I sat and watch some political dimwits chat for ten minutes this morning....and the term "fairness" got thrown around six to eight times. So I finally got tired of hearing it.
“Fairness” doesn’t get a guy to pull a 10PM to 7AM shift at a local factory for $12 an hour.
“Fairness” doesn’t ensure a decent meal at the Catfish Cabin for $9.99.
“Fairness” doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed Ford-certified transmission mechanic when you demand an overnight repair.
“Fairness” doesn’t drive a truckload of tomatoes from Texas to Michigan in the middle of a December snowstorm.
“Fairness” doesn’t clean the restaurant kitchen enough to pass the city health inspector inspection.
“Fairness” doesn’t get you a $20k loan from the local bank when your business heating system failed in the midst of February.
“Fairness” doesn’t guarantee your kid is getting a top-notch math teacher in the sixth grade.
“Fairness” isn’t going to help you when the city has determined a year-long construction project will go by the front of your store and halt half of the profits you enjoyed for a decade.
“Fairness” isn’t helping when a city council member won’t approve your booze license unless there’s some donation to their campaign fund.
“Fairness” doesn’t help when the cops won’t come out to your area of town after dark because there’s too much crime there.
“Fairness” doesn’t sweep up a mess made by a bunch of drunks around the back of your building the night before.
I would even add this....”Fairness” didn’t exist on the 6th of June 1944 on the beaches of Normandy.
For anyone who is really obsessed with “Fairness”, maybe it’s time you asked what exactly is meant by the term.