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Monday, 29 October 2012

Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells

Ok, I just couldn't resist the temptation.  For those of you who don't know the story behind the title of this blog I will enlighten you.  There may actually have been, or there reputedly was, a correspondent who wrote to a national newspaper and signed himself as 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells' on a letter complaining about something.  After that it got a bit of a life of its own.  As I actually am in Tunbridge Wells, which was one of the first Spa towns there the genteel would go to take the medicial waters at the moment it just had to be done.  I was actually down on the Pantiles today, the original centre to fashionable TW and they are doing some work to a building there.  It has boarding up to protect the public from the work going on and there is some 'graffitti' from Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, and other such humourous sayings written to entertain those who are passing. 

The public is now deemed to be in need of protection from a building site rather than being expected to have any common sense when coming into the vacinity of something like a building site.  Common sense - whatever happened to that?  It used to be something that we were expected to acquire over the years, it is sometimes also called the blindingly obvious, but now we seem to need to be told what common sense is, and when we should apply it.  It has become something that politicians singularly lack.

I was amused a week or two ago when the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize  !  !  Yugoslavia and its former constituent parts spring to mind immediately when 'Peace in Europe' is mentioned, but I think that someone has conveniently forgotten that.  Just what the Nobel Peace Prize committee (if there is such a thing) is thinking heaven only knows, but this ranks with Obama getting it now long ago for ... not sure about that one.

I suppose the Nobel Prize organisation hasn't completely lost its common sense ... after all it didn't award the European Union with the Nobel Prize for Economics!

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