Thursday, June 4, 2009

Coffee as a Weapon

My GO Train buddy brought my attention to this article the other morning.
Said he immediately thought of me when he read it.

M'Licious sent me a link to the article.
Said she immediately thought of me when she read it.

My rep precedes me.

I really don't know what to think of this. First of all, I know from first-hand experience that what you read in the newspaper is NEVER the whole truth. So I'm a little sceptical about the real story behind this. The guy admits that he cut her off. But did he just cut her off or was he a jackass about it? Maybe he cuts her off every day and she's had enough. Maybe he cut her off and she spilled her coffee. Who knows?

Should the lady have reacted the way she did? Probably not. Would I? I like to think I wouldn't. But getting on the GO Train is a dog-eat-dog environment and people are vicious. You start to get annoyed when the same people, every day, butt in front of you. You can't help but defend yourself. Me ... I just make a point of stepping on their heels.

Besides, I absolutely love coffee. Why waste a good cuppa joe?


Busy Bee Suz said...

Too funny...that you were the first thing they thought of. ;0
I would never waste a good cup of coffee either.

lady fairchilde said...

At first glance I thought buddy in the picture was the coffee-wielding woman. In which case it would be no wonder she was such an angry biatch!

Optimistic Pessimist said...

True...why waste the coffee. I don't think i could handle the GO train every day.

septembermom said...

Things can get tense when commuting everyday. I remember how there were some people who knew how to get you going with rudeness. Shame to waste the coffee.

Joe said...

I am furious that the judge ruled against the woman and SAID NOTHING to the "victim". This would have been a perfect opportunity to address the epidemic of rudeness that is so prevalent in society now.