Shades of Grey: Pet Owners

The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

What do you think? Submitted for Your Discussion & Consideration

Recently, a NC person walked their dog in front of a public building, and then walked away without cleaning up the dog’s mess.

The reaction of the folks who work there was to post a photo of the person and their dog on their official Facebook page.

This type of “public shaming” is not a new concept. Back to the beginnings of America examples may be found. The pillory in the middle of town may be gone, and parents hanging signs on their children to shame them raises eyebrows, but with technologies like the World Wide Web and social media, the shaming can easily be done and reaches far.

What do you think of posting embarrassing photos online to shame someone? Do you think it makes a difference if posted on an official municipal service or government page? If you saw a photo of someone you knew online being shamed, would you blame the person or feel embarrassed for them? How do you feel about this type of “punishment”?



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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.