- Wal-Mart Fight -
This actively saddened me
- The woman in the scooter who obviously didn't need it. Too lazy to walk around? Sure got up out of that seat to fight fast enough.
- The complete lack of social grace, manners, or even consideration. No clue what this fight was even about, could barely hear them, but...seriously? What could possibly neeed to go this far?
- The sheer idiocy of the situation. You're fighting in a Wal-Mart aisle, for the luvva. You're bitch-wrasslin' in the shampoo area. There's no part of this that isn't going to make you look like a moron.
- The child...oh, god, the child. That made me saddest. This child's actions, reactions, speech. his mother, his mother, calling on him to punch the other woman in the face. The total and willful lack of respect. you have no doubts of the kind of man he'll grow up to be.
- The first impulse being to laugh and film. Add to this, the conversation later about how it's better, nowadays, not to try and break it up for fear of being caught up in a lawsuit.
There's not a single thing here that doesn't bother me. Sure, this is a bit extreme, not everyone is this bad...but it's terrible that ANYONE is like this, much less how often I see and hear the opening to this. Do they follow through? No, usually someone backs down or thinks better of the consequences, but why be like this at all? Stupid, STUPID little things that make low-class, low-intelligence people feel the need to puff up and alpha out, basing their entire being on postures of strength and violence. 'Cause, y'know, we aren't inundated with THAT shit every day.
Thanks to all of you who have a brain, and some ethics. Thanks to all who try to resolve conflicts in a civil manner. Thanks to all who raise their children to respect each other and the world. Thanks for those that have and teach manners and gentility.
And damn the rest of you.