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YouTube Turns People Into Idiots. (Classic Repost)

29 Aug

August 29, 2012

This ran two years ago and nothing has changed. Things have only gotten worse.

from October 18, 2010

Actually, what YouTube does is take idiots and give them a forum. That gives the idiots carte  blanche to act stupid in public.

Case in point:

I was shopping in ShopRite tonight and I came upon this scene:

  • A large display of mousetraps, knocked over and  scattered all over the floor.
  • A man, obviously a store manager, wearing a crisp shirt and tie, on his hands and knees scooping up the traps into a shopping cart.
  • A woman, holding the hand of a young child with her left hand, and filming the mess with her cell phone camera in her right over the man’s shoulder not two feet away. She was smiling and in a hoarse, cigarette-ruined voice, narrating into the phone and laughing.

“See this mess? (ha ha ha) This is the mess my baby made. (turns the camera to the child, who is laughing and playing with a rat trap, and pans back.) This shit is all over the floor and this guy (ha ha ha) has to clean it up! This is going up tonight! (ha ha cough rasp ha)”

You could see from the look on the manager’s face that he was seething and wanted to at the very least kick the crap out of the woman, but he kept his professionalism and ignored her. I really don’t know how he did it.

But this woman thought it was great! Just great! that her son knocked over the display, felt no need to help clean it up, and thought nothing of embarrassing the poor guy so she could post the whole mess on YouTube. And on top of it all, there was nothing funny about any of it. It was all really sad. That woman needs to have her kid taken away if that’s how she’s raising him.

I don’t blame YouTube for turning her into an idiot. She must have been an idiot long before that site came along. But if it weren’t for YouTube she wouldn’t have been filming over the poor man’s shoulder and coughing into his ear and he would still have some of his dignity.

And on a related note, someone needs to tell ShopRite that it isn’t appetizing to have a mouse trap display right next to the fresh produce aisle.

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2 Responses to “YouTube Turns People Into Idiots. (Classic Repost)”

  1. zathra August 29, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    Yes, I’ve seen some pretty meshuginah, pointless, brainlessly idiotic stuff on Youtube as well as some pretty informative, nay even educational, edifying matter with cultural import. Youtube is like television. If you don’t like a video or don’t think it’s informative / entertaining, look at a better video.
    I’ve also joined Vimeo.

    Like

  2. Jimbo August 29, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    Holy moley! Santa suit for $40!!!! But for real, people are idiots.

    Like

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