I in team

Is there an ‘i’ in ‘team?’
Yes. It’s in the a-hole. Don’t be the a-hole.

— Cadre Marcus on Leadership.

I only bring up that quote because it’s hilarious and I remember laughing way too hard (internally) at this during HCL004. Hell, I’m laughing now. Also, I am the a-hole. Not about being the ‘i’ in ‘team’ but more along the lines of I am just an asshole not only in general but also in the specific.

If given the option then yes, I will most likely choose to be the asshole versus being nice and Captain Sympathy. What brings this up is the topic of pedestrian right-of-way and yielding it. As far as I can tell, there are only two points of view: it’s-my-right-of-way-and-I’ll-die-exercising-it (this is what is known as the incorrect point of view) or it’s-my-right-of-way-and-you’re-an-idiot-but-I-don’t-want-to-die-exercising-that-right-so-go-ahead-woo-sa (this is what is known as the correct point of view).

A couple of weeks ago, one of my cohorts had the right-of-way and the vehicle almost hit them and as a result of that, RAGE ensued. I was terribly unsympathetic to their point-of-view and I was OK with that. I understand where they are coming from but I don’t think that’s anything worth fighting over.

A little background on my perspective – I was a former delivery driver and they taught us to yield the right of way because it’s seriously not that big of a deal. It’s cheaper and you’ll probably feel better. This is really a random post because I haven’t done any GORUCKS in a while and I got the shakes. I needed to type about something and what better to type about than me just not caring about my friends.

But enough about you, let’s talk about me.


This is probably definitely more applicable to me.