Well, colour me absolutely appalled.
I work with two highly moral, intelligent, whimsical yet serious, responsible men. The others in the office are a ragtag crew of shady fucks, but these two are long-standing titans of ours industry, our company directors who steer the helm of the multinational global conglomerate where I like to spend my free time in between bike rides.
They have a clearly stated, zero-tolerance for any corporate shenanigans; this is written into policy, stated at company meetings and reiterated in conversations with either of them. It is inculcated into our company DNA, and we all toe that line.
Today, one off them announces his teenage daughter, who has held a driver's licence for less than 6 months, has accrued her second speeding ticket.
I'm shocked, but not as stunned as when he goes on to say that he's going to lie to the police and claim responsibility as the driver for one of them, otherwise she'll lose her shiny new licence to drive a 2 tonne speeding metal projectile.
Dafuq did I just hear ?
And earlier this week, the other one needs help with the printer as he's writing a reference for a former colleague.
She's been charged with a drink driving offence, and he's written a glowing character reference to mitigate her sentence.
You know what I really cannot understand about either of them ? They both ride bikes.
They're both occasional vulnerable road users who apparently think nothing of helping two different people evade the consequences of their actions and putting them both back on the road with me.
Thanks a big fucking bunch guys.
And this is what two people I thought were bastions of morality and honesty are casually willing to do. A straw poll of the rest of the office and the dude who happened to call me right in the middle of the discussion showed no-one else thought anything of it of it either; so god knows what the rest of the country's prepared to compromise on.
Is this how most people think ? Wow. I guess anything's back on the table, right ?
[Edit; well what did we spy in the Sydney Morning Herald two days later ?]
OH RLY ?
Oh ? She also lied to save her son losing his licence ? Do go on ...
Snort. Good luck with that one you lying hound.