Do you ever find it annoyong....

autum_witch's picture

First let me say I LOVE children so I am not anti-child, I have three myself BUT this morning on a packed SF train some total white trash family got on with three screaming little kids. Then proceeded to let them scream and bounce and annoy the whole way into SF. The "dad" was no better as he just stood there screaming obscenities at the poor kids who did all but ignore him. The mum just sat there like a lump with a silly grin on her face.

If we don't let bikes on the rush hour trains maybe we can ban roaming mobs of stupid people whose world resides at the low end of the gene pool.

sigh...rant over.

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."

— George Carlin

autum_witch's picture

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
- Mark Twain

Actually if you take "average" to mean median, Carlin's comment is a mathematical truism....but yeah, I love the Twain quote too.

autum_witch's picture

It's only true if you accept that the average person is stupid. In truth the average person is "average" neither stupid nor ingenious but somewhere in the middle. ;-)

autum_witch's picture

Compared to???

Compared to me, most people are stupid.

And don't forget...Stupid is sticky!

TreoBART's picture

Ah, but how do you measure stupidity? Is it IQ? Social norms? "Common Sense"? Likelihood to injure yourself? Is it measured by the era you are currently living in, or all people since the beginning of time?

On that note, selfishness and lack of courtesy seems rampant in society today, that to me makes a lot of people stupid.

I blame the media.

autum_witch's picture

Yea been there done that...I spend a lot of time in Pleasanton and the number of mums on Valium there must be 75%+ as most seem to just ignore their screaming kids, they all have this weird glaze over their eyes.

the trains are unbearably crowded which doesn't help. i think the luggage people are worse than the bike people. I've seen parents let their kids stick gum all over the seats and do absolutely nothing about it on a brand new car. reported it to t.o because the car was brand new; he could care less.