We seem to live in a world where people want to stick their noses where they don’t belong. The other day I was at the grocery store and watched a guy go ballistic on another man because he turned into a parking space going the opposite direction. Apparently in his mind this was a cardinal sin and he should be severely beaten for it.

To his credit, the man who was being verbally assaulted did not react. He remained in his car and ignored the tirade. I watched the angry man stomp away still muttering to himself what a dumb *@#$ this guy was. I just shook my head. One of these days that man is going to have someone clean his clock for him (whip his butt).

The man who remained calm did nothing wrong. He did not cause any traffic problems and was in his legal right to make the turn. If only we could learn to Mind Our Own Business. We are not the police. We are not the judge and jury. We are never right in taking the law into our own hands.

I had a 3rd grader getting his nose into another kid’s stuff the other day. He loudly denounced the other kid for something he thought he should not be doing. I just looked at the bully and said, “You know what that is? It is noneya.”  He looked blankly at me as if to say, “What?”  I said, “It is noneya business!”  The class roared laughing, but I told them I was serious and that they needed to stop poking their noses in where they don’t belong. I told him, “You got your hands full just dealing with YOU.”

There are times when we do need to speak up if there is a true injustice, bullying, criminal activity, etc., but too often I think we try to take on the role of policemen. Let’s let the professionals do their job. In the long run it will be a lot safer for everyone…especially in Texas.

Just my thoughts….and I know what some of you are already saying to me: “It’s noneya!”  LOL.


Dan Skognes

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