View Full Version : Random acts of jerks
09-14-03, 10:26 PM
I do not understand the motivation which causes someone to just randomly be a jerk to someone. Like someone getting their car keyed...it's random! What's the point? What's the purpose? It's not like you are proving anything.
I was driving back from the gym with my roommate and in a field near our apartment there were about 7 deer all female ages fawn - adult. There were 4 sitting on the ground in pairs about 20' from eachother and 3 were standing up eating. I had my roommate pull off the road and light up the field with the headlights and I threw on my 50mm lens and got out of the car. The high beams were great, and the deer ignored me. The deer on the RIT campus are very, VERY tame. They had no problem with me advancing on them slowly. I got, easily, about 10' away from the closest deer and was taking pictures as the opportunity presented itself, trying to get close to the sitting fawns on the ground. Some @#%$ drives by and just lays on the horn. Now the deer didn't bolt, but they were definatly NOT at ease anymore and I couldn't get any more shots. The sitting ones got up and they were very shifty. I didn't want to bother them any more, so I left.
I don't understand why someone would do that. That is so random. RIT is a HUGE photo school, there are people with cameras everywhere, it's like the deaf people, you just get used to them taking pictures of random stuff like dead pinecones. (Not the deaf people, you just learn some sign for them) It happened a while ago, and I am still mad about it for some reason. Not because the deer got scared, but just the motivation. I have never, in my life, done something randomly **** like that. In fact, I don't think I've ever caused a random person all that much irritation with any frequency. I worked for many years in customer-service jobs, and so I activly try to make my negative impact on other peoples lives minimal with regard to creating extra work for them and stuff. Why the hell would you ruin a, clearly, very nice shot for someone? It's like someone is building a puzzle in the library, so you walk by and rip half of it off and throw it across the room. It's just a random act of ****.
Now in retrospect I should have just sprinted back to the car and told my roommate to follow him to his apartment and beat the @#%$ out of him, then take pictures of him instead. Or at least yelled at him...people should understand that that kind of thing just isn't ok. You shouldn't be randomly mean to people you don't know. Nobody ever randomly makes my life easier. Nobody ever comes over for a party and says, "Hey I scrubbed your bathtub, it was looking kinda ugly." Instead you just find out the toilet is plugged the next morning. Sigh.
09-15-03, 12:35 AM
some people think that **** = cool
why ? i have no idea
its like the guy at friends house who when he find out i'm building a card house in the other side of the room ( when they play a lame ass PS2 game ) loop something at it
09-15-03, 02:08 AM
One of those mysteries of humanity I'll never understand. Being an idiot is regarded as being cool to some people. Likely there was no one else in the car but the moron that decided to lay on his horn, but I'm sure he went to brag about it to all his buddies later. *rolls eyes*
I say you find his car and key it! *grin*
09-15-03, 04:18 AM
I have never, in my life, done something randomly **** like that.
Really? Not even when you were a kid? I thought everybody did something like that at some point or another.
I remember once as a kid me and a couple of friends were walking down the street with a pack of those bang cap things (little wads fireworks you throw on the ground or at something and they make a loud popping noise) and for no real reason I threw one at the next car that drove past and hit it 'BANG'.
Turned out to be a policeman on his way home, DOH! Lesson learned!
09-15-03, 07:48 AM
When I was about 10 or 11, a friend of mine and I hid in a field next to a highway and threw mud balls to splatter on the sides of the trailers of 18 wheelers. We couldn't do it when other cars were behind the trucks, or we'd be seen, so we didn't endanger anyone...but when I misjudged and hucked one to splatter on the passenger side window, the trucker stopped and had a "talk" with some of the people in the neighborhood...one of them was my dad.
Other than that, no, I have never done the RAD (Random Act of ****) either. People with dispositions like that should wear collars. When they misbehave, push a button and shock the piss out of them.
09-15-03, 09:08 AM
I guess I did commit a random act of ****. I was shooting apples off a tree (in our yard) and hit the neighbors car window.
Edit: With a BB gun, not a real gun. Edited by: Krimzan at: 9/15/03 9:08 am
09-15-03, 09:17 AM
This rant ......kinda weak
Perhaps it could be that it reminds me of my neighboor this weekend.
I came home early saturday morning. I see him outside putting away garbage.
I did the usual "hey I dont want to talk to you because you are quite loony neighboor" routine.
Avoid eye contact. Check
Nod and smile. Check.
Quick Polite Greeting. Check.
Brisk pace past him to my door. Check.
"Look at this!!" he yells. "Every @#%$ time, someone is a major @#%$ up!"
Great, just what I need. So I ask him whats up.
he then begins to pick garbage out of the first can and throw it on the ground.
"See this! Its the paper bin!! Look!" he yells.
I notice that all this garbage is mine. Now mind you, there are 5 garbage bins outside of my apartment.
