I had the day off today, and so I took my car in to have the oil changed and the tires rotated. Things have to get done, right?
And while in the waiting room, I realized that I am a horrible person.
The guy sitting next to me was a large guy, who had finished his soda and was proceeding through his cup of remaining ice. Chewing it loudly, one piece at a time.
Slurp. Crunch. Slurp. Crunch. Uninterrupted, unstoppable for fifteen straight minutes.
And all I could think about was how badly I wanted to slap the cup out of his hand just to get some peace and quiet. Buy him gum and tell him, you want to chew that badly, leave the rest of us out of it. Also, if you get ice in your soda, you allow yourself to be ripped off on volume, and that offends me on principle.
And so I just have to wonder, what type of horrible person gets annoyed by such a minor thing?
I don’t know. Should I be ashamed, or am I being too hard on myself?