On Objections to Slaughterhouses Not Sandwich Shops
I think I'm going to start a contest for the most absurd/ironic/bizarre sentence to come out of the mouth of a human each week. I'd have to narrow it down to published sentences, just to be fair; I wouldn't want to get into any he said/she said situations.
The inaugural winner would be John Carbonaro, who found an article called "Slaughterhouse in Buffalo Wins Zoning Approval." Briefly:
- Zoning board in Buffalo unanimously approved plans for a slaughterhouse (as in, a place where chickens, goats, lambs and calves will be killed and chopped up).
- Said operation will be housed in the back of a building that has a Subway sandwich shop in the front.
- Felicia and Bobby Horton, the owners of Subway sandwich shop, are concerned about odors (presumably malodors) that could possibly come from the slaughterhouse.
Felicia Horton inquires/protests: "If they're cutting up [animals], are you going to want to come up front an eat some meat?"
Perhaps all sandwich shops should be housed in abattoirs.
PS-Note the brackets provided by the journalist. I wonder if she actually said "If they're cutting up meat . . . "