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Monday, 20 February 2017

Crackling

Today we made one of our rare trips to Derby, taking the car in order to share our NOx emissions. As if anyone really cares.

For lunch we enjoyed a hot pork sandwich and I risked my teeth on some delicious crackling. Haven’t tasted crackling for years and maybe today will have to be the last time because it proved rather taxing for the old choppers.

As I chewed my way through the crackling I reflected on how divided life can be. Life goes on because ordinary people just get on with it. All the complexities are sorted because people sort them, because they stick to the job and get it done. And so a delicious piece of crackling lands on my plate next to the hot pork sandwich and a cup of coffee and life goes on.

All the wailing and doom-mongering, all the political spite and faux despair of the media - that isn’t real life. It may be for a handful of unlucky souls but for the vast majority of us it isn’t. For the vast majority of us, real life is doing the things which need to be done. 

Fake news is what the mainstream media have been pumping out for decades, they just don’t like it when others muscle in on their territory and they like it even less when their games are exposed for what they are.

And nobody cares about NOx emissions.

6 comments:

Michael said...

Staying at The Kedleston Hotel back in the early eighties, with a lot of company chums, the Manager asked a friend if he wanted some salt and pepper on his very full plate - if he had room for it...

My friend was Welsh, but extra salt on courgettes - well! Disgraceful!

Demetrius said...

There was once a good fish and chip shop near the station at Derby, useful if you had a wait between trains.

wiggiatlarge said...

Pork crackling one of those culinary delights that span the generations, joy.....

A K Haart said...

Scrobs - I can just imagine the way he said Disgraceful!

Demetrius - it was still there about twelve years ago, but I've not been there recently.

Wiggia - I used to like pork scratchings too, but I can't manage them now.

Longrider said...

First we were told to buy diesel because CO2 now we are told we were bad for buying a diesel because NOx.

I do in excess of 20,000 miles per annum in my car, I bought diesel because I don't want to be filling up every two hundred miles. And I don't plan to apologise for it.

A K Haart said...

Longrider - I bought diesel for towing and mpg and I don't plan to apologise either.