A British railway apologized profusely because one of its conductors offended someone by saying "good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen" 🤦‍♂️

May 14th

Ladies and gentlemen (and we do mean ladies and gentlemen), what a time to be alive:

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Yes, because one person was offended by a common greeting used for centuries, this British railway felt the need to apologize profusely for the egregious sin of a conductor trying to put people in a cheerful mood.

Turns out, the offended party is a LGBT union rep for the railway, meaning he/xi/xer could have simply talked to HR. Instead, he decided to make it a public issue that will likely result in an employee being disciplined or fired.

Here were some other assorted thoughts on the matter:

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Remember to consult the new edition of Newspeak for how to be more inclusive during your daily travels.

As woke Mark Antony once said, "Friends, Romans, countryhumans, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise xim."


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