Popquiz hero, what do you do?
Bomb squad in the hizzy, y’all.
There are 3 members of the pd bomb squad sipping coffee in the El Segundo Starbucks.
Its a little daunting, I mean, are there really that many bombs going on in beach cities?
Even the cities that butt up against LA Airport?
Evidently so, the bald one with the extra bulky kevlar vest under his shirt just finished his coffee and declared that they better get going, it was going to be a busy day.
Am I the only one that is more than a little scared about the fact that the beach city has a serious full time bomb squad? Couldn’t they just be part timers, meeting once every few months to update paperwork?
As I watch the bomb squad get in their ominous black SUV and leave, I notice that people are beginning to arrive for the daily meeting of the “I want to die, soon” club.
There are just 2 members out on the patio right now, lighting up.
I have never seen people aggressively smoke like this.
Most people smoke by taking a drag, and letting the smoke sit in their lungs, then letting it out.
Its disgusting, but that is how its normally done.
Not these guys.
Suck a lungful of that smoky death and then let it out and take another hit before the old smoke is completely out of their mouth.
The overall effect is like picking up disgusting in a bar, taking it to dinner, slipping it a roofy and then treating it like a naked farm animal for the rest of the evening.
So its really gross.
You have to wonder what makes someone hate themselves to that point that dying a horrible death is desirable.
Its not like its a secret anymore, if you smoke, it will kill you.
It even says it on the pack.
I thought killing yourself was illegal?
I once heard a kid give a really stypid opinion about smoking.
To be clear, the kid was barely out of his teens, so old enough to make his own choices, but young enough to make really stupid choices.
His claim was this, a friend of his went to a doctor who told him that the human body can absorb the toxins of a couple of cigarettes a day without a problem.
The level of ignorance is pretty deep on this one and the “I weep for the future” is obviously implied.
At the time, I said nothing, mainly because I wasn’t sure where to go with that.
“Your an idiot.” Seemed too obvious.
What left me stumped was where to go with this for maximum insult.
Lost opportunities and all that.
The one thought I keep circling back to is that this is more of a modern version of nature thinning the herd.
This kind of stupidity removed from the gene pool is not necessarily a bad thing.
I subscribe to the “Everyone is responsible for themselves” thought process.
Not a popular thought process, by the way.
We do live in an era that absolutely no one is responsible for anything, except the rich, they are responsible for everything else.
Thank god the smart asses are not on the dime for anything.
First, you would have to find one of us who gave a shit about anything but our own amusement.
Lets face it, we’re a shallow bunch.
And we like it that way.