Sunday, August 30, 2009

Yes Mr Missionary the rules apply to you too.

had a miserable ride... I blame it on Jesus... or Pie...

You know I sit down thinking I'm going to write up something Brilliant... I start banging away and ... Feels like the balloon is flat.

See I have to have the framework of what I want to say, then break it into some nice funny observations.

I tend to be so tired I just want to bang it all out... no Nuance, no Joy...

So I'm riding, and I look up and have 2 hefty weight Missionaries Bearing down on me... and of course they think I should thread the needle between their asses as they come. I point to the other side of the road... Both of them Fucking wave at me. I pipe up "You ride on the Right side of the road Kids!"

Not like a cop is going to stop them...or if the fuckers run into me and ruin my bike will the cop find them Libel..... So it would be best if they Follow the god damn rules.

But with a 10 mph headwind.. my spirit was broken rather fast.... either that or that I ate at the buffet on Friday... had cookies on Saturday... and pizza for Sunday lunch....

Time for more bike friendly food!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Let the Demons Chase!

Well now.... Seems like I let them catch me a little bit.....

But I hear... What you do is Take a bite of a hotdog and ATTACK!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Seen this show before!

Same old story... Same old show!

This week has been a thing It all started this weekend with this nasty feeling that... Just one of those nasty feelings you get, It's bullshit but. Thinking that something was going to go bad can certainly Create it. I absolutely don't believe in hocus pocus!... but I do know that sometimes you have to listen to a nagging Voice in your head that says "Watch out" That and most of the things that went wrong this week Were Well out of my Control, and Very Random.

With all of that, and a "Return of The mop"... I had a conversation about how I " Play the Mop ", and it's not like I've been at this Again! For the most I've been hit and miss at "Playing the Mop" since May. In my defence is sort of gives me ... well the blog can be my Training Coach! It reminds me to ride, and sort of gives me someone to answer to.

Of course then there is the Ungodly Terror I raise out there Among the masses... My Nebulous Cypher Enigmatic...... Nonsense!.....

And what is the big question of "The Mop!!!"??? Do we remember?... Do I remember?....


and in the course of this I also have to ask.....

is it because, again I'm "Playing the Mop!" that i'm asking these questions.

All on a Saturday, When I honestly should be Cranking out some work.

And not Mentally Masturbating Existentialism!


What a day... Or "Cause he has Floyd all over his face"

I'll have all of you know... I started this "Social network" racing Coverage... I'm OG... and Ya'll are just following a Previously Blazed Trail...

But What have I done for you Lately....

No Pictures. Sorry, I have a tendency to simplify my life these days, and it was nice to just enjoy the race without trying to get pictures!

I will have T-Bird Know... I started the second round of applause and shout-Outs on the Podium... That was me buddy!

Spent most of the morning Screaming from my chair!!!! T-BIRD!!!!!! and doing the same on Twitter... I also spent all morning obsessing about why people don't put HashTags in their Tweets for the TOU... and why I felt the need to retweet them....I mean how long was it going to take till I was a total Twitter Snob... I mean my learning curve on this crap is Through the roof!

The funny things that happened today. Well I decided not to Activly engage people with my shit eating Grin. Especially since people say it's kind of Creepy... but strangely. I'm just doing my thing, and Suddenly there is Gardie jackson... Or Ryan Barrett or Stephen Flahut Scheffield(I proly misspelled that, sorry dude but I'm not into looking it up).

Like I've said before, the only thing more embarrassing than asking "Are you The Mop?" is saying "Hi! I'm The Mop". But I swear Burke had his eye on me... It was kreepy... or maybe it was the kreepy on me oozing off, and Burke was just trying to keep the Kreepy in sight!

It's funny, I'm not talkative.. but get me going at a bike race! I'll tell you everything. I start talking about Sleevie(mike booth)'s Tatoos I talk about Burke's Dog... BLA BLA BLA BLA. I tell stories about calling Ben J Maynes a Wanker!.

Kind of lame that when Zabrisky hit the line he looked like one of the Thousand Warriors... and I think I have that Jersey BTW... Classic Red!
Ok.. .I stole this from podium insight What a great site BTW...

I told the people around me that to see dave cross the line they had to find the guy in the plane red Jersey and Black Shorts....

