Aposematism is about, and I am nicking this from Wikipedia, the warning markings that bumblebees and the like have. So, because of this, we associate certain colours (black, yellow and orange) in a particular way and it gets used on all sorts of warning signs to try and keep us safe from harm.
So, this bumblebee warns other animals not to eat or attack it:
This Bumblebee warns you about raping my childhood memories just to sell inferior toys:
These warnings should need no explanation:
Which then brings us to the most important device for warning us in these modern times:
Yep, the hi-ves vest/jacket.
It is a Godsend for the sane, gentle person who doesn’t want to deal with backward thinking, selfish, illiterate scum (no offence is intended to the models in the stolen pictures above, for all I know they know how to read).
When I see that reflective yellow or orange, I know not to expect original thought (or any thought for that matter) from the psuedo-person incased within. I can safely assume there will be a bunch of stickers approximating the Southern Cross* on the back of their car/truck/ute. I know his/her children’s names will be vowel-less versions of Braydon or Brooklyn.
And, I know I will have nothing in common with or to say to them apart from “Oi, you just ran that red light” or “Jesus Christ, there are two lanes for a reason, dipshit” or “FUCKING HELL DID YOU EVEN SEEN ME BEFORE YOU DID THAT?”, but only from the safety of my car.
* Stay tuned for the launch of my campaign to get the Southern Cross renamed The Bogan Stars
2 thoughts on “I Can See You, Can You See Me?”
Oi, whatsya problem wif the Southern Cross, ey? You’re probably a dirty Leb, aren’t ya? Fuck this, I’m going to Cronulla.
Just ran across this and I coudn’t possibly agree more having to deal with these people quite frequently and there are some exceptions but they are few. The bogan stars is all too apt a name “Oh yeah I’ll get it tattoed all over me just to show I’m a racist prick without a brain cell to rub together” (Incredibly doubt it’d be anything that articulate)