A record is soon to be announced by the government. Apparently Britain will shortly be able to hold its head up high and proclaim itself the world’s fattest nation. America is currently the reining king but we are fast catching up as the nation of fat. Isn’t that something to be proud of? Well when back in London recently, I met with some news editors and refuted these claims saying that all I ever saw were thin people swarming the streets. In fact, I said, I couldn’t remember the last time I saw a fat Londoner. They digested this news carefully and then laughed. Of course Londoners were thin, they said. When they wrote about Britain they weren’t talking about Londoners but the rest of the country. So it’s only non Londoners who get fat then? Well, silly old me for getting confused. Just fancy that!
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