I am an asshole. I just read a news story about a very rich family living in New York City.
The luxury building this family lives in is near Central Park with a going monthly rent of $10,000. The husband is an executive of CNBC’s digital-media department. The wife once had a cooking blog and taught art classes to children. I forgot to mention this building is on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Do you get what I’m saying here? They’re fucking rich and more than likely snooty pricks. But that doesn’t mean these people don’t have a heart. The wife came home today to find her two children stabbed to death in the bathtub and the nanny lying on the bathroom floor bleeding from self-inflected knife wounds to the neck. Lulu, the daughter, was six and Leo, the son, was one. The nanny is accused of killing them.
It’s a very, very, sad story and for a second I caught myself not giving a damn because fuck it, they’re rich. It’s as if for a second I thought they deserved it. WTF? Just because this dude has an above-average career, I shouldn’t give a damn if his children are violently murdered? What kind of bullshit thinking is that? I caught myself after being a dumbass for about six seconds and came to my senses, but still. I like to believe I’m not a moron and would never think such things. I hold no animosity toward these people. This is very sad shit and I tried to justify it with, “Oh well, it’s not like they can’t afford to have more kids.”
You can’t replace fucking kids! Money—yes. People—no. They just recently hired this nanny and she apparently went fucking crazy. That will destroy the mother. One good thing worth mentioning is the fact one of their other children survived. A third child was out with the mother and safe from the nanny’s psychoses.
The reporter made it a point to explain how exclusive the neighborhood is and by doing so pissing off a lot of jealous poor people, which in turn, equals less sympathy. Or maybe the reporter was trying to explain that terrible shit can happen on all levels of life. He did use the word “idyllic” to describe the neighborhood. Was I only being a jealous asshole, or did the reporter make it that way?