There is going to be war over this…

While I fully expected the Oh My God dramatic responses from the Coronation Street/EastEnders brigade to my letter last Friday, I must say it is shocking to read that some so called men feel the same way. When did we replace real men with sissies. It is not the law to give your seat to a pregnoid, therefore it is open for discussion and print. I am a father of three, and as myself and my wife were responsible for her pregnancy, I never felt it was anyone else’s duty to care for her comfort. That is all it is after all, a bit of comfort. I have a bit of a belly too, so yes I know only too well what it is like to stand with a few kilos in the front. Last week on the Dart, the guy sitting in front of me gave his seat to a pregnoid and did she even say thank you? No, she sat down and looked directly at me with a face on her that would stop a charging elephant. Manners, huh? It wouldn’t be me, pal, not a chance. And yes to all the questions, my mammy is very proud of me. Eric

Be honest, Metro Herald, you just publish that sh*** about pregnant women every six weeks to stir up trouble. Nobody pats themselves on the back like women growing a sprog in them. Do you know what’s harder than explaining to a pregnant woman they are not the centre of the universe and not everyone will notice their duffed-upness? Nothing, nothing is harder. Tony Romo, Dallas

How do they choose Punxatawney Phil? Is there some sort of Groundhog The Voice Of Ireland? According to your photo caption, the tradition’s been going for more than a century so surely it can’t be the same groundhog. Alain, Killiney

Why is everybody on the Mailbox page, women included, blaming Eric’s mum for not teaching him to give up his seat for pregnant women? What about Eric’s dad? Once again, a woman’s place is in the wrong. Mr Cranky, Dublin 7

Picture of a packed four-carriage Dart on Page 7! Oh wait it’s pilgrims in Bangladesh. Hard to tell the difference. SF

The charity mess is rather simple to solve. We, the people who pay for everything including those greedbags, withdraw all support. Cancel direct debit, walk by collections, the lot.  The charities that publicly state that wages have been capped at €50,000 win trust and support back from us. Greedbags can’t sue for breach of contract if contracts must change to save the business. The greedbags can choose to leave or stay at a lesser wage, legislation is put in place for immediate and complete transparency and everyone is happy. Bumpy ride for the honest ones in the business and possible losses for the people on the receiving end but, with greedbags gone, much more long-term profitability for the ones in actual need. Sorted. Yours sincerely, Human Lifeform

Post Author: Izabella Jaworska