Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Rant

It's been a while since I've had a good rant and a few things have been boiling my blood lately!  First, and I can't stop thinking about this, are the idiot kids that run around my neighborhood.  Yes, I am calling them idiots because that is what they are.  Some probably can't help it because their parents are King and Queen Idiot, but still.  Anyway, these kids range in age from (I'm guessing) 4-12.  They run around the neighborhood and yell, fight, use bad language, you name it!  Last night after dinner, J wanted to go on a walk so we got the wagon out and were getting ready to go (all 4 of us).  There was a group of boys sitting on the curb across the street talking about Jaden!  These boys are probably 4, 5, 6... somewhere in that age group.  They said, "She's hot!"  Seriously?  A three-year-old hot?  THEN, if that wasn't bad enough, the youngest one (I KNOW he is 4 years old) said, "How about when she falls asleep YOU take her clothes off!"  Then they all start laughing.  Jaden, of course, sees kids laughing and wants to play with them... OVER MY DEAD BODY!  I told her those boys were mean and she wasn't to talk to them or play with them. 

More about the neighbor kids... If you've seen my house, you know that I have a very steep driveway.  There are a few other houses in my neighborhood like that too.  The other day, I was driving and saw a kid about Jaden's age get into his wagon and fly down the driveway INTO THE STREET without a care in the world!  Where are these kids' parents?  HELLO??  Do you realize that your kid could've been killed??  Do you even care?  It's bad enough that they ride their bikes down the middle of the roads...

OH!  This story is actually a little humorous :o)  We were walking back home last night and we hear a car coming up behind us with really loud bass.  It passes us and pulls into the house diagonal from us across the street... CREEPY OLD GUY :o)  Have I ever blogged about Creepy Old Guy?  He is old and creepy.  He is a gray-haired plump (not in a cute, old man way) man that likes to listen to 98.9 and HOT 107.9 super loud and occasionally sings along super loud.  It was funny at first, but when it is 2 a.m. yeah, not so funny.  Also, he lights the front of his house with flood lights!  The two things that moved him to the top of the creepy list was when our association was having their garage sale weekend.  I went to his house and he had BOXES of porn that he was selling (no, I didn't buy any!) AND had a poster of the Jonas Brothers hanging on his garage fridge!!  You tell me one old man that has porn AND teen boy pop star posters that ISN'T creepy!

I guess that is about it... Pretty much, I'm just ready to move!  We are hoping to put our house up for sale next spring and get the heck out of dodge.

One more thing... a little driving lesson from yours truly:
  1. Green means GO.
  2. Stop is spelled S-T-O-P, not Y-I-E-L-D.
  3. That thing that sticks out of the left side of your steering wheel?  Yeah, it is called a TURN SIGNAL.  You use it to signal your turn!
  4. Those construction warning signs that say thing like LEFT LANE ENDS AHEAD are not placed 100 yards before the lane ends for the heck of it.  Don't wait until the last minute and then expect to be let in front of everyone else that is trying to get to work on time too.
Just thought I'd throw these things out there since all of Fort Wayne has forgotten what they are.


Kristen said...

great post! Creepy Old Guy sounds really gross!

Lora said...

I don't blame for not wanting to let your girls play with those kids, I wouldn't either, however your comments made me wonder if those kids were being abused. Most 4 year olds don't talk like that.

Shannon said...

Good point Lora... I hadn't thought about that. Some of the thing that I know about the family (very little), that wouldn't surprise me.

Maegan said...

the house across the street from us is for sale. We live in a very quiet and small housing addition off of Dupont Rd.