“What’s a half chicken ?”
When you work within the public services sector you know that you are going to serve some stupid customers. They come in all ages, shapes and sizes, and from all walks of life, but occasionally, just occasionally, one floats before your eyes that you think is either insane, taking the rise out of you, or just plain dumb.
Imaging if you will that you are serving behind a hot deli counter when one such creature walks up to be served. He points to the food display (yes, sorry guys, it was a “he”) and asks
You look, smile, and answer that it is a half chicken
There is along pause, and then he asks a second question of
“What’s a half Chicken?”
You have to come up with an answer which can vary from D’oh! to a anterior to posterior diametric division of a Gallus gallus Domesticus, but in the back, or probably the front of your mind, you will probably classify the guy as a ridiculous fool.
Might this always be the case though?
In this instance I certainly thought so, but on reflection a different set of thoughts ran through my mind. In essence, how often do we make assumptions about the nature or appearance of various objects, and how often are we prepared to look beyond the oblivious as regards how things appear?
Puzzled, OK,what does the Eiffel tower look like, hands up for A or B
One tower but two very different images; and I bet most of us would go for option B. After all that’s what the tower looks like doesn’t it, everybody knows that so what’s the point in thinking otherwise?
I would say that the point of doing so is that it blows your mind and it allows you to look at our own lives, and the worlds around us differently. What if the guy, despite his apparent stupidity, had a lesson for us all, so the next time you see something that looks all to familiar, why not try looking at it from a different point of view
This is just a short post, but imagine this post is like an open book lying on a table, I invite everyone to look at it, read it, and then think about what has sat before you eyes. To turn over a few pages and discover, with an open mind, what words and what messages might be lying inside
The world is both a funny and remarkable place folks, and once you start looking and thinking differently nothing is often quite how it seems. And just to get the ball rolling, so to speak, what do you think lies below