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I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Flood Thoughts 2011

Major catastrophic events such as hurricanes, earthquakes and floods seem to bring the best and the worst out of people. By the way, NEPA had all of these events over the past few weeks. During times of tension and possible peril, people automatically lump themselves into three categories. They are the giving, the neutrals and the idiots. During the record Flood of 2011, we all probably encountered all three types. I know I did, especially the category of idiot. You see, I am a customer service manager for the local newspaper and unfortunately spoke with several unreasonable idiots over the past few days. Don't get me wrong here, I also spoke with many caring and understandable folks, however all you need is one or two idiots to ruin the feeling of many good calls. Being in the customer service business, you encounter these morons every single day and handle them accordingly. However, when these pinheads become abusive and unreasonable, that is when you want to blow you stack and ream them a new one. Anyway, during the Flood of 2011, I encountered all three of these groups of people so here is s rundown.

Group 1: The Caring and Understanding: Not much flusters these people. They understand the situation fully and respond accordingly. These are the people that usually work the shelters, run with the ambulance or help in any way that they can. These people evacuated and then came back in to help where ever they could. I met some of these folks up at the evacuation shelter at West Side Tech School. I give them a two thumbs up for what they do. They only call when the absolutely need to. They are level headed and easy going. I will tell you, this type of person is a pleasure to deal with. Anyone who works in customer service would give a right arm to take calls from these people all day. They are just plain good folks.

Group 2: The Neutrals: Basically, these people just keep to themselves. They really just don't give a rats ass. These people evacuated when told, stayed out and returned when the authorities gave the OK. This group makes up about 80% of the people out there. These are the people who will call when something goes wrong, you take care of them and they are happy. These people know right from wrong and respond accordingly. Again, in most cases these people are a pleasure to deal with because they have level heads on their shoulders. However, if you don't take care of them that's when they get a little worked up. I think most of us fall into this group. We do what is right and balk at the morons that always seem to cause problems.

Group 3: The Idiots: This group makes up about 10% of the populace and they just plain suck! I hate these morons with every fiber of my being. These are the pin heads that refused to evacuate in the face of immanent danger. These are the idiots that put their lives in danger as well as the lives of the rescue personnel who may have had to save them. You all saw the zipper head who tried to ride his bike through flood water and ended up hugging a tree because the water was chest deep. You FREAKIN' idiot! What the hell were you thinking? These are the people that live in the evacuation area and called our office wondering where their paper was. ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME YOU IDIOTS! These are the people who should be pistol whipped to within an inch of their worthless lives. These jokers are demanding, unreasonable and full of empty threats. These are the people who call and threaten with lawyers when the fact is they don't have a pot to piss in. To these assholes I say, "Drop dead you scum bag son's of bitches". You are useless sacks of shit. Go crawl back into your hole where you belong.

During these times of disaster, 90% of the people do the right things. However, that other 10% of idiots are the ones that demand the most and cause the most problems. These are the people who need to be neutralized. In my opinion if you didn't have enough common sense to evacuate when told, no rescue for you. Sit on your roof until the water goes done. If you are dumb enough to stand on a bridge when a house is plowing into it, so be it if the bridge collapses. If you are stupid enough to be on the levee taking pictures when the water was 3 feet from the top, then don't come crying to me when you slip off and get swept down stream. If you are insane enough to take a sight seeing tour with your boat, a case of beer and your dog then you are on your own. To sum it up, if you fall into the group of idiots, shut the hell up and suffer the consequences.

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