WTF Are People Thinking?

“Radio host loses job after sexual comments on teen Olympian”

“Bronx teacher sparks outrage for using black students in cruel slavery lesson”

“Lawyer charged with stealing $1,600 from wallet that was dropped in Wake courthouse”

“Seven prison guards arrested for sexually assaulting female inmates who ‘had nowhere to turn for help”

“Teens busted after threatening to shoot up Brooklyn high school

My only three questions are. What the fuck is wrong with some people? What the fuck are some people thinking these days? Do they even think before they do or say something?

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Conspicuous Consumption In My Hood

Ever since I was a teenager, I remember seeing some people in my neighborhood driving expensive cars with very expensive sound systems. They used to buy expensive clothes, sneakers and jewelry. I knew that all that they wanted to do was to draw attention and to show off. They wanted everyone to think that they had money and that the rest of the community couldn’t afford what the individual could. The funny thing about me was, that when I saw such individual driving or walking down the block, I would just turn my head the other way. Why? Because in my mind, they just looked like fucking clowns and so I found them to be ridiculous.

Thirty plus years later, and I was still asking myself why do people like to show off? Then I learned something new, and it is called “conspicuous consumption”. The term refers to consumers who buy expensive items to display wealth and income rather than to cover the real needs of the consumer. In other words, people use consumer goods as a means of displaying status and so they play a wealth-signaling game. The key words here are wealth and income. Why? Because personally, I know a few people who buy expensive items and talk shit about it every minute they get, in the attempt to impress others. When in reality, they are broke ass motherfuckers, who owe money to everyone they know. For example, I’ve even seen people in my hood, who have spent hundreds of dollars on a brand new smartphone, but can’t afford to pay their rent or put gas in their car. That’s how broke they are. I know it is their money, but what bothers me the most is, when they ask to borrow money from me. Dumb-ass people like that, are all over the world.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Smartphones… Stupid People

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First things first! I took the picture shown above, in the train on my way home from work. I remember that for the first few stops, the female passenger was alone and with her head buried in her smartphone . Then the male passenger came in and then I realized that they knew each other. The thing that I noticed the most was, that when the guy boarded the train, they said a few words to one another, then they both buried they heads in their smartphone . For about the next six to seven stops, they did not say a word to one another because they were too busy with whatever was going on in their own little world.

Hey look I have to admit, that up until about a year ago, I came to the conclusion that I was addicted to social media. My fix was the not so famous Google+. As a matter of fact, I used to post so much shit on a daily basis, that there were days that I would fall behind on my work. I guess that what really open my eyes to my own addiction was, when I was trying to have a conversation with someone and they kept checking their stupid smartphone. Then I started to notice how a lot of the people in the train, had their heads buried in their phones, even if they were riding with someone they knew next to them. I still use social media sometimes, but I don’t let it control my free time anymore. I’d rather have someone call me, than to post to my wall or stream. Call me old school, but I really enjoy face to face interaction more than anything else.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

The Rush Hour Triathlon

Five days a week, I take the train to and from work. And five days a week, I see people killing themselves to either get a seat in the train or get off the train and up the stairs or elevators. The funny thing about it all is, that I just love to stand back and look at how fucking ridiculous they look. I keep asking myself, how would these people behave in Armageddon? These people are just going to be pushing kids, women, the elderly and handicap people out of their way in order to save themselves. It’s just incredible how some humans behave when put in the rush hour triathlon.

Me in the other hand, I just like to stand back and look at human behavior at its best. I mean don’t get me wrong, I understand that some people might be late getting somewhere. But why don’t they do like me… I leave FUCKING early! I understand that I live in New York City and everything moves fast, but come on! Pushing people out of their way, just to get a fucking seat in the train? The way that I look at it is like this, there’s always a train behind that one. Unless for some weird and unexplained reason, The New York City MTA runs out of trains! Whatever the reason behind the rush is, I refuse to join the crazy people in their quest to get a seat in the train or to get to wherever they are going in a rush. My solution to the rush triathlon problem is… I leave early. Hey look! If you are late, you are late. It doesn’t matter if you run over the lady with the cane or the little kid and his pregnant mother. As a matter of fact, I’m not going to break a leg or my neck, just to get to where I am going in a rush. Hey idiot! No matter what happens and how much you rush, you are still gonna be late!

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Are Some People Born Assholes, Or Do They Have To Work On It?

