And I deeply regret it.
Not because I think Britt McHenry is being unfairly judged. I don't buy a word of her obviously-written-by-some-PR-flack "apology"; having watched the video, she's angry but clearly in control of her emotions and it's also apparent that she believes her being born with good looks entitles her to look down on certain other people. Screw her, she's a piece of crap.
|Plus, this will always be funny.|
Also, for what it's worth, I have a pretty low opinion of these towing companies too, an opinion based on my own personal experiences. Sure, there are some companies that go out and do road-ranger service and help people in need, but there are lots of them that sit back and operate as predators. I have a feeling that's the kind of scumbag company McHenry is dealing with in this scenario (the video is heavily edited and contains almost none of what was said to McHenry), so screw them too.
No, what I feel bad about is weighing in on this particular, high-profile issue (it's yet another "news" story that only exists because there's video) when I've witnessed several similar incidents in person and haven't said a word. I don't even know how many times I've seen people be shitty to waiters, store clerks, fast-food workers, stadium and theater ushers etc. Hundreds? Maybe. I do know that every single time, I've stared at my feet, waited for the unpleasantness to pass and been somewhat annoyed that I had to be witness to something that made me uncomfortable.
|"How dare something like this happen when I'm nearby enough to have to know about it?!?"|
But seeing the McHenry story cross my screen while I'm sitting at my keyboard and all of a sudden I, along with apparently everybody else, am imbued with righteous indignation to the point that I just can't accept such horrible treatment of our poor, downtrodden hourly wage slaves and that I simply must spew forth wordage in their defense.
|"Look at me. I'm helping!"|
That's hypocritical chickenshit and I'm sorry I allowed myself to being drawn into participating. It's a classic case of Internet Muscles and I would have liked to have believed I was above such nonsense. I mean, at least I didn't go this route...