Hi everyone! I must refer to one collective behaviour which is typical for many countries, especially USA; food fight. It just breaks my heart when I see how much food has been just thrown away and nobody seems to care about it. Food fights are a common element in many comedies, with the pie in the face gag being especially prominent. How can anyone find that funny and amusing? I sure don’t. I tried to find out how many times food fights have been used in fiction. It was really astonishingly that almost every popular tv show had at least one episode with food fights. Sometimes food fights are examples of rebellion or violence, sometimes they are planned like the one in Spain. It is called La Tomatina and it is a regularly held, organized Spanish food fight in which participants pelt each other with tomatoes. What’s the point of doing that? It’s even more shocking that these organised, massive food fights spread around the world. They are even a festival in northern Italy called The Battle of the Oranges. I think that food is not something that we should just play with and throw around. Just the fact that in Africa a child dies every 3 seconds is something to worry about. And here we are, acting like we don’t care about the people who die of starvation. We should make a difference, try to help the ones in need, but it seems to me we’re doing the complete opposite of that.
“Starvation, not sin, is the parent of modern crime” Oscar Wilde