What's Wrong With People?

August 15th, 2012
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Aftah I was pau work and heading to my ride, I immediately noticed a behemoth blocking the space.




If you've read da oddah Road Rage blogs, you know dat I have an irking itch about lolo's who tink they not only own da road but own parking spots and motorcyclists are not an exception.

Dis actually isn't da first time it's happened in "my" garage.

A little background first. You see da oddah two bikes? Well, one scooter and a bike. Yup, there's anoddah bike behind da behemoth and originally those two bikes used to park at da front of da garage in a normal stall. They must have been told to move cause now they were in "my" stall but prior to them moving, they used to hog cheese ONE stall. Da scooter on one side and da bike on da oddah so only two of them could park.

Well, for those who don't ride, you can actually fit FIVE normal sized motorcycles/scooters in ONE stall. Yup, you read right, FIVE.

Anyways, I had to "educate" da oddah two and we've been living in harmony since. We each have our "own spot" and very conscience about da narrow entry/exit we have since there are two massive pillars planted on each side of da stall.

Then comes dis behemoth - already seeing dat there are three oddah bikes in each corner establishing a parking trend - and plops his okole (can't be a wahine dat rides dat monstah) blocking da way out!

Wassup Wit Dat!

I was so irked dat I wanted to just push da bike down :evil: .... but I nevah oddahwise I would nevah be able to get out. I nevah have my Post-Its in my bag so there wasn't a way to leave a love note so I was left just fuming in my helmet. :mad:




It took me awhile as I had to snake my way out and.... I'll just leave it at dat.

'Den on da way home, on da long stretch of Moanalua Rd in between Hoomalu & Hoolaulea St, a frickin' dark green Honda Accord came within a foot of running me into oncoming traffic!

I gunned my engine and da drivah looked in his mirrors and saw me but nevah even say sorry. In fact, he and his passenger was LAUGHING! Yeah, LAUGHING!!

Wassup Wit Dat!

Well, those weren't my exact words.

Da drivah was still checking his mirror as I was gesturing for him to look before changing lanes and da passenger kept looking back and they both continued to crack up. I wanted fo' pound in some respect into these frickin' twinkies! I followed them (well, they were on my route home) and they abruptly turned and gunned away.

Ugh.

Then dis morning on da way to work - besides da illegal twenty-some-wat- vehicles with a single person driving in da car pool lane :roll: - I'm riding along and smell something.

No, wasn't da fut lady. :lol:

Someone was smoking pakalolo while driving!

Wassamattah wit people these days?! Geez, I can see if they were 10 year olds who kinda don't know bettah but these are full fledge ADULTS! They've been around da block and (should) know socially acceptable behavior. Besides dat, don't people have a moral compass anymore? And we wondah why da world is going pupule? It's cause da very core of just being a decent person is being thrown out da window and being replaced with, for lack of a bettah word, evil.

If people keep perpetuating things we hold as bad, how can we expect any good?

Well, my bag is now restocked with Post-Its.








27 Responses to “What's Wrong With People?”

  1. Paco:

    Love your posts about this stuff. I see alot of the things you post and you totally capture my frustrations. You just be sure you stay safe on the roads braddah lance!


  2. M:

    Howzit BL,
    It's dat Ainokea attiude again. People just no mo respect now daze.


  3. Paco:

    I hate to say this, but I think most people do have a moral compass but they choose not to follow it. In my opinion our society has (or is) slowly degrading into a "me first" one in which people make decisions based on their own self-interest instead of the common good. It is also a society of instant gratification and a feeling that "everyone else is doing it" or "he got his I should get mine". But I know there are still a lot of good people out there!


  4. lowtone123:

    I think it comes down to common sense, courtesy and respect. Many today simply are not raised to think of others when making decisions. Some simply don't care. My parents taught me to think of other people. As I grew up I realized that common sense is not common. In your case it would be easy to see that it would be difficult for those behind me if I parked my monstrosity near the center of the stall but if I parked it on the side, there is an aisle in which to exit from. That's what my (not) common sense would tell me.


  5. B:

    shoulda flatten da tire...

    too much lolos drivin...pls be safe. drivin is a priviledge not a right.


  6. lowtone123:

    Braddah Lance, here's to never running into (or behind) the fut lady again:).


  7. MrK:

    @ M and lowtone123 - Lots of people always say, "Kids today...", "People today...", "Many today...", etc. I don't know how old you folks are, M and lowtone123, but there were inconsiderate, lolo people since the beginning of time. Kids today are no better or worse than previous generations. When you folks were a kids, you can be sure that older generations were talking about your generation by saying, "Kids nowadays..."

