As I have noted before, and has been widely discussed by loyal readers on this site, the supermarkets are more than happy to do Nanny's bidding in order to "curry her favour".
I have just received this patronising piece of email bullshit from Sainsbury's:
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Customer Services Manager,
A few observations on the above:
1 Why do Nanny and her acolytes assume that I will be unable to "control" my eating habits during the Autumn?
2 Why do Nanny and her acolytes assume that I am overweight (I am not), or about to become overweight (I won't)?
3 Were I to be overweight, what farking business is it of Nanny/Sainsbury's to pump out anti "fat" propaganda in this manner that implies I am unhappy with my body shape etc?
4 Were I to decide that I need to lose weight I am more than capable of using my intelligence, the internet etc to determine and work out the best way to do it...errmm...oh I know...eat less exercise more!
5 Is this not the same Sainsbury's that bombards us with TV and media adverts (especially in the run up to Christmas), encouraging us to gorge on fattening foods (eg mince pies, cream, cakes etc)? Hypocrites!
As I said, this is patronising bullshit; the supermarkets should stop aiding and abetting Nanny.
Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.
Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.
Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store.
Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts