So a picture of Rob Ford went viral, showing that he was reading while driving his car. In response, he exclaims, “I’m a busy man.”
I think that is the most insensitive thing a mayor could say to their citizens, and illustrates just how disconnected he is from the average person.
Don’t you think that single moms trying to make ends meet aren’t just as busy? Don’t you think that teachers who are fighting an oppressive government and raising families aren’t just as busy?
Does Mr. Ford think most of Toronto sits around all day trying to figure out what to do with their time?
Whether we’re a janitor or the C.E.O. of a Fortune 500 company, we all have 24 hours in a day. Any person who understands time management would agree that it is how we choose to spend the 24 hours that determines our effectiveness, productivity, and lifestyle.
Should a person with a disability (who usually takes twice as much time to accomplish simple daily tasks), be given a driver by the city just because their life is too full and busy?
Should an immigrant who can’t speak English and takes twice as much time to navigate the city, be given a driver to even the score?
Rather, all these people need to understand how to prioritize their activities and maximize their agenda--without resorting to dangerous and unethical behavior.
That common sense is something I would hope that a Mayor would have, and doesn’t need a police force to explain it to him over social media.
Man, I wish I had a driver, because the TTC (Toronto’s Transit Commission) is pathetic. Just today, I went back and forth on the streetcar for thirty minutes because the drivers weren’t able to help me find my stop. :(
Let’s love the world together...
[)anish /|hmed, blind visionary
Leader of the Party for People with Special Needs