I get where you are coming from, but on occasion I've been known to call men by names that weren't strictly polite.

Like "creepy pig" or "stupid fucking dickhead".

I may in fact have been referring to occupants of high public office.

I know it's wrong, and I normally counsel others against labelling human beings as animals because, you know, that's the first step on the road to the gas chambers, or as body parts for a similar reason.

I know it's wrong, and I'm sorry for it, and I know that my kindergarten teacher would moan about it, but if some stupid fucking bitch nearly kills me at an intersection because she's got her head in her stupid fucking phone, I'm not going to hold back, and I'll yell it into her stupid fucking ear in the heat of the moment, despite manners and logic.

In fact, thinking back to the incident, I may in fact have labelled that idiot driver as a body part she was in fact sitting on (and possibly using for thinking with).

I know it's wrong, but it was a moment of passion, and those could have been my very last words. Poorly chosen, I know, but if I had more warning, I would have chosen others more formal womanand perhaps slowed down to a crawl for that particular green light if I had known that a distracted young women was going to come barrelling through the other way because she was sexting her boyfriend or playing Pokemon go or whatever it was that she thought was more important than keeping her attention on steering a tonne of steel down a busy road at a hundred metres an eyeblink.

Yes, it was my fault for being unladylike, and a cheery wave would have been more appropriate.

Having said that, let me add that if I were ever to grow up, AOC would be the model of what I would like to become. If as an Australian I could vote for her, I would, and if what your creepy dickhead President says about postal ballots is true, I may yet do so.

America needs more clever and classy women running the show, and fewer entitled old men. In my humble opinion.

That goes for anywhere, of course, as an examination of my voting record shows.


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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