You know me dear reader …
I’m a really easy going kind of woman and it takes a lot for me to get angry.
What is it about people that makes them think stealing plants or just tearing them out of their pots … is some kind of funny.
What goes through their tiny stupid minds …
‘ I think I’ll prove what a cool and courageous guy I am … by … stealing and destroying plants … yeh … that’ll be an act of courage that I’ll be proud to tell my friends and relatives about.’
Stupid and ignorant … what do you do for an encore?
Run into parked cars?
Tear wings off butterflies?
Beat and abandon puppies (cover your ears Coco)?
Abuse women and children?
I came home after babysitting for the D’Arcy’s to find that some moron had pulled out all of the 5 plants in the wheelbarrow planter … and … all the 6 inches of soil.
The courageous person/s had actually stood and taken the time to chuck all the soil onto the path.
You just proved to me that some people really haven’t evolved much from grunting savages.
And … to the car load of boys ( I refuse to call you men … you have to have some real strength and courage to be a man) who verbally harrassed a young woman on the street during the festival …
Who yelled that they would grab her and take her away and hurt her …
You are sad.
What is it about some men when they get into their packs?
You fill yourself with alcohol and without any effort … your collective IQ drops to about 3.
You know what I think?
You’re afraid of women and have no idea how to be a man with them … a man who treats women with respect.
So … you have to get drunk with your mates and then scream abuse at a lone woman.
Yeh … that takes real courage.
Good news … I just went out into the street and replanted the barrow.
Hope the poor wee plants survive.
And to those people thinking …
‘Why doesn’t she take her plants in at night?’
Why should I?
It’s like when people tell women to cover up because some men can’t control themselves and they ‘asked for it’ if they get raped or assaulted.
We excuse stupid and abusive behaviour by making the victim modify their actions …
Sorry folks but I have a slightly higher faith in most human beings … we can learn to have impulse control … stupid boys can choose to become men.
When we excuse and justify this kind of behaviour we are saying that we don’t believe people have the power to make choices about what kind of person they want to be.
We’re saying that they have no control over themselves.
We say … ‘it was the alcohol’ … ‘they’re just guys’ …’it’s the testosterone’ …
Young men can choose to be complex, interesting and non abusive people … and we diminish them and ourselves if we keep sustaining the belief that their stupid behaviour is unchangeable … and out of their control.
So … to the young men who shouted abuse to the young woman … to the persons who keep stealing and killing my plants … to the people that abandoned Coco.
Your behaviour is stupid and ignorant … you diminish yourselves.
And … I believe that you have the capacity to stop doing these stupid and ignorant things.
That’s real courage.
I’ll post photos of the Fancy Dress Parade later today.