My Wommit

23 05 2006
Ok, its indigestion time,
 my mind was full of all sort of shit and wasn’t able to handle any of it. So, its time that i throw it up. Although it won’t make my mind calm but atleast it will sooth it for a few minutes.
It was a lot of time since i dumped my piece of mind, but i promise you, this will be the most raw and the most violent of all of my brain wommits!!!!!!!
First of all, there is that individual that drives me mad. I’ve never experienced this feeling for my whole lifetime. that individual makes me do no work at all at the office, makes me get up at precisely on time and makes me wait with an almost stopped heartbeat. I don’t understand what the FU*K is happening to me, am i turning out to be a maniac ? or a serial killer ? I don’t know…. all i could think is some ugly crap all the time stuff like "wish i could be your hero"  thing. FU*K. Why is it happening to me ? Of all the fucking world outside, it had to happen to me!
Show me a sign. Please please please ..
Another issue that freaks me out is my $hit WorkPlace. It been in a chaos for 3 months now and still no sign of long lasting hope, Now the VP is going out and leaves us orphans back.  I remember the way he used to motivate us by his speeches and his speeches and again by his speeches, but when it came to implement, he was the one who showed his a$$ and walked away. FU*K. Its time to lay down your arms and accept the sweet fu*king defeat. You can’t win this battle so better fuck off, either follow your runaway General or die in the battle field.
So, lets offer a toast to this Loser also known as ME
To your sweet defeat hey LOSER
To Your FU*King suffering hey LOSER
i think i am using too much explicit language today, FU*k, who cares.
I wish i could YELL at the Top of my fu*king voice "F.U.*.K    Y.O.Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu"
see ya later with a more calm mind!

The Story of Dreams

22 05 2006
Thanks to Sadaf for this great text. I know its not yours but still Thanks.
Sometimes we get what we need and not what we want……….
Once there were 3 trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes & dreams when the 1st tree said, "Someday, I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver & precious gems & be decorated with intricate carvings. Everyone would see my beauty."
The 2nd tree said, "Someday, I will be a mighty ship. I’ll take kings & queens across the waters & sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull."
Finally, the 3rd tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest & straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill & look up to my branches & think of the heavens & God and how close to them I’m reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time, and people will always remember me."
After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. One came to the 1st tree and said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter," and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.
At the 2nd tree, one of the other woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The 2nd tree was happy, because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.
When the woodsmen came upon the 3rd tree, the tree was frightened, because it knew that, if it was cut down, its dreams would not come true. One of the woodsmen said, "I don’t need anything special from my tree, so I’ll take this one," and he cut it down.
When the 1st tree arrived at the carpenter’s, he was made into a feed box for animals, placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for.
The 2nd tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship & carrying kings had come to an end. The 3rd tree was cut into large pieces & left alone in the dark.
The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams. Then a man & woman came to the barn. She gave birth & they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the 1st tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event & knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.
Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the 2nd tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose, and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and he stood & said "Peace," and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.
Finally, someone came & got the 3rd tree. It was carried through the streets, and the crowd mocked the man who was carrying it. Finally, the man was nailed to the tree & raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill & be as close to God as was possible.

 So, goto sleep and dream.

Sledging & Cricket: The colorful side of cricketing Lingo

20 05 2006

Sledging & Cricket: The colorful side of cricketing Lingo
Thanks to Kamran Pitafi for sending me this piece of fun!
Sledging has always been a part of cricket.Even the great WG Grace did it. Once in an exhitbition match given
out leg-before, he refused to walk and told the umpire: " They came to watch me bat, not you bowl ". And the innings continued.

Grace’s ability to stand his ground would have done Sunil Gavaskar proud. Once, when the ball knocked off a bail, he replaced it and told the umpire: " Twas the wind which took thy bail orf, good sir ."
The umpire replied: "Indeed, doctor, and let us hope thy wind helps the good doctor on thy journey back to the pavilion ."

