One of my favorite stories about Road Rage occurred in Houston, maybe last year. I may have a few details wrong because I got the story from my mother and don't have enough information to find the original news article in the paper's archives, but really, what's a few details?
Not long ago, a grandma aged woman was driving on the freeway in Houston and some asshole to exception took her driving. Maybe she cut him off; maybe she was too slow. Who knows? But he was so pissed off about her driving that when she got off the freeway, he followed her down the exit ramp, down the feeder road to the stop light where he got out of his car and proceeded to bang on her window and holler at her.
She shot him. I don't know if she shot him graveyard dead, but she shot him fair and square. While most everyone was outraged when Mr. Horn of Pasadena, Texas shot the unarmed Latinos in his yard, no one questioned this grandma at all because the bastard was out of control and needed shooting.
This attitude of justifiable homicide is pervasive in Texas. I believe it's why there are fewer garden variety douche bags. The douche bags are colossal douche bags like George W. Bush or the uncles and grandpas who think it's okay to fuck their relatives because, as white men, everything in their homes is their property to use as they choose. Most of the time, when a kid acts like a douche bag, somebody at school kicks the shit out of him and doesn't get in trouble.
I am aware that plenty of colossal assholes bully and beat up on innocent kids - like those football players in Dazed and Confused, and that behavior is so socially acceptable that it leads to reprehensible behavior like hazing deaths. Again, I would argue that those frat boys and sorority girls are colossal assholes not garden variety assholes. And some people are CFC (DSM-VI diagnosis Completely Fucking Crazy) like that woman who killed the little girl who was competing against her daughter in cheer leading.
The reason I'm on this topic today is that Buzz Kill is on my last nerve. Coincidentally, one of Velvet's friends has proved to be such a dumb ass that Velvet won't even smoke the kid's weed anymore. When a high school kid won't smoke free weed because somebody is a douche bag, that's a big douche bag. I'm proud that Velvet came to this conclusion on his own and it just goes to prove my theory that if you allow your child a certain amount of freedom in a controlled environment, s/he will likely be able to make better choices in the dorm at college where everything is completely beyond your control.
To be continued . . .
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