So just where ARE those Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles?
I just watched “Who Killed the Electric Car?“, wow. If you haven’t seen it, you should. That’s really all I can say. It was very educational and at some points emotional, but for the most part after you’ve seen what they have to say about all the culprits they point out, it just doesn’t make much common sense why we don’t see these cars on the road today. One of the strangest things was seeing an ad for an electric car that the car companies stand behind as part of their activities to get people interested in the cars. The ad looked and sounded like a horror movie trailer, long shadows, creepy voice. There’s no way that even if anyone saw it, they’d have been game. But for me, a car with no emissions that I could charge at home and get far enough for my daily commute, errands and back? I’d be all for that.
Just like the Stop Snitchin’ movement, can I start the Stop Flirtin’ movement? I can count about 10 times in just the past week that my trip to the coffee house, cafeteria, and various stores have been completely delayed because someone’s trying to get with someone, or trying to act all cute, or worse trying to sweet talk their way into something free and it’s a pain in the ass. And sometimes this is more on the customer than it is on the employee and oddly enough in my recent experience, it’s more because of women than men.
I am not above a little mild flirtation from time to time if I think it might get me a free drink or a comped dessert or something, but I don’t do it in such a way that it directly keeps other patrons from getting service. I’m definitely of the “shit or get off the pot” attitude, give the guy/girl your phone number, ask them what they’re doing later, do whatever you gotta do — but do your thing and get the hell out of my way. And I concede that being a little extra friendly at the Starbucks is going to get the barista to remember your order and eventually make it just the way you like it. I’ve done this many times. But man, smiling and laughing at the grocery store cashier is not going to make her forget to ring up your beer or card you, move it along!