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Today, I was shocked to see a young man hanging around the aisles in my local supermarket. As women in the forties and fifties walked by, he made snide comments about their figure or clothes. Naturally, this prince among men targeted female shoppers who were on their own.
A few of the women ignored his comments about their figures, one answered back, saying she wondered what HE would look like in 20 or 30 years from now. Two or three of the women he insulted just laughed at him.
I was actually quite shocked that it has become ok to taunt strangers in the supermarket. I suppose in one respect we we're lucky that at least he didn't have a knife on him.
Not just men - I've been sworn at by a woman in her twenties just for being in her way...
Come to think of it, it's not just men who are rude either. I've been sworn at by a woman in her twenties just for being in her way. The same thing happens on trains, in train stations and other public places. When did it suddenly become okay to ridicule somebody you don't even know - someone who isn't doing anyone any harm?
I know that these name callers are cowards. I know that it may seem like a harmless bit of fun to them. The truth is though, that it is actually a form of bullying which is becoming all too prevalent in today's society.
Just as I hate hearing loud swearing on trains when there are elderly people around, I deplore the trend of 'happy slapping', but this is a new one - picking on middle aged women for not being in such good shape anymore! I am ashamed of the way our society has become and think the only way out is to move overseas.
By: Phil "I will have vengeance in this life or the next"