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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Keepin' Ma Mouf Shut

The PC Po-Leece Strike Again

Got called on the carpet yesterday. Apparently, when a woman has issues with a local school 'cause they've allowed her children to view television, and, according to the same woman, *everyone* knows that television is how secret subliminal messages are sent by people intent on mind control, it is apparently not kosher to refer to said woman as a "nutjob".

Never mind that my comment was made out of earshot of John Q. Citizen and behind locked doors, it showed "an appalling lack of sensitivity to the plight of the mentally ill".

Yeah, well, sometimes a nutjob's a nutjob, and no two ways around it. If she's locked in a rubber room and rolling her poo into little balls while claiming to be Joan of Arc, sure, I'll show some compassion. When she's seemingly normal in all other aspects, but sees the hand of Satan reaching out through the TV, that ain't mentally ill. That's just being slightly unhinged.

Hence, a nutjob.

I don't foresee any long-term downchecks over this episode, but it irks me nonetheless. It irks me even more that someone saw fit to make an issue out of it.

Sigh. I'm not surprised, though. You shoulda seen the stink floated when a guy in another section said "sometimes you gotta call a spade a spade" in a staff meeting.