Friday, December 26, 2008

Have the hap-hap-happiest day after Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny bleepin' Kaye

As you head out to the mall or Target or Macy's or any of the other places I wouldn't want to be within 100 yards of today, remember that the person working behind that service desk isn't making shit to be there. It's probably under $10 per hour and they have to be there all day when they could be out spending time with their family (or doing what you're doing). Also, the person that they waited on right before you was some crazy Mom who was yelling at them because their store has a no-return policy on opened video games. It's not their policy. In fact, if it was up to them, they'd be taking back everything. What do they care? But they're just doing their job. And it's a suck job, especially today.

So be nice.

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4 comments:

  1. clown Says:

    Nah.

  2. Hef Says:

    If I wanted a conscience, I wouldn't have killed that cricket that crawled into my ear...or that homeless man.

  3. Brian Says:

    Your comment assumes that killing a cricket or a homeless man is morally wrong. We in the business call that a formal fallacy. And by "in the business", I mean "folk singers".

  4. Michael Says:

    You are wrong, sir - the argument suffers from, in your view, an informal fallacy. The argument can be broken down into its constituent parts -

    A = I want a conscience
    B = I killed a cricket/homeless man

    and the argument reads like this:

    B
    If ~B, then A
    --
    ~A

    (~A and ~B signifying the negation of the statements)

    Formally, the argument is valid - which means should the premises be true, the argument is correct. The assumption of moral credence is an informal fallacy - possibly you could lump it under a "faulty generalization"

    /logic_101