GOOD IDEA –
Knowing when to draw the line. Ryan Favro knows when to draw the line. You don’t know who that is, but you’ve seen his work. He’s the guy who filmed that woman who parked in a handicapped spot here in Toronto and then had a coffee thrown at him. The video went viral two days ago, so I’m assuming you’ve seen it, if not it’s up at edge.ca.
He kind of regrets the video now, because he said he fears for the woman’s safety. He worries people on the internet will be unjustly cruel and post her personal information or make her a target for harassment. He’s kind of justified to be afraid, cause people are kind of nuts. A single person is usually pretty normal, but a mob of people looking for internet-style justice is an entirely different matter. People are idiots when they’re on the internet, because consequences are so meaningless.
One person who knows what they’re doing sees that woman’s license plate, searches for her identity and can find her address her phone number, credit card info, anything. We’re all in the petri dish on this one. And some people feel like they’re actually crusading some just cause, and others just enjoy the thrill of ruining someone’s life.
I feel like I’m sounding like some outdated Andy Rooney old man complaining on TV type guy, but I know I don’t … because we’ve all read countless stories about stuff like this happening.
That woman in the video parked in a handi capped spot, she threw a coffee at a guy who was filming her. That doesn’t make her evil. For all we know she could have just found out her boyfriend was cheating on her with her mom or something. We don’t know. Everyone is fighting a battle, so maybe cut people some slack. Be a Ryan Favro. He made his point and then cried for peace.