I can’t wait

Many of the persons with a creative bent I know have this inclination to notice things in their societies that seem to escape most people, and not only notice but become irritated at the negative ones and take delight over the positives. Of course, given that the negative reactions have to do with things to be fixed, more notice is taken of those. Some of these irritations arrive from conditions that are, in the current phrase, “in your face,” but many are seen in less obvious circumstances where the behaviour is accepted although it reflects poorly on us.

It can be a minor thing. For me, one is the growing trend on American television, which is the majority of what we watch in Guyana, to feature talking creatures in commercials looking to sell us something.

There is clearly a fascination with this approach in North America where viewers are confronted daily by lizards who are insurance experts, dogs giving us child-rearing advice, and even ducks and parrots squawking computer directions at …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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