Limbo! How low can you go? I hope anyone reading this is aware of Limbo, the contest to see who can go under the lowest bar without placing their hands on the ground behind them.
Earlier today, I saw the imagery used in a different – and most appropriate – context, one that I will no doubt use as part of my internal verbal tool kit henceforth. Someone lowered culinary standards so far in a concoction that another commented in criticism that they had set a bar too low to limbo under.
We all see it. Standards so low, considerations so inappropriate, crude or nasty that we are left astounded. Do we stoop to the level of the problem and fight it? Do we try to raise the consideration back to acceptable heights? Or do we simply observe, “That’s a bar too low to limbo under!”?
More and more, I am evolving to the latter.