Anyone who’s had the pleasure to meet my husband knows he’s one big ray of sunshine. Not! Oh, he’s pleasant for sure, has a warp sense of humour, but he’s also someone who bitches a lot. (Did I tell you we make a great couple? No? Well, we do!) There are a few things that, no matter what, he will bitch, moan, groan and express his opinions about without much restrain and these are: Windows, Morons and Incompetence. Besides that he’s a joy to be with. Really. Except that we live in a society where morons thrive, and surround us; where incompetence seems to be an actual pre-requisite for many jobs and Windows is everywhere. I must say I share, to a certain extent, his views on morons and incompetence. Let’s be honest here, they’re everywhere!
Over the weekend while I was fooling around Kaceboof I read a post a friend had, about this lady in Laval who got arrested and fined for not holding the ramp of the escalator in a metro station in Laval. It seems we have this law in QC where we should have one hand on the ramp at all time when using the escalator. I didn’t know that, and eeeew! Just the thought of touching it makes my skin crawl. How gross is that? The few times I’ve been taking public transport I try my best to NOT touch anything, especially not ramps or poles. In winter I keep my gloves on, but this time of year, yuk!
Anyway, this lady was asked to hold the ramp and when she refused the cops handcuffed her, etc. $412 worth of fees later she’s in the news complaining about being a mother and how ridiculous the whole thing is. I agree with her, it is totally ludicrous to live in a society with so many rules and laws to protect the morons. How stupid does one have to be to not know that the coffee in a paper cup is hot? Obviously, very stupid, because it’s now on every friggin’ paper cup when you get a coffee! Or the “Do not attempt this” at the bottom of many commercials. Does that mean I can’t ride a grocery cart, on the highway, between two rolling 18-wheelers? Aw, shucks, I so wanted to do that before my next birthday!
We, as a society, are lowering our standards to accommodate the mass. It’s sad. It’s like parents who don’t want to upset their kids and never say no to them. Those kids are in for a rude awakening the day someone refuse them something. Life is not easy, why are we trying to paint everything rose? Sometimes it is dark and rough, and other times it’s light and smooth, but if we didn’t have lows we wouldn’t know how good it feels to be on a high. But like Hubby says often, it’s easy to shine in the dark, and that is really making me apprehend the future… what’s in store for us if you keep trying to protect the stupid people from themselves, to keep the incompetent at jobs they shouldn’t be doing? In doing so are we making sure that Nature’s Law (Survival of the Fittest) doesn’t work anymore, and are we placing ourselves on a path towards Armageddon? I wonder… I really wonder…