So true! We never hear of the benefactors, that supply the various soup and sandwich vans around the place, having their food rejected on such spurious grounds.
As we used to say in the Army back in the day “you’d whinge if your arse was on fire” and unfortunately today that has become widespread.
Used to own a chocolate shop and when whatever festive season was over as at Easter time, I would take about a carton or so of unsold goodies around to an old folks home rather than dump them. One year I did the usual and the management of the home told me that chocolate and sweets containing sugar could be bad for the old folk and wouldn’t accept them.
I was at Voi, a small town midway along the Mombasa/Nairobi railway line during the 1960 Kenya famine.
The Americans had donated thousands of tons of “Yellow” corn for the relief aid. Many of the “Starving” Africans refused to take the corn because it wasn’t the same as the “White” maize they usually grew and ate.
Some of the less scrupulous collected their “Corn” and traded it at the local shop for beer and cigarettes.
Jesus would not have been impressed.
Witnessed an event in Nth Transvaal some time back, it was a railway siding west of Louis Trichardt. Local Ndebele tribe tribe suffering food shortages had a couple of railway wagons loaded with fruit, vegetables & bread donated. The food was left to rot, untouched, because the tribal chiefs would not allow their people to go to the siding to collect food. They wanted food delivered to the villages. Also they would not eat inferior brown (wholemeal) bread. They preferred white bread. The whole lot went very hungry for a long, long time.
Brian: “There’s no pleasing some people”.
Ex-Leper: “That’s just what Jesus said sir!”
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