Goddamned vandals...

So I was sitting in the commuter-train heading back home after work. I was sitting in a secluded area right at the beginning of the train. Across the aisle were this guy and girl, maybe about 17 years old or so. Suddenly I notice that the girl had a black permanent marker on her hand, and she was drawing on the wall I looked at her for a second, and then this dialogue took place:

Me: "Excuse me, but could you please stop making a mess with that marker?" (that sounds a bit nicer than I actually was, but still).

Her: "Well, excuuuuse me, I don't see how this concerns you in any way!"

Me: "Well, as it happens, I get very annoyed when idiots screw around and make a mess everywhere they go" (yes, I called them idiots)

The guy then made a comment to her about me having a "stick up his ass", but I let that pass. She did put the marker away.

The one thing that I REALLY regret is that I missed the conductor when he was nearby. Had I noticed him, I would have turned those morons over. This kind of selfishness REALLY pushes my buttons! They obviously thought that the world is their personal playground where they can make a mess just for shit and giggles. And rest of us have to live with their "artwork". Idiots.

When the revolution comes, people like that will be first against the wall. Along with their opinion, which is of no consequence at all.


dr witmol said...

Same thing happened to me, only interestingly it was a group of four older teen boys and I was the only other person on the train. As a result (consider that I am female and yes, it does make a difference) I didn't say anything. I don't think anything I would have said would have changed their actions and I was doubly concerned for my future safety. I did take a picture of the graffiti but didn't capture a pic of the vandals in time.

Janne said...

Yeah, it's good to use common sense in these kinds of things. Had the other person been a huge dude with Hell's Angels jacket, I might have just sucked it up and said nothing...

The more I think about it, the more it annoys me. They obviously felt that I was being an uptight idiot when I dared to question their right to vandalise the train. They obviously felt that they were in the right.