Archive for the ‘Mumblin' Monday’ Category

Too Damn Easy

April 20th, 2015
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It's a Mumblin' Monday and I gotta say, wen da heck has it become so easy to do watevah dat 'used' to be wrong freely and not even bat an eyelash?

Look at our recent headlines of an SUV allegedly running ovah a motorcyclist... ON PURPOSE! How about - and I've blogged about dis - prisoners releasing themselves from furlough... nearly everyday without da public being aware! Wat about those lolo's who STILL drive on da shoulder lane just cause traffic, TRAFFIC!, is toooo slow for 'them'. :roll:

And let's not forget about da pupule (mostly successful) attempts of trying to either scale, ram, fly or run through restricted White House space. Or how easy it is for a teenager to carry out shootings..... with multiple guns! Wat about gang raping an allegedly drugged woman on a beach during spring break..... while hundreds, yes, HUNDREDS, surround and watch...... AND RECORD WITH THEIR PHONES but no one bothers to interfere or call da police!!!

Wassup Wit Dat!

Will doing da right thing be too frickin' hard to do soon?








Makule + Political (Non)Power = Watevahs

March 30th, 2015
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It constantly amazes me at how society just seems to be degrading and it's becoming da acceptable norm. Whether it be an ainokea kine attitude or it's all about me, no one - generally speaking - seems to give a damn. Add to dat, if it was a person in some sort of power position, heaven forbid dat any "inconvenient" rule would apply to them.

Last week I came across a video dat went pretty viral of a 77 year old Washington D.C. delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton and her awesome parking skills - I'm not saying dat lightly, seriously, it took some skills mind you a 77 year old is behind da wheel. Check it out:


It seems dat if you're a nonvoting delegate, you're immune to da commoner's rules of da road. No mattah dat da painted lines on da road dictated angled parking, she decided on her own dat it was to be a perpendicular parking spot. Wat many haven't noted or noticed was dat if she parked dat way, she approached from da "wrong" angle! She was coming from da oddah side of da street cause if she was "proper" there's no way in heck da parking would look li'dat.

And da second thing no one bothered to notice was her aide - wat kine aide is dat? He no can even tell her da parking is off but instead gets out of da car to make surah dat she nevah hit da oddah two cars on each side of her and helps guide her in?! Braddah no more da olo's to say da car stay parked "wrong"? Oh wait, I get it. She was right but EVERYBODY else was parked wrong. :roll: Maybe da aide was in awe dat he gets to be chauffeured around instead of her.

And da kicker? When contacted for comment, Norton’s office claimed that nothing was amiss with the parking job. “After the Congresswoman parked her car, we assessed the cars on either side to see if there was any damage. We could not find any. But we left a note with a business card so the congresswoman could be contacted in case we missed any.”

WASSUP WIT DAT!

Uh, not a she's sorry about da terrible parking or da fact dat she's even sorry one iota. So oblivious to da most obvious fact dat she violated parking rules by actually parking out of da stall? You telling me her ENTIRE office - including her handler or campaign manager - didn't see anything wrong?

Oh yeah, I fo'got, commoner rules are for commoners only.......... at least those who give a......








It Nevah Fails

February 2nd, 2015
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In da last blog, a fairly newcomer to WWD!, Waikapu, had dis to say (and you tink I no read EVERY single comment eh? :grin: ):


Sheesh brah nothing better to do than dump on the Super Bowl? I know this your column theme - grumble, grumble, grumble - but I feel sorry for you always looking for things to complain about. Life is short bruddah. Live and let live. Smell the roses. Lighten up. See the glass as half full. Take medication if it's needed.

Wow........ WASSUP WIT DAT!

Have YOU taken YOUR meds? Sensitive are we? Are you da "My $h!t No St!nk" poster from a couple blogs ago? (Click hea to check out Who You are)

Who's dumping on da Super Bowl? I simply stated dat I didn't care to watch it nor was interested in either team since my Niners weren't in it. Da only interest I had was wanting Seattle to lose (which I did win a pretty hefty wager). Wow, if I was dumping on da Super Bowl, da previous WWD! blogs must be mass hysteria. :shock:

Do I have to watch it? Is it wrong for me to even say I'm not watching it? Unrealz.

And no need feel sorry for me but if it makes YOU feel bettah, by all means continue to do so as contrary to belief, I love to spread da Aloha. And yes, like da title suggests, dis blog theme IS about da "grumbling" oddahwise I must be one confused exotic dancer.

If you actually was a consistent reader, you'd know dat I'm da pidgin speaking old school sarcastically comical Korean local boy paradoxical version of "glass half empty" and far from da complaining just to complain type. If you spent da time trying to understand wat my "rants" are about, you'd clearly see dat I have a passion to rebel against society's declining view towards decent morals and values.