The best WG Grace sledge was on him, though, not from him. Charles Kortright had dismissed him four or five times in a county game – only for the umpires to keep turning down his appeals. Finally, he uprooted two of Grace’s three stumps. Grace stalled, as though waiting for a no-ball call or something, before reluctantly walking off with Kortright’s words in his ears: " Surely you’re not going, doctor? There’s still one stump standing."

The Prasad Vs Sohail Incident : Hero to Zero in 3 easy steps

Chasing India’s score of 287-8, pakistan got off to a flyer of a start, Amir Sohail and Saeed Anwar went about tearing the Indian bowling attack. Pakistan looked all set to win as they reached 110 odd for the loss of just 1 wicket within the 15 overs.
1. Play a Great Shot: Amir Sohail was completely bent on demolishing the Indian bowling to pieces, charging down the track to the faster bowlers (if u can call Prasad that) in this particular case he came down the ground (a good 4-5 steps, anymore and he would have hit Prasad too) and slashed the bowl over vacant off side area… the ball disappeared into the fence in a flash … what followed has since been etched in the memories of every cricket fan in the subcontinent.
2. Act Oversmart: Amir Sohail is no Miandad. But he tries to be,and fails miserably. Sohail after hitting the shot pointed his bat the area where the bowl had disappeared and then towards Prasad apparently gesturing where he will send the next one .
Its not everyday that you see a batsman sledging the bowler, and Sohail was about to learn just why.

3. Get what you called for: Sohail attempting to repeat the shot (albeit with his feet stuck to the ground this time) made room and exposed his stumps, and his weakness, and in return lost his wicket and his face.
As the wicket lay uprooted, Prasad returned the favour to Sohail, pointing to the pavilion this time.
The comeback was truly remarkable, almost a miracle …. Prasad has bowled thousands of deliveries and taken hundereds of wickets in his career but, it was this one granted him a place in the History of Indian Cricket .. for ever… the ghost of Miandad’s last ball six was exorcised, once and for all.
You can also watch the video of the incident.
Steve Waugh Vs Curtly Ambrose Episode.
It really does not get any bigger than this, the two legends of cricket came face to face, literally and engrossed in a verbal duel in a test match in Trinidad. All the juicy details were not to be known until Steve Waugh came out with his autobiography.
Ambrose repeatedly stared Waugh down during a searing spell, and Waugh, who sized up the towering Ambrose, said: " What the f*ck are you looking at? "
Ambrose was stunned because, as Waugh says (in his Autobiography), "no one had ever been stupid enough" to speak to him like that.
Ambrose replied, "Don’t cuss me, man", before Waugh’s response, which had nothing to do with bowling.
"Unfortunately, nothing inventive or witty came to mind, rather another piece of personal abuse: ‘Why don’t you go and get f*cked.’ "
The Windies skipper Richie Richardson had a hard time keeping Ambrose from hurting the Aussie.
McGrath Vs Brandes(the Best one till now….)
In a showdown of best pacers of two countries, Brandes made up for his complete absence of batting skills by some
displaying some great sense of humor and presence of mind.
Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath was bowling to Zimbabwe number 11 Eddo Brandes – who was unable to get his bat anywhere near the ball. McGrath, frustrated that Brandes was still at the crease, wandered up during one particular over and inquired: " Why are you so fat?"
Quick as a flash, Brandes replied: "Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit ."
Even the Aussie slip fielders were in hysterics.
Viv Richards v Greg Thomas
This incident took place during a county championship match between Glamorgan and Somerset.
Glamorgan quickie Greg Thomas had beaten Viv Richards’ bat a couple of times and informed the legendary West Indian ace: " It’s red, round and weighs about five ounces, in case you were wondering."
The very next ball was given the King Viv treament and smashed out of the ground, into a river – at which point Richards piped up: " Greg, you know what it looks like. Now go and find it."
Merv Hughes and Viv Richards:
Merv Hughes usually never short of a word while on the field, rarely keeps quite. During a test match in the West Indies Hughes didn’t say a word to Viv, but continued to stare at him after deliveries. " This is my island, my culture. Don’t you be staring at me. In my culture we just bowl." Merv didn’t reply, but after he dismissed him he announced to the batsman: " In my culture we just say f*ck off. "

