Human Nature

Well I hope everyone I know, indeed everyone in general had a lovely Christmas or whatever holiday period you happen to observe – and Happy New Year!

Let’s hope 2009 as a whole doesn’t turn out the way January is shaping up to be.

I’ve been very, very busy of late and not massively inclined to post much. The truth be told, this is in part because I have so many things I would like to rant about, it hurts my head just thinking about it so I don’t. As much as I would like to write a long and f-bombed filled post about something (else) in particular I will try to restrain myself, at least until the situation is resolved one way or the other. Then I may really let rip.

Until then, I’d just like to give a big shout-out to the miserable, tight-fisted, mealy-mouthed, opportunistic bastards who think that verbally abusing people who have enough to worry about when their jobs are on the line is A-OK.

I should expand. My husband works for a high street retailer, who went into administration just before Christmas, Christmas Eve in fact. Since that time, due to being in adminstration, they have been unable to accept gift vouchers that would normally be redeemed in-store, for anyone unfamiliar with administration this is not unusual. It’s unfortunate for those who have these vouchers, but not exactly the end of the world is it? Not compared with the fact that the people who are having to deal with these customers on a day to day basis, are in all likelihood going to lose their jobs at any given moment. Without notice.

Over Christmas, I have had to watch the person I love come home day after day having people calling him a “robbing bastard” because he couldn’t redeem their precious little pieces of paper. He has regaled me with tales of how the young girls (well they’re young girls to me, being over 40) that he works with are getting called “c*nts” by our ever-so-polite-and-understanding general public. These people are probably the same sort of pondlife that professed to feeling let down by the sale prices in Woolworths in the run-up to Christmas. Let down… let down??? Are you so morally and empathetically bankrupt that you feel let down by the price cuts in a sale that’s going to end with 30,000 people losing their jobs?

Don’t get me wrong, I know the majority of people are not like the above. But sadly it’s these idiots that stick in your mind, slowly eroding your faith in human nature.