A little piece of whimsy caught my eye yesterday.
The first thing that struck me is who the fuck commissioned this piece of vital research?
“Hey! Jack – We have a few hundred thousand left in the coffers. Wanna do some research?”
“Research into what?”
“I dunno. Whatever you like. How about ‘do SUV drivers really have small penises’?”
“Done that, and the answer was yes.”
“Well, how about ‘are farts on aeroplanes odourless’?”
“Done that and the answer was no.”
“For fuck’s sake! Go and think up something, you short miserable little prick.”
And thus a mighty piece of research was born.
They never asked me anything.
I am well over the six foot mark, and I can assure you that life isn’t a bed of roses. For a start, I could never travel in comfort on Concorde. I can also painfully testify that there are quite a lot of doors around that don’t cater too well to the elongated individual.
It does have advantages, I must confess.
I usually get a good view at a standing only concert. If I do drop a ripper, it’s the shorties who get it first. Heh!
What has me completely baffled though is their conclusion –
The report’s authors concluded the findings were almost wholly explained by the positive association between height and both income and education, both of which are closely linked to better lives.
What the fuck?
I’ll have them know I was tall [for my age] before I ever started school. And I used to get 3d for my pocket money. Hardly well off?
I suppose genetics had nothing whatsoever to do with it?