Thursday, 29 January 2009

Have people completely lost the plot?

The first thing I heard on the radio this morning were the announcers speculating over a swimmer’s sexuality. I have to say – who gives a rat’s arse? There are so many crap things happening in the world right now that this is only important to the individual concerned. Gay? Not gay? I don’t care. It’s nothing to do with me. And yes, times are tough at the moment and people gossip – I have and will – and yes it can break the tension but for god sake how is this of any interest and why treat another, who everyone idolized during his career, so disrespectfully?

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A four-year-old Australian girl died on Thursday after she was thrown off a bridge in Melbourne and landed in the Yarra River, 58 metres (174 feet) below, police said. A man stopped his 4WD car on the West Gate Bridge during peak hour, stepped out of the car carrying the girl and dropped her over the edge, a police spokesman told local media.

OH. MY. GOD. To me there is no reason that can justify this behaviour. This man should be shot. That is the only rational and reasonable response.

In the utter stupidity department….

A pregnant woman who was forced to expose her swollen stomach to a liquor store full of customers has prompted a consumer lobby group to call for a ban on strip searches in Queensland shops.

A 40-year old Ipswich woman, who was eight-and-a-half months' pregnant, was forced to lift her shirt after being wrongly accused of shoplifting at the Springfield Lakes 1st Choice Liquor store on Monday.

I would have had them call the police and arrest me…that was after I bunged on the biggest turn and told them what absolute dickheads they were as I was dialing the local news channel. So what…are they going to ask anyone that could be overweight to show their stomach? Big butt? “What are you hiding there fella?” Erection? “Is that a bottle of scotch in your pants or are you just glad to see me?” Clearly the staff is imbibing some of the stock.

At work…we’re all tightening belts. We had the big talk. Jobs are being cut, positions made vacant and everyone may have to start taking on different work to what they are used to. Do you know what the biggest gripe is? “If I have to move desk do I have to sit next to X?” Um, gee – you still have a job so a big old dose of shut-up-and-deal would work for you right now. My theory? Someone pisses you off in the office – tell them and move on. I have found it works wonders.

And, let me point out this is just a infinitesimal amount of some of the stupid things that are happening in the world at the moment. So, my suggestion is we all take a big, deep breath, slap ourselves around the face once or twice and then act or speak. How much less harm would we do?
Go Ahead : Live with abandon. Be outrageous at any age. What are you saving your best self for?