- We have two dogs that thankfully bark when someone rings the door bell or knocks at the door. This characteristic is very helpful. My next door neighbor's dog doesn't seem to share this ability. It's in the habit of barking all day. As if it's on a time clock, it punches in at eight and clocks out around six.
- I remember learning the arm gestures for signaling a turn in driver's ed. Luckily for many decades cars have come equipped with turn signals. Hence with a quick flick your intention of where you are going to turn is indicated. It seems that the ability to use this device is a simple act that has been forgotten. Thus leading to a bit of a guessing game on my part. If I was blessed with the gift of mind reading yes, I would know their intentions. But, if I had the ability to read minds I would be wealthy and I would have a driver that would deal with this. Or, I might possibly be locked in a secret government base somewhat like one of those "X-Men".
- Living in the city we often get fliers and menus dropped off on a nearly daily basis. That I have no problem with in the slightest. What does irk me is if you ring the doorbell to hand me said flier or menu. That, sir or madam, is unnecessary. That what the mail slot is for and as I mentioned in the first bullet point the dogs react to the door bell.
That is all for my grumpy old man musings. I am sure I will be back again to revisit my old man side with a firm shaking fist pointed to the sky.