I'm typing this entry in the cats' temporary Fortress Bedroom of Solitude. The cats are restricted from roaming the house since new epoxy flooring is being installed in the basement. The interim installation steps are not feline-friendly. I thought I would spend a little time with them and, well, I'm receiving a lot of verbal complaints and stares conveying my felines' displeasure with the current state of affairs. Oh well....better this than kitties stuck in epoxy.
Why do other drivers think it is imperative that they travel 20 to 30 miles per hour over the posted speed limit in a construction zone? The speed limit is 45 MPH for a reason, the drivers' safety and, more importantly, the safety of the construction workers. I had a driver pass me on the shoulder of a single lane on the Interstate in the construction zone. Dangerous and stupid. I really hate driving in the Chicago-area. I have to deal with the construction on top of the *normal* congestion. I would have to take tranquilizers if I went back to living in a congested city.
Another thing. If your boots or shoes are covered in construction debris, don't bother to take them off when walking over wood flooring. Especially when someone has just cleaned said wood flooring and the flooring is still damp. ARGHHHHH! Somebody's mom should have smacked somebody upside the head a few more times in their formative years. Yes, since I'm home tomorrow, I'll be handing out some less than gentle motherly advice to anybody that doesn't remove their footwear before stepping on my wood flooring.
As long as I'm at it......I think anybody with a badge (and I'm thinking law enforcement here) should be thanked, not despised. These men and women risk their lives daily to protect us and keep our communities in some sort of order. Without these people performing their job every day, our lives would be much harder and our families at higher risk. I'm aware there are some Barney Fife's or other jerks that can make life miserable but most men and women in law enforcement should be supported.
I think that's it. Now, I'll see what I can do to deal with the feline complaints.