"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
—The Character of "K" from Men In Black.
Last week I took two photos of Charlie Horse's legs and uploaded them to facebook. This is what they looked like, accompanied by the captions:
"Ooooh, is your horse's leg broken?"
"Yes, see? Now the other one is broken."
I was joking. Mocking people who walk up and tell me that my co-worker has a broken leg. It's amusing at best and irritating at worse. However, it's not nearly as annoying as people who feel compelled to tell me about the episode of Seinfeld where Kramer feeds Rusty the carriage horse Beef-a-Roni. Because really, people, that shit never gets old.
( Insert eyeroll here —> )
But I digress…
On Saturday evening I noticed a drum-circle type young man skulking around the street side of Kar's carriage. She went around, found him taking cell phone photos of Bart's rear leg, and asked if she could help him. He immediately launched into an angry diatribe about documenting the fact that the poor wretch couldn't even put weight on his leg he was in such bad shape.
Kar stood in front of him, bent one knee and asked, "You mean because he's standing like this?"
"He's resting that leg, just like I am."
(Had it been me I would have added "you dumbass" at the end of the sentence, but Kar is way nicer than I am.)
Then Kar asked him if he just wanted to make assumptions, or would he like to be informed. He actually chose information, and by the time they were done conversing, he came away with a new understanding of equine physiology.
Kar was also admonished to "Free your horse, you bitch!" while walking Bart on Main Street, which would be a little awkward being that we're smack dab in the middle of downtown.
Oh well, one moron at a time, I guess.