October 18th, 2007


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Yesterday was an interesting experience. It's the first time in a long time that I've posted something with a lighthearted intent, and ended up, at midnight, feeling as if I've spent the day being prodded with sharp sticks, and regretted having opened my mouth. All credit to my friends list that nobody mentioned Hitler.

Anyway, this morning I thought I'd got to the bottom of what had become, for me, a contentious issue. What the hell is political correctness anyway, and why is everyone assuming that wanting to poke fun at it means conservatism and bigotry? I needed to find out.

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But I'm not sorry I did it, and I'm not sorry that some people took offence at it. Why not? Because it got people talking about stuff, some of the stuff that was said altered my perspective, I learned something, grew a little. And that is never a bad thing.

In completely unrelated news: I have noticed that Grabaseat, who, during the months of May to July when I was looking for return tickets to Christchurch, only had them available three times and those times all for weird dates, have in the last two weeks offered me no less than five opportunities to fly to Christchurch or Auckland cheaply. I wonder how much this has to do with the recent advent of actual competition for domestic customers?