4 weeks ago
Thursday, June 7, 2012
If You Billed It, They Will Come
There are many things in this world that stick in my craw – someone verbalizing the fact that a no-hitter is potentially unfolding in the 7th inning; doctors who won’t perform life-saving surgery on a child because not enough people “Liked” that child’s mother's pleading Facebook status update; when I can’t find my shoes and I have to wrap my feet in duct tape to go to work … I just get so infuriated! I’m getting a little worked up just thinking about them!
One thing that REALLY gets my goat, however, is people who don’t listen to authority. This shouldn’t be a difficult issue: if you’re told to do something, then do it. If you’re told to not do something, then don’t do it. I’m sure you agree, and I’m confident that you’ll understand my anger when I describe what I encountered just yesterday evening.
I was walking through the Hyde Park area of Boise, enjoying a lovely night, unwinding after an afternoon of music downtown. Had you challenged me at that point to imagine a way to make life better, I would have been hard-pressed to think of anything. My beer was nearly half gone, but that’s really about it.
Well, my bubble of joy was soon burst, as I strode by an empty store front with a number of “POST NO BILLS” signs in the windows. I simply cannot fathom how this could be misconstrued - how could it be more clear? But someone ... someone didn’t understand. Why, if I didn’t know any better, I would almost think that they were purposely going out of their way to disobey!
Take a look:
I sincerely hope this urban terrorist is brought to justice. What kind of world would it be if people didn’t just do as they’re told? Anarchy! Chaos! Cats and dogs, laying down together!
Society is crumbling before our eyes, and no one is doing a damn thing about it.
In order of appearance: Bill Buckner, Bill Maher, Bill Gates, Bill Of Rights, Bill Clinton, I'm Just A Bill, Bill Murray, Bill Cosby, Buffalo Bill, Mr. Bill, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Bill O'Reilly. Also posted but not shown: Utility Bill, Bill Shakespeare.