Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Rant!

I feel bad. I feel really bad.

One of those state cars. The government ones that "officials" ride...the ones with a flag? yes. those. Well I was driving back home and it's this side street. I am driving peacefully, okay? And the one with the flag drives past me, it's really crowded. And I just drive on. There are two 4x4 cars "guarding" that one. So the first guard car keeps trying to drive past (it's a small street, I promise) and he's forcing me almost into the parked cars...so once he manages to pass, the man on the passenger seat sticks his hand out and slams my mirror with his hand, I just looked at him. Kept the anger within me and drove on. THE THIRD CAR which is now behind me, keeps flashing its lights at me, so, due to PMS, I drive as slowly as I can..which wasn't very slow because I wanted to get home to spill this all out.

It angers me. It angers me so much. This man's job is to basically congest traffic...there are a lot of these people around (the guards that is) and their job: guard corrupt government officials. His character is shaped into disrespecting people who thrive to get through their days even more so than disrespecting people who care to make a change.

I don't mean to be stuck up, or to show off...I don't mean to act superior but I can guarantee that he doesn't have half the knowledge he should have, that he has no opinion of his own. That he basically survives on bribes. He is one of those people who slap their juniors just because they can.

This happens a lot. And it saddens me. Because people mostly just let it pass...as if unnoticed. I won't. This street, like all those in the city, is OURS- as tax payers, it belongs to us. Maybe I am being to harsh on the official, because he didn't do anything, it was the ignorant guard.

I tend to complain a lot this week...I know..but that's the whole point of a blog right? Expressing yourself!

I need reasons to smile. What little thing that makes a huge difference in your life? Tell me!  (That was actually today's capital question on The big drive home, on 104.2 FM!)


Farah said...

Urgh...I hate days like these...and people like that...well we do have officials that do that in Penang but here not so many escorts follow. It really sucks especially when you are stuck in a traffic jam and there is no space for you to move! eeek...its making me angry too now! bunch of retards...grrrr~

oh yeah you did it at home? Poor you..after braving through all that traffic! again...outfit pictures lady! please and thank you! xo

Taylor K said...

Yikes! Sounds like a rough day. I have also been in a BAD mood lately! Lots of ranting going on inside of my head.

in company with sparkles said...

Aw Sara! That stinks. It's so sad when people in authority misuse power or privilege.
I hope you made it to everything yesterday. Anything is fun in red heels =)


Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Never heard of such a thing. Did he wreck your mirror? And this is common behaviour?

Reasons to smile.... Well, I'm still smiling since the poetry festival.

I think it's healthy to get angry now and then. Perhaps you can use the anger energy in a good way.

Hmm, how to make you smile... Maybe this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32267866


missy. said...

lady there are plenty of reasons to smile. look in the mirror and you'll see one of the most beautiful ones of all. i HATE when people are bad drivers and this would have made me fumming mad. i am so sorry to hear this. personally, i would get some rocky road ice cream, grab my favorite chick flick [how to lose a guy in 10 days, ps i love you, the proposal or a lot like love] and indulge!! or a good fashion magazine if you're not interested ina movie.. haha hope you feel better! and complain away, we are hear to listen and encourage you

much love!

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Ugh, sounds like a typical day driving in Cairo. It's seriously frustrating that these officials who are supposed to be setting an example are the ones causing problems.

Sophia said...

awww,that sounds terrible!
don't worry about getting upset, i think anybody would be.

im glad traffic isn't that bad where i live, though. sounds rough :/

Paulina said...

I couldn't agree more with you when you said that a blog was to express your words and emotions!! Let it out girl!!!! :)

PS: nothing like a really awful traffic jam to ruin a perfectly good day.

Sanchez said...

Urgh. I hate those days.
(I seem to be having more of them!)

Compliments make my day shine. A quick glance from a special someone. That or an extremely good talk with someone I didn't expect.

Selma said...

So sorry girl. Days like these suck big time. :( And well, talking/writing about it always helps. The false privilege they try to use on us just stinks. They aren't any better, and we aren't anything less than what they are. Grrr....

Athena. said...

Oh, Sara!
That sounds awful;
I can't really relate as I've not started driving yet, and I still have the luxury to dream in the backseat, but I am very angry at those people for you!
I hope you're having a slightly better day, today :)

Kristin said...

Ugghhhhh, I'm sorry. Exaggerated self importance is such a disgusting quality. : )

Mohaly said...
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مى said...

When shoebee gets me Snapple every time I feel bad, it makes me smile. :)

Also, reading your blog! Really!

Mohaly said...

This repetitive scene is one of the few things that can shift my temper 180 degrees in less than a second.
Just a bunch of stupid rusty officials along with psycho guards who thinks that they own the world and they know nothing.
I usually act like I dont see them, but you being a girl in such a society, I really don't know what is the right thing to do.