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Old 10-06-2012, 04:20 AM   #1
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Default An Ode to Night Time Construction Crews.

So I'm on my way back from work, after getting some paperwork done. (Had to go overtime, another thing I hate.) I try to turn to take the main road back home, only to find a bunch of dudes in orange have torn the perfectly fine road a new asshole. Then they smile and motion me forward to take a road that I've never used before. I internally shrug with mild annoyance and go on my way.

Then begins a merry old game of WHERE THE FUCK AM I?

These roads... made no goddamn sense...! There were twists and turns, dips and ups, hills and fields! I passed weird shit too. Christmas lights in the shape of the easter bunny. An Ostrich farm. And the biggest collection of lawn gnomes I've ever fucking scene in my life.

Then I passed a house with some dudes drinking beer on a porch... and then they all gave me the finger.

This is where my calm died.

Swearing a bloody curse under my breath in Mandalorian, I wowed the next person to slight me was going be dragged by a chain from the back of my car.

Fortunatelyfor Michigan's night life, I actually found a road that looked familiar and began my way back home.

Then I looked at my car's clock.

MY ASS WAS LOST FOR TWO HOURS.

Thank you, ever so much, Michigan construction crews.

Whelp. I've vented. Thank you for reading.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:05 AM   #2
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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@Mad, they should've had detour signs up to get you back to your main road. They only reason they wouldn't is if it was a sudden emergency like a water main break or gas leak.

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I love that movie but I would've liked it even more if instead of the main plot of him trying to get to his estranged family it was just all a series of random, annoying daily events like here and at the fast food place.
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They've been working at night the past month but have NEVER shut down the whole road.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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At least it doesn't sound like he ran into any neo-nazi army surplus store owners. So he had that going for him.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:44 AM   #6
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I love that movie but I would've liked it even more if instead of the main plot of him trying to get to his estranged family it was just all a series of random, annoying daily events like here and at the fast food place.
That might have worked, but it would have taken away from his motivation/personality. Part of the reason the movie works is because the guy has some bad anger issues (as shown when he was watching the old home videos of his wife and kid, and also some things his mom said about him). The thing was, he didn't really see anything wrong with his actions for most of the movie, he was "in the right" and everyone else was "in the wrong" - Like when his daughter didn't want to ride on the horse toy and he got all pissed off, because he was "right" "this is fun, why are you not having fun here? have fun dammit! I'm telling you to have fun!".

Even in the end, when he seemed so surprised that he was "the bad guy", because he was technically doing the right thing - he was trying to be a good dad and give his daughter a b-day present, and fix things up with his wife. He just doesn't know how to go about it in a proper way.

He was basically "in the right" for the whole movie, but his reactions to the situations were extreme.

I've watched that movie far too many times...
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No. It's true. I love that ending, "I'm the bad guy?"

I guess I would've just like to have seen more of him getting mad at normal problems.
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