Saturday, 29 September 2012

My Neighborhood

This week....someone got this picture of a METRO truck in our local area....taking up three parking spots at some local deli.

Course, this stirs up folks around here....who are already negative about METRO, and it's work force.

Back about twenty years ago....for the Gulf War episode....I was deployed and forced into driving one of these four-door pickups with an extended bed.

Frankly....you don't know nothing about driving a vehicle until you've handled an extended truck like this.  You have to allow yourself an extra ten foot for a turn radius situation, and you feel like you might be driving a bus.  Pulling into just one regular parking spot?  It's not possible unless you have at least one hundred feet behind that spot to make such a wide turn.

So I kinda feel sorry for the guy.  That's the best parking you can expect.....and most folks just won't be happy with that.  As for the deli stop....well....that's a different story and best not to discuss that part.

The Drug Smiles

About six months ago, everyone started to become accustomed to the new drug trend....bath salts.  Basically, you end up taking your clothing off and acting goofy.  It was pretty easy to note these guys within the news stories.

Now, there's another new drug....smiles.  The way this works, you start to have these hallucinations, which run from hours.....to days.  At some point, when you really overdose on smiles, you start to foam at the mouth, act like the devil has possessed you, and eventually knock your head against the wall, the floor or some tree.

You can imagine this scene....you at some city park.  Some kid is acting weird....yelling about goats attacking him.  Then after a while, you notice that he's foaming at the mouth, and you start thinking this has to be rabies or such.  Then finally, he's knocking his head against some park bench until he's knocked out or dead.

A guy can get the basic materials....start a lab in his garage, and be making $20k of the stuff each week to sell.  As long as he doesn't get addicted to the stuff....he can probably retire in two years with a good amount of money.