This man, Larry Lopin, had his only source of income, his shoe-shine stand, burned and vandalized on Sunday night during the riots that resulted from the Giants winning the World Series. As a member of the San Francisco community, and the San Francisco Giants fan community, I am saddened and disappointed by those who chose to turn a night that was supposed to be so celebratory and exciting into something shameful and devastating.
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Here’s an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about Larry and this devastating event.
(Photos belong to sfgate.com)
but lately I’ve been a bit shocked at the responses to anons that have been coming up on my dash. Yes, I think it’s inappropriate for anons to send rude, hurtful, assumptive comments to people about their own personal lives when they don’t actually know them at all, but at the same time, sinking to their level and responding with something classless is just as bad. I feel like people tend to forget that there’s a face behind every monitor and that those behind said monitor are people too.
Maybe coming up with a thoughtful response that makes people think about changing is a waste of time, as it will be a failed attempt, but in that case it’s probably better to just not respond at all…or respond with humor.
I think this all takes root in people taking the internet too seriously. Maybe I sound like I’m contradicting myself, as this post probably makes me sound like I’m taking the internet too seriously, but I think what I’m just trying to say is treat everyone like humans even if they’re being idiotic. It’ll make everyone better off.
Anonymous asked: u single?
Indeed, but I’m not lookin’.
A dude from my American Politics class was at the same party as I was, and he saw me and came over and was like “Hey! You’re that J. Crew model from my American Politics class!”
And I was just like “Uhhhhh sure?”
RIGHT? I did not like it. At all.
It actually makes me really uncomfortable.