One of the great "joys" of life is receiving a call from a stranger who asks me if I want life insurance, loans, to swap phone provider etc.
Cold calling is one of the banes of life in the digital age (those of you who have been called by Contact4 may appreciate these articles here and here).
Therefore it should come as no surprise whatsoever to learn that Nanny intends to get in on the act.
Matt Tee, director of NHS Direct, recently postulated (can I say postulated here?) at a "stakeholder consultation" (why can't Nanny speak English like wot you and I speak?) that NHS Direct could in future "cold-call" specific people in deprived areas or hard-to-reach groups to offer them health services.
Tee said, rather threateningly to my view:
"We have got a good idea of where the most unhealthy people are living and, rather than waiting for them to come to us, should we not be going to them and offering them a free life check over the phone?
And if we think that they might have an issue with their diet or weight, we might refer them to a personal trainer."
Nanny, it would seem, has a little list of fat people!
I don't care much for her keeping lists like this.
I most certainly don't care for the idea that Nanny will be cold calling me!