Over here on the You’ve Got Issues site, we focus on how you’ve got issues. That’s right, guys and gals, we’re talking about you! With that in mind, every week we select one of you to spotlight. This week’s special guest: Jeremy.
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WHAT IS YOUR PETTIEST ISSUE?
The impatience of others really gets to me sometimes. People in a rush to get off a plane or a train are bad. Micromanagement is rough but thankfully I don’t get that very often. The worst might be Chicago cab drivers — specifically when they honk because they’re stuck waiting behind other vehicles trying to turn as a result of pedestrians crossing the street to their walk signal. Perhaps I’m defensive because I’m often one of those walkers but fuck off cabbies — running over people would be bad, you know?
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEHIND OR UNDERNEATH IT?
I try to keep my life simple, relaxed, free of stress and annoyance — I know this is often impossible, but I guess when I see others who can’t stand to wait just 2 extra seconds, I see what I don’t want to become. Respecting complete strangers in passing is kind of a good thing, and giving someone just a little bit of space that I myself would want to receive feels like a way to help keep general societal sanity in check.
WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIMILAR ISSUES DO?
If the other person is going to insist on being a dick, just try your best to not be a dick back. Personally, I’m quick to put on music or find some way to ignore those who can’t be bothered anyway. I’m ancient: I still use an iPod (it’s a Touch though I swear!). Though to be honest I’m still waiting for that moment with a cab where they come so close to me that I can just kick the car as it passes so the driver thinks for just a moment that they’ve hit someone and their life is now ruined.
DO YOU LOVE PEANUT BUTTER?
Fuck yes, I love peanut butter. Creamy, though, never chunky!
What’s your take on Jeremy’s issues? Relate? Don’t relate? Got suggestions for him? Share your thoughts as a comment!