But why does no one cover the terrorism that does affect us personally, that exists in our daily lives, and is steadily on the rise? You know the terrorism Im talking about, the kind perpetrated by a certain type of person with a certain type of personality, known as the Rules Dont Apply To Me personality. I dont know about you, but quite frankly Osama bin Laden brings far less fear into my everyday life than do Rules Dont Apply To Me people.
Rules Dont Apply To Me people are running rampant in our country and wreaking havoc everywhere they go. While most of us follow the rules, these people seem to believe that theres an exception for every rule, and by the grace of God they are it. As a group, these people are responsible for more rudeness, more bad behavior, and more terror than any group in America, and my feeling is that if politicians in Washington want to protect me from anyone, I want it to be these people. The first one who says he or she will gets my vote.
Rules Dont Apply To Me people are not hard to find. Their favorite place to terrorize is on the road. Rules Dont Apply To Me people are the ones driving through the red light at every intersection. Dear reader, you know this is no exaggeration. Its the rare intersection anymore where no one brazenly runs the red. What was once a cause for exclaiming to your passenger Wow! Did you see that guy? He just ran a red light! is now the norm, not worthy of anything more than yet another wistful shake of the head at the sad state of our world today.
Rules Dont Apply To Me people are also the ones who pull out or merge into oncoming traffic no matter how fast or how nonexistent the space to accommodate them, and no matter how many pedestrians or bicyclists are in the crosswalk. I frankly dont care if my action causes a chain reaction that endangers the lives and limbs of dozens of you rule-abiding people. You WILL make room for ME! the Rules Dont Apply To Me person thinks. He knows itll be the guy two cars back that gets ticketed, for rear-ending the guy in front of him who slammed on his brakes to avoid rear-ending the Rules Dont Apply To Me person, who is already home and walking his dog and letting it poop in the neighbors yard by the time the police reach the scene of the accident.
And what happens when you glare or honk your horn at them for endangering your life? The Rules Dont Apply To Me person becomes quite indignant, even angry. If youre lucky, theyll only just flip you off. If youre not, you might become a victim of road rage, of Terror on the American Road. The threat of road rage to you and me is so high nowadays that I think the Homeland Security Department should raise its Homeland Threat Level to orange. Raising it to red wont work - the Rules Dont Apply To Me people will just ignore it.
You know, Ive had it with these people. Ive decided that if the rules dont apply to them, then they dont apply to me. If the laws of the land are not meant for them, then theyre not meant for me either. If these people dont have to care about the world around them, then why should I? Wait, that wont work.