So there is this old guy at the line, and he has the rider numbers and as they cross he looks them up. What he needed to do was ask me who it was who was crossing. of course there are about half the Local Riders I can't recognize by a Quick Glimpse. Now Dave passed through After Floyd.. but As Dave passed Nobody noticed, and it was only the normal applause, then I piped up "Go Zabriskie".. Suddenly everyone is like!!! Oh That was Dave, and they all got excited and cheered.

It's been Tough Dave!! Good to see even a Great Champion can be off a little! GO!!! DAVE!!

So... as time went on this old guy was getting more and more frustrated, because he also couldn't look them up fast enough.. nor did he know who he was looking at.

He also gave that standard line about how Spectator unfriendly Bike Racing is. And we all Know that... I mean I was Psyched to catch it by Twitter all morning, it was kind of satisfying.. even though those simple facts seemed to sneak away "What is the Lead time? Chase time? Peloton time?" and "who is in the Lead?Chase?Peloton?"... but I digress.

So.. What really frustrated him was when Floyd Rolled by, and I shouted out "GO Floyd" and said "That is Floyd Landis"... Since I didn't have the sheet and the numbers,
He said "How do you know that."
I said. "Well he had That stupid Goatee and his face had Floyd all over it."

he said "What!"

I told him "Well Why don't you run down to the end of the line and say hello, I bet he is a nice guy! "

he gave me an angry look and stomped away.

you know that old people can't process Vitamin B right! The get Super Stressed and have to take Vitamin B shots, but since it's water soluble it doesn't last longer than a few days....

So basically that is why Angry old men stand on their Lawns and shake their Fists at the Traffic
BTW if we don't realize it, this day will go down in Infamy, We will be telling our Grand Kids about the day that Burke Swindlehurst BLEW The Crap out of the Tour Of Utah in a Mad Breakaway at the Gun, and the entire Nort american Peloton Chased him for 4 hours Dragging their lame assees in for nearly an hour, in packs of 2 and 3.....


Friday, August 21, 2009

What a Week!

I had a nasty feeling this week.... Ugly to shake those ugly feelings... but it was a good warning.

All this Heath care nonsense... it is a great example of what is wrong with us.

Both the insurance and medical industry are these Ridiculous positive Spiraling self serving ... Sky Nets so to speak just trying to go for world domination.

I was going off about what Middle class is, Pardon me if I don't look the numbers up again. but it's roughly 35k-57K This includes health care... and that is Household income.

the insurance cost per house hold is 13K.

This means that the amount of money people bring in, that are "Middle Class" is 22k-44K. It works out on the low end... One breadwinner making $10 per hour, or 2 Breadwinners making $10 per hour. Or One person making $22.00 per hour... of course including benefits/health care.

Interesting that that is middle class, $400 per week or $1600 per month.

hmmm that $15K dream isn't all that little now is it... I will bet there are some Non Middle class people that make less.

So... my bad feeling... I had a call from someone trying to "Feel Me out" trying to see if my most hated Client had any chance of becoming a Client again. It's crazy, I've had them try and feel me out a couple times in the past 5 years since I dumped them.

What is it about a "most hated" either person or Client... that they keep trying to come back for a taste... It's like "Well I took advantage of you once... sucker... I'm sure I can do it again."

sort of like a child abuser can smell out a victim...

I Really hate that client..... and it has set me off for days ...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In the land of spoons, Suprise... Everybody is a spoon

Damn! I love to have White Hot Bike racing in town. I also am about ready to Tear up because I'm doubting I'll be able to check it all out. Which is an Absolute Heart Break!!

I was thinking about what I should do for the ol' TOFU.

Those who have followed me, know I sort of mess with that Razors edge between Avoiding making things about me, and my own natural Narcissism.

Not to get off on Politics, But for the most part people have their heads up their ass on Healthcare/insurance. And its because for the most part you don't realize how expensive it is; because your employer pays it. Then because you have never made a serious claim, you don't realize how much your insurance company has no intention to pay. Its a Heads they win Tails you lose. And when you realize that incomes haven't gone up in 10 years but cost of insurance has. So you did get a Raise... you got to keep your health Insurance.

But it's all good as long as you keep what you have Right? Cause Change is Scary! And We would hate to see the insurance companies profits hurt. It's not possible that we could cut all these middlemen out and Reduce costs, and cover everybody! Hell no.... Let us just stick with buying the product that INSURANCE COMPANIES HAVE NO INTENTION OF PAYING.. they don't make money by paying claims!.

