It seems that almost every day that passes now I find myself thinking that the world around me is going completely and utterly bonkers. Is this something related to age do you think? Am I just viewing the past through rosy tinted specs? Or is the truth that the world of just 20-30 years ago was indeed a place where life was conducted at a slower, gentler pace and people had integrity, intelligence and were able to employ a modicum of common sense?
Our local paper last night relayed the sorry tale of a local lady who had recently had her on-board reading confiscated whilst trying to board a flight from Heathrow to Japan. The book in question was a paperback of Robert B. Parker’s novel ‘A Triple Shot of Spenser’ and the reason it was seized? It had a picture of a gun included in the cover’s artwork. Ooooooh.
I tell you, the world has gone completely and utterly loony toons.
You can read the full article (and see the face of this terrible threat to our security) here.