Friday, October 21, 2005

Shit Happens

It's a fact of life. You know, if you think about it, shit happens all on its own... or so certain people seem to think.
I, however, refuse to believe this lie. I think that the phrase, "shit happens," is plainly an excuse for the actions of some inhabitants of this God-forsaken town.
T.F. gets a piece of some lass's ass while I'm gone over the summer. Oh yeah, shit happens.
I fall off a horse and get kicked out of my father's house, the words "She's never coming back," reverberatingin my ears. But, you know, shit happens.
One of my best friends gets his girlfriend/fiancée pregnant and stops talking to me. Wow. Shit happens.
So many people in my life have used that excuse but it really surprised me when C.G. said it today. With an air of anger in my voice that was easily heard, I replied, "You're not the first asshole to say that to me."
All this idiom really is, is an excuse for consequences that are the result of a choice made by the user of it. Sure shit happens. On the contrary, it only happens on account of the choices we insist on making. For this reason, I can assure you that my car will never sport a bumper sticker that reads, "Shit Happens" for spouting excuses for my actions is NOT my way of living life.