HAVING now passed the centennial of the world’s greatest maritime disaster, it may be a fitting time to retire that phrase about “re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic”.
Don’t get me wrong, it is an excellent phrase. I just think it may be
time for a more contemporary reference to illustrate the concept of fretting over pointless trivia instead of tackling a major crisis.
But replace it with what? Well, I was at a loss until this week, when it emerged that we are replacing all the traditional traffic light bulbs in Mauritius with low-energy versions, to help reduce carbon emissions.
Well done guys. That will definitely stop the ice caps melting....or at least delay it for a good four seconds.