Friday 29 November 2013

Quote Of The Month

MacHeath on the rather odd choice of items suggested for foodbank donation:
"The oddest item on the list, though, has to be 'crackers'. Since they later stipulate 'crackers for cheese', it appears that they are asking for party ones, surely an unusual item for a foodbank to be distributing and an expensive one for the donors when the same amount of money would buy a respectable amount of protein or fresh produce.
Christmas has long since lost its religious significance for a large part of the population - assisted by the Hanukkah-friendly 'holiday season' TV, films and music of the USA - and been replaced by an ever-increasing consumerfest of vanities in which everyone is entitled to join, even if it is at someone else's expense."

1 comment:

Macheath said...

Thanks for the link.

You might be interested to know that the foodbank organisers are now soliciting donations with this touching testimonial:

"‘If there was no foodbank I’d have to steal something to feed my family.’
Jamie, Andover Foodbank client"

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

(Rudyard Kipling)