In this thread about a woman getting killed by a distracted driver, Silenus address a non-issue: the way the bereaved expresses himself immediately after the tragedy.
While several step in to reprimand this boorish rolling of the iconic eyes at a man who’s just suffered a deep personal loss, Silenus is unfortunately aided and abetted by WOOKINAPUB:
Thus nudged, Silenus sticks to his (her?) guns:
Silenus, this isn’t about whether people “agree” with you or not. To even HAVE a public stance on how a man responds upon finding his wife has just been killed already betrays a kind of witless, casual judgmentalism that stuns me. Most people say, “the poor man, he just lost his wife,” imagining their own spouse being mowed down by some careless driver. You, by contrast, critique what is really a quite normal response.
Nobody finds out their spouse has just been killed, then responds with a carefully prepared statement that demonstrates just how very SELFLESS they are in light of these tragic events, so that random people on the Internet don’t cast judgment. Many, I would suppose, are incapable of speaking at all. They merely mutter or moan or collapse to the ground in whimpers. However they react, it is absolutely the worse moment of their lives, and if they deserve any sympathy at all, it is a lack of I-know-better from strangers. Shame on you.