From walking crowded streets, stations and shopping malls I offer the following thoughts, to parents. Your children should be educated to remain close to you before you enter such public areas. I know its controversial but really its been happening for generations, some would argue that it’s how you keep them safe. I know that children are inquisitive and curious but as a parent you have to keep them under control. Little Johnny may want to run across my legs but, as his parent, you wont let him. Your children may want to walk 4 abreast along the pavement but you will shepherd them together so as to allow others to pass.
For clarification the god awful reigns that are all the rage are a way of keeping track of your children. They are not, listen closely High St Mom from the weekend, a retractable lead, they are for dogs. When your child decides to walk at the maximum distance behind you reigns are not intended to offer you the ability to drag them through the crowd. Dragging your child through a crowd blindly is like a ship dragging an anchor. You will throw people left and right and drag the reigns across their paths. Be warned, the next time this happens to me and I don’t have my hands full I will start a tug of war and you won’t win. I am not asking for children to be seen and not heard or anything so archaic, just keep them under some form of control. When your on public transport with three children, I will help you out here, you need 4 seats. You don’t need a carriage, it is not a play zone, the other people travelling are not child minders or entertainers.
In other news can somebody please explain why we spend so much money on advertisements for perfume? Are they aimed at clueless men who are gift hunting or do they entice women to test scents? For me this is the epitomy of marketing, I want you to purchase an expensive bottle of scent so I show you what it looks like. The amazing thing is that it works, hence the advertising spend. Ok I get that we can’t smell shampoo or taste drinks but their advertising is targeted differently. You buy a shampoo because of its action, the scent is incidental. Or perhaps you, lime me, buy it out of bewilderment and feeling trapped in the isle in the store. But perfume is sold purely on psychology, imagery and emotive scenes cause you to purchase something for which scent is the only purpose.
Finally for today I would like to answer any that have questioned my medical knowledge. I have followed my strict program of ignoring lefty and continuing to exercise as normal. Contrary to some opinions Lefty is improving and the pain episodes are reducing again. Once again the theory of ignoring a petulant Ms Nature and her attention seeking has served me well. I am sure that she will have another attempt in due course but for now we are heading back to the straight and narrow