August 18, 2008

10:07 PM
Yup... That's the subject of the day. These are the words that were uttered from a young man as he drove by me yesterday. After having dinner at my mom's, I asked Monica if she wanted to drive through downtown Los Gatos and she said OK.. Strange to say, but though I live here, I haven't set foot downtown in over 3 years and probably less than a dozen times in the last 10 years. And so the drive was worthy of nothing more than seeing all the new businesses and noting the few that still survived from my youth. Those businesses included every bar and probably less than 6 various restaurants and perhaps a knick knack store called DOMUS. Anyways, I circled around past my old high school which would loop me back towards my home and then the magic happened.

A big truck driven by a young man who looked like he was perhaps still in high school said the magic words. And where a few years ago I would have flipped out and lost my mind, I could only feel sadness and the reality that this society still fuels a lot of hate. Not just in the US, but all over the world. And here in the progressive western US and the capital of liberal philosophy of the good ol' BAY AREA stood Mr. BIG TRUCK. With huge vertical exhaust pipes that stood on both the left and right side that you would see on a big rig. Why did he have those? I cannot tell you, but do people really find that attractive? Is there a subculture so inebriated that they find happiness in such things? Oh well.

Would the world be a better place if I did HULK out and beat the living daylights out of this dude? hmmmmm..... I wasn't angry then, but now I'm wishing I had done something. Woe is me.
mike park