Today, during the process of doing my mundane chores, I stopped at a red light. There I pondered about the pesky little cameras waiting to suck it to a careless driver and to the ones that are careful also.
We live in a society where the state derives pleasure from setting up its citizens for failure. It does not matter what it is.
Food, environment, taxes, even after you die, there is more manure to deal with than you will never imagine.
So while I was at the red light, one of my favorite songs came into play from my very selectively made c/d. Right there and then, my mood changed. I became content, singing along the words (about being in love so beautifully) and even I tried to dance a little as much as I could with my hands and arms and head. I was in a very, very good mood.
I thought, to heck with the state, the taxes, the traffic cameras, the FDA and all of them better known as big brother, big sister and big mama too. Suck it to them! Am I getting too loose with my language? If so, my apologies. Just feels good to send the manure back to them, even if it is in my mind.
I feel better already!
So…it was today…19 September, 2011…a day of reckoning to the higher authorities, whomever they may be.
Your Happy Contessa
“And that,” put in the Director sententiously, “that is the secret of happiness and virtue-liking what you’ve got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.”
– Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 1
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It is very easy to tell if there is a red light camera at any intersection. The small blue light comes on when the light is red and it become part of the evidence in the photo. They are easily seen. I looked for them when I went to the Doctor in Winter Park. There are not too many and can be known real easily. Don’t let them worry you, just know where they are. I am sure most in the community already do.
Thanks Lindsay…still it is uncomfortable knowing someone is watching all the time. Good luck tomorrow with your “new to you nose” surgery.
“”””still it is uncomfortable knowing someone is watching all the time.””””
It is only once in a great while and you can easily learn where they are. If fact, it is dangerous not to know where they are because you will be slamming on your brakes at a yellow light and getting rearended when there is no red light camera at that intersection. You could end up in a neck brace for no reason,
You are right. I will be looking out for those blue bulbs under the cameras. Thank you.
They are on the same cables as the red light. They are on when the light is red only. (When it switches from yellow to red.)