Just been drinking my coffee as I listened to 'Life Scientific', the person interviewed was Professor Dame Theresa Marteau, and she was talking about behavioural changes to help towards keeping disease and obesity at bay. Little things we already know, small plate size, smaller wine glasses, lift doors that are slow to open thereby making you take the stairs.
I remembered the daily visits I took to York hospital and the people I saw there. There were quite a lot of over large middle aged men about in the wards, and my mind said they have been indulging through their lives without counting the cost, I thought it was wrong to put such a heavy burden on the NHS. (No pun intended;)
Now this can be seen as a righteous thought and totally unworthy, and I am sure the caring community of nurses did not judge that way. But an odd incident happened. One day travelling up in the lift there was a nurse wheeling an obese man in a wheelchair. On his lap were all the things you are not supposed to eat, crisps, lots of chocolate bar and drinks. He must have caught the drift of my look, for he looked straight into my eyes and seemed to challenge me to say something. Coward as always I didn't but just smiled to move the moment away.
Today I learn that thousands have been in touch with the BBC moaning about the overall coverage of the death of Phillip and not being able to see their favourite programmes - God forbid!
Perhaps we should all grow up and actually see what is happening in the outside world before we moan about temporary loss of television programmes. There was an interesting programme last night on something I mentioned the other day - the plight of delivery people and the use of contract less jobs leaving them to the vagaries of the market. Sorry can't help my need to get cross....