29 Jul 2020

And Then, Peddle Up...

I’m sure I’ve got this wrong but this was my take of the initial inane announcement regarding fat folk getting on a bicycle.

It sounded like doctors would be instructed to give bicycles to fat folk through the prescription system. So you roll-up, complain about your weight and beg for a bike?

Now an item requested via a prescription costs just short of ten quid per item – unless you’re of an age, as indeed am I, then it’s all ‘free’. So, play your cards right and there’s a chance of getting a bike for a tenner? Even ‘free’? Two things if wot I heard was right, I’m sure pharmacies will be delighted at the prospect of having to find room in their shops for a selection of bikes on top of all the meds and drugs they need to stock.

Secondly, later amended, was the thought of getting your bike, getting it home and straight away, sticking it up for sale on the Inter-Web. Naughty fat folk would then repeat the above, requesting a repeat prescription owing to ‘theft’ of first and subsequent bikes.

Then it dawned on me that the Inter-Web market for bicycles would’ve dried-up owing to the legitimate availability of ten quid bikes via a GP.

And I would do wot then? Give ‘em a hula-hoop.

Anyhoo, on my next visit to my GP I’ll explore the chances of getting an electric bike owing to increasing weight and age...


Quote;  Emo Philips.

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.”


A K Haart said...

Smart fatties may hire themselves out to get bike prescriptions for people who don't qualify. Of course they may have to forget about the diet so they don't slim down too much. Lots of junk food is the answer to that one.

Mac said...

A K Haart,
That's an excellent point/idea. Further to the thought of lots of large people suddenly getting their five minutes of fame via Look-At-Me'dia, possibly the TV news could just allocate five minuets of each broadcast to that and call it some thing like Teletubbies. Oh, wait a minute...