Out to Lunch

A drive away there's various places

full of fat people filling their faces

with things they don't need

not because of greed

but just because it's there

and they've nothing else to do

so they eat cake and drink tea

at least it's better than daytime TV


◄ Death of a Drummer

The Train Not Standing at Platform One..... ►


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Brian Maryon

Mon 21st Oct 2019 12:32

Becky - it just sort of happened that way. I suppose subconsciously I didn't want it to be too regular. Glad you liked it.

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Becky Who

Mon 21st Oct 2019 11:25

I'm intrigued Brian - how come 3 rhyming couplets, but the 3rd one doesn't?

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Don Matthews

Tue 15th Oct 2019 09:18

I am retired and must support
My local pub, why? cos
They serve me snacky bitey bits
And snags with barby sauce

(But I'm not obese......)

If I don't use my local pub
They cannot then afford
To annual on the Riviera
Casinos well explored

(But I'm not obese.....)

(What's that hanging over your belt?.....) 😎

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Brian Maryon

Tue 15th Oct 2019 08:07

Thanks Trevor, Ruth and Mark.

I've made the link between obesity and boredom because I think boredom is a big reason for casual snacking. You see it all the time in the so called 'cafe culture' which is linked to the 'shopping experience'. Out of town, many pubs would have closed were it not for mostly retired people going out for a carvery.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 14th Oct 2019 15:47

Self-indulgence and self-gratification...these are the new "freedoms"
in today's world. Obesity (unless medically explained) is one prime
example of those in action. Add to them their partner in crime -
making excuses - and you have an unholy trinity of unsavoury
excess that makes us all pay in one form or another.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sun 13th Oct 2019 19:03

They will be eating their cake, drinking their tea .... AND watching daytime TV all at the same time. No control.... Only remote! 😊

We can't call people fat these days though....waistline challenged maybe?

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Trevor Alexander

Sun 13th Oct 2019 15:46

Anything's better than daytime TV! But tea & cake sounds ok...

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