New Victim Class

THURSDAY 8-28-08…I actually get quite a kick outta’ people who claim to be “offended” by something or other. It seems to work quite well though as various entities fall all over themselves caving in to such people. I’ve already told you about the gal in Georgia who was offended by roadwork signs reading “Men at Work”.

Officials in Atlanta fell all over themselves hurriedly changing the signs, and buying new ones reading “People at Work.” The “offendee”…puffed up with her success says she’s taking it statewide.

Closer to home, a free movie shown on Saturday night’s in a Sacramento County Park was supposed to be the Oscar-winning film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The 1961 classic starred Audrey Hepburn. Some in the Asian community were offended saying Mickey Rooney’s character perpetuates negative Asian stereotypes. The showing of that film was cancelled and substituted by Ratatouille. It’s an animated film featuring rats in the kitchen of a French restaurant.

(The substitution was made quickly without giving animal rights wackos a chance to become offended.)

It’s not something that’s unique in the USA. In Britain, some senior citizens are offended about signs warning motorists of elderly pedestrians. The signs have been used for the past 27 years, but now that being “offended” has become in vogue, there are demands the signs be changed or removed. The signs, depicting a hunched figure hobbling on a walking cane was the winning entry in a children’s competition in 1981.

Today, its considered condescending and out of date. No word on what will replace the signs. Probably a sign depicting an old lady with blue hair, holding a bloody Mary, complete with olive and celery stick, sitting at a slot machine.

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2 Responses

  1. LOL. That would make a great sign.

  2. my sister is an addict on Slot Machines, she always play any kind of game on the slot machine `-.

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