|The moaning is back, and so is talkback.|
“Why doesn’t someone on the food channel tell Rachael Ray to tie her hair back? She has brushed her hair back with her hand and put it right back in the food. Disgusting.” — No city
When Rachael Ray cooks on TV, she is not cooking food for you to eat. She is not working in a restaurant. The dish she is preparing is not being served to customers. And even if it were, she can touch my food all she wants. So, no, the Food Network is not going to dress her in some institutional outfit with a hairnet like she is working in a cafeteria. Of course, she should cover up so she doesn't risk an unfortunate and nasty burn. I hope that hot fudge isn't too, um, hot.
“What is this new fad, the fire pit? Can’t have the windows open because they pollute the air until the early morning. Incinerators were outlawed and so should the fire pit.” — Parma
That new fad, fire -- goes with the other new fad, the wheel.
“Does anyone remember when public officials used to run for office to serve us? They now, piece by piece, serve us on platters.” — Cleveland
No, we don't. Does anyone remember a time when old farts didn't wax nostalgic for good ol' days that never were? Newsflash: in the past, people caught polio, women couldn't vote, and black people were property. Those are NOT good ol' days. As for your platter thing, I don't know what you're trying to say. Did I miss a story about the government's new Soylent Green initiative?
“What is with the disgusting parents who are discarding used diapers in parking lots? The morning after our church’s Saturday night festival, we got out of our car for Sunday Mass and found a dirty diaper dumped in the lot. Two weekends later, we attended the Cleveland air show and came back to our car and found another dirty diaper tossed on the ground. If you can’t bother taking these disgusting carriers of urine and feces to a trash can, take them home with you and dispose of them there! With parents like these, it’s no wonder so many children have total disregard for this planet and the other people on it!” — Parma Heights.
Just two weeks ago, someone was moaning about kids who go without diapers (and use the treelawn), and now we have this moan. Look for it, these are the first of several moans on the subject, just like the series on tipping and loud pipes on motorcycles. As for all of these disposable diapers, when the alien archaeologists come and excavate our landfills, we can only imagine what they'll think of our propensity to preserve shit in little packages and entomb it for all time.
“I found it to be extremely low of the owner of Cleats in Strongsville to talk to me like I was one of his flunkies when I was just trying to give him a tip for a new location. Way to go, idiot. You’ll never see a dime of my money spent in your establishment again.” — Middleburg Heights
Small business owners are constantly hit with "suggestions" for how to better run their business. You may think you are being helpful. But really, what makes you think you know better than him how to expand his business? A little presumptuous of you, don't you think? I suspect he didn't ask you for your advice of where he should open his next store. And that isn't to say that these guys don't want some feedback, especially if there has been a lapse in service or something. But you offer unsolicited advice about where to open another store, and when he doesn't fawn over you and your "brilliant" idea, you decide you can go eat wings and beer somewhere else. Well, there is a nice wing joint over in Brooklyn that I could recommend, but the owner seems like a nice fellow, and I wouldn't want to turn you loose on him.