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28/07/05

MeeT d'JeRk

Jerk....

usually refered to as something that you experience while on the road...
not the one which happens because of sudden acceleration or slowing down... not the one which happens because of pot-holes on the road...

but the one who meets u when you are driving...
the one who would change a lane without any signals...
the one who is proud of the fact that he is driving on the wrong side... and fast as well...
the one who is pround of the fact that no intersection would slow him down...
the one who is happy with entering a fast lane from a small street lane and surprise the ppl driving on that road...
the one who sees that that the ppl in front of him on a traffic-signal are moving but would still honk his horn as if there were evil spirits trying to catch him...
the one who is sure that he has to overtake from the left only...
the one who does not know the difference between high beams and low beams.. and makes sure that he is driving in the high beam only...


I salute you JERK !!! May God bless you.... and save yourself from me...coz if i manage to catch you sometime... you really need HIM to save your ass !!!


on second thoughts.. i decided to google the word... and here are a few interesting things that i found about the JERK...

A jerk is basically a person without insight. He is not necessarily a fool or a dope, because some extremely clever persons can be jerks. In fact, it has little to do with intelligence as we commonly think of it; it is, rather, a kind of subtle but persuasive aroma emanating from the inner part of the personality.

A jerk, then, is a man (or woman) who is utterly unable to see himself as he appears to others. He has no grace, he is tactless without meaning to be, his is a bore even to his best friends, he is an egotist without charm.

The slang term jerk meaning 'a stupid person' first appeared in 1919, according to the Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, and became popular in the 1930s, when it was glossed in the American Mercury as 'eccentric fellow; fool'. It is a shortened form of jerkwater, which, in the 19th century, was a remote station where a locomotive had to "jerk" water from a water tower to fill its tender.

Jerk : An unpleasant, tiresome person: bore. Slang drip, dweeb, nerd, pill, poop.

4 comments:

  1. yesterday a cyclist just came down under my left front type - after mine honking his ass off, he told me he was saving a rabbit on the road which is why he swvered his bicycle sharply to right in front of my thankfully slow speeding car

    today a guy on scooter with no headlights proved his mettle to me when he sped past my left side without giving me any horn when i had my left indicators(blinkers) on, since 300000000 hours.

    their bare ass should be flogged

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  2. thanks for reminding things. The dos and donts of driving (cant help me from thinking that even i might have been addressed with this adjective/noun sometime on the road by someone). Its high time we take lessons.

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  3. @ Tooshi : He might have killed himself saving that rabbit... good nothing happened... take care when you drive next.. and keep as much distance as possible from the cyclists...

    @ Aqui : We all do mistakes on the road.. and we do not realise it... someone else does.. and calls us a JERK ... The only and the best thing we can do is be responsible when we drive.. the safety for the ppl outside the car we are driving is as and equally important as of those inside...

    Wear Your seat belts... and drive safe !!!

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  4. maan so true.. i am in delhi.. and commute to gurgaon to work.. i think NH 8 must be infested with the most jerks per square km in India..

    i can't believe people drive like that

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