Pictures On The Wall At the Sushi Shop

Originally uploaded by meriwilliams.

There’s a great little sushi place at the railway station in Bath that I frequently breakfast at when I’m travelling. The first time I went in there, I noticed something strange and took this picture — all over the walls there are photos of live seafood. This is quite common in seafood restaurants and doesn’t seem strange on its own, but can you imagine if McDonalds had pictures of live cows & chickens up on the walls??

I wonder what it is in our minds that makes it appetising to see the original live animal when it’s seafood, but not beef or chicken.