Saturday, June 04, 2005

Sick jokes

So we're watching the test match this evening. West Indies vs. Pakistan. Kamran Akmal, our new wicket-keeper, is in to bat, facing a West Indian pace attack. He misses one, catching it between the legs and goes down, face contorted in agony. The camera shifts to the spectators and they're laughing. Like something funny has just happened.

It's unbelievable.

How can you laugh at someone in so much pain? Anyone who's been hit like that can tell you what an excruciating experience it is and yet people still smirk at the sight of it, like it's an inside joke, to be hurt so bad you feel like retching all over the place. It's unbelievable, really. It's like when people start cracking up when someone pulls out the chair from under a person about to sit down and they crash, smacking their tailbone on a stone floor. Or when someone slips on a banana peel or trips over an outstretched leg. How is that funny, watching someone hurt themselves?

People make me so angry sometimes.


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