Monday, September 06, 2004

Dr John Reid

...is reported to have called for children to work in gardens in order to exercise and beat the obesity problem that has been vexing the government recently. Does anyone know where Nelly can get some chubby children to help her in the garden? No ASBOids need apply as Nelly sees enough anti-social behaviour at work.

3 comments:

Mularky said...

When i was a lad we walked five hundred miles in or bare feet to get a good hiding at school! Mootching, mitching or beaking off...truancy kept us fit as butchers dogs....dyslexia just kept us in. We had a doctor in school to jab us with drugs we didnt really want or understand, then he would prod a lollypop stick in your mouth and get ye te aaaaggggggg till yer twa eyne nearly popped out. Then there were nit hunts ....aye nits.
Perhaps Dr John could advise parents to stop stuffing junk food into their kids ..or take the shoes aff them!one should be as easy as the other...?

Mularky said...

When I was a lad we walked five hundred miles in or bare feet to get a good hiding at school! Mooching, mitching or beaking off...truancy kept us fit as butcher’s dogs.... dyslexia just kept us in. We had a doctor in school to jab us with drugs we didn’t really want or understand, then he would prod a lollypop stick in your mouth and get ye tee aaaaggggggg till yer twa eyne nearly popped out. Then there were nit hunts.... aye nits.
Perhaps Dr John could advise parents to stop stuffing junk food into their kids. Or take the shoes aff them! One should be as easy as the other...?

Nelly said...

Good comment Mularkey - worth repeating! I only walked the three miles but it kept me skinny too. I only started putting on the beef when I started taking the bus to Ballymena. Mind you I wasn't that fat - only thought I was because Twiggy was the cat's pyjamas in them days.