Join Date: Aug 2001
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Venting....Doesn\'t Anyone Care?
I'm trying to skirt the issue of unhappy people (since I have little control over the population as a whole) and stick with the topic of the BOZO approach every tire center (except one) in my entire life has. I have stopped using aluminum rims because of the lack of care at the shops and as for my last set of steel rims from 4 wheel wholesale - they put on so hard and fast they melted the seat of the nut to the rim! Those freakin air wrenches! I've had stripped studs, snapped studs, ring marks drilled into the rim from the socket... I am tired of this battle... Is a torque wrench too much to ask? If I could get the tire on the rim and balance it myself I would. As it is now 4 Wheel charges $12 to do it and is offended when I say "no, thanks, I am going to carry them out" I still get charged the full $48 even when I'm doing a third of the job.
As for the bigger question... Why the attitude?
I'll blame the media for the general "life's unfare" attitude that everyone (almost) seems to mope around with.
Children in this country are mislead over and over from Santa, to "You can be anything in this great country you want to be", to the lies about the dangers of alcohol and other recreational... things. As your eyes open growing up you learn that Santa was an NLR program to mold your behavior, prejudice comes in too many forms (hey, 1 is too many let alone 1,000), and in spite of the scare tactic films in junior high, some of the coolest people you'll meet drink, have s.., experiment in recraetional.. medication. Then the news media answers questions you never asked (you didn't need to know)concerning how fortunate some are (so and so is an a$$, doesn't do anything but spend your tax money all day... and how unfortunate others are and offer no solutions or outlet for the crap they stuff in your ears.
People in general judge themselves by comparing themselves to their peers. How many notice "their peers" are imaginary? "Friends"? "Melrose Place"? Few people have such a tight network of good looking people with daily drama that ends on such positive notes. But we assume we should and are not shown how to. So we are left feeling "cheated", or below the social norm, or worse.
I won't even get into the stomping out of creativity / individuality. I must stop, my soapbox time is up.
Hey look, I'm doing a thesis.... Sorry, I'll stop. thanks