I'll speak up wen something is wrong, I'll stand up for wat's right as much as I can and I definitely won't go quietly into da night relying on my "meds". Das wat Wassup Wit Dat! is all about! It's about "complaining" about things dat are "wrong" and wat we as a society could/should be doing. It's not about blindly complaining about anything and everything hence not having EVERY single WWD! being posted. I believe there are choke oddahs who feel/see dat there are changes to be made thus enjoy reading WWD!.

And I couldn't agree with you more dat life is short - too damn short - and maybe das why WWD! has been hanging around for so long cause most people dat read WWD! must think, "geez, I can't be worse off than BL" - well, I'm surah more colorful adjectives are used. My experiences aren't isolated or unique although Da WWD! Hui may concur it is more frequent than da norm and I don't refute dat. Da difference is dat I'll share it - along with my thoughts - and act through it instead of just "talking" about it.

Your "opinion" of me is da classic example of people dat come to conclusions and da know da "whole story" by only reading a couple of pages type. I'm actually a very happy go lucky guy despite all da "complaining". I'm rarely down for long and a laugh or smile is part of my natural make up. I'm confident dat those who know, met and/or pah-tay'd with me can attest to dat.

To put some perspective on dis, I was recently passed ovah a promotion which many of my co-workers - including my current supervisor and oddah superiors - expressed dat I was perfect for based on my experience and work ethic. The higher up's decided to hire outside. Am I complaining about dat decision? Nope. I'm still da "same person" carrying on without reservation but with more determination to bettah myself. I've already been joked with dat I do my job too well so they can't replace me and I think das hilarious. Surah I'm disappointed but I smelled da roses and da loco moco smells bettah.

Many readers have - and will - post dat it's not worth da time and effort to respond to things like dis but das wea I know I AM different cause since wen has it been ok to just "take it"? I'm as stubborn as a kim chee stain so wen someone attacks my character, you bettah be prepared for some spice to be thrown back..... with da lid off.

And how ironic is it dat you preach to me about "complaining" wen you just did with your own post? I am not judging you as you have me, but wen you do judge someone, be fair about it. As I've said countless times to all those whose $h!t No St!nk, you no like da blog, no read 'den. If it puts you in a salty mood, left click to a different politically correct blog - I ain't forcing you to read WWD! and by all means, there is no need to diss a blog wen there is no reason to.

Am I sensitive?

Hell frick yeah! I'm passionate about everything I do cause if I don't have da passion for it, I won't do it - kinda like dis blog. Once da "life" is gone, I'll be done with it.

I recently heard a quote dat I instantly fell in love with........

If you ain't feelin', you ain't livin'.......

But then again, it's just me b!tch!ng.








Same Lingering Smell

November 17th, 2014
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Literally.

As I was dropping off Da Baby at da sitter's dis morning I was behind a garbage truck preparing to unload a dumpster. You didn't have to know dat a garbage truck was there if you had your windows down as da aromatics fill da air.

Then wen I was dropping off Da Keiki at preschool had anoddah garbage truck - different company but same smell.

Naturally three times a charm so as I was riding into work, right before you jump off da Nimitz overpass you can't help but flow through an invisible bubble of..... hauna.

Wat is it about garbage dat it all smells da "same"? It comes from different households, different foods, different garbage but yet no mattah wat company, wat area it all smells da same.

Wassup Wit Dat!

It's one of da worst smelling lingering odors there is and I'm pretty surah no one can deny they haven't smelt it before. It sucks wen you driving and stay behind a garbage truck cause once da smell enters your ride, da smell just attaches itself to everything like da suckers on a tako. You only got two options aftah dat, roll up da windows and suck it up (ha ha ha) or leave it open using aerodynamics to swoosh it out while you endure da next eternity desperately hoping it clears before your next inhale. It's just like da Seinfeld episode wea da valet guy had irremovable B.O. :lol:

I no understand how dis one smell can last so long - even longer than one fut. Wen I see one garbage truck and can avoid it, I most definitely do. If I see it far enough ahead, all da windows go up and I move to da furthest lane possible. Have you evah had da "juices" get on your tires and undercarriage? Haaaauuuuuuuna! No joke. Be forewarned do not follow da garbage truck going on ANY incline.

Heaven forbid you even get a drop on your physical self cause it'll call for a scrubbing decontamination protocol like no other. Even then you're only acknowledgement of an all clear is to wat? Smell for it again no? :lol:

Sadly, I have to ride through da Nimitz smell of shame everday, TWICE. In case you don't know, da C&C of Honolulu houses some of their garbage trucks under da underpass right across da Veteran's Hall and I'm not sure if they hose down da trucks there but it wouldn't surprise me if they did. Da most ironic thing about it? I wouldn't have thought da homeless could stand it 24/7 but they still there but das anoddah blog to share latah.

