Commuting made worse by commuters

It does matter if your commute is a 20 minute walk across town or 2 hours in the car or train, there is no reason to be a selfish bastard.

I’m amazed that there are so many idiots who have no concept of others when they travel.

People who insist on a double seat on the train, or even a quadruple seat (feet up on seat in front and wheels bag across two seats). I focus on these people and make a point of getting them To move.

And the drivers who have lane torrettes and twitch between lanes on the highway for no discernible advantage.these plonkers I avoid, as invariably sticking to one lane without changing is just as successful as any number of lane changes, as is a lot more comfortable.

But the common denominator with all these idiots is that they are causing slow downs and discomfort for everyone, and they end is lowering even their own comfort.

I still think that a cattle prod with a single change per week for everyone would encourage better behavior.

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I Hate Mobile Phones

Well I don’t hate my mobile phone; I just hate everyone else’s.

I hate the mobile phones that are carried by the walking dead, those people who insist on walking while blindly tapping away at a touchscreen. The ones that walk at half the speed of a slug and with the direction sense of a tumbleweed in the desert.

And I hate the phones that get held 6 inches from the mouths of SUV drivers, while they barrel down the highway at twice the speed limit mildly weaving back and forth across the white line.

And I hate the phones being held by shop assistants while they avoid serving me on the pretense that they are talking to a work college.

And I hate the phones that require the speaker to scream at the top of their lungs.

And I hate the phones that make text messages in the movie theatre and deliver the same luminance at a world war two era search light.

And I hate the phones that demand typing during restaurant meals.

And of course I really hate the phones that hide in pockets of people in front of me at the airport that cause the metal detector to beep and require additional slowing techniques when going through TSA.

Any phone those doesn’t do these things is fine, but they seem to be few and far between.

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Lets get rid of the minimum wage

The concept of a minimum wage is nuts. It’s not a minimum wage that is the deciding factor, but the minimum cost of living.

Where we have a minimum wage below the cost of living, the people who get paid the minimum wage are obviously receiving benefit in some other form to subsidize there existence.

Either the receive direct help in the form
Of government benefits, of indirect help such as unpaid for health care or the impact we all pay in the form of crime.

All of these costs need to be passed onto the people that exploit these low paid workers.

If Walmart want to pay workers $7 per hour and that worker then receives additional benefits or costs on society lets see how Walmart like having those costs pushed to them as a tax.

It’s simple , no minimum wage in exchange for the fully loaded cost on society being passed to the cheap employers.

If a company pays the right wage so that their lowest employees don’t need benefits, their tax goes down, if not they go up.

Actually I know I started by saying get rid of the minimum wage, but what I’m really saying is , the minimum wage is a function of the basic cost of living. It’s stupid to pay people less than it costs to live, because this just makes the world a worse place for everyone.

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