David Warren writes:
In Toronto, on Thursday, I witnessed a little incident of some value to the interpretation of world affairs. It happened on a crowded westbound King Street trolley, trapped at Yonge Street by the early rush hour crowds. (Ottawans may envy any kind of functioning transit service.)
Three young men, whom one might characterize as voluntary members of the underclass from the way they were dressed (expensive ghetto gear), jumped the back door of the trolley, in order to avoid paying fares. It is the sort of thing people just get used to in a decaying society. The drivers have their hands full processing paying customers through the front entrance, and can hardly be expected to guard the rear.
But in this case, the driver more than noticed what was happening, apparently through his rear-view mirror. He shut the front doors, stalled the car, and elbowed his way through the standing passengers to confront his unpaid guests. “I’ve got bad news for you punks,” he declared, loudly. “I am not a liberal.”
Upon being told this, they left the car peacefully.
Though I should add that, this being Toronto, the passengers looked more astounded by the driver’s declaration than by the punks’ behaviour.
Related: World not entirely ****ed — Ed Hardy now making undergotchies:
Also: Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale revs up (see what I did there?) Tuesday. No, I don’t drive. I can’t even ride a bike. But I love expensive shiny things!