So, today is going to be the hottest day of the year. Hotter than yesterday but not as hot as tomorrow. And there is lots of advice for pensioners like us as to what we should do in weather like this. We`re told to stay indoors between 11.00am and 3.00pm. We`re told to drink lots of water. We`re told not to perfom strenuous tasks and most definitely not play golf. It all smacks of the Nanny State and the Ministry of the Bleedin` Obvious.
I`m not actually complaining about the advice because I imagine there might conceivably be some elderly people around who don`t have an ounce of common sense. There might also be those who would object to their human rights being infringed if they were not able to perform strenuous tasks or play golf, but it`s the second lot of `advice` we`ve had in recent weeks, following the outbreak of swine flu.
I`m led to believe that HM Gov. arranged for millions of leaflets to be printed and delivered to tell people what to do if they thought they had contracted swine flu or, better still, how to avoid getting it in the first place. Sadly, or perhaps deliberately, said leaflet has never been delivered to chez Snopper. However, common sense suggests that I should refrain from going to Mexico and under no circumstances should I consort with anything that squeaks or grunts a bit.