two of seven

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In the last 24 hours I have seen the human embodiment of two of the seven deadly sins. Probably not the worst in the world, but still pretty good for just my little slice of the Seattle area.

Pride - more like ego I guess - drives a dark blue oldsmobile. Black hair with bleached tips and two silver hoop earrings he's driving along fairly slowly in front of me. Checks his jaw line in the rear view mirror. checks his hair. preens his eyebrows for a good two minutes while slowly swerving back and forth in his lane. Then it's on to finding the best pose in which to drive. Slouching to the left, nah, the right? hard to tell. Have to wave someone in to traffic? best lean all the way out of the car so they can see my magnificent self. It was like a car wreck, morbidly fascinating to watch.

Greed likes hamburgers. People slowly make their way down the grill line, notice $16 (10,5 & 1) sitting on the counter and ask various people and the grill guys if they've accidently left their money. The woman I ask said no it wasn't hers and no one was sure what to do with it. We pay for our food and while waiting for someone to go back for more mustard I see a guy at the counter holding a five and a one telling the cashier "here, someone left some money at the counter - it's a 10". So I guess not completely greedy, he didn't take all of it. Still, that takes guts.

So two down, five to go. I wish I knew what "Averice" was so I could know what to look for.


avarice - n. Insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth I love days when clinic is randomly cancelled.

Avarice is an inordinate desire for wealth of a material nature; i.e., it's a fancy word for greed.

Yup just checked (, gotta love the internet). Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth. I just thought averice was in there in addition to greed.

A scenario: Two brothers own a car dealership. One day they have a huge fight over who is the better salesman and thus should earn more money. Enraged, the younger brother steals away in his sibling's new sports car, goes home, and sits on the couch drinking beer after beer while watching porn. When the police arrive to question him, he refuses to stand. 7 sins, 4 sentences...thank you I'll be here all week.


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