Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#AtoZChallenge - Perspectives: Pretenders & Posers

Our simple little country road has been plagued by pretenders of late.  People in trucks who apparently have never learned to drive in real mud, or whose truck is too wimpy to drive in real mud.  People who think it is something to hang one side of their truck over into the ditch after a rain and spin all they can.  Digging deep ruts on each side of the road.  Spraying their trucks with mud so they can drive them down the other roads and feel like a somebody.  Wanting to make people believe they have been on a big mudding adventure out in the woods somewhere.  To feel like a big man. 

They are pretenders, fakes.  Disrespectful law breakers and county property damagers.  See for yourself.





Most folks around these parts have been mudding.  Really mudding.  In a hunting club, down a pipeline or right of way.  Off the road entirely.  Where it matters, where it counts.  It can be a lot of fun.  This however, is overgrown, naughty children out of control.

Have you ever encountered similar problems?

Barbara.

13 comments:

  1. What a mess! There seems to be a general disrespect for property, be it roadways or other people's land. In fact I think that respect is just lacking across the board. I fear that parenting is becoming a lost art as parents sit with their faces glued to screens and the kids do the same, no life lessons being taught!

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  2. Yikes. We don't have a lot of open areas around here, so we don't have that problem. And most roads have barriers so you can't go off the road.

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  3. Not to mention it makes a big muddy mess.

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  4. I grew up in a much more rural area than where I live now, and we saw that from time to time.
    Doree Weller

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  5. In cities, you get people who like to swerve into big puddles accumulating near the storm gutters just to splash pedestrians. Yeah, talk about bad manners!

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  6. Yes and it's frustrating as it makes the "real" roads mud slick and dangerous.
    A Piece of Uganda

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  7. I see some trucks around here covered with mud. Very childish.

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  8. The roads(where I live)are riddled with "overgrown, naughty children out of control" who are out to prove something but forget how fragile life is.
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  9. Luckily, no, I've never encountered this kind of idiocy before. Sorry you have to!

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  10. That is a mess. Sometimes I see a truck around town that is covered in mud. Now I will wonder if they were really "muddin'" somewhere appropriate or just tearing up someone's road trying to look the part.

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  11. I'm not familiar with the effects you describe - but can appreciate your pretenders and posers comment. Mudding or no, that issue is pretty universal. I like the visual you gave here, if not the effect it is having in your neck of the woods. That's unfortunate. - Louise

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  12. I can't say I've encountered a similar problem, but I most definitely have encountered similar people. Those lacking any kind of regard for others, or property not their own, seem to be the standard now instead of the aberration. It makes me sad.

    My "theme" - A Thirty-Word Story, revealing one word of the story each day of the challenge.
    #AtoZChallenge The Letter S

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  13. Helicopter parenting has been going on for about 80 years and we are reaping the consequences. People just thinking about themselves.

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