Blank Saturday Number 4

4 07 2009

Fun Activity; Iconoclasm

In our twenty-first century existence people seem only too willing to accept the status quo. There seems to be no ideological conflict, was Fukuyama right?  Well unfortunately yes, there’s no future for grand narrative  dialectics driving forward human history.

From a moral standpoint however we don’t seem to have evolved, we seem to have regressed.  Indeed a philosopher leisurely strolling around a small-medium sized British town at 10 o’clock on a Saturday would be quickly disabused of their premises about moral evolution. 

This situation could be regarded as another status quo, and this moral status quo could be regarded as rudeness. Of course Religion is looked down upon as an outdated power structure  so the term Iconoclasm, in its classical sense, may seem a touch out of place. This level of rudeness,on the other hand, seems to be a touchstone for 21st century Britons; the commandment by which other people live their lives. In this sense Iconoclasm is relevant, hence today I felt like Martin Luther.

What did I do; I waited patiently for people to get off public transport, I held doors open for people, I used the phrases “Please” and “Thank You” and even “Excuse Me”, I refrained from pushing in at the bar, I was humble, I was quiet. What thanks did I get? None, bloody typical.

Rating; Leaves one with sense of moral cleanliness coupled with a gnawing sense of frustration. 3/5

Top Tip: Be careful, prepare mentally as the peoples’ rudeness will always reach new levels.

Blank Saturday No.4

30 06 2007

Activity: Shopping

You can combine this with Walking, the activity in Blank Saturday No.1, and not only lose pounds from your wallet but also pounds from your figure too. While is is not a traditional male-orientated activity I have found it an invaluable activity when you actually need something. You can also pick a frivolous item or two that helps with the daily grind. In that vein I got two DVDs, which I plan to watch at a later date, and a newspaper.

Top Tip: Don’t forget your money Activity rating: 3/5

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