You know what? I like people, I really do. I strongly believe in humanity......But sometimes.......
People make my brain hurt.
Yesterday I was soundly asleep when I was jolted from the bed by violent pounding on my door. I jumped up and opened the door quickly, I was thinking that maybe some shit went down. You know those cop knocks? where the person uses their entire fist and arm to knock on the door and it shakes the whole house? It was one of those so I assumed it was something important.
As my eyes adjusted to the light outside I saw, standing before my little metal steps, a young private, no older than 21. He was one of those mouth breathers. You know the type, mouth always open, teeth taking in some sun, breaths deep and audible. He was wearing thick dark rimmed glasses and a PT uniform that was falling off of his goofy disproportionate frame, a shameful site to waking eyes to say the least.
I was tempted to slam the door in his face right there but I decided, against better judgment, to hear what he had to say. I raised my eyebrows, body language for "What the fuck do you want?"
He started: "He - Hey, oh...did I wake you up man?...Sorry...I...I cant get my internet to work."
(I don't know this guy at all, he lives a few rooms down from me but I have never seen him before)
I looked at him in a way that conveyed perfectly my disgust with his reason for waking me up but I responded, I was not an asshole, I was trying to be good.
I asked him if the router in his room was plugged in and he responded by informing me that "all of the cables are plugged into the router, yeah." I said, "No...is the ROUTER plugged in, are the lights blinking on the ROUTER, is the big black cable plugged into the wall?" His reply will haunt me for while and I will have to work to regain some of my faith in humanity. "You mean the router needs to be on? OOHhhhh, ok, thanks alot man." And he waddled back to his room.
I had to stand there for a moment and contemplate what just happened......If I had a blunt object in my hand at that moment I would be writing this from prison. So it was an incredibly stupid question from and incredibly stupid guy, so what? It happens right? Well the troubling thing to me is that this person carries a loaded weapon every day and is ultimately responsible for the persons life next to him. That is just scary to me.....I dunno what else to say, where do people like this come from, what the hell is going through their minds? I'm confused and depressed, lol, just thought I would share this, I found it amusing and I hope you do too.