Jeers

Saturday, September 14, 2013

An Open Letter

Posted on Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM



to the Gentleman that Broke into my Boyfriend's Car and Stole my Laptop:
Way to keep it classy. If you were here you'd hear my hands clapping in 3/4
time, which is far more than you deserve. I mean, really dude? Hanging
around a park until we walk away for a few minutes, only to smash the
window and jack my laptop? I understand YOLO, and times is hard, sir, but
that is L-O-W, LOW. But your violation has cost me more than $600 worth of
equipment, no, I've lost something far more valuable: my writing.
Bookmarked websites? Gone. Inspiration references? Also gone. Dozens of
poems. Notes and ideas I'll never recover. Strings of words that flow in
those once-in-a-lifetime meditations, never to be reenacted. Only the rough
draft of my first novel. Thank God for Google Drive, but unfortunately not
everything was able to make it through. Oh well. The muse will strike
again. Anything could be my inspiration. Maybe even you. Think about it. I
could forever immortalize your heinous act in a short story, or even a
character. I won't even use your name. If and when the police find you, I
will only describe your face, no doubt twisted by hate, so that there will
be a clear picture of my villain. It might not be a laptop you steal, but
an heirloom. A car. A life. A little extreme, perhaps, but you never know
what significance your quarry has for your victims. Readers will forever
hate you through your crimes expressed through my pen and paper, and that
is how your legacy will be carried out. After all, words are forever. Or
maybe I won't write about you at all, and you will just be forgotten.
Another nameless soul swallowed by unforgiving time. Lesson learned? You do
not mess with a woman's work. Also, now that I am employed with a job that
surely pays better than petty theft, I can now afford a newer, better
laptop to write with. Thank you, and have a good day!
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Shoplifting

Posted on Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM



I work in a busy retail store in the mall. Everyday when I check the
fitting room to find a handful of empty hangers, or find sensors shoved
somewhere "special" I am disappointed, but not surprised. However, it never
ceases to amaze me the amount of people who bring their kids in on the
shoplifting. SHAME ON YOU! Last week there was a woman who sent in her
daughter to return a bag full of merchandise which was stolen from another
mom while she was finishing her shopping in another store. Yesterday there
was a woman who made her daughter try on a shirt in the fitting room, and
then tried to say she bought it last week. Lady, the sticker was still on
your kid's shirt. You people disgust me. Instead of encouraging your
children to appreciate what they have, and working for what they want, you
are teaching them some sense of entitlement. You need that Phineas and Ferb
shirt like you need a hole in your head, and to the sneaky mom trying to
get money back on your bag of stolen stuff, you should feel sorry for
yourself. Karma's a real bitch.
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You Saw Me

Posted on Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM



but you looked right through me like I had some horrible contagious
disease. all because I can't walk and use a wheelchair! It's not
contagious, just because you talk to me does not mean I think your going
home with me. 10 years ago it was "thank you for your service", "you're a
hero", a bunch of rainbows and unicorns. So the next time you see someone
in a chair, imagine it was you, your brother, father, uncle, brother...and
treat them the way you would hope someone would treat yourself or family
member, because you know what...in the blink of an eye... it could be
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Diamond Cup

Posted on Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM



/UH Boats return to CdA ID! Being the speed freak I am (Cars, Motorcycles,
Planes, Boats) and never having been to see UH boats in person, I was so
looking forward to this event. Took vacation time, bought weekend pass
for 'Diamond Seating', then Saturday, reality hit, I wasted vacation time,
wasted my time, wasted my money, my experiance with this 'event' was so
bad that I will never waste my time, vacation and money on any
future 'Diamond Cup' or any other UH event. The one bright spot here were
the white T-shirt 'Event Staff' who really tried to help but were operating
in such a leadership (read event organizer) vacuum that there was little
they could really do.
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RE: Perplexed

Posted on Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM



I grew up on the snobby East Coast and I have to say, one thing I
immediately appreciated upon moving to the Inland Northwest six years ago
was everything that you complain about. I always felt out of place in New
England but when I made my way to Spokane I felt like I should have been
here all along. I read both of your jeers, both equally annoying and
superficial. And I read all the jeers in response to you, which made me
proud of the patriotism in my adopted city by the river. I doubt that my
entire wardrobe is worth more than $100, which is probably what you spend
on one pair of pants. Spokane is so laidback, we don't need snobby people
like you here. You should move. But don't move to Seattle or Portland, as
people are laidback there too. You should make your way to New York City or
Boston, far far away from us where you will fit in with all the snobby,
superficial folk who haven't even heard of Spokane. I'm sure you'll love
that.
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Shopping Carts & Bus Riders

