THE CUTTING EDGE - NOVEMBER 9, 2018 - Daily Nation


Friday November 9 2018

THE LORD’S PRAYER: An irritation with the sign, 'Men at Work', which Janet M said she always finds at construction sites, because it gives the impression that only men work in those places, and yet there are women engineers, architects and even artisans, continues to draw reactions. Elais Junior's response to Janet M is that she could as well consider changing the Lord's Prayer to read: ''Our Father and Mother, who are in heaven.'' He disagrees with the insinuation that the 'Men at Work' sign discriminates against women, as it's simply a reference to mankind, thus incorporating both genders despite the 'man…' in the word. His contact is [email protected]
RECIPE FOR DISASTER: The proliferation in the number of land companies placing newspaper advertisements proclaiming that they have ''prime land for sale'' has been seriously worrying Gichuki Mbogo. This, he fears, is a recipe for disaster as far as national food security is concerned, as land is taken over for buildings reducing the space for food crop growing. ''The areas known for producing tea and coffee for export are not spared either, thus depriving the government of the revenue it badly needs. Let's get serious as a country and come up with a sound human settlement policy.'' His contact is [email protected]
ROAD RULES: Pedestrians’ disregard for basic traffic rules is really saddening, as it exposes them to grave danger, says Benjamin Ashuma. He has lately been watching keenly and been disgusted at the blatant flouting of the simple rules for pedestrians. He adds: “It’s evident that we have either stopped teaching our children these basic road safety rules or are just ignorant and don’t care. Pedestrians no longer take a look in both sides of the road before safely crossing. What I see are people crossing the road on their phones, tweeting, or texting or with their ears plugged with headphones. Can the NTSA also address this display of blatant impunity by pedestrians?” His contact is [email protected]
NAME TAGS: With the rampant tribalism in the country, Otiato Andayi says Japheth Amugada’s observations on “Kenyans’ supposed affinity for foreign names" is mistaken. There is a good reason, he adds, why it’s not advisable to have African names on waiters' name tags in restaurants. According to him, Kenyans are always quick to judge others on the basis of their second name. “To protect businesses and avoid potentially embarrassing situations, it makes sense for business owners adopt foreign names for neutrality.” His contact is [email protected]

Have a sensible day, won’t you!