When I was in college, one of my favorite classes was philosophy.
Maybe because most of my classes had to do with science, and implied much learning by heart, and calculation, and remembering formulas to apply in a certain way. Philosophy, though not simple, seemed like a break from all the scientific stuff.
One topic I liked a lot, was sophisms.
You might think that you know nothing about them, but you do, believe me. For one thing, most advertisements use sophisms to make you buy their company’s stuff! Example? Of course… Any endorsed product, lies on a sophism.
You will not become an amazing basketball player like Michael Jordan, because you wear Nike shoes. Michael Jordan is just getting richer, because you do. You’ll still suck at dunking, just wearing very expensive shoes.
But companies all around the world use that false idea that if someone (somewhat) important recommends a product, it gives it credibility and value.
Another one? Sure! Kids are terrible sophisms users. They are fierce. And they don’t even do it on purpose. Remember the last time you got the “Moooooom! (or Daaaaaaad) That’s not fair… EVERYONE else has one!!” Yeah, that guilt argument is a sophism too. Just using your kind parent love against you!
(It might not look like it, but I am going somewhere, here!)
I think there should be a sophism police out there. And sometimes, people who really cross the line should be arrested, and get punished for over-sophismying! And one of them would be the person who decided to put relish in squeezable bottles.
I don’t care if relish is a condiment like ketchup, mayonaise and mustard. I don’t care if these last three are perfectly fit to squeeze out of a bottle.
Squeezable relish is a crime. You just end up squeezing all the liquid out, and then, when a vein is about to pop in your forehead, you squeeze half of the bottle out, one shot, when you needed no more than a tea spoon worth of said relish.
I don’t care if relish is a condiment just like the others. It deserves to be treated differently when it comes to bottling. Period.
End of rant.