The title is deliberate. As you shall become aware …
There I was pushing my trolley around a certain supermarket in a certain suburb when I became aware of something about the world that I had never known before.
Everybody, absolutely everybody, in the whole wide world buys certain food items.
From Burkino Faso to Brunswick there are two transactions which happen without fail.
Mince & sausages.
I never knew bangers & mash was so popular in Kyrgyzstan and shepherds pie was the gastronomic “it” in Niue.
It must be true because a poster told me.
This is the point I am, laboriously perhaps, working towards.
And I blame one man.
And the money (you have to click on the clip) is why we get nonsense like “because we all buy sausages” not to mention “because we all buy mince”.
The “A” word.
Does it help us ?
Of course, we need to know things and all that baloney but do we need to know it in such a crass way ?
We ALL know that not everybody buys mince, sausages and, even, milk BUT we allow this stuff to pass without even making a snarky comment.
Come on people.
Let us rise up against “because we all” and the rest of the pointlessness.
“Farmhouse” and/or “traditional” for any food products.
“Special time” for any television show that begins 10 or more minutes either side of its usual start point.
“Sparkling fresh” for any product that’s been in a warehouse in south western Sydney for at least three months.
Can we please be mad as hell.
As people have said: