The piece I was listening to on Today Fm was about the 'Mosquito.' . For those who have never heard of the mosquito it is a high pitched sound aimed at deterring groups of teenagers from hanging about.
Some witless boobie said that a shop or warehouse or whatever employing one of these devices might in fact be causing 'assault' on precious teenage ears, as it 'was subjecting them to a sound against their will.'
Have you EVER heard a more vacuous thought expressed? 'Subjecting them to a sound against their will.'
The radio in the kitchen is currently paying, 'If you need need a plumber in the Liberties...11, 11 8 11, Eircom, 11, 8, 11.' Can I call Eircom up and accuse them of assaulting me and my ears by playing that dreadful bloody song? Aren't all of us subjected to sound against our will on a regular basis?
I know teenagers, as far as I am aware most of them have two perfectly working appendages called legs. If you're standing about somewhere and a sound pisses you off you can ENGAGE those things called legs and move off. Thus saving yourself from 'assault' and making the shop keeper happy that his favourite Euros were spent rather wisely.
This is EXACTLY what is wrong in this country, namby mamby claptrap. Oh, their poor widdle ears. Assuming they haven't already gone deaf from permanent attachment to iPods and mobile phones, 'assault from a mosquito' must be unbearable. Or, you know, maybe it isn't.
Labels: people are idiots.