Despite only having three items to share with you for this edition of Really?, I couldn’t wait to share the first one.
There’s a chance you may have already read about this one. If not, it’s quite the story. It also ranks right up there with some of the more dumber social media things I’ve ever seen — and that’s saying something.
On Instagram, I’ve seen many people show their love of weed. There are images of people smoking, bowls and everything else. Alas, those don’t even come close to this one.
See, there was a bike race in England. During the race, somebody got hit by a car. The driver then took off.
Now I have heard and read stories about road rage in the states, especially against bikers. Stories such as a driver staying right behind a biker and laying on the horn, rather than go around the bike. It’s pretty obnoxious.
But this takes the cake.
See, some time later, this driver — identified as Emma Way — took it to Twitter.
No, people, I’m not kidding.
The tweet and its account seem to have been deleted.
Here’s what our future brain surgeon had to say, though. You have to love the Internet — things like this live forever.
Apparently, according to some reports, she only had 100 followers or so.
But when did we ever expect social media to keep quiet, especially in times like this? Exactly.
This is where it gets even more fun. See, apparently the Norwich (UK) police were notified of said Tweet. So what did they do? What any good social media account would do — they responded!
@emmaway20 we have had tweets ref an RTC with a bike. We suggest you report it at a police station ASAP if not done already & then dm us
— Norwich Police (@NorwichPoliceUK) May 19, 2013
Well, that’s interesting, no?
Apparently the investigation is still underway, but they’ve chatted with Emma Way. The Daily Mail article linked above has quotes from the biker, as well as one of Way’s friends. It’s even better as, according to the ipayroadtax.com report, police found some interesting photos connected to Way’s social media profiles, including shots of tailgating other motorists and one of her speedometer showing a speed of 95 mph!
Turns out she’s apparently been suspended from her place of employment, too.
Way has talked publicly (video in link, well worth watching), now. And, of course, she is apologizing for the comment on Twitter. Alas, she said she didn’t think she hit the rider, or if she did, she didn’t stop because she didn’t think he was hurt or came off the bike.
Also, she claims to be a cyclist. Yeah, of course.
The biggest thing to take out of this is how crazy social media is. The younger generation doesn’t always take into account what can come from these photos. Whether it’s stuff like this, drugs, alcohol items or sexual things — these follow you around. We’re in a generation where things are easily found online. Be smart.
Thankfully, in this spot, the person wasn’t smart and hopefully the justice system in England will take care of the situation.
Time for a little more absurdity.
Apparently, a young lad in kindergarten is quite the nuisance when he has a Mohawk haircut. For real.
And with that comes some serious reprimands.
See, this five-year-old kid returned from spring break to his school in Springfield, Ohio. He had begged his mother to get the new hairdo, and she relented.
Alas, when he showed up at school with the short, albeit spiky, Mohawk haircut, the top school official didn’t agree with classmates that the cut was cool. In fact, he said the haircut was disruptive.
Then he sent the kid home until he adopted a tamer cut.
Yeah, a 5-year-old was suspended for a Mohawk haircut.
Apparently one of the issues was because classmates and such were in awe of the awesome cut. They were even touching and feeling it. Maybe a whole class full of Mowhawks could have followed?
So, superintendent Gregg Morris acted quickly.
In the report on Yahoo! Shine, Morris, through a statement, explained the decision.
Our dress and grooming policies are designed to ensure that clothing and hairstyles do not cause a distraction to the learning environment.
This is just ridiculous.
These are kids in kindergarten. A haircut isn’t going to cause a distraction to the learning environment. What in the heck could it disrupt? Nap time? Counting? Show and tell?
Come on, people. This stuff is starting to become absolutely idiotic.
I do realize society has changed since I was a kid, but being an individual is part of growing and learning. With more and more regulations being put on what kids can and can’t do, we suffer in the long run. This is downright moronic and people need to look in the mirror a bit more when it comes to situations like this.
Let me leave you with something quite interesting.
I’ve always thought tattoos should be something to truly matter. After all, it’s something that goes with you for life, unless you opt for expensive surgery to remove it. And, in that case, why get it at all?
But one New York company is taking it to a new level. See, this real estate company is offering a raise should you get its logo tattooed somewhere — anywhere — on your body. If you do so, it’s a 15 percent increase on your salary. And, the company said no size or location restrictions. So one can, essentially, hide it.
Apparently the idea came about when one employee opted to do the tattoo on his own. He told the boss and the idea came about.
It seems at least 40 employees have already done it. But at least the tattoo is paid for by the business owner.
There was one employee, only with the company for about a month, who took part in it.
What will society think of next? I’m not sure I want to know.
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