RD's Rugged Rants

Rugged Rants

Maybe I'm getting older? I am in my 50s now, so I guess I am getting "older." Less patience? Less patience for arseholes, that much I can assure you. But, holy shit, some things really drive me nuts these days.

One thing you'll learn about me, is that if I want to say something, I'll goddam well just say it. A former public relations manager that I once worked with was always "somewhat nervous" when I did a radio interview, especially, on live radio. Gee, I couldn't imagine why...

I'd be the only politician in history that would speak without a script! I'd say to the reporters, "Well, you asked me, so I told you!"

I guess I wouldn't last very long in office, now would I?

Hey, read my Rugged Rants and if you think I'm just a big-mouthed asshole, I'd love to hear it from you... But, don't be surprised if you actually agree with what I have to say.

At least some of the time...

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

If you read my Rugged Rant about Christmas and why I think it’s just a bunch of bullshit, you’ll get my Valentine’s rant without even having to read it. Same thing… just an over-commercialized farce. I’ve never been one to do something just because other people do it. To say that I often go against the grain would be an understatement. I completely ignore Valentine’s Day. That’s right… no flowers, no chocolates and no stupid stuffed animals. And, no I [Read More]

Lousy Customer Service

Rugged Rant -The Collar Swing

I guess I’m just like a lot of people.  I don’t make tons of money and when I spend portions of it I expect a leastdecent customer service.   I’m low maintenance, not hard to please.  But, when I walk up to a counter to speak to a sales representative and the guy says, “Yes,” or “Yep” which I really friggin’ hate, it’s evident that the guy with the one word greeting skills needs some training.   Or, maybe just a Mydol. [Read More]

Voice Messages

Voice Messages

What ever happened to the human voice?  You know the one you almost never hear when you call any kind of business or organization these days?  Yes, that one. I used to love calling West Jet.  You used to get an actual human being on the phone and they were upbeat, polite and ready to take your call.  When you call there these days you hear a recorded voice and the first thing it (it, not “he” or “she”) says [Read More]

Racism

Racism

For the record I’m a Caucasian male.  That’s right.  I’m a white guy.  Back in the seventies, some African Americans referred to white people as “honkeys.”  I thought that was rather funny to be honest, especially when Richard Pryor said it. Racism has been around since the beginning of time.  Wars always were – and still are – fought over race and creed.  Someone hates someone else because their skin is of a different tone than theirs.  Hitler deemed Jews [Read More]

Garbage!

Garbage!

Hol-yyyy shit!  I’m not sure if there is anything that pisses me off more than seeing a pile of garbage strewn about at a local fishing hole, boat launch or parking spot close to a local trout stream.  What the hell is the matter with people? Each spring, the fishing season gets rolling.  If I was to hop in my truck and go for a quick ride to the local boat launch a few weeks before then, I’d probably see a [Read More]

Mind Your Own Business!

Mind Your Own Business!

Have you ever notice that there’s an awful lot of arguing in the world?  There have been many, many wars too.  World War II killed more than 60 million people.  Hitler and his gang of thugs murdered more than 10 million Jews, homosexuals and people with physical and mental issues.  He murdered them because he didn’t like them.  That’s not a very good reason. People can be very convicted in their beliefs, much of it passed down from their parents, [Read More]

Drunk Drivers

Drunk Drivers

Just so everyone knows, we are living in the year 2016.  It’s not 1928.  And, it’s not 1956.  And, in case you’ve been living under a rock and you never watch the news or read a newspaper, there are millions upon millions of tax payer dollars spent these days on campaigns to eliminate or at least minimize drunk driving.  Further, there are more anti-drinking and driving groups and organizations than one could shake a mangled steering wheel at.  So far [Read More]

Grocery Store Shoppers

Grocery Store Shoppers

I catch, shoot, snare, grow and raise as much of my food as I can, but I do buy things from the grocery store too.  After all, I can’t grow orange juice, HP sauce, dish soap or toilet paper…  And, every now and then I just gotta pound down some “wicked-hot” chicken wings.  And, I rather like shopping at the grocery store.  Most times. I believe there is a certain “grocery store shopping etiquette” that we must understand before entering the [Read More]

Fishing & Hunting Gear is Expensive!

Fishing & Hunting Gear is Expensive!

It’s always easy to say, “I remember when such and such only cost this much or that much.”  But, I do… When I was a kid you could buy a regular-sized chocolate bar for a dime.  And, I remember, every Tuesday, KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken back in those days) would have their snack box on special for .69.  Half the kids in my fourth grade class would run like hell to get there and bring it back to the gymnasium, [Read More]

Inconsiderate Smokers

Inconsiderate Smokers

Okay, I just do not get it.  Why do people smoke in the first place?  Let me see now… I want to make sure I understand this whole thing.  (RD rolls his eyes and prepares to write a few very sarcastic sentences.) First, in order to live, we need our lungs.  Am I right so far?  They are the things that allow us to breathe.  (If we can’t breathe, we die.)  Right again?  So, why in the name of burning hell [Read More]