    There was terrible parenting 100 yrs ago just as there is terrible parenting today. The older generations is no better than the current generations. As you say, lowtone123, it all comes to parenting. If your parents instilled discipline and thoughfulness in you, then chances are you will remember that. However, if one's parents let a kid get away with being a punk, then a punk he/she will turn out to be.


  8. DIO:

    People wonder why I say that the driver's licensing system in this country is messed up. That's because it is. Anybody with a pulse can get a license. Worse yet, there's hardly any consequences when things happen on the road. You face stiffer penalties for illegal music downloads than for killing someone with your car.

    As far as the jerk that parked their bike like that, what do you expect? One of the big problems I see these days is that there are absolutely no consequences for anything. If the jerk that owns the bike knew that there were consequences, like having their bike towed, they'd quickly learn to park it so others can use the space as well.


  9. kamaaina808:

    I'm going to buy one of those 'GoPro' cameras & attach it to my mobility scooter one of these days so you can see what I have to deal with on any given day - I don't care if town-side or Windward; people can be downright rude – and dangerous. Be safe, BL - almost gotta have 3 pair of eyes to ride bikes nowadays. :-(


  10. dihudfan:

    i'm glad my wife wont allow me to get a bike... miss riding but not the crazies... seems like it's getting worst, almost everyday there is a report of a bad accident involving a bike... no matter how defensive a bike rider is, too many lolos with ainokea attitude, they think it's funny to cut off a bike... bachi to them!! You get guts to be riding, especially with all that traffic in the morn and evenings. Safe riding to you!!


  11. sally:

    My friend has a dash cam in his car and posts vids sometimes of these Ainokea drivahs. I told him how I wouldn't mind getting one of those too, but realized it also catches audio. *zoiks!*


  12. Bob:

    I think if you want to "educate" anyone you should educate yourself on proper grammar... I mean honestly, at least make it appear that Hawaii has some form of educational system.... you make Ebonics sound like a high upper class dialect...


  13. badahiz:

    howzit badalance,
    -monstrocity: file off da serial numba next time da buggah like do stuff ladat
    -lolo drivas: google 'caltrops' n try put some on your bike
    -pakalolo: burn em if u getem. lol
    b e z badah


  14. Braddah Lance:

    Paco:
    Love your posts about this stuff. I see alot of the things you post and you totally capture my frustrations.

    Great minds tink alike. :lol:

    You just be sure you stay safe on the roads braddah lance!

    Always.
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    M:
    It's dat Ainokea attiude again. People just no mo respect now daze.

    Rogah.
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    Paco:
    In my opinion our society has (or is) slowly degrading into a "me first" one in which people make decisions based on their own self-interest instead of the common good. It is also a society of instant gratification and a feeling that "everyone else is doing it" or "he got his I should get mine". But I know there are still a lot of good people out there!

    Rogah dat two times!
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    lowtone123:
    As I grew up I realized that common sense is not common.

    ha ha ha! True dat!
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    B:
    shoulda flatten da tire...

    ha ha ha. Nevah tink of dat.

    drivin is a priviledge not a right.

    To some it's a privileged right. :roll:
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    lowtone123:
    Braddah Lance, here's to never running into (or behind) the fut lady again:).

    Or at least being upwind. :lol:
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    MrK:
    Lots of people always say, "Kids today...", "People today...", "Many today...", etc....but there were inconsiderate, lolo people since the beginning of time. Kids today are no better or worse than previous generations.

    It's debatable. I've been coaching youth baseball for 19 years and I can say, from my experience, dat it has been degrading. I admire da "old dayz" - before my time - wea guys held doors open and said "yes sir" or "yes ma'am".

    Try check out these top three blogs about how "adults" perpetuate da behavior in front of da keiki:

    It Doesn't Say That In The Rules

    Not Volleyball This Time

    and my favorite
    Some Should Just Not Be Parents

    When you folks were a kids, you can be sure that older generations were talking about your generation by saying, "Kids nowadays..."

    True dat but I still tink we're going downhill. Classic example: check out all da political ads these days. It's gotten worse every year.

    The older generations is no better than the current generations.

    I tink there is a difference but maybe cause there are a lot more variables in the current generations than da "older" ones but then again I can't compare oddah than da mannerisms I see on da "old flicks". :lol:
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    DIO:
    Worse yet, there's hardly any consequences when things happen on the road. You face stiffer penalties for illegal music downloads than for killing someone with your car.

