WOMEN, especially those for whom diplomacy and general intelligence is a little lacking, can be cruel and brutal creatures.
All women can be nasty, and there is invariably a piece of work in all of us.
But for some, there is no measure or reason to just how low they will go.
I was exposed to an example of such just a few weeks ago when a friend of mine was bombarded with a vicious and unwarranted (completely unprovoked, too might I add) tirade of bad manners and even worse language.
Frocked and fancied up for a local social outing, said friend and accompanying party-goers were in the taxi line (isn't it always the taxi line??) waiting to go to dinner when it unfolded.
Up stomped a plump little frump tottering on cheap and nasty heels in a skirt far too short for those kind of thighs and she just let rip.
Friends and those there with us couldn't believe what they were hearing.
This was an in-your-face, mean and nasty monologue.
My friend was called for everything, she was fat, her dress was no good, her fascinator not up to par, her make up, her teeth, her posterior - you name it and it was targeted in this rant.
It ended in tears, as you would expect and mascara smudged and shaken, friend absconded from the queue and found another mode of dinner-bound transportation. It ruined her night. It ruined her following week.
Really. Who does that.
Sadly, we have all seen it. It could have been just about any social do, race day, heck - even family wedding.
So why? Certainly, it's not as though women are all to blame in the grotty skank-just-add-alcohol stakes. But when.
Women are so often up against it anyway, surely there should be a little more heed paid to the sisterhood.
It's not the women who chose to stay home with their kids, the women who dote on their husbands or who give up work to allow the man of the house to be the bread winner who regress the feminist movement by decades.
It's these women. Shape up or ship out. Get out of our faces and take your bad dress sense and even worse attitude and stay at home if you cannot play nice.
Life would be far more fabulous if you could keep a civil tongue and learn some good old-fashioned manners.