Sachin Tendulkar Vs Abdul Qadir

The year was 1989, the little master had recently made his debut in Pakistan.
Sachin not even old enough to get a driving licence Sachin Tendulkar was facing the best bowlers in the business. As the Pakistani crows jeered and mocked Sachin holding out the placards saying "" Dudh Pita Bhachcha ..ghar jaake dhoodh pee ", (hey kid, go home and drink milk), Sachin sent the then young leg spinner Mustaq Ahmed hiding for cover (he had hit two sixes in one over. The frustaded mentor of Mustaq Ahmed the legendary Abdul Qadir challenges Sachin saying " Bachchon ko kyon mar rahe ho? Hamein bhi maar dikhao` (`Why are you hitting kids? Try and hit me.`).
Sachin was silent, since then we all have come to know that he lets his bat do the talking. Abdul Quadir had made a simple request and Sachin obliged, and how. Sachin hit 4 sixes in the over, making the spinner look the kid in the contest. The over read
6, 0, 4, 6 6 6, David had felled Goliath … and a legend was born.
Ian Healy Vs RANatunga
Ian Healy’s made a legendary comment which was picked up by the Channel 9 microphones when Arjuna Ranatunga called for a runner on a particularly hot night during a one dayer in Sydney… " You don’t get a runner for being an overweight, unfit, fat c*nt!"
McGrath to Ramnaresh Sarwan:
Sarwan, the West Indies vice-captain, and McGrath went toe-to-toe in an ugly shouting match in Antigua in May 2003, The incident was sparked after Sarwan, on his way to a match-winning second-innings century, reportedly reacted to lurid taunts from McGrath by telling him he should get the answers from his wife, who was recovering from radiation therapy for secondary cancer. The details :
McGrath: "So what does Brian Lara’s d*ck taste like?"
Sarwan: "I don’t know. Ask your wife. "
McGrath (losing it): "If you ever F*&king mention my wife again, I’ll F*cking rip your F*fing throat out."
Mark Waugh Vs Adam Parore
Mark Waugh was standing at second slip, Adam Parore relatively new to cricket came to the crease played & missed the first ball.
Mark Waugh- "Ohh, I remember you from a couple years ago in Australia. You were sh*t then, you’re fu*king useless now".
Parore- (Turning around) "Yeah, that’s me & when I was there you were going out with that old, ugly sl*t & now I hear you’ve married her. You dumb c*nt ".
Ravi shastri v/s Mike Whitney:
Its common knowledge that Indian’s usually don’t resort to sledging, and the Aussies swear by it. In this rare ocassion the tables had turned and it was the Aussies who were at the receiving end.
Shastri hits the ball towards Mike Whitney (the 12th man in the game) and looks for a single, this guy gets the ball in and says
Whitney: "If you leave the crease i’ll break your f***ing head"
Shastri didn’t bat an eyelid before replying :
" If you could bat as well as you can talk you wouldn’t be the f***ing 12th man"
Merv Hughes Vs Cronje
Merv Hughes was one of the greatest exponents of the fine "art" of sledging. Once during a tour game in South Africa Hughes was bowling to Hansie Cronje . It was an especially flat wicket and Cronje was hitting Hughes for fours and sixes all over the place.
After the umpteenth boundary, Hughes headed down the pitch, stood near Cronje, let out a fart and said: "Try hitting that for six." It was five minutes before the guffawing stopped and play could resume.
Robin Smith and Merv Hughes
During 1989 Lords Test, Merv Hughes said to Robin Smith after he played and missed: " You can’t f*cking bat".
Simth replied, both with the bat and with words, he smashed Hughes to the boundry and said " Hey Merv, we make a fine pair. I can’t f*cking bat and you can’t f*cking bowl ."
Team mates Sledging :S
England were playing Pakistan and, at what turned out to be a crucial moment later on, Frank Tyson managed to get an outside edge off a Pakistani batsman after the batsman had been frustrating them on a hot sweaty day. The ball went right through the hands of Raman Subba Rao who was standing in first slip and through his legs. After the over Raman heads over to the bowler and says, "Sorry Frank, I should’ve closed my legs." Frank Tyson, who didn’t find any of this amusing, quipped back,
"No, you bastard, your mother should have ."
Ian Healy Vs a Short chubby batsman:
In one of the tour matches in South Africa, Australia played Hansie Cronje’s province. Cronje was at the non strikers end, there was a short chubby batsman on strike.
Ian Healy yelled to Warne, " Bowl a Mars Bar half way down…We’ll get him stumped"
The Aussies and Cronje were all in hysterics, all this was before a classic reply from the batsman.
The exact words: " Nah, Boonie (David Boon) fielding at short leg will be onto it before I can move."
Miandad Vs Lillee: The ‘brats’ clash:
Miandad played Lillee to s quare leg and completed an easy run, with a collision taking place in the center. According to Miandad, Lillee had tried to block him in the path. After a verbal exchange, Lillee went ahead and kicked Miandad on his pads. Miandad, started charging towards Lillee with his bat lifted high above the head, as if to hit him. The umpire’s intervention prevented what could have turned out to be a real assault had Miandad gone head with his plans. However, the picture of Miandad hurling his bat at Lillee made the whole incident look even worse, and was promptly declared as the most indignified incident in the history of Cricket.
Lillee’s version, to this day, had Miandad first hitting him with the bat, and then swearing at him. He maintained that there was no contact from his side throughout the incident.
Note: The author is awsare if the fact that this incident has nothing to do with sledging, but found the temptation of mentioning the episode was too hard to resist.
