Nanny does seem to like interfering in the minutiae of our daily lives. I wonder why it is that she seems to have nothing better to do with her time.
There are more important issues such as; pensions, the health service, transport and the ever rising costs of the public sector to address.
However, instead, she devotes her time to trivia.
I found myself on the receiving end of one aspect of her obsession with trivia the other day.
I went to my local pharmacy to buy 3 packets of a migraine relief treatment for my partner Eva, who is over in Sweden at the moment and cannot buy it there.
Unfortunately, Nanny's rules only permit the purchase of one packet. Seemingly, in her mind, I am not adult enough or intelligent enough to be trusted with more than one packet.
Needless to say the good people at the pharmacy also thought that this rule is absolute nonsense. After a discrete chat it was decided, in the spirit of the war time black market, that I could purchase the requisite 3 packets.
As the good people of the pharmacy said, were I stupid enough to overdose on the pills at least I wouldn't have a headache.
This silly little rule brought to mind another trivial rule, brought in by Nanny, that lacked common sense and was of course unenforceable.
Those of you with long memories will recall the beef on the bone ban, this was equally easily flouted; the Frost family always managed to acquire their Sunday roast on the bone during that daft period.