But I digress....

I think for the most part I'm going to Keep Quiet for TOFU, There seems to be too much of a willingness in our age of social media, to make things more about the authors, and not the subject.

But good luck to everybody; Burke Louder Todd DZ Dave Mike Chase nate alex jesse Cameron Ben... Etc... sorry if you are an etc....

and not to badmouth the social media guys... cause keep it comming cause I'll be stuck at the workstation for most the stages.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


had a nice ride yesterday.. which I don't mean, this road construction is out of control. They don't realize it's not easy to go around construction and add 3 or 4 miles to a bike ride. This Machine that tears up the road and puts about 400 places for either a pinch flat or just to shake the shit out of you and your bike...

Then when they re-Tar them.. and throw all the gravel over the road and suddenly you are Rim Deep in lose gravel, on a road with no shoulder and has 2 thin lanes...

Yep it's something. I dropped off some Gifts to the T-Bird. Told him to tell Tiff that the Yard looks nice. Also you can split Ground cover and then if you try and keep Zero Scape watered it will fill in. Also Most Zero Scape needs to be watered for the first year so the roots can go deep enough to really Thrive.

Then if the Thyme grows you cut them in half and spread them out, so then you can keep going till it's all filled in... but you want them to thrive... so they could use some water....

or Give it time.. Thyme LOL... crack myself up.

For the most part... I'd guess we need to let our local guys get into their Full Zen Racing Form, not give them too many distractions. Be sure not to let our Manic ooze over to them.... unless they are on the Road.

it's not the energy you spend, it's the energy you save....

or some such bullshit.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I like there to be a new reward of some musing... or something.... My mind for a large part is a disaster... Fatigue... Stress... Like someone pulling on my Heart or Colon...

had a disaster ride... I'm strong.. but I swear I need to.... I just don't feel like I'm one with my bike...

I keep thinking I need to tear it apart and put it back together... Spend 6 hours getting the pedals in the perfect position....

bla bla bla

sorry about the bad reward... so with the bike, so with my writing..

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Empty blog space

I just know this is going to be a lame post. There is this point on twitter where you put in 3 "Tweets"WTF... with this Twitter.....

but you put together three posts and realize that you would be better on the blogger.

4 flats today on a 3 hour ride... Pushed it to about 4.5. Had to patch Twice.... I didn't even want to ride today... just figured I needed to get something in... and there it went...

With all the rain I couldn't even sit on grass to change them, ended up on the curb.

And one of them, I came rolling down hill at 30-40 and hit some shit on the road and tire go boom...Couldn't even remember which break was my rear since the front had gone so soft, so quickly......

Good lord...

I'm not even sure I tried with this post......

Thursday, August 13, 2009

RootBeer Consumerisum

Decided after my long week.... and I get a little repreave right now from work... I'm BEAT!! no ride for me today... I caught a little nap instead.

I have this "Hell's Kitchen", addiction I havn't seen this weeks episode, so... that is running as I type this.

but I decided I should go take a walk and get a rootbeer. here is the trouble with the rootbeer. I go out and for .40 I can get a Can of rootbeer, but if I do that I'll proly drink it before I get home or out of the parking lot.
So I can get a big rootbeer for like $2 ... Or I can go to the grocery store and get a 2 liter bottle for .79...

Then of course I have over a thousand calories of soda in the fridge...

Yep.. not as interesting a post as I'd thought

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

hmmm maybe one more hour of work...

I'm not sure I should be doubted that I have almost Zero time.
today went 4am to 6:30
bike ride
Dinner W/ MSNBC news

Now I need to see if I can crank out another hour of work before bed, or go to bed or bed get up ASAP and do more work.

Some of this is why some of my writing is so shitty IMHO. There just isn't anything but exhaustion on my mind...

there is a point where one just can't keep going and your brain is mush... have to rebuild neurons.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ok... Agressive Asshole

I'm going to organize some music while I do this... I have so much crap, I even have stuff I've never listened to, and I need to clean it up.... and it is a good way to start my week, after work and the bike ride.

So, there was a time when.... When I was a kid I was a fairly intense kid. I also wasn't raised on T.V. Until I was 8 or so. Living on a ranch with Miles and miles to explore like Huck fin... Well I don't have that ADD most of you have. I've talked about it before, how most of you... and many of the younger and Gen Y.... DRIVE ME UP A WALL. Because you can't seem to do the same thing for more than 10 minutes....

