Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Most Ironic title for a letter to the Times of Oman ever

A Letter to the Editor found in today's Times of Oman. A Newspaper where Mediocrity isn't just a word, it's a corporate philosophy.

Where Mediocrity Thrives
This has reference to your editorial, Aussie stand exposed, (January 11). The editorial is timely. There is no doubt that the standard of higher education in Australia is in no way even at par with that in England or America. I wonder what really attracts Indian students to Australia. As a nation, Australia has traditionally thrived on mediocrity. The Aussies are indeed feeling threatened by the superior intellects of the Indians and Chinese. The attacks on Indians are definitely results of a threatened society who fear being overshadowed by these superior intellects if not intimidated and shooed out now.
-Prasad K. Babu, Wadi Kabir

Nice. Let's swap some of the words around now.

Where Mediocrity Thrives
This has reference to your editorial, Omani stand exposed, (January 11). The editorial is timely. There is no doubt that the standard of work and business in Oman is in no way even at par with that in England or India. I wonder what really attracts outside workers to Oman. As a nation, Oman has traditionally thrived on mediocrity. The Omani's are indeed feeling threatened by the superior intellects of the British and Indians and Chinese. The harassment and governmental bias against foreigners are definitely results of a threatened society who fear being overshadowed by these superior intellects if not intimidated and shooed out now.
-James Waddle- Al Qurm

Or, How about this?

Where Mediocrity Thrives
This has reference to your editorial, Muslim stand exposed, (January 11). The editorial is timely. There is no doubt that the standard of higher education in the Muslim World is in no way even at par with that in the west. I wonder what really attracts Muslim students to outside universities. As a nation of people, Muslims have traditionally thrived on mediocrity. The Muslims are indeed feeling threatened by the superior intellects of the Christians and Jews. The attacks on westerners are definitely results of a threatened society who fear being overshadowed by these superior intellects if not intimidated and shooed out now.
-Susie Soakes - Via Email

I do have to say that the letter provided a nice change from the usual Cricket and Indian politics discussions, as well as a welcome break from the usual Zionist conspiracy bullshit.

More from here later.




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