Archive for June, 2011


Posted: June 22, 2011 in Random

Why do we feel that gloating happiness when we see someone get a parking ticket? Or when we see someone getting caught for travelling without a ticket? Or when we see someone hauled up by stores security because they “forgot to pay” for the stuff that landed into their pockets? Or someone being told off for breaking a queue?

Is it because we feel they broke a law and deserved to get caught? Or is it an innate human desire to see someone suffer if they don’t play by the rules we follow?