The true nature of the universe

Naturally I lost all my money in the Cup. It’s what usually happens. In fact, if I could bet that I’d lose all my money, I’d clean up!

Just encountered a bloke at the supermarket who had abandoned his two small baskets full of groceries at the checkout and gone off somewhere. I took his place, and he came back and said "I was there".

"You had gone", I replied, but he looked the type to start mouthing off at a moment’s notice, and I had a kid with me who doesn’t need gratuitous swearing added to his vocabulary, so I didn’t make an issue of it.

Strangely, despite getting his way, he decided to push it further: "I can do what I want", he said, confirming that indeed he really did think universe revolved around him. Then as if to qualify it he added, "within the law".

Yeah, I was thinking. Unfortunately there’s nothing in the law that says you can’t be a complete arsehole.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.