    Ha ha ha. Sooooooooo true!
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    kamaaina808:
    I'm going to buy one of those 'GoPro' cameras & attach it to my mobility scooter one of these days so you can see what I have to deal with on any given day - I don't care if town-side or Windward; people can be downright rude – and dangerous.

    I want to do dat too! I seen a classic example of a motorcyclist getting hit and without da video evidence of da truck running a red light, it was word against word.
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    dihudfan:
    i'm glad my wife wont allow me to get a bike... miss riding but not the crazies...

    For us, it's a mattah of necessity.... but I certainly do enjoy riding. :grin:

    ... no matter how defensive a bike rider is, too many lolos with ainokea attitude, they think it's funny to cut off a bike... bachi to them!!

    Yeah, bachi to da lolos. :grin:

    You get guts to be riding, especially with all that traffic in the morn and evenings. Safe riding to you!!

    Mahalos. I try to be safe but I no can control da actions of oddahs.
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    sally:
    My friend has a dash cam in his car and posts vids sometimes of these Ainokea drivahs. I told him how I wouldn't mind getting one of those too, but realized it also catches audio. *zoiks!*

    HA HA HA! LMAO! Yeah, can you imagine how many bleeps would be in there?
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    Bob:
    I think if you want to "educate" anyone you should educate yourself on proper grammar... I mean honestly, at least make it appear that Hawaii has some form of educational system.... you make Ebonics sound like a high upper class dialect...

    In case you nevah notice Bob, dis is one blog.... and one blog in Pidgin for da mattah. It's a language you obviously know nothing about nor even cared to have researched. And if you even bothered to find out wat dis blog is about, you wouldn't have posted such an ignorant response.

    Oh yeah, E Komo Mai to WWD! Bob.
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    badahiz:
    -monstrocity: file off da serial numba next time da buggah like do stuff ladat
    -lolo drivas: google 'caltrops' n try put some on your bike
    -pakalolo: burn em if u getem. lol

    HA HA HA! You funny. And Caltrops = neat.

    E Komo Mai to WWD! badahiz! Glad you could drop in and make me laugh.


  15. Makiki:

    Not so much Ainokea but maybe Ainoclue!


  16. Tomzhawaii:

    Brah , you make me laugh everytime I read your posts. Whats wrong wit people? We ain't got nuff time or space. I ride everyday and had parking problems same as dat. I try be polite atleast once. Den "it's on"... Even on da freeway, no blinka, just cut you off. No think bout da next guy.Speaking of the next guy....Bob it is the belligerently educated persons of your stature that we are discussing here.Hahahahaha Aloha to all, have a good one


  17. M:

    Howzit BL!
    WWD Bob?
    Happy FGT!


  18. wafan:

    Sheesh.

    I think things have worsened. Ask any teacher who's been in the profession more than 20 years.

    Why you neva hemo da safety stika oa flat da tiya. Try Morning Glory (still get oa what) on top da seat. Reaim da lites (no brok em!).


  19. MrK:

    Honestly, let's be real the RESPECT or DISRESPECT that you get from others is, basically, based on your physical size/looks. I have a friend - he's around 6'2", and a solid 320 lbs. Not much fat on this dude - he's W-I-D-E, and has a thick neck and a big head. I asked him, "Just curious - when you are driving, did anyone ever flip you off, steal your parking space, or tailgate you?" He said, "No, never."

    I'm Asian, of average size. When I was one student at UH, I had one good friend who was on the football team - offensive lineman - 6'3", 300+lbs. One day, I was driving in Kaimuki in my small Toyota p/u truck. My friend cannot fit, comfortably, in the cab, so he chose to lie down in the bed. I was at one intersection, and I was going straight. The car across me made a left turn right in front of me. I slammed my brakes and blasted my horn. Had one driver and passenger in the other car - two mokes. The driver got out of his car, yelled, "WHAT u F*&KA!! You like one slap!!", and he started approaching my car. When he was about 10 ft from my truck, my UH football player lying down in the bed sat up, jumped out of the bed, and stood right next to my driver's side door, with his arms crossed in front, and he told the moke, "Yeah, I like one slap. Are YOU going give it to me??" The moke stopped dead in his tracks, his jaw dropped to his ankles, and it looked like he was going to kaka his pants. He started walking backwards, and said, "It's cool, brah, it's cool". The moke jumped back in his car and hauled okole out of there.

    Bottom line - if you small, you going get hassled. If you're HUGE, life will be easy. It's all about being a lion, an antelope, an elephant, etc. Antelopes don't f*&k with lions, and lions don't F*&k with elephants.


