Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Definitive Dissension

So I'm not normally one to get political, because I don't like to argue with people. Well alright, I'm lying. 

I am slightly confused, though, as to people's definition of Democracy.

This is what the dictionary says (via the interwebs) ,

The political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives.

A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.

Majority rule: the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group.

So, I instantly think about when you're a kid and your family decides that they're going to go to dinner. Of course, when you get more than two people providing opinions about a restaurant, there's bound to be a bit of dissension so, you put it to a vote. A vote that won't make everyone happy, but that's how it works. I mean, you could live in a dictatorship with Dad deciding where you're going for every meal and personally...I can't eat that much Ponderosa without serious digestive repercussions.

 If you're on the winning side you're off to a delicious dinner at Ruby Tuesday (just kidding, that place sucks) but if you're on the losing side, you're wishing for a delightful Applebees dinner (kidding again, that place is even worse). Next time, though, maybe your Aunt Mildred is in town and it just so happens that she likes Applebees, too. That will be quite a day for the Applebees camp!

Instead of having a lovely Ruby Tuesday dinner, some sore losers can't help but complain. You know the type. They whine and piss and moan until your Mom says that she's not going anywhere, and everyone's having grilled cheese sandwiches and Campbell's tomato soup and liking it. That person has gone ahead and ruined it for everyone, instead of understanding that although you're not going to get to eat dinner where you wanted tonight, you might next week, and at least you're getting to have a dinner in a restaurant with your family.

Nobody likes that last bloke. Just saying.
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  1. Ruby Tuesday was a good option for the lunch crowd when one 1/2 wanted to be healthy (salad bar!) and the other 1/2 wanted to eat stuff potato skins. What a compromise!

  2. I vote grilled cheese sammiches and Campbell's tomato soup! I also vote for socialism!

  3. We used to go to lunch at Ruby Tuesday because it was close to our office - but it turns out they are completely incapable of turning a table in less than an hour and a half. Plus no matter what section I'm in, I always get "Mary" who will ma'am you to death in addition to being slow as molasses. Yuck.