Friday, 2 September 2016
A hunting magazine in an hospital?
I did not know anything about The Field, which is apparently and according to Wikipedia the world's oldest field sport magazine, when I saw one of its issue in the antenatal ward of the hospital where my wife and I went to for the first scan of our little Wolfie. What was strange was not that there was a hunting magazine among the reading available for the patients in the corridor where we were waiting for the scan, but that it was the only magazine available. And a few weeks later, there was the same magazine, with its cover ripped off. My wife, who is a vegetarian, found this barbaric and its presence kind of crass. Even I thought it was, well, odd.