Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Posters and Wall Flowers

As I move through the world and observe people (resisting the urge to mutter to myself how silly "these humans" can be) I often find certain situations that seperate people into groups. There are lots of jokes expressed by that old saying "There are two kinds of people..." like this, but it's still rather amusing to see it manifested out in public. Anyway, here are the (hopefully amusing) categories I've come up with, and maybe a few I read somewhere....

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who keep up with the latest technology, and those who have VCR's that blink 12:00 all their lives.

"There are 10 kinds of people: Those who can count in binary, and those that can't."

There are two kinds of computer users: Those who call tech support and ask about programs and email, and those that ask "you mean the box you look at or put disks into?"

There are two kinds of people waiting at the carry-out counter: Those who stand back and wait for their number to be called, and those who practically climb over the counter in anticipation.

There are two kinds of annoying drivers: Those who worship speed limit signs and won't go any faster than three mph below it no matter how many people are lined up behind them, and those who aren't happy unless they are doing 30 mph more than anyone else on the road.

There are two kinds of people that put ketchup on their french fries: Dippers, who squeeze out a large dollop and dip each fry into it, and Spreaders, who crisscross the whole pile of fries with narrow streams.

"Today, there are three kinds of people: the have's, the have-not's, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have's." -- Earl Wilson

"People can be divided into three groups:
1. Those who make things happen
2. Those who watch things happen
3. And those who wonder what's happening." -- Anonymous

There are two kinds of bloggers: Those who post, and ThÖ$Σ w╫Θ PΦ$τ

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Cognitive Byproducts ~ Part Three

A continuing series of random thoughts, questions, and musings accumulated over time.
  • Haven't posted in a month, I'm slackin'. See next item. I'm becoming such a sports fan. I guess there are worse pursuits to get lost in...
  • I've jumped on the baseball bandwagon and am following the Nationals and Orioles every day. I think I like listening to games on the radio better than watching on TV. Seems to me that it wouldn't be that tough to get tickets to the average night game at RFK, since the crowds total about 25000 and the stadium holds 40000. Going to a game in September already, but may try to go to one sooner. And the Orioles are cheaper....
  • I'm seriously considering writing to the local government and law enforcement to find out how to start a public campaign to educate people on acceleration lanes and how to legally and safely enter a highway. Every day I see people with an unconscious death wish who pull right out into the traffic lanes doing about 30 instead of speeding up to 55 first. And some will cross both lanes. Wake up people! It's a highway! That's not the shoulder, it's a lane for you to use so you don't kill yourself or anyone else!