It's not just that they aren't informed on any of the topics stated in the OP (ISON, grid shut down). It's beyond that.
When's the last time you've been the to grocery store? When I pull my car into the parking lot I am amazed at how un-aware people are. I see people
walking right out in front of cars, people pushing carts INTO traffic.
When you go inside the store, people cut you off or stand right in the middle of the isle talking to their children.
When I'm waiting for the self-scan, people will walk up and cut me off in line without batting an eye.
People allow their little hell-spawn to run amok, unsupervised. I can't tell you how many kids have run into me, nearly making me drop whatever I'm
carrying. When I was a child, if you were unattended the store staff would take you to customer service and make an announcement over the PA.
People are so self-absorbed and unaware of their surroundings! It's maddening. I say this to myself every time I go out in public and watch people
aimlessly walk around, completely oblivious to their surroundings:
"I know that I'm not the smarted man in the world, buy my god to I feel like it right now".
People today act as if they are the only living human being on planet Earth, and that the entire universe revolves around them. The self-centered,
selfish, catatonic behavior I am seeing from random people has grown tremendously over the last decade.
The last time someone cut in front of me in line, I coughed and said, "So I guess there really isn't a line?" I got the nastiest stare, and the
lady continued to cut me off anyway.
About a year ago a woman and her child were using the self-check out. The lady and child left before grabbing their change. I noticed there was a $20
bill left behind, so I grabbed it and ran after her yelling, "Ma'am! Ma'am, your change". She nearly punched me as she turned around. Once she
realized I had her change she mumbled "thank you".
Going back to the self-scan people stared blankly at me like I was some kind of weirdo for doing the right thing. No one cares about anyone else
anymore. It's sad, it's depressing and it makes me not want to care about anyone else anymore as well.
I really am starting to hate other human beings.