  20. cojef:

    Your fellow bloggers have many good observations on the problem facing our society. "Paco's" comments, I like as his hit at the core of the problem. Behavior in public is learned in the home. Good parenting begets, sensible, polite, and self-respecting kids that are a credit to their society. What to, don't get down to their level. Just grit down on your chumpers and bear with, for theirs still sunshine out there. Maybe not all the time like the obese futting wahine, and some just want to act like the big kahuna.


  21. SittingInLimbo:

    Ai! howz you BOB! trying for make! totally agree with BL do your research before bumping your map! It's a blog get over yourself!

    BL, maybe your next blog do something about ignorant people? lmfao *BIGF*NSMY-O*


  22. Keoni Simpkins:

    @Bob I was born and raised far from Hawai'i, thus use(d) correct English, not knowing a word of pidgen before I met any Hawaiians. But I use the local patois when I can because
    a) it's fun.
    b) it makes me feel like I fit in with the local culture.

    So, cut us some slack - we're NOT uneducated morons!
    What? Boddah you? :lol:


  23. Keoni Simpkins:

    Eh BL, re. Bob. Geev'um! :lol:


  24. Da808:

    OOHHHHH Bradda I feel your pain. I park in Mark's Garage in town and this young punk parked his "Enchanced" Honda Civic piece of cr@p next to my driverside door truck. I could barely get into my truck so I know he must have had a hard time getting out of his car. But these young punks don't think anymore or care anymore. Not sure what's wrong with common courtesy nowadays!!!


  25. 9thIslandGirl:

    Whoa, road rager, take it easy! Remember that the kind of people who can laugh when they put other people's lives in danger are the kind of people who don't care if they run you off the road and kill you, then drive off.


  26. Braddah Lance:

    Makiki:
    Not so much Ainokea but maybe Ainoclue!

    Good one!
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    Tomzhawaii:
    Brah , you make me laugh everytime I read your posts.

    Mahalos! I'm glad you enjoy it! :grin: And E Komo Mai to WWD! Tomzhawaii!

    I try be polite atleast once. Den "it's on"...

    Ha ha ha! I can hea dat voice...."It's ON!"

    Speaking of the next guy....Bob it is the belligerently educated persons of your stature that we are discussing here.

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    M:
    WWD Bob?

    You might have to translate. :razz:
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    wafan:
    I think things have worsened. Ask any teacher who's been in the profession more than 20 years.

    Rogah dat! If you work around keiki, you'd know.

    Why you neva hemo da safety stika oa flat da tiya. Try Morning Glory (still get oa what) on top da seat. Reaim da lites (no brok em!).

    LMAO!
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    MrK:
    Honestly, let's be real the RESPECT or DISRESPECT that you get from others is, basically, based on your physical size/looks.

    Sounds like da next blog... stay tuned.
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    cojef:
    "Paco's" comments, I like as his hit at the core of the problem. Behavior in public is learned in the home. Good parenting begets, sensible, polite, and self-respecting kids that are a credit to their society.

    Sounds like anoddah blog.... stay tuned. :grin:
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    SittingInLimbo:
    Ai! howz you BOB! trying for make! totally agree with BL do your research before bumping your map! It's a blog get over yourself!

    E komo mai back SittingInLimbo! I guess you share wen it mattahs. :wink:

    BL, maybe your next blog do something about ignorant people?

    I got dat one coming too! Wow, three new blog topics coming up. :grin:
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    Keoni Simpkins:
    @Bob I was born and raised far from Hawai'i, thus use(d) correct English, not knowing a word of pidgen before I met any Hawaiians. But I use the local patois when I can because
    a) it's fun.
    b) it makes me feel like I fit in with the local culture.

    Spoken like a local.

    So, cut us some slack - we're NOT uneducated morons! What? Boddah you?

    Yeah! I stay edumacated! :lol:

    Eh BL, re. Bob. Geev'um!

    No worries, I usually do. :roll:
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    Da808:
    Not sure what's wrong with common courtesy nowadays!!!

    It's called, "be courtesy to me!".
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    9thIslandGirl:
    Remember that the kind of people who can laugh when they put other people's lives in danger are the kind of people who don't care if they run you off the road and kill you, then drive off.

    Das da kine times I going carry da Caltrops rigged up to drop from da rear of da bike like Data's "slick shoes" (anybody remembah wat movie dat came from?). :grin:


  27. lowtone123:

    GOONIES!