Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Overheard

The train leaves the platform. After sitting silently for a while, a woman looks up from her newspaper and says to her friend, "It says here that 90% of all large fishes have disappeared from the world's oceans in the past half century because of industrial fishing."

Her friend looks up in dismay.

The woman continues. "Only 10% of the whole world's tuna, swordfish, marlin, cod, halibut, skates and flounder are left. In the whole world! That's it—I'm never eating tuna again."

"Are you serious?" Her friend says. "I'm going to eat as much as I can before it's all gone."

5 comments:

Umatji said...

crumbs - that is one of those overheard moments where I would like to pop over and join in...

toasted said...

wha?!

Chica Mandita said...

there are two kindsa people in the world....

Doctor Plog said...

I really hope karma works ...

Lucas said...

That sounds like what happened to those poor folks on easter island all those years ago...