Last September it was announced that Ted Drewes received an award for being the World's Best Ice Cream. I honestly don't remember hearing about this back then, but yesterday a big trophy arrived from Ireland and was given to Ted Drewes himself. Now this award is being given a lot of play in our local media and folks........
Something singularly unattractive has happened to us as a country and a people. This past election season brought out the worst in us and the availability of social media to make our feelings known all the time about everything, has now seeped into even the most innocuous of subjects, like Ted Drewes.
Social media commentary anger and self righteous condemnations, is now part of a story on ice cream and frozen custard. For crying out loud people, you don't have to be angry or argue about every single thing. The comments to the Drewes award story yesterday on Fox2 Facebook page and other places was a perfect picture of our life together these days. But now I can't find this story, either Fox 2 took it down because of the comments or Facebook has moved it somewhere else along the line.
The worst is, though, you'll probably be able to see the same kind of comments on this story on other news sites. It's Ice Cream! It's Frozen Custard! It shouldn't be another source to feed our worst instincts.