Today just seemed to be one of those days that makes me question how the hell the human race has survived this long, and if it is possible for us to continue to survive.
I was on express check out today. You know: signs all over it that say “15 Items or LESS”. Two young women head their large cart into the lane, with one saying “We’ve only got about 15!”
Me: “I only get pissed if you’ve got more than 25.”
Her: “You can’t get pissed at all; I’m bagging”
Do you NOT understand the concept of Express? For people who have very FEW ITEMS? All I can say is that I hope to hell the two of them were not teachers or C.P.A.s…. Not only did they choose to IGNORE the sign, they couldn’t count for shit. Their order was over 30 items. And at the time, I was the ONLY express register open.
Then I get home, and start reading my FB feed… and there is a bait headline about some woman being arrested for releasing a bear cub from a trap. Curious, I read the article….
The cub, its sibling and its mother are becoming dangerous nuisances near a condo in New Jersey. The culvert traps set to catch them so they can be removed to an area more suitable for them are NOT inhumane, and do not hurt the animal. The woman’s excuse was the cub was crying. It was crying for its mother, not because it was hurt. NJ’s version of Fish and Wildlife would have had a better chance at also safely trapping the mother if this ignorant female had not interfered. And better than 85% of the comments on both the original article page and the face book page obvious didn’t actually READ the article, because they are going on about how “right” she was to “Save the baby”. She didn’t save him: she may damn well have signed the death warrant for all three bear.
When it comes to wild animals, most people in urban or even suburban settings are so ignorant, it makes my teeth ache.