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Something must be done — 18 Comments

  1.  This blog really is an education, I didn't know such words as staycation or glamping existed. I had to look them up on  norton search. You're certainly more in touch with generation snowflake than I am GD. I must try and get out more.

    As for "where the fuck is it all going to end"? Have you ever watched Planet of the Apes?

    • That is a bit of an insult to apes.  They are considerably more intelligent than the current generation.

    • Darwin always has his day.  His method has worked well over the lifetime of the planet.  And there's no escaping him!

  2. What is 400 meters? I used to walk further than that to catch the tube ( I grew up in Notting Hill Gate long before it became the ghastly trendy place it is now ) to school. Back in the sixties we didn't have the cash to buy fast food anyway, my pocket money went on far more important things like plastic kits of Spitfires. If kids today are anything like we were back then a mere 400 meter walk isn't going to put anyone off or are they so cosseted by their parents driving them anywhere they wish to go, 400 meters might as well be a marathon?

    • I don't even know why they chose 400 metres.  Why not 500, or 1,000?  It seems like a strange figure.  I used to have to walk to school and back from the age of around 6.  It was over a mile away which is considerably further than 400 metres!

  3. Sandwiches are fairly fast, though I haven't actually timed them, so…. does that mean the bread shop has to close or move to the proposed distance?  Are there a lot of empty commercial properties 400 metres form the school and is this campaign tied in some way with estate agents?  Next there'll be campaigners moaning about traffic hold ups and bottlenecks 400 metres from the school!  Has the school cut a deal with a burger company and are after a monopoly because the campaigners have shares in said burger company?  There has to be more underhand shenanigans behind this coz we all know they don't really care about ours or our kids' health 😉

    • Besides, the brain needs fat to function so therefore fat is not the enemy, the goobermint is!  They want the next generation to be thick so it will be easier to be bamboozled by goobermint lies! Busted!! Make goober mint a “No Lie Zone!!

      • A No Lie Zone is an excellent idea.  I wonder if it could be tailored to affect politicians only?  We could blanket the country then.

  4. What's needed is drive-by chish 'n fips vans, come to a screeching halt, everyone rushes out and buys the just cooked, packed item.

  5. Except, of course, you sometimes have to suffer the consequences of other people's bad parenting.

    • I think many parents (fathers included) don't know how to make really adventurous sandwiches for their kids' lunch boxes. Bad parenting indeed.

  6. I agree with everything you state, Grandad. So what's going to happen if there already is a fast food joint within 400 meters of a school or perhaps a little eatery that serves fish and chips that's been there a century or so? Tell them to pack up and move? Right. Go tell an already established McDonalds (or whatever franchise) they have to close up all of a sudden. See where it gets them.

    And what's wrong with the term "fries"? Chips, fries, shoestring potatoes, pommes frites, it really doesn't matter what you call them. If they're done right, they're great. Besides, we didn't invent the things and neither did the UK or Ireland for that matter. It was either Belgium (1600s) or the French (1700s). I believe they're still having a war over this?

    Oh, and have you heard the new-ish term, "safe space"? I'd like to give these idiots that use the term a "safe space" alright.

    • In fairness to them [though why I should give them any leeway is beyond me] the regulations would only apply to new planning permissions, so all existing premises are safe.

      Nothing wrong with "fries" apart from "chips" being the traditional term used here in Ireland.  "Fries" just crept in with all the other damned Mercanisms.

      I wrote about Safe Spaces [I think] when I was scribbling about Snowflakes and their fear of the spoken word.  No.  I just checked.  Never mentioned the term before.  Must have a bash at that sometime?

      • Must have a bash at that sometime?

        Oh, please do. And I suggest doing a bit of research on the term beforehand (as if you wouldn't) so you can get good and disgusted first. Writing up a post will be that much more effective that way. Must do one myself.

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