Ms Bennett says people should be willing to do jobs like cleaning or working in a fast food restaurant, describing those jobs as noble. Any job is a good job, and people doing cleaning or fast-food service can get experience that allows them to move on to other jobs.Cleaning, to paraphrase Jebediah Springfield, embiggens the smallest...beneficiary. This patronising tripe is waiting for someone to take it down, and lo and behold a cleaner, no less, has. From Scoop, a Poem for Paula.
Are you quite sure we're that way, with our mop and plastic tray?
What is this "noble" really,
what does Oxford have to say?
well, that's a must for heating hasty fatty meals
"Noble, illustrious by title, birth or rank"
undaunted if the men's urinal stank
"morally elevated, stately, magnificent, splendid
and maintaining such a state until our graveyard shift has ended
"Ah, he must be a cleaner, that imposing feller!"
"not tarnishing in air or water, not easily attacked by acid"
putting up with shit all day, while seeming placid
No, that's not our description.
But it could be Paula Bennet's.
by Don Franks ( cleaner)