Friday 15 January 2010

People Who Shouldn't Be Parents (Could Become A Series)

Your toddler daughter refuses to do as you say. Do you ...

a) Use persuasion
b) Use firm discipline
c) Complain to the BBC

Astley Baker Davies had initially considered including seatbelts and child seats in the show but felt it might limit the characters' range of expressions.

But it reversed its stance after a parent complained that her daughter had refused to wear a seatbelt because Peppa did not.

Good grief.


manwiddicombe said...

I couldn't believe it either.

Absolutely nuts.

Witterings from Witney said...

And these people have a vote?


Dick Puddlecote said...

MW: Oops, didn't see yours before my knee jerked. ;-)

WfW: Scary, huh?

John Pickworth said...

There was a story on Look North last night about some student coming over all queer because he'd taken something called M-CAT.

Seems its some kind of legal high but the kids like it so naturally it must be banned. Quick as you like, the local Beeb rushed out onto the streets to canvas the opinions of experts...

"It should be banned" said some old fella leaving the co-op with his shopping. Another cried "My son is only 3 years old, I don't want him taking stuff like that!".

Excuse me love. Why would your 3 year old be out on the streets trying to score drugs anyway? I think social services needs to visit you PDQ.

Honestly, the country's gone absolutely barking.

JuliaM said...


Too many idiots in the world, not enough shallow graves...

Anonymous said...

This may sound harsh, but the ubiquitousness of idiots has much to do with the onward march of Health and Safety: in the past the more stupid amongst us killed themselves by doing lethally stupid things. Now they are prevented.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Anon: Yes, you have a good point there, and there is well-argued evidence that seat belts only spread risk elsewhere anyway. But maybe that's for a different day. :-)

timbone said...

Here is an analogy. 1981 when my daughter was 4.
"Let me fasten you into your seat darling"
"No Daddy, squirmwig doesn't do it on my television"
"Fuck squirwig and do as you are told"
Do you have to phone the BBC now?