I have no idea where I got this. I don't even know how it relates to this post.
Today my mind is swirling.
I got an email from a legal team (or a spammer) telling me I was eligible to join a class action lawsuit against Netflix and Wal-Mart. The email contained inclusive dates of my Netflix subscription. [Yes, I was one of those who canceled.] I know that my address is traded in data base sales, but I have to wonder who had my email address? And how did the "lawyers are us" firm know the exact dates of my Netflix subscription?
I got an email (again) from Newsweek offering me a 90% discount if I would just come back. You see? They miss me! A fifteen-year subscriber to the magazine, I canceled my subscription the instant I heard they were hiring Karl Rove to write columns for them during the election. That was several years ago and my email address has changed at least four times since then. So how did Newsweek get my email address?
Since I told you I was rambling, I want to ask a question related to the recent allegations of sex abuse against a prominent former defensive coach in Pennsylvania. I have listened to far more rhetoric than I wanted. I have listened to former jocks tell me I just don't understand the relationship between a coach and his players; that I don't know that"what goes on in the locker room, STAYS in the locker room." I have listened to alumni explain that the head coach did what he was legally obligated to do. I've been told that the eye-witness was a grad student coach and had a close relationship with the abuser. I've been told that there is no way I could predict what might have happened were I the witness to such an incident. I have listened to it all. I freely admit that there are facts that have not been given to us.
Oh, I promised a question after this ramble. Here it is:
However you may feel about this entire incident and the circumstances around it, would you feel any different had the victim been a ten-year-old little GIRL???
Another question: Do you think it would have been handled differently by the parties involved had the victim been a ten-year-old little GIRL???