Saturday, October 20, 2007

Peds and fatties.


Is it a problem, then, this iPod thing? for pedestrians i mean? i think there are issues.

I'll admit to owning an mp3 player and giant dj-esque earphones, too. Often you will see me nodding along the street if i am not on my bike. Tunes keeping me smiling at my own internal world.

Then i come to a junction. What does the green cross code say? hey? Look both ways.

Especially if someone is coming around the corner in, say, a dumper truck. Or on a bike. In the wet.

It is also important, if you decide to ignore this simple and polite bit of common sense, NOT to scowl, shout or otherwise be a dick to the road user you have just stepped out in front of. It ain't their fault, for once.

Hokay?



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A report was issues this week after examining the rate of obesity in this country. Off the dial and increasing. BY 2050 we may see as many as 60% of the male adults clinically obese and the children? well, thats just child abuse. They should be *able* to eat as much as they can and not get fat because they are exercising so much. Truth.

What's more, beware the crap you are eating. In a not-so-shocking look at fast food outlets, the salt content for some meals (such as at Pizza Hut) were found to contain 200% of the adult recommended daily amount, and 250% of the childs recommended daily amount in just one meal.

Does that give you a thirst? am i being cynical?

who knows...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the Green Cross Code say 'stop, look and listen' - I guess you can't hear the traffic if you're listening to your own music. And what about listening to the birds or just hearing the peace and quiet?

Davey_A said...

And what about listening to the birds or just hearing the peace and quiet?

Aren't they usually drowned out by the traffic noise?

dave said...

Given that you consume more salt than the rest of our nation combined all before lunchtime, I'm not sure uou're in the best position to be chucking stones. How are your windaes?.....

Anonymous said...

ouch! but i agree about the salt thing. pot. kettle. black. all spring to mind...

dRjON said...

interestingly, well maybe, i have a pot of 6g of salt on my desk at work i show to patients. Effervescent painkillers have a lot of salt in em, so the pharmacist suggested we show that when we try to swap people over. I may add salt, and yes a fair bit, but no where near 6 g, and very little else i eat a day has significant salt content *and* i sweat often...