Assholes can pop up anywhere, next door, at work, on the highway, at the park, etc. Always irritating, totally inconsiderate selfish morons whose sole purpose in life is to be a disruptive, annoying and obnoxious jerk, except they don't realize it or do they?. How is it that some people are just assholes?
Case in point: Beautiful this past weekend in Northern Ontario when I decided to visit my cabin. The lake was just spectacularly peaceful Saturday morning when I set out in my kayak. It was the first test for my shoulder since recent surgery. My goal was to go about 5 kms to a next quiet spot I've frequented before. Approaching the area I thought I started to hear music. As I got closer with each stroke of the blade, it got louder and louder until the decibel level was at permanent hearing impairment levels. Not only that but the boat it was coming from was one of those gigantic pontoon boats, brand new by the looks of it with obviously a very modern sound system on board. Some guy about 60 and his wife were so involved looking at something on the other side of the boat that they didn't see me or hear me as I went past. I even yelled at them but to no avail. I wanted to tell them that as well as possessing the most decadent of large watercraft the lake has ever seen, that they were completely out of line playing music so loud at 6:30 in the freakin' morning. Assholes, through and through.
Playing loud music has to be one the most noticeable characteristics of an asshole. I run into it time and time again. Many times I have thought that maybe I'm being too sensitive but then I only have to remind myself that most people don't act like that. What is it that compels an idiot to let the world know of his/her taste in music?