The Frog Jumping incident, 1992 India Vs Pakistan:  India vs Pakistan matches are always a treat to watch, and if its the World Cup its stakes are even greater. Javed Miandad, the Bad boy of cricket, at the receiving end for once. Miffed by the verbals from Kiran More, he complains " Insaan khel rahe hain janwaar nahin" (Human beings are playing not animals). And after a sharp run out chance, where Miandad closely survives Miandad starts jumping up and down, face distorted imitating Kiran More’s appealing. A sight to behold. Pure comedy. Pakistan loses the match but go on to win the cup.
‘I did it instinctively
‘, Miandad later told. He added, ‘Hey, is this the way you appeal for everything? Don’t appeal like that ‘. You can also watch the
video of the incident.
Dropped the Cup?
Perhaps the most famous sledge in a World Cup match took place the epic Super Six clash between Australia
and South Africa (in 2003). South Africa looked on course to a routine victory with Australian captain Steve Waugh at the crease and on 56. At that stage, Waugh clipped the ball in the air straight to South African fielder Herschelle Gibbs. In his haste, Gibbs dropped the ball when attempting to throw it in the air in celebration as he had not fully controlled it. As he passed him, Waugh is said to have asked Gibbs: " How does it feel to have dropped the World Cup?". Waugh carried on to make an unbeaten 120 and Australia posted an unlikely win and won the World Cup a few days later.
Waugh has however denied that quote, instead claiming that he said " looks like you’ve dropped the match".
Hughes Vs Miandad
The inimitable Merv Hughes has forgotten more about sledging than most people will ever know, so he was more than a little miffed to be on the receiving end in the 1991 Adelaide Test against Pakistan. Hughes and Javed Miandad almost came to blows after the Pakistani batsman dared to call big Merv a " fat bus conductor". But revenge was sweet for Hughes. A few balls later he finally got his man and as Miandad walked past, he could not resist shouting " Tickets, please!"
Dennis Lillee Vs Sunil Gavaskar
Dennis Lillee and Sunil Gavaskar, were involved in a war of words in the 3rd Test, MCG, February 1981. A historic win for India in that Test would definitely not have taken place had Sunil Gavaskar not calmed down. He clashed with Australian 
fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who Gavaskar claims abused him after claiming his wicket and the Indian captain asked non-striker Chetan Chauhan to walk off the field, forfeiting the match. Gavaskar was batting on 70 when Lillee appealed for a leg before decision. Gavaskar showed his bat to the umpire, indicating he had ‘nicked’ the ball before it hit his pads. Angry words were exchanged between the batsman and the bowler, and Lillee even went to the extent of pointing to the batsman the spot where the ball had his pads. The decision went in favour of the bowler and as Gavaskar started his long, dejected walk back to the pavilion, Lillee turned around and abused him. That was it. Gavaskar snapped, and decided to forfeit the match.
Later, Gavaskar was to write in his book ‘Idols’: "That (the walkout) was the most regrettable incidents of my life. Whatever may be the provocation and whatever the reason, there was no justification for my action and I realize now that I did not behave the way a captain and sportsman should ."
Flintoff Vs Tino Best
Best, never short of a word or two when he is bowling, was done up like a kipper by the England all-rounder as West Indies slumped to defeat in the first Test. Flintoff saw his opponent preparing to face Giles’ off-spin and shouted: " Watch the windows, Tino!" The wind-up had the desired effect, causing Best to come charging out of his crease like a man possessed. He took a wild swing at the ball, missed and was promptly stumped by Geraint Jones. Not a broken window in sight. Flintoff could not contain himself and spent the next five minutes giggling like a teenager, as Best sat on the balcony rueing his stupidity.
Viv Richards to Gavaskar:
Gavaskar had decided to relinquish his opening position and come in at no 4 for that test. But, Malcolm Marshall fired out Anshuman Gaekwad and Dilip Vengsarkar for ducks, setting the stage for Gavaskar to walk in at 0/2.And he thought there would be less pressure! Viv Richards says " Man, it don’t matter where you come in to bat, the score is still zero."
Steve Waugh and Parthiv Patel
Amidst all the hype surrounding his farewell match, Steve Waugh had to contend with an unexpected dose of his own medicine from a player half his age.
As Waugh fought a grim battle to stave off defeat in the series-deciding fourth Test in Sydney, 19 year-old Indian wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel tried to unsettle the veteran batsman through some banter.
The baby-faced Patel egged on the 38 year-old stalwart to play one of his sweep shots one last time.
The India ‘keeper was saying
, ‘Come on, just one more of the famous slog-sweeps before you finish’
Waugh replied:
‘Look, show a bit of respect. You were in nappies when I debuted 18 years ago’ .
Rod Marsh and Ian Botham:
When Botham took guard in a Ashes match, Marsh welcomed him to the wicket with the immortal words: " So how’s your wife and my kids?"
Trueman and Aussie batsman
In an England v Australia Test during early 1960’s Trueman was fielding close to the gate from the pavilion. As a new batsman came out he turned to shut the gate, Trueman said " Don’t bother son, you won’t be out there long enough."
Daryll Cullinan and Shane Warne.
As Cullinan was on his way to the wicket, Warne told him he had been waiting 2 years for another chance to humiliate him. " Looks like you spent it eating ," Cullinan retorted.
Adam Parore and Daryll Cullinan
Because Cullinan is well known for being Warne’s bunny, New Zealand keeper Parore greeted the South African, carefully playing the first ball from kiwi Chris Harris, with a cry of: " Bowled Warnie!"

