Thursday, October 20, 2005
Nanny Bans Fat
Nanny seems to be having something of an "anti fat drive" going at the moment, at least that seemed to be the case for Mary Magilton from Oldham Manchester.
Mary found herself on the wrong end of a traffic accident, when a car mounted a pavement hit her and drove off.
Needless to say, she gave a statement to the police a few days later describing the female driver.
Unfortunately for Mary, the policeman that she was speaking to was clearly a close friend of Nanny; and therefore up to speed on the latest "nu-speak".
During Mary's description, the policeman admonished her for her use of the word "fat" when describing the driver.
Can you believe this?
Instead of the officer taking a note of her description, he paused and told her she could not use such language to describe an alleged offender.
Mrs Magilton said:
"They did not even get me to sign a statement. They treated me with such disdain. How can they ever find a criminal if they cannot take a description?"
She described the driver as having brown, shoulder-length hair and glasses. When asked "what build was she?", Mary replied "fat".
Mary the described what happened in the police station:
"They turned funny on me and told me I could not make such remarks."
"I do not know any other words to describe a fat person.
I looked it up in the dictionary and the alternatives are lardy, porky, podgy and other words I would not dare to use."
Needless to say, having corrected Mary of her "impure language" the police have yet to catch the non thin hit and run driver.
Our safety in Nanny's hands!