"At Least You Don't Live in Haiti..."
Is anyone allowed to have a shitty day anymore without this awful phrase being thrown at them?
Just the other day I overheard a conversation where some guy was worried because he had just gotten fired and he didn't know how he was going to provide for his family. The guy he was with says, "Well, at least you're not one of those people trapped in the rubble in Haiti." This guy was wearing a very nice suit and tie while the other guy was clearly working class. This is when you know that this phrase has gone too far.
And considering how fickle people are, I'm sure this phrase is going to change whenever the next humanitarian crisis strikes, because it has in the past. Anyone else who would like to see an end to this condescending phrase must speak up.