Malcolm Marshall and David Boon

Malcolm Marshall was bowling to David Boon who had played and missed a couple of times. Marshall: " Now David, Are you going to get out now or am I going to have to bowl around the wicket and kill you?"
James Ormond and Mark Waugh
James Ormond had just come out to bat on an ashes tour and was greeted by MarkWaugh……..
Mark : "F*ck me, look who it is. Mate, what are you doing out here, there’s no way you’re good enough to play for England "
James: "Maybe not, but at least i’m the best player in my family"
Waugh Vs Jamie Siddons
In a Sheffield Shield game between NSW and SA, a Waugh twin (not sure which) was taking an enternity to take guard, asking the umpire for centre, middle and leg, two legs – the whole lot. Then he steps away towards leg side and has another look around the field, before re checking centre.
Jamie Siddons is at slip, and decided enough is enough. He yells out."
For christ sake, it’s not a ‘f*cken test match."
replies: " Of course it isn’t … You’re here. "
Mother (in law) of all sledges:
In the 1980’s Ian Botham returned early from a tour of Pakistan, and on radio joked " Pakistan is the sort of country to send your mother in-law to ." Needless to say the Pakistanis did not find this amusing, and when Pakistan defeated England in the 1992 World Cup Final, Aamer Sohail told Ian Botham " Why don’t you send your mother-in-law out to play, she cannot do much worse."
Barmy Army Vs Shane Warne
England’s "Barmy Army" recently decided to sledge leg spinner Shane Warne musically, and it has been described as boorishly personal, but effective.
The sledge was based on Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep – the "Where’s your poppa gone?" Song. It has been converted to " Where’s your missus gone?" (Warne had recently been divorced ith ife)
Special Mention:
Inzamam-ul-Haq once told Brett Lee to " stop bowling off spinners".
In the recent Karachi Test when Irfan Pathan came to bat in 2nd Innings Afridi shouted two times " O mera Shehzada aaya ! " (Oh! my prince has come) .

