Just passed this thread and it reflected on something I had been observing since returning to UK last year.
I left Dubai just as it had been officially declared the fattest country in the world..
Yeah even ahead of America
I think I became a little desensitized to the amount of MORBIDLY obese kids running around the malls over there and put it down to their very lavish
During numerous trips to holiday resorts in my work I can honestly say I,m disgusted with how this Nanny state has changed kids health since I,ve been
How "caring" parents can call themselves so is totally beyond my reasoning.
They clothe,educate and protect them (Suing at the first chance of correction by teachers or falling off 6" high branches at school and
Yet the first thing they do it shove them in front of TV with their playstations and enough cholesterol laden American imported pigswill to kill your
average grizzly bear..
And exercise?? what's that? Tony Hawkes BMXing or something(also on ps).
Eeee. wen I wuz a lad..
Honestly.. There wasn't a thing my parents could do to keep me IN the house..
Swimming in rivers ..AKA (Public nuisance?)
Climbing trees (Damaging public property?)
Fishing for newts (Poaching?)
Football against the back gates (Illegal ball games?)
Fireworks in turnips in the allotments (Terrorism?)
Anyone see a pattern?
Between ill informed/ignorant parents and the lack of something better to do for the police/government what incentive does a kid have to get off his
rapidly increasing backside to burn off a few calories.
Where have all the fat kids gone??..Check your front rooms folks.