Posted on Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 8:24 AM



To all those bus riding Wal-Mart customers in Airway Heights who thinks
it's okay to take a shopping cart off the property to the bus stop. If you
can't carry your groceries that far you should have thought of that before
you bought it all. How do you get your groceries home from the bus stop
once you get off the bus? Even more concerning, what makes you think it's
ok to tip the shopping cart over in the dirt and then use it as a bench.
One of the stops even has a real bus stop with a bench and you still feel
the need to sit on the cart. I put my food in that cart, I don't need the
extra side of dirt and grime. Stand your lazy ass up and stop ruining the
carts for the rest of us.
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Patience

Posted on Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 8:24 AM



To the gal in the silver SUV that was so concerned about safety downtown in
front of River Park Square Mall. I was picking up my daughter and 86 year
old Mom (did you not see them reaching for the door handle?) Yes, my car
may have been indeed jutting out a bit, but your ‘safety issue’ sure went
to hell after honking at me to watch you quickly almost side-swipe a cab to
get around us, didn’t it. We exchanged a few choice words at the next light
as you slowly rolled down the back windows…to what (?) add a dramatic
affect that you had 2 children in the car ~ I am sure by the embarrassment
on their faces that they are more than aware of the passive-aggressive
nature their Mother possesses. Remember to buckle up, kids
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RE: Perplexed

Posted on Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 8:24 AM



Clearly, my befuddled mind misspoke and offended the lackadaisical, huddled
mass clones. Truly, I am not sorry. My point which you obviously
missed---was this--where is our originality as a city? Yes, per capita,
Spokane and its outlying areas does make less money than say, Seattle
however money isn't the issue nor is it your perception of my supposed
superficiality. It's that as a whole, we take no pride in how we present
ourselves--Spokane prances around like a bunch of sloppy Joes and Janes. If
you work in a business office, how come you cannot muster enough strength
to merely tuck in your shirt? Or the food industry--may you pull back your
hair and not be dripping with metal on your face? That has nothing to do
with salary, it's self-respect! A chunk of my original posting was not
published which would have aided in my case--our youth is under the
impression that being sloppy or scantily clad is ok and it's not--"farming
town" or not. By the way, here's a history lesson--Spokane is industrial
and it's outlying areas are agricultural...in closing, I am not sorry you
think so poorly of my opinions. Did I strike a nerve? Was my post not
readily accepted because it had nothing to do with drug addicts or poor
drivers not yielding to pedestrians? I have volunteered all my life and was
raised in a middle class family who worked hard for their money--I didn't
receive an allowance when I was at home nor was I handed a car or an iphone
like most of my peers and their prospective siblings. My designer finds are
a mix of saving my hard earned money--in the medical field-- and discount
shopping. I am a well-educated individual and my contention was simply
this--take pride in yourself--you'd think Spokanites are manic depressive
clones by looking at us.
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Same Panhandler

Posted on Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 8:24 AM



I ran into that same panhandler that every one keeps jeering about. Same
old story, ran out of gas can't work, something like that. This was in the
parking lot of my motel. Hope that he gets put away someday.
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Admonitions

Posted on Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 8:24 AM



8/27/13 @ 11:50am, Washington and 2nd. You: Driving a blue convertible VW
Beetle, screaming "Get off your phone, you dumb b@!*%!" (presumably not
your finest moment). Me: driving a dirty SUV, screaming "F*@& you!" in
response (not my finest moment, either). The facts: I had put my golden
retriever of 12.5 years down 30 minutes earlier. I had finally stopped
bawling like a little kid 5 minutes earlier. I had to be back to my
stressful job as a law office assistant 5 minutes later. I was stopped at a
stop light when I chose to quickly respond to my friend's thoughtful text
of "I'm so sorry about your dog" with "Thanks, it's been a rough afternoon"
I more than understand your concern, but self-righteous, expletive-laden
admonitions aren't going to prevent car wrecks. Why don't you try what I do
the 364 days of the year I'm not putting down a beloved pet; meditate on
how each car contains a whole world of emotions, thoughts, stressors,
imperfections and human beauty and vigilantly apply your brakes when
necessary.
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