Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Random incidents

There's a poster at the Tube station that asks, in big black writing; "if God were alive today, what would you ask him?"

Underneath it, in red, there's another question; "What is the purpose of my life?"

You read about all these people losing money and the value of millions of stocks being wiped and I've started to wonder what the purpose of life really is? It's definitely not money.

Okay, I'm a poover so at the moment it's not to procreate. Ladies, unless you're willing to turkey baste?

So why the hell are we here?

I know this is a pretty fundamental question and yes, I did think about it while trying to hide a fart, wait for the train and make sure nobody could hear I was listening to Supertramp.

And you stuff yourself into a Tube carriage, within centimetres of another person. But they're just an annoyance.

To you they're not someone who has their own life, their own feelings and insecurities and disappointments and triumphs.

Sometimes I look at people and think about slapping them or pulling their hair. Not because I want to hurt them but because I have this urge to connect with their life for a split second.

I think instead of pulling their hair (and trust me, sometimes I really want to yank their goddam locks as hard as possible, especially when they get onto the train before you've got off) but anyway.

Instead of pulling their hair I think I'm going to try and do an act of random kindness. But I don't want whoever it is to know that it's me.

Because everyone's so gloomy I feel like maybe the point of life right now is spread some cheer. I just need to think of a way of doing it that is totally anonymous, non-stalkerish and won't land me up in court for being a perv or trespassing etc.

I am going to have to think about this one.

11 comments:

firechick said...

I swear to god…I constantly say I am not going to reply to your blog, BUT… 68.9% of the time you write posts that have a direct connection to what has happen that day in my life or like today mirrors a deep conversation (after lots of beers) I’ve had with Larry. It was almost word for word what you wrote today. It gave me chills when I read it.

And my random act of kindness today (while sitting at a beachfront bar in Cancun) was saving a bee from drowning in a drink that had been discarded. After all we are all God’s creatures.

But personally, I get more satisfaction from saving the creatures. :)

firechick said...

I swear to god…I constantly say I am not going to reply to your blog, BUT… 68.9% of the time you write posts that have a direct connection to what has happen that day in my life or like today mirrors a deep conversation (after lots of beers) I’ve had with Larry. It was almost word for word what you wrote today. It gave me chills when I read it.

And my random act of kindness today (while sitting at a beachfront bar in Cancun) was saving a bee from drowning in a drink that had been discarded. After all we are all God’s creatures.

But personally, I get more satisfaction from saving the creatures. :)

Bobby Cox said...

Firechick: It's so good that you said it twice!
Anyway.
We could all put flowers in our hair and dance around singing "All Things Bright and Beautiful".
That's a good idea but we're going to have to wait until summer to do it.

Oliver said...

Spread some cheer? CHEER! They should just die and decrease the surplus population!

Bobby Cox said...

Oliver: Ah. Your mood is like an anonymous donation at a charity auction - just what we all needed... loving ya!

Anonymous said...

What about reading a book called The Purpose Driven Life?

Carl

Bobby Cox said...

Carl! Where have you been!?

Timmy said...

Some days I feel like doing random acts of kindness (and I have) and then somedays I feel like walking to a complete stranger and want to slap the s_it out of them (which I haven't done).

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Bobby Cox said...

Timmy: Yeah, I know what you mean. I was on the brink of being rude to someone yesterday but instead reeled it in. Event though they were an arsehole. I mean, er, lovely beautiful person!

Anon: Yes?!

Anonymous said...

I've been working two jobs since early May to cover for an employee who left our company. Insanity I tell you. Do I get paid any more? NO! cover this woman's job already.