Perhaps you missed it but this weekend, while watching Tiger Woods play in a golf tournament, a guy threw a hot dog at Woods. The hot dog didn’t hit Woods and the guy, who threw it, was immediately arrested.
Later the man said that he did it because he had recently seen the movie, “Drive,” and was inspired by the film. He added, “I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.”
Throughout history, we have many examples of people making protests or holding demonstrations that could be termed, courageous and epic. Some have toppled governments, while others have raised awareness to social injustices. This incident is not one of them.
There was no greater message in the food fight. This wasn’t a protest against Tiger Woods, professional golf, or prepackaged food. There was not substance to it.
The guy wanted attention and fame. By doing something wacky on a public stage, he planned to get both. I won’t contribute to his 15 minutes by sharing his name.
There are lots of legitimate things to protest in our world and we need people to raise our awareness of injustices. We don’t need idiots clogging up airtime (better not get me started on why the media covered this) when there better things to consider.
Simply making a grab for fame just doesn’t cut the mustard with me. We need to aspire to greater things in life.