Thursday, 15 December 2011
Jett and Zali took part in an event the other day. I wasn't there to see it but I still knew when I went to pick them up that they'd been in an event. How did I know you ask? Because they were wearing this plastic 'ribbon' proclaiming their participation.
Whilst my initial urge was to melt these 'ribbons' back to the plastic sludge they started as (as the risk of asphyxiating my family), I've kept them around while I've been working out exactly why I hate them so much (aside from their horrible plasticyness of course). I think I know...
If you are going to give a ribbon, at least have it say something positive. And if you're going to do the touchy feely thing of giving every kid a ribbon you may as well go the whole hog and have that ribbon say 'Well Done' or 'Great Effort' or something like that. To merely report on the events of the day (albeit with a smiley face) seems like a waste of effort. Although I guess it does make them reusable (as hey - they aren't going to biodegrade after all) - I might pin one onto myself after going to the dentist. Although perhaps that isn't an event as such. Maybe I could save it for a court hearing, or perhaps a riot - although that might make it harder to evade the police afterwards.