I know that I have criticized newspapers for publishing sensationalized stories, and I have said that I would cut down on my news consumption many times before. But the truth of the matters is, that I still do read online newspapers, but like my shrink told me once, I try not to overdose on them. Let’s be honest, too much news is not good for me and I know it. But getting back to this crazy and insane post of mine, I was reading an “exclusive story” on the New York daily news website titled “Queens school rejects student’s bid to add his name Malcolm X on senior sweater, then mocks him”, you can read it here.

To make a long story short, High School student Malcolm Xavier Combs was told by a school official, that Malcolm X, was someone who he didn’t want to be associated with. My question is… What the FUCK is wrong with some people these days!? I mean, why is it that some people can’t just shut the fuck up about things that doesn’t concern them? I just don’t get why some celebrities, government officials, politicians, school officials and so forth, who are out of touch with reality, have to open their big fucking mouth, in order to put others down? I mean! REALLY!?. I know that I blog about a lot of shits that I like, dislike and hate, but my ground rule is, that I can put myself down as many times as I want to, but I don’t do that shit to others, just so I can feel better about myself. Some people just need to learn when to shut the fuck up!

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

There Are Jobs Out Here

Reporters keep mentioning how the economy is getting better and how more jobs are being created over time. Hey look! I am no expert and or don’t hold a degree in business or economics. But I can tell one thing… there are a lot of jobs out there. The way that I look at it is, that “some people” are more interested in finding jobs in a specific field, salary rate or both, which I find crazy in this economic day and age. The reason that I feel like that is, because even though I went to college, I never graduated. So what I am trying to say is, that throughout the years, I have held a lot of different jobs, from factory work to customer service representative.

My whole point is, that with a family to feed and bills to pay, I have never been picky when it comes to finding work. Since I don’t have a college degree, I just have to take whatever work comes along. You see, in my neighborhood, I’ve seen some young people complaining about the lack of jobs. But to be honest with you, the one thing that community activist and lawmakers don’t dare to say is, that there are jobs in my community, it’s just that they don’t pay what the young people “expect to be paid for the work that they perform”. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of the young people who I see working in fast food joints and other businesses everyday in my neighborhood. I know what it is like, because I went through that. It’s just the handful that want to be lazy asses, that bother me. I know this, because I personally know a couple of them.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

The Snowflake Syndrome

As per Wikipedia: “Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a neologistic term used to characterize the young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offense and less resilient than previous generations, or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own. The term is considered derogatory”. As a matter of fact, I really don’t give a shit that the term “generation snowflake” is consider derogatory. Why? Because it explains a lot to me. Plus I have to add, that as of January 31, 2018, I decided to completely stop using what I love to call “anti-social networks”… except for this here crazy and insane blog of mine. Why? Because they are full of fucking stupid oversensitive people and snowflakes that can’t handle the truth and reality like the rest of us.

Hey look! I suffer from bipolar II disorder, OCD and social anxiety disorder. But the truth of the matters is, that I am not a big fat baby when it comes to life and reality. At a very young age, I learned to deal with life and the many problems that come with it, just like the older generations did. I just find it so fucking incredible, that there are entire generations of people out there, that are so fucking oversensitive and who don’t know how to deal with life, because maybe, just maybe, their parents were way too overprotective of them. I remember back in my days, that if another kid tried to bully another kid around, they would get into a fight. Trust me, one kid tried that shit with me in school and all he got from me was a busted lip and a trip to the school nurse.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Stop Enabling Stupid People

A few years ago, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority aka The MTA decided to provide cellular and WiFi signal to all of it 424 subway stations throughout New York City. Why? Maybe just because someone didn’t have shit to do and said… AHA! Or just simply, because most riders suffer from fear of missing out aka FoMo and they complained about it. Whatever the reason behind their stupid decision was, other riders like myself, ended up paying for it. What do I mean by that? Well, now that riders have full access to free underground cellular and WiFi signals in all of the city’s subway stations, it means that they can keep connected to what I just love to call the “antisocial networking sites and apps” and to top it all off, they can also make and receive stupid calls.

You see, there are two problems with giving stupid people access to cellular and WiFi signals underground. The first one is, that stupid people don’t think! And so they have loud conversations about shit that I really don’t give a flying fuck about, don’t want to listen to, or are none of my fucking business. And two, with access to “antisocial networking sites and apps”, they watch dumb-ass stupid videos with the cell phone volume blasted all the way up… remember, they are stupid people, so they don’t know why headphones were invented, what are they used for or in some cases, that they even exist. Plus keep in mind, that all of this shit is going on, while many of us are trying to have a quiet and comfortable ride to and from work.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!