I received an email this morning.
As a member of Ireland’s influential blogging community, safefood would like to invite you to join a webinar all about the next stages of the Childhood Obesity campaign. The webinar will take place at 2.30pm on Thursday 28th November.
For a start, I haven't a fucking clue what a "webinar" is so I am very unlikely to attend.
You may have already heard about this campaign and seen some of the outdoor or TV advertising. With 1 out of every 4 children on the island of Ireland overweight, this is an issue that we, as a society, need to be aware of and tackle together.
No. I haven't heard of your fucking campaign as I avoid advertisements. And what's this "1 out of 4" shite? This sounds suspiciously like one of these "5,265 people die every year from picking their nose" bits of crap that the Nanny State loves so dearly. The evidence of my own eyes tells me this is a load of horseshit. And no – it is NOT an issue that we as a society, need to be aware of and tackle together. Society can mind its own fucking business. If people want to cram their kids full of sweets then that's their business and it has fuck all to do with you or me.
The mail goes on about "the childhood obesity debate" and wanting my ideas on a "healthier Ireland" but frankly I have more important things to do that to read their Nannying tripe.
Everything about that mail gives me the creeps. Even their title – safefood – with its "safe" in bold italics is nauseating. Everything has to be safe these days, not to mention healthier. You can fuck off on both counts.
I had a look to see who these Nannys are –
safefood is an all-island implementation body set up under the British-Irish Agreement with a general remit to promote awareness and knowledge of food safety and nutrition issues on the island of Ireland.
I might have guessed. Another government funded lobby group whose aim is to perpetuate their own existence and their own fat salaries by whinging about something that is none of their fucking business.
These people will never be happy all the time there is some pleasure to be had in the world.
I have a good mind to go along to their "webinar" [if I can find out what it is].
They wouldn't know what hit 'em.