Irritating moments: Grind My Gears Edition

Strange and stupid day, I think. First thing, I read two RG articles about gay marriage issues in Bermuda, and I hit the Comments section. Hoo boy. You already know what happens next.
Founding fathers of this tiny archipelago realized centuries ago to survive here you would need the protection and resources of God Almighty. Therefore the laws written were based on Biblical principles... ...Bermuda has been both blessed and protected. It has enjoyed prosperity, protection from natural disasters, and not having to explain to your children why 2 men are openly kissing in public. Or, worry about your children in school, because someone of the same sex can proposition them. These things are real. I'm not talking about Sodom and Gomorrah, I'm talking about your neighbors... ...You have been spared! Remember the story of the greatest tsunami ever written when God parted the Red Sea. It only takes one large wave to wipe this tiny archipelago out. God bless Bermuda!
A sad day indeed! Bermuda be cautious take your time on passing laws that 2yrs down the road may come back to bite you in the rear. You have been blessed and protected by God. Yes God! Do not be over hasty about any decisions that involve the well being and prosperity of this country, or the well being of those most vulnerable who live here. Bermuda you are being tested and tried right now. Pass the test! God bless Bermuda, and give wisdom to those who pass the laws in this territory.
That's right, we have one of those folks who equate God's blessings to protection from natural disasters and the like. It's the same stupid arguments used to validate the Hurricane Katrina tragedy by claiming New Orleans deserved it. We have too many wannabe prophets around the place, that much is a known fact. 

Second stupid thing. There's a big discussion about the Tucker's Town land grab of several decades ago. Then I see *this* gem in the comments.
...(You could even apply this theory to African-Bermudians in general - nowadays we condemn slavery unequivocally as we should. But are current-day Africans - undoubtedly related to living Bermudians - as well-off as the average Bermudian? There was a huge injustice in the past but it has certainly turned out very well for at least a few African-Bermudians.)
What the devil? Seeing such patronizing and border-line racist comments that imply that the descendants of black slaves ought to be grateful for what their ancestors suffered through? Just goes to show that you get twisted-minded people without an ounce of empathy, everywhere in the world.

The third thing wasn't anything I read, just something I experienced, which just added fuel to the proverbial bitchy fire I was surrounded by this morning. Went outside to get a snack, two young women approached. Instinctively, I held the door open. Women walked right through without even an acknowledgement.

I am not a freaking doorman.

Sure, I'm taking it personally. But the problem is that now I'm going to carry negative energy throughout the day from that gesture, only because people are too wrapped up in their lives to acknowledge each other. We're all in our bubbles and then wonder why some people lash out - because nobody can be bothered to give them a smile or encouragement or a helping hand. Politeness, good manners, attributes that used to be passed down from parent to child, have little value in today's society.

Okay, ramble over. Tomorrow will be better, right?

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