Monday, 4 July 2016

Or, We Could Just Let Darwinism Run Its Course..?

Dr Chodarhi, from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: "Accidents often happen when we're distracted and mobile phones are increasingly to blame - whether it's a teenager stepping out into traffic while instant messaging or a baby grabbing at a hot drink or biting into a liquitab while their parent is replying to a text.
"It only takes a split second for an accident to happen so I urge parents and young people to adapt their behaviour."
Works for me...

5 comments:

Andrew Scarborough said...

So what did mums do before Ocado deliveries became a distracting click away? Were they distracted while sieving the flour for a sponge cake? Someone should suggest that a child is not just for breast feeding in Starbucks, it's for life.

stengle said...

A story an Insurance repair man told me today. His business once had to attend a house where there had been a fire. It was a house owned by two alcoholics, and the fire was caused by the man who had left the chip pan on while he fell asleep in a drunken stupor, and the woman of the house had been interrupted at the pub with news that her house was on fire.

Apparently she held up her pint and said she wasn't leaving this behind and would go home when she had finished it.

Fortunately they had no children but if they had, one wonders what kind of parents they would have made.

Northish said...

Darwinism suffered a significant setback with the demise of the chip pan, however smartphones have more than corrected that situation.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

Identify a "problem". Seek grant to research the "problem".

JuliaM said...

"Someone should suggest that a child is not just for breast feeding in Starbucks, it's for life."

Heh!

"Fortunately they had no children but if they had, one wonders what kind of parents they would have made."

*speechless*

"Darwinism suffered a significant setback with the demise of the chip pan..."

I never really liked my deep fat fryer. I still shallow-fry my chips. Mind you, I keep my full attention on them while I do so!