It’s A Safe Bet

I always wonder at people who start their statements with some variation on “What I am about to say is going to upset a LOT of people,” because far more often than not that’s all they say before they start firing off their (usually indiscriminate) spray of opinion bullets.

To be clear, just saying this as an opening statement does not make whatever you say after that okay any more than it does to add “just kidding” after unleashing a truly vile insult.

Yes, there are times one absolutely must say something upsetting, and a little warning that this is about to occur is fine, but if you can’t even be bothered to tell me WHY you feel the need to do this, I tend to assume that you probably don’t have a reason other than you just want to see how many people you can upset.

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