Posted On: Thursday - January 27th 2022 5:20PM MST
In Topics:   Curmudgeonry  Female Stupidity  Peak Stupidity Roadshow
Yeah, but for how long do we have to put up with it?
(I couldn't find a really representative file photo. It was much nicer outside but much busier too.)
I'd have saved 55 minutes of the hour I spent doing to the hospital for something if it weren't for those damn HIPAA laws. Again, mission creep is the problem, as I thought it was to apply only to the health care of female hippopotami. Nope, it slows us all down, not just the hippa. These people can't email stuff to me. Therefore, as far as medical records go, we are back living in the world of 70 years ago, at the earliest time of the widespread use of the automobile.
I've been through that, so I knew the drill. It's just that I'd promised my boy we'd do something together in an hour. OK, it was all good until my arrival at the hospital complex. It's a big place. There's some parking, but you've got multiple speed bumps* and stop signs, and... ridiculously ultra-cautious people who made a traffic jam out of thin air.
I! GET! IT! There are sick and injured people walking slowly, some not able to get out of the way. There are some steps leading up to walkways with bushes blocking part of the view. (Whose idea was that one?) You DO have to slow to 20, even, 15, mph here and there and keep your eyes on a swivel. What you don't have to do is stop for 10 seconds at the signs and go 2 mph over the speed bumps. Imagine if I were in a real hurry... inside an ambulance. I didn't see any way ambulances could get around this, as this 2 lane street had nothing but curbs lining it, and cars everywhere.
Why the title here? My slight hassle is just one small result of the Matriarchy we are living under. Women make these ultra-cautious rules and are the enforcers of it. They are the ones complaining at the neighborhood meetings that we need MOAR 4-way stop signs! (You can't even get through my neighborhood in one direction any faster than a bike now, well, when I run the stop signs on my bike, which, hell, they don't like either!)
Woman are running the neighborhood groups (or men who wan't resist them on anything), running the government offices, running the universities, running the lots of Big Business, overwhelming lower education, with almost all female teachers but the gym teachers where I am.** As I walked into the hospital (a brighter story, for the next Kung Flu stupidity post), I noted how woman-dominated these places are. I'd guess 9 out of 10 people working there were women. OTOH, I didn't see any doctors. Perhaps they were all out at the golf course, and honestly, who can blame them, with all this?
Unnecessary traffic jams, extra stress, but I guess there was a 0.1% lower chance of someone getting hurt on that road. The road can be pretty safe when nobody's moving. That's it in a nutshell. We are all a tad safer, but stuff can't get done, and there's no advancement of society under a Matriarchy.
* Peak Stupidity has already discussed this in Sport Utility Drivers - GET OFF
** I don't say they are all headed by women, but I pity the man who resists the overabundance of caution and takes some risks, even if he is nominally in charge. The way it works is, you can't go wrong making a mountain out of a mole hill. It's called "zero tolerance".