Sunday 14 October 2012

Wrong Over Right

What the Hell is with people these days?

I swear to God that instead of getting smarter, generation after generation of people are slowly getting dumber. That isn’t fair I suppose, but it seems to me that so many people feel entitled to do whatever they please, without giving a thought to anyone else.

Today Louise and I were having a coffee in our favourite Tim Horton’s and a largish Enmax (power company) truck turned in off of the road and instead of proceeding into the very large parking area; he parked right in the driveway. I thought at first that there was some Power company issue, but the guy got out of the truck and came into Tim’s. He went in the washroom and then stood in line waiting to get his coffee. He must have been parked in the driveway for over ten minutes while all of the other patrons had to manoeuvre around this brainless son of a cow’s truck. I just can’t for the life of me understand how he thought this was the right thing to do. I’m sending Enmax a picture of the truck tomorrow, but somehow I doubt anyone will care.

Shortly after shit-for-brains left, another guy pulled into the handicapped spot, ran inside to go to the washroom and then left. He was only there for a couple of minutes, but there were plenty of other spots available. I can appreciate that maybe he really had to go, but since he wasn’t a five year old, he should have better bladder control than that. I’m not even going to get into his using the washroom and not buying a coffee or donut, it is a business after all.

Later on this evening, we stopped into Safeway to pick up a couple of things. Grocery stores are a constant source of amazement to me. How can anyone think that just because they change their mind about buying a fish, it doesn’t give them the right to drop it off on the Charmin toilet paper display? I saw a guy picking all of the grapes off of the stems and filling a container with just grapes. Sure it is better value for the dollar, but that kind of shit costs all of us because the store doesn’t just absorb the loss, they pass it on to all of us. Parents that let their kids graze while they are shopping are the worse kind of offenders to me. Not only are they teaching their kids that it is all right to steal, they are encouraging the behaviour. Tonight there was a kid that tore off a piece of croissant and went to his dad eating it. The dad saw his kid was eating something and just turned away. This kid was all over the store while his dad wandered listlessly through the aisles. Perhaps this is how the deadbeat feeds the kid.

I have heard people on Facebook condone this petty theft. I wonder if when their kids get caught stealing a car or mugging someone for their wallet they will take any responsibility for the crime. Probably not, they will more than likely blame the cops for making a big deal of it or perhaps the teacher that kept giving their little baby detentions for being a bully. “Just kids being kids.”

I worked with someone who spent most of the time trying to scam one thing or another. You know the kind of person. They will watch the cashier like a hawk and jump down their throat if even a penny too much is charged. However, if the cashier makes a mistake and gives them two fives instead of one they will run like a thief and brag about their good fortune to any and all that will listen. This person’s adult child was caught and convicted of a crime and put in jail. All that you heard was “Why did they turn out like this? I was a good parent!” No you weren’t! You taught that kid that it was fine to steal and cheat just so long as you come out ahead.

None of us are perfect, but we all know what is right and what is wrong, some of us just choose wrong over right.

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