You see all kinds of druggies, crazies, and people who are both in any city. The other day, I passed one who was practically walking down the middle of the street. “I don’t give a fuck!” he thrice loudly proclaimed to no one in particular. In an even louder voice, he yelled “Fuck” at least twice.
Since I do give a fuck about my personal safety, I resisted my philosophical, counseling, and ministerial instincts to raise a logical point to him. “Excuse me, sir,” I wanted to say, “but if you really didn’t give a fuck, you wouldn’t feel the compulsion to so vehemently announce your attitude to a world that really doesn’t give a fuck about you. Let it go, bro. Enjoy the weather and your crack high, and only pay attention to the happy voices in your drug-addled mind. In the meantime, could you kindly do the civilized world–its numbers declining as we speak–a favor and SHUT THE FUCK UP!?”