Monday, May 13, 2013

Shit Morons Say ... when making an analogy.

"It is makes me feel like those 3 women who were held captive for 10 years."

I work with a guy that keeps raising the bar for stupid comments. We (Him, D-man, Ash (a woman), and myself) were talking about a regulation (Government) that was brought to our attention by management. It applies to our work place and can lead to a fine of $1000 and/or 1 year in jail. Plus the company would be fined $25,000. IF the regulation was violated.

This caused ... hmmm if I would like to use his real nickname, because the story behind it is HILARIOUS ... but I won't ... let's call him Glimmer. Glimmer felt that once again the oppressive jackboot of authority was stepping on our neck. He tried to make an analogy to show how it made him felt so he said;

"You know, the way they keep regulating us makes me feel like those 3 women in the US that were held captive for 10 years!"

Ash's jaw dropped. D-man was just staring at Glimmer. I shook my head and said.

"You are REALLY trying to use an analogy that working her compares to what those women went through? Seriously?"

Glimmer stepped back and stammered "Yes. It is that oppressive."

"You are fucking moron." I said. "Those women were chained, raped, tortured, and treated like dirt. You were told that if you swear on the radio and a Government organization hears it you COULD be punished. Next you will be comparing working here to a nazi concentration camp. That is a HORRIBLE analogy."

"I think it is a good one. " He replied.

The others shook their head no and said it was a horrible analogy.

Glimmer walked away shrugging his shoulders. He just didn't understand why it was wrong. The rest of us just shared a moment of shocked silence at his stupidity.

Ash said "Now you see what I have to work with every day."

"I will tell you about the Christmas Party one day." I said. "I didn't think he could get stupider, but he has."

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