Friday, 8 March 2013
04:45:03 PM (GMT)
Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the
way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and
your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the
crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular
watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be
mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want
to be mugged?
And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your
Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about
cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people
who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along
and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice
watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to
feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you
got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.
Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.
Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off.