Saturday, May 5, 2012

Under my skin....

It's 2 in the morning and I should really be asleep by now, especially since I have to work in the morning but insomnia has got the better of me. As does something I saw on Facebook earlier tonight....

This person (who I will be deleting as soon as I'm done copying/pasting) is someone I used to work with...a little odd but seemed alright. We also graduated University together in the same program. I know he's a cop now and is pretty vocal about his political stance but I never thought he was this much of a....ugh there's not a nice word here so I'll let you fill in your own blank...

The woman in front of me in the grocery store struggling to breathe because she's so fucking fat from her 3 cart loads of Doritos and Ho Ho's had nothing to say when I leaned in and said "you're welcome". She said for what? and I replied "because I work 70 hours a week to pay my bills and yours...enjoy the Ho Ho's." I've never seen Wal Mart so quiet. And I'm out!
 That was his lovely status I came across and it really disturbs me. Hes got plenty to say about universal health care and welfare and "Obamacare" but its one thing to have an opinion and its another to verbally harass members of the public. I mean...WHO DOES THAT?!? (btw...there were several more lovely examples of his "observations" but this was the one that pissed me off the most)

I'm pretty upset by what I read there- I for one hope that he is lying. That would be nice to believe. But he seems to be enough of an egotistical jackoff that he probably isn't. I mean, he doesn't know this person or her situation. What if she wasn't on welfare, and if she is- what business of his is that?!? NONE. This person could be on the verge of suicide, could have just lost a child, spouse or family member, could be terminally ill- or a whole host other other very personal issues. What right does he have to judge this person based on one shopping trip to wal-mart of all places? 

And for another thing...this is the REAL WORLD. Sometimes people need support, need welfare and housing assistance. That's why these programs exist. Why judge someone just because they have fallen on hard times?? He goes on about how he has worked since he was 15 and earned every single thing that he has had....well guess what buddy?? So have I!! But life isn't always simple and easy. When I first moved to Ireland I was on social welfare. It took me 5 months to find work and I had assistance for housing and groceries- my savings weren't going to be enough to feed and house us until I found a job. Does that make me a bad person? Maybe he would think so, but I know who I am and I know that every single person has their own unique situation and that I can't judge them for how they support themselves. 

I'm pretty thankful that Ireland has the social welfare system that it does. It is by no means perfect, but it means that James and I will never be homeless and I can go to the hospital or the doctor and not break the bank, and actually afford our prescriptions. It means that if he or I lose a job we are not up the creek with no paddles. By no means do I think that makes me lazy (Even though I complain I love working) or less of a person, or worthy of being JUDGED by someone who perceives themselves better than someone who needs assistance. 

He should be ashamed...I know I'm ashamed for him. 


  1. what a total fucking prick! blargh! i'd like to kick him in the nards and then some. what a jerk-off. glad you are deleting him!!!!!!!!

  2. What a fucking dickwad! Who says that kind of shit? Really, people never stop surprising me with their stupidity.