Originally posted by DreadNaught
So if you saw like... "Look at the state of him", when you see me walking past with tattoos and stuff... that's ok is it? Even if it causes me/said
person offence? Yeh sure it is.
Anyway, this kid wasn't in McDonalds, apparently he was in a town park, "a large public garden in a town, used for recreation", not really an
enclosed space, specifically targeted at kiddies then.
Actually, I consider tatooing a form of art and a perfect way for individuals to express themselves. Maybe you have assumed too much about me?
I am still insistent, however, that ANY public area should be void of language such as that young man used. He's probably a very kind and generous
person being as how he was headed to work at a volunteer youth program (of course that might be some kind of community service that was court
Be that as it may, I don't want my 2 yr old or 4 yr old or 6 yr old to hear the F word. If it was a word he wanted to use in his own home, or if
anybody wants to use that word in their own home regardless of who else is around, regardless of age, that is their perogative.
This, however, was not in an individual's private home. To use your definition it was in "a large public garden in a town, used for recreation".
Tell me, what age group typically frequents a town park? Lots of little kiddies, that's who. And they're in need of their community's support
since they're our future and all...
BTW, maybe you didn't read what I wrote about tolerence, but that whole point I was trying to make is that we should be aware of others around us and
this includes people who look different - whether by tattooing, or by deformation, retardation, obesity, hairsyle, clothing choice, handicap, race,
size, and the list is endless. The point is, whether by choice or not, some people are not the norm... and they command the same respect as every
other individual on this earth. This goes for age as well which is why I think this guy had no right to use innappropriate language in a public place
where small children often frequent.
[edit on 22-3-2006 by Archerette]