Female entitlement does not exist – honestly

This story comes from The Mail Online, and just goes to show the absolute stupidity of some people.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5750501/Astonishing-moment-motorist-drives-car-path-half-marathon-runners-ignoring-restrictions.html

This absolute numpty decided that her needs were FAR greater than those of everyone else around her, and decided to drive her car through a barricade of cones, right into the path of a Half-Marathon, endangering everyone participating.

But it’s ok.

In her words she was – “driving slowly..”

Her reason for doing this was simple.

She was on her way to host a “Workshop” and had “no information” about the road closure.

Plus – she was driving slowly

Makes all the difference, right?

So after endangering the lives of several people, giving ridiculous excuses for her conduct and absolutely refusing to accept responsibility for her actions, how does she respond when told by a Plymouth City council Highways official to stop and wait for the Police?

“Well YOU can call the Workshop to tell them I’ll be late!”

You couldn’t make it up.

Privilege exists in ALL aspects of society, not just in Cis White Males. And although she doesn’t explicitly say something along the lines of “but I’m a woman!!” – you know for a fact it’s what she’s thinking.

The fact that hosting a “Workshop” is more important to her than the safety of everyone around her speaks volumes.

Just another “enlightened” soul on the Path to Entitlement.

 

RANT OVER

 

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Joggers have rights too

I’m sure you’ve heard about the “Demon Jogger of Putney Bridge” by now. (if you haven’t, get out from under your rock and click the link)  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-40860045/putney-bridge-cctv-of-jogger-pushing-woman-in-front-of-bus

First off, I hope the Lady involved is OK and that the Bus Driver gets the recognition he deserves for his timely actions.

The Jogger on the other hand…

This absolutely insanely self-important prick has confirmed a suspicion I have had for a while now-

Most Joggers have serious issues. (MOST- not ALL)

I, like a lot of people, like to “People Watch” and living beside a Cycleway which is used by literally hundreds of Joggers everyday, has afforded me the ability to be able to study this growing phenomenon in close detail (I realise this makes me sound like a “peeping Tom” but I assure you I’m not; I very rarely touch myself while doing it…)

What I have noticed is this – Joggers can be extremely aggressive.

Don’t you DARE step in front of them when they’re running up behind you and you’re unaware they are there.

Don’t you DARE have a Pushchair or Pram (or God forbid a double buggy); you take up too much room

Don’t you DARE have a dog on a leash (or so help me God, not on one)

And don’t you DARE use the footpath to take your kids to school. Yes, I’m talking to all 200 parents taking their kids to the school that the footpath goes past.

Do any of these things, and you set yourself up for any of the following, all of which I have witnessed first-hand-

Verbal abuse

Being spat on

Having water thrown on you

Being physically attacked

Being run-over by a Jogger-Mom with a sports buggy (containing a petrified child)

I kid you not. This happens all of the time and no, I’m not exaggerating.

And this is in the suburbs! Wait until you get into the city where the real action happens.

What happened on Putney Bridge while shocking, really wasn’t that surprising. As self-entitlement goes up among the population, so do the amount of instances like this; people want what they want, and dammit they’re going to get it, no matter what the cost.

It’s just another day on the path to entitlement.

Don’t get in the way or you WILL be thrown under the bus.

Literally.

RANT OVER

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Returning the Wave – Driving basics

Driving really is one of the most stressful things you can do on a daily basis, so it absolutely baffles me why people make it harder than it already is.

I’m not talking about the big things like talking on your mobile or tail-gating, (both of which I’ve been guilty of in the past)

No, I’m talking about the following –

Returning the wave

There are too many people who don’t return the wave.

You know who you are.

And you sicken me.

This is how it should work – you stop to give right of way at one of those traffic calming measures, the car with right of way goes first and gives a wave of thanks to you, and then you MUST, MUST return that wave. The return wave is even more important than the original wave of thanks as it is acknowledging the thanks given by the other driver.

“But I’m the one who stopped and Gave Way; why should I wave thanks?” I hear you say.

The reason you return the wave is really quite simple. We live in a shitty, self-absorbed world. Manners and pleasant behaviour to one another really is on the decline. By waving back to someone who says thanks to you is really like saying “No problem” or “fuggedabowdid” (that’s a Mickey Blue Eyes reference for those who don’t get it…).

It’s nice to acknowledge someone’s manners as it shows that both people involved care about manners. Too often do I see people act very non-chalantly where politeness is concerned; it’s like the hipster-norm to ignore somebody saying thank you and continuing to read your book about 18th century blanket stitching techniques, rather than just saying “you’re welcome”.
It really is just about the little things.

So next time somebody thanks you for doing something, just acknowledge it. It’s nice to be nice.

If, on the other hand, someone doesn’t reply to you, then you are well within your rights to give them the finger, scream obscenities and jump out of your car and knock off their wing mirrors.

Remember: be nice.

Rant over

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Gluten free – my arse

Without sounding too much like somebody’s Great Uncle….

When I was a lad, practically nobody had food allergens.

Sure, you’d have the one diabetic kid at school who was allowed jelly and ice cream every single day (“god, it’s so unfair”….) but apart from that, nobody had any issues.

Fast forward 30 years and all of a sudden everyone is on the verge of anaphylactic shock if they so much as look at a slice of bread.

What the hell happened?!

It seems that everyone and their bloody dog is “allergic” to something these days. You’ll notice I used quotation marks on the word allergic, and for good reason.

I don’t believe about 95% of the people who claim to be allergic to gluten.

There, I’ve said it.

 

I used to be a Chef. During this period of my life I witnessed first-hand the gradual rise in fake allergens. What used to be a simple act of a Server bringing a check into the Kitchen and hurrying out in case they got shouted at for simply doing their job, (“more checks?! I’m not here to cook you know!”) turned into the Server nervously hanging around the Pass to explain that the Customer has an allergy of sorts. This rose from once a night-ish to approximately 10 times and upwards a night in what seemed like a dramatically short period of time.

What really got my attention to the fact that it’s mostly fake is this exchange that would happen between myself and the Server, probably nine times out ten-

Server- “Chef this Customer says they are allergic to Gluten.”

Me- “But they’ve ordered Tagliatelle! Do they know it contains Gluten?”

Server- “I’ll go and check.”

2 minutes later….

Server- “They said it’s fine as long as they don’t have too much”

To which I would respond by refusing to cook the order at all until they a) chose something else without gluten, or b) admitted that they weren’t allergic to it in the first place and apologised for being an annoying, fad-following, hipster-wannabe, special little cupcake who demands attention by trying to be quirky, different and needy.

(Oh what a joy I was to work with!)

People with Coeliac disease can’t eat Gluten.

People with Gluten allergies can’t eat Gluten.

People who can eat “a little bit” or “not too much” are neither of these things. They CHOOSE not to eat Gluten.

They are people who, for one reason or another, just want to be different or difficult and who insist on being given special treatment like the entitled little brats that they are. If you don’t want to eat Gluten then please say so; don’t lie and say you’re Gluten intolerant or allergic to Gluten.

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I blame the ridiculous amount of fad-ish diets that were all the rage in the late nineties and early 2000’s, and, the self-centred, entitled generation that are the children of the followers of such idiotic trends as the Atkins diet.

So, in summing up.

Tell the truth.

Nobody cares if you don’t want to eat Gluten, but they do care if you lie about the reason.

Being Coeliac must be a nightmare, and people claiming to have issues are watering down the reality of sufferers.

You’re not allergic to Gluten.

You’re not special.

You’re just an entitled, self important knobhead.

You’re just like the other 95% of the population.

Get over it.

RANT OVER