None are lableded, they might of been 5 years ago but any sign of a label has worn off long ago.
Everytime I throw something away, each bin is full of garbage. Nothing has been sorted for the appropiate recycle bins. 5 tubs of garbge full of garbage for 6 months, hey I put my garbage in the least
He goes to the next bin, " Some major ****up! this is the mixed container! Aha They smoke Marlbororos!" he rants as he proceeds to throw the garbage in that bin on the ground.
"And this is the paper recylering bin! Look they eat cereral! Don't ppl care? This is supposed to be
recycled!!!" he screams.
Since I worked at a recycling center once, I was about to remind him that they actually sort all the stuff that comes in the center. So even if, heaven forbid, you drop a candy wrapper into the container bin, it will get sorted out. I was going to remind him that people get paid well to do that and in our particular county they use prisoners to do that work as well. But since they would invovle further conversation with a known idiot, I choose to keep this to myself.
So here he is, throwing garbage on the ground yelling about how somehow garbage in the wrong bin
was the worst thing that ever happened in the history of mankind. I slowly backed away, avoiding eye contact and affirming whatever babble spouted came from this lips.
"yea, your right that is crazy! oh well see you later!"
There are alot worse things to worry about, much more real crimes and jerks in the world. I can only describe this as, "Things that some people worry about way to freakin much."
A car horn, a empty pack of smokes in the wrong recycle bin.
Get over it.
It's only wrong if you get caught.If consequences dictate my course of action I should play GOD
09-16-03, 08:34 PM
Quote:Things that some people worry about way to freakin much.[/qutoe]
Like weak rants? So much that they post a re
09-16-03, 08:45 PM
Or getting quotation tags right.
09-16-03, 09:07 PM
If the crazy neighbor was a wee bit smarter he would open up one of those mis-trashed bags and find a used envelope to get the name of the offender off of.
09-17-03, 05:27 AM
random acts of misspelling
09-17-03, 09:22 PM
Man I remember when I was about 7 I used to live along a main road (well, as main of a road as you can get for Whidbey Island) and lob fallen apples at cars as they drove by from the bushes. Fun times at age 7, until a very pissed off old man screeches to a halt about 15 feet after I hit his car (accidentally really, I was rolling them across the road when cars drove by so one might squish one). He reverses, sees me, walks up to the house and has a chat with my mom
Nobody ever comes over for a party and says, "Hey I scrubbed your bathtub, it was looking kinda ugly."
Now I have an odd urge to go do that.
09-18-03, 05:16 AM
When I was a kid we used to have a big tall fence in our back yard that you couldn't see over. In addition we had a garden with fresh tommatoes. Anyways the local university would practice street marching right past our house. We would grab tommatoes out of the garden and hurl them into the middle of the marching band and then run.
09-18-03, 05:29 AM
Haha Swipey, thanks for reminding me of the crazy old man (well, one of them) on my street. Last summer some old guy rang my doorbell.. when I went down he was all angry and yelling about my trash being in front of his house. He had an envelope with my addy on it but someone else's name (our building has 3 active tenants and additionally gets frequent mail for at least 10 ex-tenants.) No matter what I said, he kept telling me he knew it was me, kept waving this envelope at me, saying he had my name and address, and was going to call the cops. I was really hoping he would call them at that point, just to rub in the laughing at him, but they never came.
09-19-03, 11:34 AM
"donate your bodies to science you fools!"
09-19-03, 06:38 PM
I donated my brain to science and they sent it back.
09-20-03, 07:42 AM
I did a random jerk thing last night. Me and five friends went to the movies. Three of us conspired to convince the others we really, really wanted to see that new Cuba Gooding Jr movie. Arguments used included, 'but he's got an Oscar!', 'c'mon, Beyonce!' and 'when has Cuba ever made a bad movie? Did you see Snow Dogs? It ruled'. Anyways, once the other three had bought tickets to it, me and my coconspirators covertly obtained tickets to Lost In Translation and stealthily switched theatres. We had no real reason to do this, but it sure was amusing.
09-20-03, 09:46 AM
I would have probably layed on the horn also, deer are really stupid animals and like to randomly run infront of your car when you can see them.
09-20-03, 09:49 PM
my ROD is theres this guy who allways walks his huskey late at night and wears dark cloths, so when i turn onto my street coming home from work i kick on my highbeams and the 135w Xeon offroads and see if the dog freaks out when i go by.
09-24-03, 01:46 AM
Well one thing I cant help myself from doing is if im driving past a golf course and I see someone on their downswing I just have to hit the horn.
09-27-03, 01:24 AM
For most it is bonding. "I feel like I'm pretty dumb." "I figure you feel the same way." "I'll do something really ^%$ing stupid and then we'll feel closer."
It seems to work.
10-02-03, 10:52 PM
LOL do that golf horn to well i use to/sug Chromic