What is wrong with people? Of course, there are many possible answers to that question…one of which is shown in the chart below.
Or more specifically, after reading the news this week, what is wrong with the two American women caught carving their initials into the Colosseum? I can only imagine the level of self-obsession that this type of behavior requires, but it is no big surprise that the women then stopped to take a selfie. I hope that is what allowed the police to nab them and toss them into the Italian hoosegow.
And while the following stories don’t strictly fall under the category of defacing a world treasure, utter amazement is the only healthy response to both Egypt’s confirmation that a group of Russian tourists shot a porno at the Pyramids and then uploaded it to the Internet, as well as to the widely reported story of American sisters Lindsey Kate and Leslie Jan Adams (might as well call their names out), who were arrested, fined and deported after being caught taking partially nude photos of themselves in one of the temples at the Angkor complex in Cambodia.
Do they act like this at home? Sadly, the answer is probably yes.
What in the name of all things holy creates and nurtures a sense of entitlement and superiority that healthy? Just look around.
While I may have done some things I would prefer my mother not know, they were for the most part exclusively on a private, one-to-one basis with the locals and there was no photography involved. At least none that I ever saw.
At the end of the day, I think my grandmother said it all – “You better act right.” Or at least think before taking pictures of it.