Drudge linked to a story today about a woman seen potty training her children at a restaurant. She carried out this task of domesticity not in the restrooms, but at her table in full view of everyone.
Erica Brown, a spokeswoman for Thanksgiving Point Deli, told the station that they received several complaints over the incident.
“I think state and local health codes were probably an issue, as well as just social norms,” Brown told KSL.
The identities of the mother and children have not been revealed.
Couple that story with this story about the September, 11th Memorial in New York City and the irreverent atmosphere at that site where thousands of Americans were slaughtered by Muslims.
When first responder Marianne Pizzitola visited, she found people acting “like this was a park or playground.”
“People laughed and took pictures smiling, and so many people leaned on the tablets with all of my friends names engraved in them, holding Starbucks cups, like it was a kitchen table,” Pizzitola, head of the FDNY EMS Retirees Association, wrote in a letter to Memorial President Joe Daniels.
Add this story about a 700 pound man winning a discrimination lawsuit against the employer who fired him:
According to the lawsuit, BAE officials never discussed with Kratz if he needed any accommodations to perform the everyday tasks of his job. Kratz’s lawyer told the Chronicle that Kratz has been unable to find a job in almost three years [even though he has slimmed down to a svelte 380 pound potential employee of the month].
These stories are not aberrations. Quite the opposite, these snapshots are more indicative of common behavior than some may want to admit. In decades long past, reports of such behavior were uncommon but they are increasingly becoming the dog bites man stories of our modern civilization. However, we should always keep in mind that the problem here is not the behavior, for it is merely a symptom of a societal failure. The core problem lies within a society that accepts this behavior in the first place. Our acceptance of anti-social behavior has encouraged large numbers of people who do not know how to act in polite society. With these three stories we can triangulate our present location: right in the middle of a crumbling America.