I Can Resist Anything, Except Temptation….

…so someone needs to remove it from me, to save me from myself.

Miss Mantell, of Forestdale, who has dropped from size 24 to 14, says more needs to be done to stop others turning to the “last resort” of bariatric surgery

She said: “I have always had a weight problem since the age of 11. Some would blame my mother because she was always working and maybe it was easier for her to feed me unhealthily. I always had a bad diet. From the age of 13 I was on slimming tablets.

“I think it is easier for some parents to give their children something from a fried chicken shop than cook a good meal.

“Fast food is a huge part of the problem. It is too available, too cheap.”

How can something be ‘too available’, or ‘too cheap’?

Even if so, it doesn’t leap into your gaping maw itself, does it? You still have to exercise personal responsibility and walk intro the shop and buy it!

Truly, a case of #firstworldproblems

Oh, her job? School cook. Yes, indeed.

And to go with the massive sense of entitlement she has (that everyone else should suffer to resolve her problems), she appears to have a massive control freak impulse:

“As a school chef, I cook healthy and nutritious meals at school, and then you see children walking home with a box of chicken and chips.

“They come out of school and dive into a chicken box, and it’s ruining all the work we are doing with them at school. “

Here we have that personal responsibility again. Not to mention freedom to make choices, including bad ones.

What you feed the kiddiewinks while in school is up to the school board. What they choose to eat when they are out of school is not.

And that’s just the way it should be. But Miss Mantell thinks otherwise:

I think reducing the number of takeaways is a good idea. It takes away temptation which is the key, because it is easier to eat a bar of chocolate than an apple. I think it would stop quite a large number of people getting fat.”

No, it’d stop them getting fat off takeaways.

There’s still Greggs and Iceland. Unless you’ve got a plan for that too?

The council certainly have. They love people like you…

Jason Perry, Croydon Council’s member in charge of planning, has pledged to adjust council rules to make it possible to reject applications for fast food shops on grounds of protection of public health.


Mr Perry confirmed the existing laws leave them open to would-be takeaway owners taking them to court to appeal if rejected.

But the planning guru this week said a transition from the current Unitary Development Plan (UDP) set of rules, to the Local Development Framework (LDP), will allow for the local authority to reject takeaway applications without fear of reprisals.

Think it’ll stop there, with fast food shops? Oh, no. It won’t.

They are so confident of approval, urged on by the likes of Mantell, that they aren’t even hiding it anymore:

“It will form part of the armoury to tackle the problem of obesity and I think we could also look at how licensing laws could be used as well.”

Of course you do. It’s what people like you do

8 comments for “I Can Resist Anything, Except Temptation….

  1. meltemian
    August 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Well they could always try and bring back Rationing?
    Think I’ve still got a couple of part-used ration books somewhere…
    (thinking about it I wouldn’t put it past TPTB to come up with that, for our own good of course, mustn’t give them ideas!)

    • Tatty
      August 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      And why not ? Apparently it’s acceptable to call for those on benefits to be only provided with food and clothing vouchers.

      • August 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm

        Because people not on benefits tend earn money themselves and hence have property rights.


  2. August 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Again – one must differentiate between adults and children. Leaving aside real children for the moment and looking at the infantilized adults of today – that’s where your ire is rightly directed, Julia. Just what can be done about these mentally crippled humans is a real puzzler. We can rail at them but how can they be changed without coercion, which we don’t support?

    How to return them to fully functioning humans, given that the damage is done in the upbringing and the rest follows from there? We can say that’s not our problem but we have to deal with such people every day now, especially in public services and utilities companies.

    • Tatty
      August 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      I guess you have to learn how to play the game and use their rules against them. There’s a risk of inducing mental illness in that though so here’s a game and rules I’d like to play…

      Anyone calling for legislation on health grounds should be subjected first to a full and intrusive medical check-up to validate their qualification to speak on the subject at all then constantly monitored to ensure compliance to their own rules.

      With instantaneous punishment administered and removal from position of authority for ANY transgression.

      In short…practise what you preach or shut the fuck up. 😐

    • August 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Leave it to Darwin.

    • Furor Teutonicus
      August 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      At one time we could have used them to clean the streets, watch lathes, or as cannon fodder. Now they just let them breed, and pay them to stay at home.

      What to do with the slave classes, when machines have taken over their places in the factory?

  3. Furor Teutonicus
    August 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    XX As a school chef, I cook healthy and nutritious meals at school,XX

    😯 😀 😀 😀 😀

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