April 02, 2004

Offensive

Yesterday I was sent two lists of things to do, one of which was copied to a large range of people at work. I find it offensive to be treated like a 14 year old left at home alone for the first time. Some of the things I have been asked to do are so offensively OBVIOUS (like take a copy of the Act with you to the hearing) I imagine I must appear very stupid. But I know that is not the case.

I find Winston Peters saying "The fact of the matter is...." offensive - invariably, when I listen to the rest of the sentence, I believe what he is saying is neither factual, relevant or true. Some days, I just find Winston offensive...

I find all pornography offensive - I am offended that anyone is regarded as an object to be oogled, whether male or female, old, young or indeterminate.

I find some people's wealth offensive, especially when they don't make even token efforts to share it round.

I find people treating my friends' guide dogs as being sweet or cute offensive - they are working dogs, and no cuter or more highly trained than a heading dog.

I am offended by the lazyness that leads to littering - I have no idea why it is so hard to carry rubbish to a bin.

All racism is offensive.

I am going to stop there - its too easy to write negative stuff!

Posted by Toni at April 2, 2004 02:37 PM
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