fast fitness, fast tan and caffeine!! On top of that,a raging Russian driving a handicapped shuttle!!

What's the world coming to???

Hurry up, comment11 I have to get to Bed, Bath and Beyond and, and I just don't think there will be enough time!!!

18 comments:

Lisa said...

Thatistoofunny!I'mtypingasfastasIcan!!!
Greatblog,Iloveitdude!!Gottago!!

;)

choochoo said...

thinking is very hard work, but someone's gotta do it. I've been working on an idea to farm out my thinking, but so far it's not really working.

Louisa said...

Well that really is a sign of our times. :-)

TOM said...

Lisa thanks4stoppingby!!!

choochoo how much do you charge??

Louisa...except in government where everything gets done slowly if at all!!

gotta go!!!

toes said...

Hope that van didn't have any occupants other than the charming driver!!! Handicapped people have enough problems without dealing with such an abusive jerk.

Evan said...

Now there's an idea, no blog idea, take a picture of something, down here you can now get arrested for even taking a camera onto the beach, hope they have access to internet in jail for that regulatory behind bars post!

eastcoastlife said...

hahaha...
ok ok... dun hurry me!

tahts so fnnuy.
See waht yuo hvae done?

Are you done? Hurry up! get off me. Grey's Anatomy's next.
Sounds familiar? hehehe.....

TOM said...

toes, he was picking up someone

Evan, they can chase me but they will never get me.

EasToast thanx vry merch

Sebastien said...

I think we live in a culture that promises us everything, so we want everything, and we are in a hurry to get everything... plus, all the advertisements are geared towards making us feel dissatisfied with ourselves, so that'll we'll feel that we need to buy their product so that we can become a better and more satisfied person. No matter, I still think that that Spongebob Squarepants t-shirt I bought helped me find my true self.

TOM said...

Sebastien..Sponge Bob, he's an Icon man!!

mist1 said...

I'm not capable of doing anything quickly today.

Ken Albin said...

Quick like a bunny! That's the American way today. If Henry Thoreau were alive today he would probably take one look around and stay in the woods forever.

TOM said...

Ken, sounds like a good idea to me!!

Rabbit said...

How about ASAP or "I need it yesterday" -- I often wonder if the person making the statement really does need "whatever" that fast. Is it because they forgot to get it, ask for it, or plan for it? Maybe it's the old chicken little syndrome - "the sky is falling" people panic if they don't have something and if they don't get it immediately their world will end -- too bad. Living in fast forward can't be healthy!
L'il Bunny

TOM said...

Rabbit, working in the Hospital I'd always here..Do this STAT...I mean I'm sure some of those STAT request were legitimate but that was rare.

mojotek said...

An old angry Russian driving around handicap people... I smell a screenplay!

comment4U said...

That's a new one: "Darque Tan"

Stacy said...

I don't have time to comment, I'm running late-again