Few celebrity offences are more offensive than That Line. You know That Line. When they drop That Line it’s like a spotlight on the soul. Using that line implies conceit, unearned entitlement, arrogance, and disrespect. Users of that line believe they are better than the recipient, that the recipient should be more deferential, that the recipient should consider himself blessed to be in the user’s presence.

Do you know who I am?

That line and all its iterations is the slogan for a class system for famous people so accustomed to feeding sycophants their own sh-t they actually find it incredible when the outside world throws it back in their faces.

Everybody’s favourite teenage twat JailBait Miley Cyrus was in New York the other day and hit up a burger joint. She was asked for her name by the counter manager so that he could tag her order. This is when Miley dropped The Line, snapping at him:

"Are you serious? You don't recognize me? I'm Miley Cyrus."

Am kind of in love with the manager now because instead of spitting in her food, this is how he answered:

"That's nice for you. Here is your order. Have a good day."


Why, WHY can’t this be on YouTube?

You’re there for a burger. The dude wants your name so you can pick up your burger. Why is it important who you are? Stand in line, grab your burger, eat the f-ckin’ burger, and get the f-ck out.

Harmless incident?

Not a harmless incident.

This is what happens when you raise a child telling her every day she’s SPECIAL.

You know what would have happened to me if I had pulled this sh-t and my mother found out about it?

No dinner, kneeling on the ground holding my ears while everyone else ate dinner, and the worst…

Being forced to tell everyone about it over the course of the next month. Like at the grocery store, we run into Mrs Chang:

You say to Mrs Chang what you did so bad.

Then it’s her opera class and in front of all her Chinese lady singers:

You tell lady singers what you did so bad.

And on. Every time I f-cked up, I got the spanks AND I got the shames. These days, that would probably be considered abuse. I hear it all the time, don’t do this with your kid, don’t do that with your kid, help your kid with self esteem, inappropriate discipline leads to low self esteem…

Is anyone concerned about OVER self esteem?

When I worked at Covenant House, I was organising a group of school volunteers one day from a well to do neighbourhood. The kind of kids who come from “good families”. They were supposed to sort clothing, pick out items that would be suitable for our youth, and put aside articles that we could send away to other organisations.

A pair of red track pants. Totally lame. They tossed it in the “keep” bin. Why?

Poor kids should just wear whatever they can get their hands on.

It was like that the entire afternoon.

When I called the school back at the end of the day to inform them that these would not count as volunteer hours because all they did was sit around and judge people but they could come back for a “retry” if they wanted to, do you know what I was told by the parent advisor?

“These are not the kind of punishment tactics that we find to be effective. We will honour their volunteer credits, we cannot let them feel like they’ve failed. It’s terrible for confidence building.Their efforts can’t result in setbacks. We will find another way to let them know their behaviour is not acceptable”.

Yay for Special.

File photo from Wenn.com