Sunday, September 21, 2008
I will be the first to admit that I am not the most observant bunny in the woods and that I am often indifferent to my surroundings.
It took me four days to notice that a building I drove by almost every day had been completely demolished. Longer still to notice that many things in the refrigerator are not only passed their best before date, but that some have evolved into new life forms.
Miriam-Webster's International Dictionary describes indifferent as the following:
1: marked by impartiality : unbiased
2 a: that does not matter one way or the other:
b:of no importance or value one way or the other
Perusing YouTube today (as I am wont to do when I should be doing meaningful things), I found a short but amusing video that illustrates Indifference perfectly.
Now, I understand not paying much attention to someone pushing a shopping cart; it's dull and something you see everyday.
BUT this is not a person...it appears to be half a person (the bottom half at that) and...AND...
it's On Frickin' Fire!!!
And yet, people seem to go about their business like nothing out of the ordinary is going on. La de da de da...
This is not outside of a methadone clinic or mental institution; it's on a city sidewalk.
What on earth could be of such importance in your head that you would not stop and gape in awe and fear, or at the very least do a double-take??
Watch the video.
Tell me I'm wrong. Go ahead.
I am indifferent.
(but amazed at that video all the same)