In order to not sound sexist, I am no longer going to define someone according to whether they are a woman, man, both (see Chaz Bono) or whatever it is. I am going to call it….IT.
According to Merriam Webster, the definition of it is
: that one —used as subject or direct object or indirect object of a verb or object of a preposition usually in reference to a lifeless thing , a plant , a person or animal whose sex is unknown or disregarded , a group of individuals or things, or an abstract entity — compare he, its, she, they
2—used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent
3a —used as anticipatory subject or object of a verb ; often used to shift emphasis to a part of a statement other than the subject b —used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning
4—used to refer to an explicit or implicit state of affairs or circumstances
5: a crucial or climactic point See it defined for English-language learners »
See it defined for kids »
On my way to work this morning I walk through several parking lots one of which contains a Starbucks drive-through. There was a long line of cars. In one car, IT was talking on the cellphone.
Now, I have a very deep disdain for anyone who breaks the law or thinks they are above it. I have had quite a few close calls with cars (and an occasional bike) driven by IT talking on the phone. The law is the law. There is no in between or exceptions. It is there to protect the general public. Unfortunately, that shouldn’t take anyone much to figure out what part of the law doesn’t IT understand?????
So, as I am walking I am staring at IT with a look of disbelief on my face. I didn’t say anything. I just stared and faintly shook my head. There have been times when I have yelled but this time…I just stared. Steph always keeps telling me you never know if IT has a gun or whatever.
So as I am staring at IT, IT mouths at me “what the f@^$*% are you staring at?” all the while IT contains to blabber away while committing a criminal act. Yes, IT was committing a crime…look the definition up.
Sadly, people just don’t have any clue.