Day 26 - Something you read online
This title recently caught my eye £500,000 of Public Money to be spend on pavements for fat people
Once my head had exploded, steam stopped coming through my ears and my incredulous shouts of “What the bloody hell?” stopped I re-read the article in order to try and find some real meaning and reasoning in it.
Are they suggesting that fat people don’t currently walk on pavements as we are afraid of breaking them? We park our cars on concrete. There is not an epidemic of fat people causing earthquakes or paving slabs splitting as we walk, so I’m pretty much sure that pavements are self from us.
Are they intimating that fat people are scared of pot holes or cracks in the pavement more than thinner people? Anybody can fall over a defective pavement.
My only guess for what they are doing is this:
They obviously have problems with their pavements and are getting a lot of tripping claims coming through. They presumably don’t have the funding in their budget to make the repairs to the pavements, so need an excuse.
I have a vision of some bright spark in the roadways department coming up with an idea.
“Hey guys, I’ve got it!!! Put through on another department’s budget, pretend it will benefit something. Blame the fat people. Everyone hates them. Say it’s of benefit to them to get them to lose weight and we’ll get it through on “Health in the Community”.
Check out the other ladies in the challenge and see what articles they have chosen.