You know sometimes I just see things that absolutely boil my blood. Something you see that just needs to be said. This is one of them.
Today I had the misfortune to witness a toughest-dog-behind-glass, pathetic example of humanity doing her absolute best to run some poor guy in his
early twenties into the ground. Ranting, raving, scolding, puffing and beating her chest as though her opinion, and only
her opinion was what
mattered. The problem is this poor guy couldn't even defend himself due to one thing.
He was working.
This happened at a shop I happened to be in this afternoon. When she was finished with this poor guy (who you could see was getting REALLY pissed off
with this woman’s tirade), she then sought the manager upon which the tirade continued on another poor unsuspecting victim. Luckily our poor soul
had the good fortune to escape, but when I heard this, I really saw red.
“I hope you fire the little [deleted word]. I hope he gets the sack.”
Really? So you’d destroy a man’s livelihood and wilfully think it’s justified just to satisfy your own pathetic chest beating? That saying
ridiculous things like that makes you feel proud of who you are, or helps you sleep at night?
After all this pathetic hot air blathering was done, the manager actually apologised to me for having witnessed it. My reply about the average
stupidity of the average person and then realizing that at least half of people are at least twice as stupid seemed to ease the mood.
Not so for the young man who was probably out the back contemplating whether to bother with this job, or to find his assailant in the dark with a
sharp object. But who can blame him really.
I’ve really come across the lowest of the low after 20+ years in retail, but when I hear garbage like this, I really feel like grabbing these kinds
of people by the collar, and dunking their head into a cold trough of water just long enough for some attitude correction.
Why? Because most people wouldn't even have the guts to even peep a word out loud if the young fella on the other end could retort with a few choice
words of his own or perhaps grab your miserable arse and drunk toss you out the door onto your withered old face. It might make an improvement.
That’s the problem with society the way I see it. People are quite happy in situations where they know people can’t defend themselves or speak up
and back, and use this to basically beat their chest and make themselves heard, knowing they are bereft of any consequence. Take away the workplace,
the tie and shirt from your assailant and you’d most likely get a smack in the mouth or worse. And that’s what it is. People like this are
My lesson for today: If you wouldn't say it to someone in the street without the thought of getting yourself beat down, then seriously reconsider what
you would say to someone in the workplace before you open your idiotic mouth and start beating your chest. Coz the two ‘aint really that
OK, get this soapbox outta my face.
edit on 2/10/2013 by 74Templar because: grammar