The Many Works of Pat Hatt
December 7, 2015
So this time the question made me think for a little bit before I found my answer. But once I did, it was easy as could be. Some may even be able to guess it.
Which one social convention would you get rid of?
My answer: FOOD!
It is as simple as that, or maybe not as I’ll go on about it for a bit. Food is all anyone seems to be able to gather around. It doesn’t matter if you are in space, on a cruise ship, or out picking up port a potties. Food is all people can gather around.
Yes, people need to eat and it is one of the only things 100% of the population needs to do, but get a grip. What the heck is so fun about food anyway? You sit around the table, floor, etc. and eat, stuffing your face, having gas come out both ends and then you have to clean everything up when done. Woweee!
Even an actual date for food, like dinner at a friend’s house, results in more food. You have to bring desert or wine or whatever with you to add to the food that you are already being served. Stuffing yourself again.
Let’s go out to eat. Yeah, let’s go out and do what we can do cheaper at home. And after we go out to eat we have to start thinking about going home. Wowweee, great logic there.
And then there is the whole “Want some?” which really means “Eat my food, now!” because if you were to say no you get the look of disgust, like they think that you think their food isn’t good enough for you. Oh, everyone else is eating all around you but you aren’t, you are just weird. Pfffft and the only one with a butt that isn’t hanging out too.
Nothing wrong with meeting over food or Thanksgiving and such. But that is all anyone can do it seems. It would be nice to have anything from an actual meeting, even though they bore, to a gathering or date or whatever where food isn’t the first thought on everyone’s mind.
That and of course with or without food you are expected to shake hands, kiss cheeks, kiss hands, etc. All that is blah too. But you know about my aversion to that thanks to the cat. So I went food.
Think food is overboard these days? Maybe it’s just me and my hate for all the food talk. Food nuts are almost as bad as drunks. A drunk food nut is the worst though. I’ll go back to ignoring all the food talk and food nuts now.
Enjoy life, forget the strife.