Thanks for the warning, pal…

(Warning: this post contains some harsh language. I’m sticking the meat of it in the extended section.)

When I was younger, I coined a phrase to describe certain behaviors and indicators that a person would not be pleasant to deal with, and would probably be best avoided entirely. I called these signs “AEWIs.”

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That stood for Asshole Early Warning Indicators. These aren’t always 100% accurate, but they’ve served me well over the years.

Earlier today, I spotted several of these on one guy. He was on a motorcycle, and I’d say I outweighed him by maybe 10 pounds at most (and I’ve mentioned a few times I could definitely stand to lose some weight). On his helmet he had a variety of decals. I got close enough to read a couple of them:



I’m fairly comfortable assuming that the others I couldn’t make out were in a similar vein.

Now, there’s a fine chance that this gentleman is the salt of the earth, kind to animals and small children, gives generously to charity, and helps little old ladies across the street. But I doubt it.

As the old saying goes, “the race may not always go to the swift, nor the battle to the strong — but that’s the way to bet.”

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