The cock and bull of it

I wish they would not name the brand of the safety matches ‘Cock’, it is seriously offensive even if they did it with the most innocent of intentions, displaying a nice figure of a rooster in all its glory, probably when it is crowing at that, nevertheless feels offensive. Just the look of that tiny little box with its name in all caps ‘COCK’ is downright derogatory.

If you come to think of it, it could very easily have been ‘DOLL’ or ‘ROSE’ with a picture of a doll or a rose to go by but no, it had to be a COCK, whether any underlying sense of humor was at play while branding an article as miniscule in size (although not in utility), is rather doubtful owing to the humble source of its origin yet a hint towards it cannot be overruled either.

The fact that I am writing about it shows that I have been in the vicinity of the kitchen too long and seriously need to get out and get a life!!

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