You are T.V. Babies, those short bursts of 7 minute data from tv broken up by 30 seconds of Someone screaming at you to buy some crap, had destroyed your brain... it's why twitter rocks and Blogger sucks... Cause all you have is 140 Characters in you. "I'm taking a Crap" "Lance Lays down" #supermac18

and While I'm at it... This Jon and Kate Goslin thing... I can totally see why he dumped her ass. It's one thing to marry a Bitch, but then to have her Screaming at you about the 20 Kids she popped out... and that she dresses her hair up to look like a Peacock or some shit.... Both of them don't realize they arn't 20 anymore.... But he is no 'Catch'... And as a Dad.. I'd buy a Tranquilizer Gun.. and he doesn't have to use that on Kate every time.. he can use it on those damn kids... Perfectly Justifiable to own a Shock Collar when you have that many kids... Seriously there should be some Rule that if you have more than 5 kids within 5 years of each other... You should be able to use "Extreme Measures".

I'm just saying!!!

I would think that most of you, through some minor Interaction or another. May have caught on that I can Seriously focus on something... I guess you could classify it as some Obsessive Tendencies. What I'm getting at is that, if you are the Focus of my attention... It's not as Pleasant as you would think.

And for the most part, if I get going... I can kind of stick the Knife in and Turn it Just Right.... and do it just to amuse myself.

For most of us, who have Dated.... Well, Let me just say 3 weeks of intense focus is no way to seduce woman, in fact it gets just down right Creepy. At a young age, I realized that I had no choice but to slow play Woman. ... But still there is sort of this Lazer beam thing that goes off... and it just isn't a Joy for anyone. I'm not saying I go all "Say Anything" on them... It's just hard to explain.

I'm not even excluding other types of relationships, Even friends or... Relatives... I guess it's sort of like I'm indifferent, until I'm not.... And I kid you not Even if I work for you, It's all fun and games until you tell me how I could run my life or do my job better... and you are about to get an earful.

I had a friend I used to work for, and periodically he would call with projects. about 3 years ago, I told him... "Now I'm getting older, and I can't fuck around on these projects like I used to. If we start this project, we are going to Finnish it... and if you start fucking around and delay things and drag it out. I'm done!" Well he didn't take me seriously, and after working on a project for 2 weeks we were called off. He Called me back up wanted me back on the project... I told him "sorry! you knew the rules, I explained them before we started, I explained it in the middle. You want to fuck around, you find someone else."....

Well he lays down all this shit about how I owe him, and how I'm screwing the project... bla bla bla. Well that was it, I layed down for about 20 minutes about all the laws he breaks. How I could have him Fined by the labor Commission. How He acts like a 14 year old boy. And how he could never find anyone with my skills to work like that. The way he treats me like I'm stupid, and I just let him get away with it because I don't want to call his Bullshit Card. How he will never find anyone to do what he wants until he pays 4X the money. How his skills are a fucking joke, he doesn't understand even the most rudimentary engineering principles. How everyone in the industry thinks he is a fucking joke, and can only pull down out of town projects because they don't know him or his Lack of Follow through, and the only Clients he can keep are ones I deal with, because I spend most my time mothering his ass mostly because he acts like he is 12 years old... and is Completely full of shit, and to not even try to make a phone call to me, cause he is fucking Done....

Just saying you don't want to get on my bad side, I'm not going to burn down hour house, but if you step up to me... I'll shut your ass down.

I don't talk about this, my Grandfather used to go into one of the magna bars with all the Copper miners, and was willing to kick any one's ass who wanted some. Just saying.... I come from an intense blood line.

So.... at about 18 I found this little trick... this sort of magic mellowing trick... This sort of thing I could ingest and all the Crap that goes through my head... all the Demons that Chase me all day, well it slowed them down. For about 10 years or so, that sort of kept me from tearing things apart... but... at one point I decided to give all that up.

and well... Now it's back to Aggressive Asshole.... I had a friend who was 2 hours late Just one too many times, and after Repeated warnings, didn't listen. Decided to hold me up one day, so I could stand Waiting for 2 hours... I haven't talked to them since. It's not holding a Grudge, but when someone talks about how busy they are, and that is why they are late. Not realizing that You are busy too, and that at one point you are just too busy to wait for someone for the 4thousandth time.... I'm not only too busy to hear how busy you are, But how if instead of Getting to dinner, they just show up to the Restaurant and wait for you until they get sick of it. And if I ever miss them, I'll just go stand in a Street or something for 2 hours, and remember all the good times.....

