Ja ok. So we’re a prejudiced, wicked bunch of humans who like to peer and mutter at our fellow man, and woman. We like to point and stare. We like to nod knowingly and pass judgement. We like to raise our eyebrows and tut.
We’re like that about everything. The big stuff, like race and religion and politics and choice of cool drink is what really gets our knickers in a twist. But is this surprising when we’re so flippin’ petty about the small stuff too?
For example, I’m now going to confess to a number of little foibles. Read ’em and see if you don’t gasp at one or two and turn the corners of your mouths down, just a little. (But I bet you’ve got a list of your own.)
So, here goes.
* I lick my plate
* I don’t take off my make up before going to bed
* I eat peanut butter out of the jar with my fingers
* I don’t recycle
* I often don’t brush my teeth before going to bed
* And I don’t floss. At all.
* I don’t visit my granny
* I recycle presents
* And I occasionally pick my nose
Dumb stuff when written down, nes pas? But I tell ya, it’s illustrative. We’re doomed. Peace and harmony sÃª gat. We’re way too seeped in the philosophy of ‘us and them’. The best we can hope for is not to let our differences of colour and gender and opinion become our excuses for rape and pillage and stick poking.
But everyone’s an optimist hey?