Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The flu poll - Cutest ever thingy flu is the winner!

My latest very scientific poll shows what I suspected; it is the cutest things we need to be on the lookout for next. I am a bit surprised that only 5% of you believing Polar Bear flu will be the next big thing. As I mentioned in my earlier post this would be environmentalists and politicians absolute favorite thingy. Just imagine people dying from Polar Bear Flu while newspapers show melting glaciers and some people from the enemy class is crying about the: Polar Bear revenge!

But you people did choice the right animal. Journalists will hardly do their jobs and check facts (they never done it before) and politicians only want to scare us, but if this animal is carrying the next mass murdering virus even triumphing the Swine flu (wow!), who doesn’t want it? I mean just look at that thingy… awwww… I dare anyone out there to turn down a sickness from this cutie….

No fouling please

These kinds of signs are everywhere around my house. Sure I get it and I sort of agree, but still, don’t you feel the urge to un-zip and unload?

A wee bit about Scotland – the negative stuff

As a foreigner I need to get some more Scottish friends, so here goes…

I do not know what UK people have done to deserve the plastic bags one can find at most stores, but those bags are certainly one of the worst things about this country. If you think you can put milk together with some beer, think again! The bag will never hold. I once needed three bags for three things! This is not only a huge waste of plastic; it is also an irritation that should be looked at. In these election times I hope some politicians will read this and take notice.

Another source of irritation is all those cameras everywhere. If someone(s) is actually watching all those tapes unemployment would go down with several percent. In some places this surveillance shit doesn’t fill any function at all and around other places where they actually might be useful, there are none. Either way the intrusion on people’s privacy is apparent and highly annoying.

All those stupid different pennies I have mentioned before but you all need to understand that there are 1 and 2 pennies!?! What the hell can you buy for those miniscule thingies? Completely ridiculous.

Cheese! Where the hell are the cheeses!? Visiting several Scottish towns doing the shopping thing, I have noticed a very bad selection of meat, sauces and toothpaste, but the worst thing is that there is only one kind of cheese! It comes in two colors; yellow and slightly orange, which probably means they are supposed to be different, but they aren’t! They taste the same! At the biggest supermarkets this single type of cheese comes in maybe 6 different sizes, all looking, tasting and falls into pieces in the same way. A kiosk at a corner in a small town in Sweden has a bigger selection of cheese than entire Scotland.

Crisps (chips) are in big supply, but almost all of them taste terrible. And what kind of crazy people put vinegar on crisps!? That is just wrong.

The weather is interesting. During one day you can experience fall, summer, spring and winter several times over, and as I understand it this goes on most of the year. This is a normal day: rain- sun-rain-snow-rain-sun-very hot-sun-rain-sun-very windy-sun-cold-rain-sun-rain-sun-rain-very cold-sun-rain-rain... Everything comes and goes in an instant and it is almost impossible to choice right attire.

Despite all this and a labour administration – very possibly history’s worst elected government– I still like it since I actually have grown up in a place so horrid and vile not even Harry Potter would survive very long without turning into a mindless drone.