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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Criminal Pettiness

Sinless City is a small place, in the grand scheme of things, despite it's inflated sense of self-importance. But it is a world leader (or certainly highly ranked) in many fields so it's ego is just about acceptable. One thing that seriously lets the place down, however, is the national press - not so much the articles and editorial (as biased as they usually are) but the Letters to the Editor.

Now, in Scotland there is a rag called The Daily Record, a paper I often used to buy when I lived in England simply because it was the only one with decent coverage of Scots football. In the letters to the editor in that publication you would often find quite pathetic gripes and parochial matters more suited to a weekly local paper than a national daily. But nothing, not one thing, compares to the crap that people feel compelled to write about to the Daily Propaganda, Sinless City's national broadsheet.

Okay, to be fair we have recently had a very worthy debate raging about the repeal of a law criminalising homosexuality. THAT is something deserving of national media! But last week, amidst all the passionate arguments, one letter caught my eye...

I did tear it out with the intention of reprinting it on this blog but, unfortunately, it has disappeared... so instead I will have to give you the gist of the content, which somewhat lessens the absurdity factor but should at least make the point.

This woman was complaining about bad behaviour in restaurants. Was it smoking that bothered her? The attitude of staff? Hygiene issues? No... the thing that disgusted her so much that she absolutely had to vent her anger to the whole nation was the way that people squeezed their napkin and hot towel packets to open them, creating a "pop" sound in the process.

Two words for you. Path. Etic. I know that, technically, that should only be one word but I feel that this case is deserving of the space in between the syllables.

My god, there are some cunts out there...

Cheers m'dears!

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At Sunday, October 28, 2007 10:42:00 pm, Blogger LindyK said...

Maybe she's not getting any 'pop' in her life... and she's secretly jealous. I dunno. But that's just sad, either way. Other people make life so much more interesting sometimes...

At Monday, October 29, 2007 12:04:00 am, Blogger Philip said...

On the contrary, people like that are worthy of three words: Path. Et. TICK.

At Monday, October 29, 2007 8:21:00 pm, Anonymous michael greenwell said...

i agree with her. ban all restaurants and all meetings of more than two people thatr aren't government supervised.

oh and ban the daily record while you are at it

At Sunday, November 04, 2007 3:02:00 am, Blogger Tattooed & Atheist (T&A) said...

Pathetic indeed.


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