I found myself ticked off watching the news last night. The story was about a 'Grandmother' who was pulled over for excessive speeding, and had her car impounded and a large fine for doing 30km/hr over the limit.
She thought the punishment was excessive and bemoaned the fact that she was left on the side of the road without a vehicle. She went on to say that she had an exemplary driving record with no incidents in 50 years, and she was only speeding to pass a driver that was exhibiting dangerous driving. She will fight the fine in court, but will have to pay to retrieve her car after 1 week impoundment.
First, I looked at my DH and wondered why this was even on the news; secondly, what does the fact that she is a grandmother have anything to do with the story? If this was a 72 yr old man would the headline be "Speeding Grampa?"
I understand the media has to fill the news hour with some human interest stories, but it really bugged me that the fact that she was a grandmother was used at least 3 times by the reporter. DH suggested they are using it to create sympathy for the woman, but it really got under my skin.
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