Friday, May 06, 2011


I was sitting in a restaurant today quietly lunching with some friends when we overheard a conversation at a neighbouring table.

One man was holding court, loudly ranting on about bin Laden's demise and he was clearly upset with the Americans about the killing which he described as the hunting down and criminal assassination of a man instead of doing what's right and decent, namely to capture him and bring him to stand for trial in a court of law.

"They treated him worse than an animal," he said.

At which point another patron stood up and told him,

"I hope you enjoyed that steak but quite frankly, I find you an offensive person too. I'm in mourning for the cow you just ate."

Not funny, but the place went quiet and we were able to finish our meals in peace.

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