I've talked about how much I hate the phone, Girl Friend of mine used to want to call me every day or every other day and just Chat.... After a few days of it, That was it I quit answering the phone. Either you want to come over or not... and either we are going to plan to do something on the weekend or not.... But the Hell if I'm going to spend an hour on the phone everyday.

This was my schedule today.
Up at 2am... Personal stuff till 2:30
Breakfast 2:30-3.
Work 3-6am
I made Cornbread for 30 minutes.
Work 6:30 through 2:30PM
That is 11 hours of work and it's only 2:30...
I took a nap for 15 minutes.
Work 3-5pm
Ride the bike 5-6pm
6:30 work and watch the news- 7:30.

now I'm warn out, so I decided to take the rest of the evening off and listen to music and Bang at the keyboard for an hour or so. I'll be done with this about 9:30, I'll probably read some research papers that I'm trying to get through, if not I have a couple books about economics.

at one point I'll fall asleep and wake up at 2 or 3am... and start again...

So I guess what I'm getting at is that if you step into my Realm... I look at you and decide if you need to be Fixed or Dealt with... I throw you through the washing Machine or whatever... and you are done... anything else... any "Can you just stop for a while and....."

Nope... Seriously... the Daemons are after me... and if I stop they catch up.. and it just takes to much time to get them off of me......

So I guess those daemons are just going to have to chase!!
I hope you know what movie the above is from. Maybe I died in an LSD experiment 15 years ago, and I still haven't figured it out.

... I don't know. WHAT THE FUCK! sandros... Fucking inhaler??..... My Repertoire of Asthma inhaler movies just isn't that long!

See.. that is an example... that is just me at normal Volume... Sorry Sandros it just isn't that big a deal.... it's just me without my good behavior on.

If any of you are more familiar with my writing, you realize that every once in a while the sand in my fingers just slips through... My personal Tolerance meter for most people just doesn't go that high.

I was working for someone, and one of the employees stepped completely out of line with me.. I had to shut them down... I never understand why at work you aren't so busy working that you can get involved in a bunch of bullshit. But the boss came to me and asked me if I wanted them Fired, I said it was up to them, that that wasn't my Call... but that what that employee did, reflected on the Boss, and that was what I was concerned about. So I was very concerned about what the boss was going to do about it. The boss gave them a Warning. I said, "Ok, that is fine. But if this is the kind of workplace they wanted it was going to cost them Twice as much to have me contract for them." .. They said it wasn't acceptable and went out to find someone else, who wanted 4x as much... After that I told them I wanted 5 times as much.... And trust me .. I work so hard i'm a deal at Twice that Figure.... but nope hire someone to nickle and dime you and milk every project for ever dollar they can get.


I was on a project once and busted out a calculator and laid out a flow chart of this project, The Project manager said "You can't bust through all that math and come out with the right numbers and have it work."
I said, "the hell I can't. "
He called the owner of the company, he didn't think it could be done the way I had done it.... All I'm talking about here is coming up with a Clear plan that lays out the settings in advance and uses math to optimise the system... but the Owner said "Oh that won't work, you just have to do it manually as you go."

2 days later after we laid it all out and went through the settings Manually.. then spent half a day debugging the first 2 systems, which were wrong... I pulled out my Chart... Said "Try this"... Everything Dialed in Perfectly, once we ditched the manual Crap and went to the Model. 6 hours later it was all Ready to go. 20 min of tweaking it was done. The Project manager told me "he was sure it wouldn't work." I said that that was because he was a moron and hadn't paid any attention in math Class.. he said "but the boss agreed it couldn't be done." ... I said "Ya, that is because he is a fucking moron too."

next project I had the Project manager's Job.... they begged me for the equations... I said "my teaching rate is 100X my salary."

