Friday, February 24, 2006

Congratulations for not being an asshole.

Ok, maybe I'm just being a bit cynical here, but are Toronto commuters really supposed to be proud of TTC workers who act like any decent human being would...and then get lauded in a poster campaign for it?

You know, I've called for help before when I saw someone in trouble - like when Chris and I saw the poor homeless dude getting the crap kicked out of him at the corner of College and Spadina*, or like when Sarah and I stuck around to help police identify an old guy who'd been having a domestic with a very young girl on the sidewalk outside his house. Does that mean that I get a poster?

No. It means that I don't have to spend the rest of my life feeling like a worthless human being.

Don't get me wrong - I think it's great that gestures of strong community spirit should be recognized and rewarded, and I don't mind my TTC dollars going towards that sort of effort. But a poster patting someone on the back for not just ignoring a man being attacked on the street?

Gimme a freakin' break.

* - I should point out that Chris actually did the phoning here, but I'd like to think that I wouldn't have dropped the ball if I'd been alone.


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