**** Pakis in the TOP 10 *****

10 05 2006
It has been a matter of Honor for us that Our Beloved Pakistan has achieved the TOP 10 position.
Our players tried hard to obtain this honor for the whole country.
The game was tough and there were a lot of competitors in the game but we have done it.
The game is called " Who wants to be a Failed State". and Pakis are one of them….
Sudan was the TOP most country in the game and We improved our ranking to No. 9 followed by Afghanistan at No. 10.
soem excerpts from the BBC report….
Pakistan moved from 34th last year to ninth in the new report – one of the sharpest changes in the overall score of any country on the list.
The contributing factors were Pakistan’s inability to police the tribal areas near the Afghan border, the devastating earthquake last October in Kashmir and rising ethnic tensions, a report said.
India is an example of a state which has pulled back from the brink, iin the 1970s analysts predicted dire consequences as a result of population growth, economic mismanagement, poverty and corruption.

Each nation was given an overall score based on the following 12 criteria:

  • mounting demographic pressures

  • massive movement of refugees and internally displaced peoples

  • legacy of vengeance – seeking group grievance

  • chronic and sustained human flight

  • uneven economic development along group lines

  • sharp and/or severe economic decline

  • criminalisation and delegitimisation of the state

  • progressive deterioration of public services

  • widespread violation of human rights

  • security apparatus as "state within a state"

  • rise of factionalised elites

  • intervention of other states or external actors
Afterall, the credit goes to our beloved Musharraf who has done really stood out in the crowd and led from the front. In order to make this country an "Enlighted Moderate" state, he has certainly taken his nation with him on a thrill ride. In this ride, they experienced the rise of altitude (not the mountains but the prices of oil, gas, food, cost of living). This ride took them to places where they experienced the fall of altitude as well. (The altitude again is not geographic at all. but fall in morality, education, earning, national pride etc)….
Well, all we can say is that let this MUSHI lead the way and let him take this "Land of the Pure" to the TOP….

The Not so labour day

2 05 2006
Yesterday, it was the May Day (A.K.A Labour day)…
It is known to be celebrated in memory of those workers who died in Chicago during riots..
What were the workers demanding ? —-  8 hr work day.
So, as an aftermath, this day is celebrated as a holiday throughout the world.
Yes, indeed it is a holiday. But ironically, the holiday is only for some so called executives like myself but the real workers have other things to worry about like food, shelter and if they don’t earn their kicks, they suffer the wrath of executives.
Yesterday, i wandered here and there and saw the traffic being reduced to less than 50 %. but one thing that attracted my eyes was the labours who were working as if nothing is happening. These people are hired on daily wages and a holiday means No MONEY for them. (even if the holiday is celebrated solely in solidarity with the labours themselves). They know one thing only: "If they don’t work for any single day, they won’t be paid". So, whether its a so called labour day or any other sunday. you’ll find these poor people digging, filling, constructing alongside the roads or in your homes.
I don’t know about the other parts of the world, but in our region, these labours are bing mutilated by shark natured supervisors and employers.
You’ll be wondering who the fuck am I ? Am I somekind of a Human Rights Activist ? No…
A natural response of general public would be: "If you are so kind hearted to them, why don’t YOU pay them and let them celebrate a holiday".
And this is such a question that would let me retreat, my anger would die away. I would turn my back towards them and disappear into the comfort of my home enjoying a well earned holdiay of "Labour Day"