Saturday, 26 May 2012
UNIFORMS SPOOK ME
Uniforms definitely spook me. I have good reason, I was raised a catholic, and spent my most impressionable years in a convent - a stark institution, where the rustle of a nun's habit could turn you into a catatonic life statue with fear. Priests came above them, but were rarely seen in daylight, and you weren't allowed to look at them directly in the eye. I think they had a direct line to God Almighty, or did they have to go through the one above them? I can't remember, it might only be the Pope, and he's probably got a batphone like the President of the USA, where he only has to press a button and thats it.
I really would love to be a fly on the wall when he has these little conflabs with the Good Lord. How do they start the conversation - maybe, 'ah, wasn't that a terrible thing that happened in Syria, bless them', and then spend a bit of time praising each other and discussing worshippers.
But, I digress, I just find the idea of everyone dressing up the same, a wee bit sinister. Ok, in some professions it is helpful, for example, traffic police who stand in the middle of the junctions. I doubt many of us would stop at the command of a hoody saying 'hey man, let the other dudes through and your turn next'. Maybe nurses, ok, all hospital staff. Shit, thats what drinking does to you. I have got myself into one of those 'what did the romans ever do for us' dilemmas. Anyway, I still find the idea of a uniform dating site creepy, which is what I was trying to say.