15 August 2009

People Suck Saturday


This week's example of how much people suck actually occurred on Thursday.

The background details include me having a day where I was so sick that I had the DH scuttle home from work early, the toddler is getting all four 2 year molars, it was pouring because VA has a monsoon season and we were out of milk. Thankfully the market is literally across the street, so off we went equipped with stroller rain covers and umbrellas. As I am heading back home, two youngish businessman types decide to convene and begin chit chatting directly in the middle of the rampy bit of the sidewalk. You know, the bit one needs to maneuver a stroller? Yeah, that bit. Not only were my polite "excuse me s" regarded with a mere disdainful look, when I finally had to roll the stroller over the curb so as to cross with the light, some of my groceries fell out into the the puddly street. The response of the lovely men-folk: a snickering "that looks like it sucks." WTF?

I don't expect the world to bow at my feet just because I am a woman, or pregnant or have a kid in tow, but really, where is the humanity. Have we all become so obsessed with our own self-importance that one human being cannot be compassionate enough to another human being to get the frack out the way? The desire to puke on their shoes was pretty pervasive. Sadly I was down to dry-heaving so the effect might have been wasted....

If you have a people suck story to share, just send it my way! I can post them for you, under your name or anonymously. ya know, just in case your sister sucks, but you don't want her to know you said so....



1 comments:

Jaci said...

Grrr! What happened to GENTLEMEN?!?!