Let’s have an open, honest, discussion about Crappy People.
I’m not talking about kinda crappy. We all have moments that we look back and think, wow was I crappy just then. So slipping in and out of crappiness once in a while is OK. I want to talk about the hard-core crappy. These are the best of the best at crappiness… the 1% that the occupy types should be protesting. These include but are not limited to Racists, Homophobes, Thieves, People who park their cart right in the middle of the aisle at Costco… the REAL crappy ones.
The reality associated with Crappy People is that they are being born right now as I tap this out. Crappy will never go away. They have always been with us and always will be… regardless of some law we pass or how much we teach our kids to “love” one another instead of math and science in our government schools. But let me ask a question…
But… Who do these craptastic asshats really hurt?
My experience is they typically remove themselves from the rest of us except during the holidays when they celebrate the ritual of walking very slowly, arm-in-arm, four across at the mall. (They also scream when they see their compatriots and immediately stop to exchange… pleasantries? recipes? STD’s? while they make sure to block as much of the walk-way as possible.) If we are on our game we can usually spot these folks (look for the universe revolving around them) and steer clear. If we’re off our game, we must hope that we remembered to take our sedative prior to venturing out that day. Personally, I keep a 1.75 liter of Bourbon inside my coat. I’ve only run out twice.
In the end however, these are not the worst of the worst…
It’s the sneaky ones like the racists, or nationalists and elitists that catch us by surprise. This has been such a problem to get our minds around we have created laws to “prevent” some of these people from bothering us. (We haven’t got around to the Elitists yet but I’m working on it just out of “fairness”.) I’ve never understood how you can make a law that changes the way people think, but I’m not the sharpest bowling ball in the deck. The question remains as to how much damage can these clowns do?
Let’s say, that a really Crappy Race Hater refuses to hire a… Insert race, religion, sex etc. of your choice. My choice is, Canadian… (they’re the worst don’t ya know?). Our Crappy Race Hater doesn’t speak Canadian and hates all things not quite French and not quite English. So… this poor chap from Canada is an extremely talented engineer, brilliant even, but doesn’t get the job. Our race hater instead hires, say, someone like me. I happened to be sober the day of the interview and I’m not Canadian. (You can tell by the way I look.) I also couldn’t engineer my way out of a paper bag, but he never asked me. What more could you want, right? So who has our CRH hurt? Only Himself.
My point is that the genuinely Crappy People out there make their own lives terribly difficult without any effort on our part. These people think the entire world sucks and is out to get them… and they are right but not for the reasons they think. The truth is the entire world is awesome and we are all out to avoid them. So.. If you suck you will lose out on the best opportunities and ultimately be avoided by those who don’t suck. You’ll be resigned to speeding up when I turn on my turn signal because that’s all the power you have left. You’ll use the word “fair” a lot and talk about how everything is rigged by the “rich” which really means everyone who has something you want.
I advocate giving these idiots a platform for their ideas and musings. Once they are actually heard, and see the response, they almost always pick up and move to remote areas of Idaho. Perfect. I rarely drive, shop or look for work in Idaho.
(Originally posted 012912)