Wat's da worst smell you evah smelled? Is there a smell dat oddahs tink are supah hauna but you don't mind it? How many of you smell your cut toe nails? No lie. Have you evah had a smell dat just wouldn't go away? Wat was your decontamination protocol?

Eh, it's a Monday and it's hauna already.








Crowd Control

October 9th, 2013
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Why is it dat every time there's a large crowd of people - not at an event - people's mood start to change? And especially if da crowd continually grows, dat eventually, civility gets thrown out da window?

Let me start off by saying dat da first weekend of da month is not a time to hit Sam's Club. It's already choke crowded and overrun with WIC and EBT participants but in combination with Sam's opened up to all military service members during da government shut down, it was like Black Friday madness.

I honestly don't mind da crowds as I enjoy "people watching" and witnessing da many differences in behavior - and keiki raising - dat is all around us. It's pupule to see how many "actions" I certainly do not want to pass on to Da Baby and Da Keiki. Dis past Sunday for about an hour and a half, it was more than I bargained for.

Not surah if elevator etiquette is a learned behavior or just common sense but as soon as da doors opened, we weren't even allowed to exit da elevator "first". Trying to maneuver a stroller and carrying Da Keiki, WE had to say "excuse me" so dat we could exit (WWD!). As people took a step, yes, ONE step to da side, we were trying to avoid 4-wheeling ovah toes.

If you've evah been to Sam's Pearl City, da walkway exiting da elevator nearest da store wasn't fully conceptualized. Besides being fairly narrow considering da oversized carts, if people are standing around, it isn't easy to navigate through. It was (surprisingly) nice to hear a tita mom actually scold her kid for not getting out of da way fully as we approached da end of da walkway while da oddah 15 people barely moved their cemented feet. She told her son first to move then when her son only took a step she sharply said, "eh, you nevah get out of the way enough so they can get through". Shweet.

Inside da store was a free-for-all: people blocking access to items while looking elsewhere, walking well below da "speed limit", making turns across "two lanes", hog-cheese all da samples by grabbing for their ENTIRE ohana (I wasn't interested but even da presenters didn't know wat to say/do), even had a mother make house sitting on da couch display breast feeding her infant and 'den had dis ohana blocking da entire walkway - which I'm guessing is about 15 feet wide - talking story with anoddah ohana still blocking even aftah I said "excuse me" a few times.

I casually pointed out to Da Keiki as we passed by, "Babe, don't you evah block a walkway wen people are trying to pass ok?" She gave me a great big smile and said, "ok, Daddy." Wooo-saaa.

Da icing on da cake came at da end. While Sam's Club has finally wised up and made a self-checkout line for 10 items or less, remembah civility is out da window, there were people in line there with CARTFULS (obviously more than 10) and even had da nerve of a lady with a flatbed in there wen da line SPECIFICALLY for flatbeds had only one person! I couldn't buss out da camera in time to take dat pic.

Da Wife and I thought about standing in line there as it was shorter and moving but we had way more than 10 items and we didn't want to be one of "those people" even though "everybody else was doing it". There were a few oddahs dat had passed by the self checkout as well contemplating the moralistic dilemma and most stood in da regulah line constantly doing a double-check as there were oddahs dat nevah care.

We eventually split up as I went to da café to pick up lunch - which was about 15 minutes - and as I came back, she was still in line. I waited next to da MOD station (Manager on Duty - at least I tink was cause they da ones dat answer trouble calls) and as I watched more people not adhering to da self checkout requirement, I asked:

BL: "Excuse me, but why are people being allowed to use da self checkout line with more than 10 items?"
MOD: ***gives me a really strange wtf am I talking about look*** "Anybody can use the self-checkout."
BL: "Huh? Really? That's not wat da sign says."
MOD: ***a little sassy*** "What sign?"
BL: "Da huge sign dat says 10 items or less."
MOD: "There aren't any signs."
BL: ***tinking 'Really? You work hea or wat??'*** "There are two huge signs above the front of the stations and das why we nevah use da self checkout."
MOD: "Anybody can use it. (chuckling) I've seen people with waaaaay more than 10 items in there."
BL: "Then you should take down the signs as it's not fair to da people who listen to directions."

Wat got me was dat she wasn't even interested in wat a "customer" had to say. All dat mattered was dat anybody could go into da self checkout without regards to watevah was/wasn't posted. She nevah even bothered to go check out wat da sign I was referring to said - basically it was just her "knowledge" and das dat.

Wassup Wit Dat!

You tell me if a note in their suggestion box should include glasses or hooked on phonics..........