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Reasons why people are jerks #118

Last night I am ambling along the seafront between Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness minding my own business relatively happy. I was walking home because my stomach has decided food was needed and I went to cross over the road. My iPod was in and on and I’m waiting to cross the road and a car cruises past me. I know once this car passes I’m going to start the arduous journey across the two yards to the traffic island.

So I am preparing to cross the road (I am really padding out this tale aren’t I?) and as this car goes past me the young fellow in the front passengers seat leans and and screams at me and then as he drives off I hear a car full of laughs. This is by no means the first time this has happened to me. No doubt it has happened to the majority of people who are reading this too.

I just wonder what the point of this is. Is it to show off and prove to the people that you are with that you are a big jerk? If so then they are successful but I suspect somehow that isn’t the primary goal of these people.

This type of behaviour really grinds my gears as Peter Griffin would say. What if the person they do it to is someone with a weak heart and they have a turn? What if by doing this they distract someone to the point where they step out into traffic?

Some people just act like jerks and this is just an example.

I sound rather grumpy today don’t I?

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  1. Totally agree with Andrew Currie’s comment. And then the jerks wonder why they get no respect from decent people. Grr. Silly twerps.

  2. Andrew Currie Andrew Currie

    I’ve had it happen, particularly when hitch-hiking or just walking on rural roads.
    There has been some recent study of such behaviour. As I remember it is people who have low self-esteem who act as if they have high self-esteem. They effect exaggerated emotions in order to make trivial things appear to be important, so that they seem important.
    You only have to watch East Enders or similar soaps to see where this behaviour is learned.

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