Yesterday, I had said that I am not the most emotionally in-tune person. Well there are a few emotions, I recognize and understand all too frequently.
American Heritage Dictionary, defines emotion as A psychological state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is sometimes accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling.
Last night, I experienced one of those spontaneous psychological states that definitely was accompanied by some very specific physiological changes. Anger, fury, exasperation, hell I was flat out pissed off! I was so mad, that at the time I could have eaten railroad spikes and spit out nails.
What, you ask got my ire so enraged? I came across a post while I was browsing. It described what happened to a mother of an 8 year old girl at a PUBLIC library. They had been waiting to do a quick search on Amazon. A gentleman got up from his computer to use the bathroom, and the mother went over to make her quick search. When she turned the monitor on, she looked around to see if the gentleman was coming back to continue using the computer. Her 8 year old then asked her "Mamma why is that little girl doing that". When she looked back at the monitor, she was confronted with a despicable display of an girl performing a "Lewinskie". I will leave it up to your imagination top fill is the blanks.
That would piss you off also you say. Well believe it or not, at that point I was simply shocked. What so enraged me, was that when the mother reported it to the librarian, she was told.
"Yes we have a policy against the viewing of such site's. Yes we know he is viewing such sites. But he always uses the computers in the back row away from the others."
Now the mother points out that the back row of the computers just happens to be a short distance from the children's book section.
When she complained further. Eventually the library manager came out to find out what the fuss was all about. He also was aware of it. she became quite animated, and expressed her displeasure for all to hear. She was told that if she did not quiet down, she may be asked to leave and her library card revoked.
Now you know what so enraged me. How could a presumably government employee, for that matter anybody, justify allowing something so obviously wrong, not to mention illegal to go on. For god sakes it was a public library. Do they not understand that they are providing this degenerate with the stimulus, and easy access to a variety of potential victims.
Now that I have vented, and expressed my outrage, I will provide you with the link to the original post. Fair warning, the post contains quite a few expletives and metaphor's of a colorful nature. Can you blame her?
I guess Dad was right, Common sense was misnamed, if it was so dammed common everyone would have it.