Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Nurture or Nature?

Folks, today was a beautiful day in the suburbia-plex. After a long and hard winter, we had temps in the upper 70s, a slight breeze, and not a cloud in the sky.

The first thing I did when I started my car on the way home from work was hit the auto-window-down buttons. I turned up some music, and had a very enjoyable commute home. It occurred to me though, as it sometimes does, the majority of other people were driving home from work with their windows up. According to unscientific research conducted by me at one of the suburbia-plex's many outrageously long red lights, 80% of cars did NOT have their windows rolled down or even cracked significantly. I even spotted 3 convertibles with their tops NOT down. I find this to be a shockingly poor use by local humans of our planet's weather.

I know that there isn't any right or wrong in this situation, and I try not to judge others on this basis, but this is a mindset that I just cannot understand. Truly. It makes my head hurt, trying to understand. And yet, I am clearly in the minority.

Something that is so hard-wired into my brain, something I don't even question (i.e., "should I roll my windows up or down?" does not run through my mind before, during, or after I hit the auto-window-down button). But the other 80% of drivers feel oppositely. Even on a day as perfect as today. That's really hard for me to wrap my head around.

So... maybe I should just stop thinking so much, and just go ahead and feel superior. Yeah, I think that will work.

1 comment:

Kingfish said...

I believe a Datsun 280Z with shitty air conditioning...check that, no air conditioning conditioned you. You are superior, but I would give you more credit that hierarchy over just the suburbanites. By the way, it is not fair your school has better basketball players than Texas the Tech. Maybe The Texas Tech sounds better. Damn superiority complexes.