I was listening to some utah economics professors a few days ago, talking about health care. One was saying "Well if people don't pay for it, then it will be more expensive because they will have all these unneeded procedures." Ok dumbfuck... Explain to me why I want to break a leg! or why I want to sit and wait 4 hours to get an X-Ray or 6 hours of my day to get an MRI. Where is the Joy in Getting a Chlamydia test... Had the doc grab your nuts and check for a Hernia?.... Every had your Prostate checked?..... GOOD TIMES!!! sign me up for 2.... And this DUMB BITCH teaches at the University of Utah.


What really kills me is that most of these people just find it easy... they just roll around in this Haze of Narcissism with their head up their ass. And it's all golden, and you need to give it to them... what ever it is... It's theirs and they deserve it.... Like Jon and Kate.. think they are fucking 20 and Pimp their family off to TLC... When it's like looking at a Family of Dinosaurs in a Cage! WTF did you think it was a good idea to have 8 kids... and the first 4 weren't enough.... Mostly because if kate had more kids she wouldn't have to get a job! 4 more kids... or a Job... hmmm tough choice. I know I'll have 4 kids, spawning like a Puppy. Then spend all day whining about how fucking hard it all is, and need a show on TLC just to pay for them...... That is the shit Healthcare insurance shouldn't pay for... Erections and so that you can have 4 fucking kids... It may be fine if you don't have kids... but Shit... if you already have a few... Just let it Be! And if you can't get an erection.. lets start with no more fucking potato chips soda's and all the chemicals in the Meat....

enough said... there are a few people who can't fucking stand me! and for good reason. It's part of why this blog is easy for me, as opposed to interacting with people.


Sunday ride took it out of me, Spent the rest of the day Sleeping and eating. Catching up on the week of sleep I never get....

hmmm other stories of ....

Time for coffee and Omelet

Sunday, August 09, 2009


it's 6am... I just finished the morning carb load, it's all digesting. Trying to get the coffee in me so I can get the .... er other important pre ride Bodily function going.... Rough to be getting old.

Damn looks like I'm getting better at writing 140 characters.

but it needs to get a bit warmer before I can hit the road.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Hello Virginia!

I've been starting some emails as an imaginary conversation with someone named Virginia. I discussed this with one of the Victims. I wondered if it was that I was having a discussion with Virginia Wolf... They suggested that it was more probable that it was as in "yes Virginia, there is no Santa Clause".
Seemed more probable, since I've never read any Virginia Wolf... But it's possible that I was just having a conversation with what I imagine 'Would be Virginia Wolf'...

.... My word... what a dizzying intellect...

Well, That may be good enough... I was going to post about what an aggressive asshole I can be... but maybe another time.

Monday, August 03, 2009

what to say what to say

I went out and pulled one of my hard Routes on Sunday... it's hot again.

But... UGH!!! I need to put that route into heavy rotation, it's only 2 hours... If I don't steal fruit on the way back. So... some of the apples are starting to come on and Pears. we should have Peaches. Apricots are just about gone. The plumbs are out there, but most the trees are the shitty Variety.

But... it should get me into much harder shape... but... It's just a long lonely road.

But arn't they all.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

DateLine 4am

Saturday was a bust....

I may need to kick in the vitamin B

4am... I remembered that most my kit is not dry.... There is that step where I put stuff in the wash... I can pull that off, it's remembering an hour later to put it in the dryer...

but I digress... Or just move randomly Sideways...

I'd like to get a couple more hours of sleep... Light sleeper it's called, cept I may be exhausted later... any chance for me to get good sleep I take.

I'd love to sleep and get up at about 7... put on the freshly dry kit and hit the road... I'm a little concerned I could be derailed... or progressing to de-railed... Heart rate says I'm ok... but I've seen some signs I should be concerned about... Mostly that I rode the other day and didn't push the heart above about 80% and spent a ton of time at 60%....


I leave you with a scene from "Things to do in denver when you're dead"

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Sir.... Sir.... I wouldn't do that!!!

out on the ride today... I feel awful on Fridays so.... it wasn't much of a ride. I pull up on an intersection.
"Hey, Your Gas Cap and fuel door are open"
I point at his rear quarter panel, "Your Fuel door is open and the gas cap is hanging out"

"Oh... Shit, I should fix that."

Ok... I can see fuel door but Gas Cap...

He gets out of his car... Cigarette in hand.

"jesus... I wouldn't close my gas cap with a Smoke in my hand"....

"Oh... you are right... Damn..."
It's surprising most of you fuckers get through a day....