In what must go down as the most obvious bit of reporting since the Daily Mail ‘flipped’ in 1939 (to declare that Hitler was actually not such a ‘good egg’ after all), the Times has broken the world exclusive that, yes, I.T. workers really are a bit more wheezy and sweaty than other professionals.
Why? Because of the lack of exercise? The terrible, snacky on-the-go food? The isolation of IT offices allowing people to eat what they want, when they want? A lack of peer pressure? All of the above?
We particularly like The Times’ line ‘IT workers take the biscuit for missing government recommendations for a healthy lifestyle. And then come back for more biscuits.’
While reading this story I realised that, despite the fact that the staff of EML towers spend a lot of our time at our desks crying and smearing cake around our faces, we’re actually doing surprisingly well. Government guidelines for a healthy lifestyle are; five fruit and/or veg a day, and half an hour of strenuous exercise five times a week. We mostly eat quite healthily, (outside of work), and a lot of us cycle in every day, making for an hour of exercise every day. EML seems to have got itself some kind of magical get-out-of-jail-free card. Either that, or we’re all about to keel over of type two diabetes.
In any case at EML we embrace our more sizable brethren with wide-spread arms. There was a definite note of flippancy in the Times’ tone, however.
Oops. Need a bit of space-filler…
Anyway, here, without further ado is a link to my favourite website, ‘crying while eating’. I suggest you all have a good look at this and think hard before reaching for that cup of Horlicks served in the Bacon Mug.
And here’s an image of a morbidly obese hedgehog.
Wait, what was I talking about again? I seem to have fallen into an internet hole. And now I can’t prize myself out.