Squirty

The plan that was supposed to happen for the next two weeks is that I wander around the UK (on your recommendations), unfortunately for the last two days I have been suffering from a bout of diarrhoea and being stuck on a motorway with while desperate to visit the loo is a thought that doesn't fill me with joy.

So I'm postponing it until I feel better. The good news is that it isn't happening while I am supposed to be working, otherwise I would be up before the 'competency hearing' that I've been threatened with. That or rustling while I walk around in incontinence pads…

Good news though as I have a piece I wrote for the Guardian up at Comment is Free. Getting some interesting comments as well, which is lovely.

UPDATE: It would seem that whoever posted the article edited the final paragraph for reasons unknown. It should read

Due to public concern and the opinions of experts the government is seeking to reduce the amount of alcohol drunk, especially by the young. However until we have a change in culture of a similar magnitude to that which made 'drinking until you fall down vomiting' popular these problems will only get worse.

Perhaps in the future the fashion may be to drink sensibly.

I live in hope.

8 thoughts on “Squirty”

  1. Congratulations on your article at Guardian on-line. I hope you find more places like this that will publish your writing. A good article, too. The examples you give of young alcoholics are horrifying.Would they ever consider AA? Is AA strong in the UK? I don't hear you mention it very much in your blog.

  2. Hmmm…I've just noticed I've been edited to death…

    The last paragraphs should read –

    “Due to public concern and the opinions of experts the government is seeking to reduce the amount of alcohol drunk, especially by the young. However until we have a change in culture of a similar magnitude to that made 'drinking until you fall down vomiting' popular these problems will only get worse.

    Perhaps in the future the fashion may be to drink sensibly.

    I live in hope.”

    Tut-tut Guardian – that's a bit naughty.

  3. ha! I've seen them do that to charlie brooker posts too – he then added his own unedited ending in the comments.at least you're in good company 🙂

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