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.
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?