Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Various assholes

Jane Donuts is an avid people watcher. All different types of people. People of various ethnicities. People of various sexes, and heights and weights. People of various ages, young and old.

And people of various political and social leanings, too. The other day Jane Donuts was sitting at an intersection watching cars pass her going in the other direction. Moms in big, dusty SUVs with kids in tow. Twenty-somethings with small compact cars and bumper stickers. Business types with big BMWs. And fortysomething women driving hybrids.

And as Jane Donuts thought about it and the fact that you can pretty much guess what each of these people's political leanings are, she realized that at some point or another, we all fall into these identity traps and cliches. What we wear, what we drive, what we read, all of these things tell the casual observer something very personal about our identities, and no matter what we are, we're always an asshole to someone.

Jane Donuts is no spring chicken, but she still wonders what kind of asshole she'll shake out to be in the end.

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