Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Loser Gets it Where He Can
The sad thing about being the Complete and Total Loser is that he does have an ego, however bashed and reduced. At the same time, he also has a brain, so he knows that just because he's in a car he is not better than, nor does he have more rights than, pedestrians or cyclists.
So how does he get his tiny ego stroked and fed? From dumb stuff, of course.
Today had a good example. Outside, cold, crossing a street in a shopping mall parking lot. The sign was on the Loser's side. As he approached the intersection a car reached it, too. The Loser, in an adventure cartoon Masters-of-the-Universe-type voice heard only by him, says, "You will stop for pedestrian crossing," without slowing down a step. The car stops as if at his command, and the Loser, standing a little taller now, walks into the store.