Sunday, February 2, 2014
The Wrath of Preppy
Ok it's been a long day so far. We had a storm move through Friday night that coated everything in a good half inch of ice which was immediately followed by a snow storm last night and then temps dropping into the teens once again today. Not much wind and it hasn't been hard to keep things warm and toasty mind you but the forecast is for "significant snow" come Monday night/Tuesday Morning.
So I get started early chipping my truck out from the block of ice it was held in. Uncovering the wood pile which was easy as the tarp came off in one solid sheet. Taking inventory, of course we are once again almost out of critter feed. You know almost half our food bill is for useless cats and dogs BTW. Anyway we're out of critter food as usual so a trip into town is needed which isn't so bad because my truck has an appointment to get it's four wheel drive looked at tomorrow so I can just drop it off a day early and swing by and get the backup truck.
Mrs. PP tells me the only place that seems to always have the brand and size of pet food she buys is at Wal-Mart.
So here I am going into Wal-Mart late morning on superbowl Sunday after having dropped my truck off for repairs that I am sure are going to cost me another grand at least, worried about all I gotta do and digesting the news that we are in for another full week of possible sub-zero temps with "significant" (whatever that means) snow. Counting down how much wood I need to split and how much diesel I need to buy when out of the blue in the Wal-Mart parking lot some little pencil necked mangina shoves a clip board in front of my face.
And ya know what he said when he shoved this clip board in front of my face?
He asked if I would sign his petition to help raise the salaries of teachers.......
Well now I must admit the wife was on the ball and immediately tried to shoo Mr. Pencil neck away as she could hear the rumbling starting in my midsection.
He opened his mouth to protest when I let out a growl....
"Not Only NO but F^ck NO."
The color visibly bled from his face and then he ducked and tried to get away as I was yelling after him
"The teachers around here already make twice the average salary of most working stiffs and with all this unemployment you have the nerve to...."
I had to shut up then because the wife was hitting me in the face while trying to drag me into the store and anyway pencil neck had fled about 12 lanes away already looing back at me like he was in fear for his life.
You know I respect good traditional and conservative teachers, I really do, but to have the nerve to be lobbying for a raise at a time like this, in this economy, and with so many people out of work, just shows nothing but self centered greed.
But it's for the children ya know?
To make matters worse while in the truck I had been listening to some Libertarian talk radio guy play audio clips asking random people in Kalifornia (Of course) what they had thought of Obummer's SOTU address. It was filled with dumbassed lefties going on about what a great man he was and his words were spot on. Only to find out they had done these interviews Monday afternoon.
Yep a day before the speech had even been given. Not a one of these asshats even knew the speech had not even been done yet. They didn't care.
And these people think they can vote me into slavery or take away my rights and make me pay for even higher affirmative action salaries?
There's a reckoning coming.
Oh ya I forgot to mention I am also on the fifth week of giving up my Mocha Frappuccinos I love so much. I haven't totally beat the addiction yet but I am down to a small percentage of what I used to consume and....
It's pissing me off!!!
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!