I have my cranky-pants on today
This is me with my cranky-pants on!
The race that stops the nation.
The Melbourne Cup
What is the hype? I just dont get it?
For starters I don't like horse racing.
I find it offensive to use animals to race and to try and make financial gain from.
I hate how at this time of year you are encouraged to place a bet and try your luck.
Last time I heard many people were having trouble making ends meet
But yet we are encouraged to have a flutter
And if you are going to a race day event you need the dress, shoes and a hat.
So more money spent on things we dont really need.
Also in Australia there are so many people who have a gambling problem
Yet at this time of year, all you hear about is who will be the winner and placing a bet on it.
So for those who have a problem, they seriously dont need it in their face.
I also dont like how we get our children involved in it all.
I understand people see it just as a bit of fun.
But what is the message we are sending to our kids
Am I the only person who has a problem with this
just some of my random cranky-pants thoughts