Monday, July 03, 2006

Pissed Off

Having spent a very enjoyable Canada Day in that most Canadian of pursuits - lazing at the cottage with friends - it was extremely disappointing to see this story in the Ottawa Citizen of revellers urinating on the National War Memorial on the evening of Canada Day.

While the 'men' in the Citizen story are said to have laughed as their pictures were taken (presumably the Citizen is using the term 'man' loosely here), let us hope that at least for the one individual whose picture graced the front page today there might now be some shame. It's one thing to laugh about when you're drunk, but quite another to have to face the stares of people on the street; the disgust of friends and family; the muttered asides at your place of work. Let's hope this individual suffers all this and more.