Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What are people thinking?

Driving into work this morning, I was listening to the 98.5 FM morning show here in Atlanta.  Yesterday, the DJs had mentioned that Abercrombie & Fitch were selling padded bikinis for girls ages 7 to 8.  WHAT? I didn't hear the rest of the show yesterday, but this morning a woman calls in and said, "I'd have no problem buying that for my daughter."  What was her reasoning? "Because it would make her more popular with the boys at the pool."  Huh?  Your daughter is 7 years old.  Shouldn't she be playing with her Barbies or Legos rather than worried about what boys think of her?  The mother elaborated:

"I remember at that age, I was insecure and awkward.  So if the padding in her bathing suit makes her popular and brings her more friends, what's wrong with that?  Plus, it would make her popular with the little boys at the pool."

No, lady.  I think you have "little boys at the pool" confused with the child pornography perverts.  At the age of 7, little boys still think girls are yucky (most of them.)  I don't know what kind of upbringing this mother had, but at age 7 or 8, I was popping off the legs of my Barbies trying to get them to ride my Breyer horses.  Boys were the LAST thing on my mind, and being "insecure?"  What this mother is teaching her child is popularity is based on how well endowed you are.  Yeah, lady.  That's a great lesson to be teaching your daughter.

Part 2 of the program this morning had a very pissy lady call in and say that she had needed a refund from a store for something, and the clerk gave her $500 back versus $50 she was supposed to receive.  This consumer decided she was entitled to the additional $450 because, "I'm out of a job, and this dumb clerk can't even punch numbers in correctly so I think I deserve it."  The consumer's husband told her she needed to return the money, but the consumer is deadset and determined to keep it.  Hey, consumer...in case you didn't know, "two wrongs don't make a right," and what you're being isn't "deserving," it's called being selfish with a dash of immaturity.  That's right...make someone else lose their job because you lost yours and think you're entitled to money that isn't yours.

I have to wonder, what are people thinking?

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