Cancel culture and political correctness dominates our conversations.
Me and my friend arrived first and chomped our ways through my meat burger and her veggie burger. She’s a vegetarian and a bit of a green eco-enthusiast. I started off a bit of a climate change sceptic, but volunteering at this community garden has turned me into a Green Tory; practically begging Boris to save the environment. There was room for seconds, but, since I’ve lost 2 stone since the end of this lockdown, I’m in no hurry to pile on the pounds again.
We did get a little bit of politics in there. We were talking about how pissed off I was that Hank Azaria had to apologise for playing Apu in ‘The Simpsons’. I say that I wasn’t offended despite being half Indian and thinks this cancel culture has gone way too far - it’s the talk of a bunch of woke wookies that really need to find something else to get so bloody butthurt about than political incorrectness especially when Apu is such a funny character.
I won’t be seeing my friend for a few weeks. She’s got lots of work and family on. I’m gonna miss our chit-chats and banter about ‘Sex and the City’ - I’m not going to have a work partner!
The BBQ at the gardens was a great way to end the hottest day of the year. I’ll be back there volunteering tomorrow.
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