But It’s Not My Fault!

I am so sick and tired of people not taking responsibility for their own weaknesses, foolishness, bad judgment, and bad behavior.  Sick, sick, sick!!!
Here are just two examples:

- Fat people attempting to sue fast food restaurants because  they’re…well…FAT.
- People suing restaurants because they got ultra-hot coffee that they then chose to put between their legs (high up next to their private parts) while they were in a moving car.

And now, we have a so-called pathological gambler who, one unlucky night at the blackjack table, lost the $125,000 that an Indiana casino had advanced her.  But in a two-year court battle, she has argued that she doesn’t owe the casino a dime.  Why?  Because, she says, its employees should have denied such an addicted gambler as her access to the card table.  Her dumb argument is that the casino knowingly took advantage of her to enrich itself.

Well, my friends, she was gambling to enrich herself without any visible work, talent, perseverance or good sense.  She failed…and now wants to avoid responsibility for her choice.   The Indiana Supreme Court is scheduled to decide next month if she has to repay the casino.

I’m against ALL the bailouts.  When people took out loans they couldn’t pay back – too bad!  When people gamble with money they don’t have and then lose – too bad!

This foolish woman frittered away her $1 million inheritance from her deceased father.  The casino offered her a free room, free food, free drinks, and free use of a car.  She said yes, and gambled herself into a hole.

There’s a gambling commission that enrolls people in a program that allows them to voluntarily request to be excluded from the casinos for a set period of time (or even a lifetime).  This makes casinos babysitters for adults who ought to know better.  I don’t agree with this program and I hope the Indiana court tells her it’s her own damn fault:  get a job and pay it all back.

We’re losing America with these notions that individuals are not responsible for their own actions, and that “the village” is responsible instead.