18 Jan 2019

And Then, The Brightest And Bestest...

As time passes I’m finding that my head is now in a state of almost perpetual side to side shaking motion with only the early morning coffee making time period providing a non-shaking and stable swede as once the brain in a box is booted and bright and the news appears then head shaking commences and that is it for the rest of the day.

And the latest lunacy? That would be a university with octopus on the menu for the freshers welcome dinner of course.
”An Oxford college president has demanded that octopus is removed from the menu as part of a drive to make disadvantaged students feel more “comfortable”.
Disadvantaged how? Because they’ve only got two arms and not eight? Because they can’t squirt ink or breath under water? Hello?
”...after receiving a complaint from a first-year student about an octopus terrine dish, she instructed Somerville’s catering staff to replace it with a less adventurous alternative.”
And the salient word there? ‘A’.  A complaint from A student thus implying one complaint from one student. So much for that youthful sense of adventure eh?  You can read the little wot’s not ‘walled’ here.

In a sane world this kid would’ve been told they should consider him/her/itself privileged to have ‘won’ a place to a top university and was also lucky to be given the chance to try octopus; try it and if you don’t like it, forget it. How hard is that then?

And these are the smart ones who want to be masters of the world. A world where absolutely anything and everything is now game to complain about with a frighteningly good chance of that complaint being bounced into action.

From down here I have to wonder at this privileged education system where kids can feast for free on a menu featuring a starter of octopus while I languish down here on  a menu of a tenth of a sausage and one and a half eggs per week as prescribed by the resultant product of same said privileged education system.

Quote;  George Carlin.

“I don’t eat lobsters, shrimp, or crawfish because I don’t eat anything that looks like I should step on it.”

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