I heard the damndest thing on the radio coming home today from work.
A couple of banks in Britain are banning giving out piggy banks for savings for kids because- get this- it MIGHT offend Muslims. Not WILL- or DOES- but it MIGHT.
I swear- WHY do we have to be so damn PC all the time now?
I am sick to the eye teeth of it.
Let me tell you all what I refuse to do.
I refuse to be PC anymore.
I will not give up my piggy bank and I will give every baby born into the family one to save their pennies.
I will not give up birth-control(not that it's a factor right now) because I might offend a Catholic if I forget to take it at home and have to bring it out in a public place when I remember.
I will not give up my Christmas tree because it might offend a Jewish person who lives down the street if it's lit up when they pass by, neither will I give up my menorah because it might offend the Christians if they see it in my window during Hanukkah.
I will not give up going to church on Saturday because it might offend the Christians down the street who believe the Sabbath is on Sunday- Also, I will not give up going to church on Sunday because it might offend the Seventh Day Adventists who believe the Sabbath is on Saturday.
I will not give up wearing pants or jeans because there are people out there who believe that women shouldn't wear them and might be offended.
I will not give up eating meat just because the vegetarians might be offended.
I will not give up eating McDonalds burgers because the Hindu's might be offended.
I will not give up vegetables just because the Cannibals in the deepest darkest jungles might be offended.
I will not give up eating Chocolate just because there are diabetics who might take offense.
I will not stop smoking just because there are non-smokers who might be offended, neither will I smoke just because there might be some smokers who might be offended if I don't join them.
I refuse to give up my foreign car that is really good on fuel consumption just because there are some American auto-makers who might be offended.
I will not learn a second language just because someone from another country might be offended that I don't speak theirs. Hell, if I learned all the languages of all the people that don't know English but live in my area- I would spend all the rest of my time in life learning 87 more languages than I know now.
Hell-I'M OFFENDED THAT THEY MOVE HERE AND DON'T BOTHER TO LEARN MY LANGUAGE- DOES ANYONE CARE THAT I'M OFFENDED?
I don't think so- after all-
I'm just an AMERICAN ENGLISH SPEAKING FEMALE- I'm not an IMPORTANT MINORITY- am I?
Why do we have to ban or stop all these things just because they might offend someone else?
It's so freaking stupid. If I could get broadband-(or electricity, for that matter)-on a deserted island somewhere I would move there and tell everyone to KISS MY POLITICALLY INCORRECT ASS!!