Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Asshole Britain



Random Abuse
Today Marcus and Agata were subjected to random verbal abuse as I took a rest on the pavement.   You see Marcus' new Ribble bicycle, aged 1 day, is now temporarily learnt to Agata.  And I have the loan of my neighbours  blue Dawes shown on the left.   It's heavy.

Today on the daily cycle we stopped for a breather; and a minute or two later a builders van drove past.  As it did so I noticed a the van slow down, two white men voiced insults,  some hand gestures,  then laughing, after which it sped up again and left.

Is this indicative or Builders, British Builders, White Males, or perhaps just general wankers in Britain?  


Guiding Principles
In this life Marcus and Agata try to live by the principle of what is fair and reasonable, not what you can get away with.   Now whilst fair/ reasonable, and get away with are relative concepts, they are at opposite ends of the spectrum

- Do unto others as you would have them do unto you  (The Golden Rule)


- Aim for Fair and Reasonable


- It's not what you Can get away that makes you clever or special


- Bullying or making fun of random strangers is never an activity we recommend or condone.



Recently  (in the UK news)

Acid Attacks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43373719

six counts of throwing a corrosive liquid with intent to disable, burn, maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm, two counts of robbery and four counts of attempted robbery.

Asshole Theft
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/23/brazen-scooter-gang-targets-bbc-cameras-along-route-university/

scooter thieves armed with an angle grinder they calmly halted London’s rush hour traffic and in broad daylight set about stealing BBC cameras fixed to bridges to film the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.


And The British Media
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5409707/Time-traveler-claims-Los-Angeles-underwater-future.html

Man, known only as Edward, claims he was part of a top secret experiment at a Los Angeles laboratory in 2004 that allowed him to time travel


Shrine to dead burglar set up yards from home where he was stabbed - Daily Record
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/shrine-dead-burglar-set-up-12333945


And So
Have Marcus and Agata come back to Asshole Britain? We have to make a decision as to whether our experiences back in our returned 'home country' after more than a decade departed give us reason to stay or leave.

To be continued.