Examine the significance of the title "The Blind Spot" by Saki.

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A blind spot is defined as "an area where a person's view is obstructed." This is the literal definition. In daily life, people often talk about having a figurative "blind spot" for someone; by this they mean that they fail to exercise discrimination or judgment about them. For instance, one might say that a doting father has a blind spot when it comes to his son's rude behavior because he is fond of the boy and chooses to ignore the behavior.

In Saki's The Blind Spot, we have two characters, Egbert and Sir Lulworth, who are having lunch together. As they dine, Lulworth extols the pleasures of their meal, which starts with borscht and is followed by olives. Lulworth is obsessed with food—to the point where Egbert feels the man is pretty frivolous about things in general. In this story, he is about to find out how frivolous.

When Egbert tells him he has something important to discuss, Lulworth replies:

"Then we...

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