Tuesday, 17 April 2018


There are many things in life that don't make sense to me and I'm not just talking about the big things like: The non-existence of god; why double basses have to be so big; why commercial cleaners reside in cupboards when at work; and, why I had to wait 3 hours at White Cross yesterday just to see a doctor.

Here is one of the things that mystify me:

"A Christchurch man has gone on hunger strike in a push for his earthquake insurance claim to be resolved.
Peter Glasson's home suffered significant damage in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, but he's still waiting on insurance company Southern Response to play fair.
"We have four engineering reports, one of which was paid for by Southern Response [which says] we have significant damage to our foundation," he told The AM Show.
"They then went and got another engineer who says we don't."
Mr Glasson says vowing off food, which he began on Tuesday morning, is his last resort.
"We've tried to speak to Southern Response. They're refusing to meet with us and refusing to discuss our claim and so it's just a very problematic position that we've got ourselves into.
"There must be another process that is a more practical process for resolving these claims than simply just delaying them like Southern Response does."
Insurance Claims Specialist Dean Lester says Mr Glasson's case is just the tip of the iceberg." - MSN

I mean, it's like saying "Give me what I want or I'll poke myself in the eye with a pointed stick." Ridiculous. I've never understood the hunger strike threat. If you don't want to eat then don't eat.

Yes, yes I'm aware of the famous hunger strikers around the world who have had very legitimate reasons for protesting but it still, to me is a strange way of threatening someone.

I liked Mel Brooks take on this in Blazing Saddles HERE

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