That don’t oppress me much

Seen in the Quora queue: Does real time processing of debits and credits by banks discriminate based on the customers income and financial status?

Few questions fall so easily into my area of expertise. I responded:

Generally, no, though banks do have a tendency to time transactions to maximize the possibility of collecting overdraft fees. Inasmuch as there are plenty of ostensibly “poor” people who don’t overdraw their accounts, the people who are discriminated against are stupid people, which is fine with regulators and with me.

A roving asshat chose this moment to weigh in:

You obviously have not lived on the bubble like many middle and lower class Americans are forced too [sic].

Your answer reflects your lack of empathy and compassion.

The guy’s reading comprehension is obviously on the low side, since the people I criticized were not the poor, but the stupid. But no, his knee couldn’t jerk fast enough to get this boilerplate flung at me. I responded with a brief unpleasant history of my own, but in retrospect I think the more useful response would have been simply “Sod off, Swampy.”


  1. McGehee »

    14 May 2019 · 11:30 am

    I wonder how much Roving-Asshat-on-the-Bubble spent on whatever device he used to post that idiocy?

  2. CGHill »

    14 May 2019 · 5:39 pm

    Quora isn’t in the habit of revealing devices being used, but I suspect the majority of “Shame on you” messages are sent from iPhones; it’s that way on Twitter.

  3. jsallison »

    14 May 2019 · 7:43 pm

    Thank the gods that I don’t use social media or apps that act like social media. Or apps that have social media-like attributes. And I’ve told more than one ‘woke’ twatwaffle to ‘Sod off Swampy’. Their jaws hit the floor with a satisfying *thump* (apologies to the late Andreas Katsulas, aka G’Kar).

  4. The Other McCain »

    14 May 2019 · 7:56 pm

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