Friday, 21 March 2008

Sunday Scribblings # 103 - I Just Don't Get it ...

Yayyyy Halleululjah I thought ...

I'm constantly bamboozled, flabbergasted and gob smacked at why people Just Don't Get It ...

Some that spring to mind are ...

that the law is an ass ...


why people don't answer a question with an answer ...


why people talk loudly on their mobile phones in public places ...

why people don't hear or read the question ...

why people don't get that life's not a dress rehearsal ...

when people don't get that 'charity begins at home' ...

that people trip over their ego's ...

when people make a comment that has no bearing on the topic ...

when people are rewarded for bad behaviour ...

why people just don't get it ...

why people only see the negative side ...

why people who have so much still thrive on being miserable ...

why people revel in martyrdom ...

why people believe the media ...

why people relish being the scapegoat ...

why people don't seek the root cause ...

how people can be cruel to children and animals ...

why people allow non life threatening illness' to encompass their whole being ...

why petrol prices rise when the stuff has been in the undergeound tank all week ...

why people don't either - Get It or Get Over It ...

why people take everything so seriously or literally ...

why some people think they're never wrong ... Oooops ... hang on ... ...

NO I DON'T ... ;)

read other I don't get it's here ...

27 Comments:

paisley said...

there she goes!!! the spark to the proverbial flame!!!! you tell 'em girl!!!!

J.C. Montgomery said...

I love it, actually answering a question with...egads...an answer.

I especially love Get It or Get Over It...that one is being written down and put on the fridge!

Wonderful Red...thanks!

Granny Smith said...

I love the list but especially that last laugh!

Whitesnake said...

Why people leave comments that have nothing to with whatever you had to say?

Whitesnake said...

Why people don't read posts properly and see that the comment they made already was in the post that they commented on!

DOH!

Rob Kistner said...

Great list!

I especially like:

"why people don't get that life's not a dress rehearsal..."

"how people can be cruel to children and animals..."

I don't understand how people can be cruel to people -- period.

You ask me on my blog to the explain the piece I wrote this week. How it relates to the prompt: "I don't get it". In your words, "...relevance - please help me out here"

You asked, so I'm here to help you out.

My piece this week was conceived and written simply to make the reader feel the tragedy of life lost to a cold, merciless, indiscriminate ‘killing machine’.

It was symbolic, I did not want to preach. I wanted to make people 'feel' the tragedy, not just tell them about it. But you didn't 'get it', so I'm getting on my soapbox right now. :)

Bottom line — I don’t ‘get’ the kind of evil I'm referring to, it breaks my heart… and unfortunately it happens far too frequently in our world, gone money mad, technology crazy, and power hungry.

Current time, the genocides, such as Rwanda and Darfur. The constant goings on in the Middle East. 911, suicide bombings, etc.

Human life becomes more and more expendable everyday. We’re here just to serve the “machine”, and be consumed by it. The money machine, the corrupt government machine, the corrupt business machine — these 'soulless machines' are all around us, and they frighten me as much as the machine Sephias encountered in “Distant Farewell”.

So much hatred, so much evil — I do not ‘get’ it!!

Peace!

gautami tripathy said...

Great list..

Many things to think over.

watered down

ratanaong said...

I don't get it why you can come out with so many ideas....and I managed just one.:(

Great thoughts!

keith hillman said...

Great list. I'm with you all the way, especially the mobile phone thing! And why do they pace backwards and forwards why shouting? Beats me.

Lucy said...

RIGHT ON MAMMA! I agree 100% but Red May I add one? People who don't use directionals!
Hey I'm sure every commentator can add one too!
I just don't get that! It's right there next to your pinky finger For goodness sakes!

Devil Mood said...

People are stupid, aren't they? ;) No, but they are! lol

I really laughed at this one: "why petrol prices rise when the stuff has been in the undergeound tank all week ..."

well done!

Jayne said...

I agree whole-heartedly with every one you said. From what I'm getting, sounds like neither you nor I get people in general.

Amiene Rev said...

everything around us is a bogeyman

Robin said...

How they can just not see that peace would bring us so much further than hatred. (Hmmm... I feel scribble of my own coming on. Hold that thought until tomorrow, it's already late here.)

Greyscale Territory said...

Your comments ricochet like repeater bullets from a gun!

Real hard hitting stuff!

Great!

Gemma

Cricket's Hearth said...

You go girlfriend! I found myself answering, ya I don't get that either to everything on your list -too many favorites to relist - what a great post! Happy Easter

Patois said...

Excellent list. I so love "why people don't either - Get It or Get Over It ..."

Inland Empire Girl said...

I love your list also, especially the one about illness and the "Get It or Get Over It"! Perfect!

tumblewords said...

Long list of truth and I'm thinking there are more - Good idea to make a list - I used prose which kept me to a small list - I just didn't get that until too late. LOL Great post!

Tammy said...

So many truths and they make us look much less evolved than we think we are. LOL

Jennifer Hicks said...

I hear you loud and clear. The part about not listening and not answering is a real annoyance to me! That's a really isolating experience when I'm on the other end of that!

texasblu said...

Great list! The way you wrote it too is powerful - the passion behind the words is felt in every line. :) Esp. the last.... *grin*

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Oh yeah ^5 on these -- I just kept saying, "oh yeah" to each point!!

dailypanic said...

i did all these things before lunch today! (except the part about being cruel to animals and children)
does that make me difficult????

a1ste said...

I agree on most of those.

khambagirl, yakattack.typepad.com said...

Well done! Great list! What I don't get is why I have such a hard time trying to log into the new 'blogspot' choose and identity for leaving comments ~ the new ones never let me leave my information like the old ones used to. I guess I will have to GET IT or GET OVER IT!

OneMoreBelieve said...

oh, those are purrrfffeckkkkkttt... i laughed the whole way thru... is that a good thing...

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