Monday 18 December 2017

Nanny Noone can take my 99 from my cold, sticky fingers

Pester power: Maybe parents should just say ‘no’ when kids want ice cream Picture posed
Pester power: Maybe parents should just say ‘no’ when kids want ice cream Picture posed

There was a time when I was totally against the continued existence of the Seanad. But proving that those of us who voted to abolish this hospice for political losers were short-sighted fools who should have their polling cards forcibly removed, one of its inmates has been busy focusing our minds on 'aggressive selling' by ice cream vans.

Senator Catherine Nobody, sorry, Noone, has been quick to warn a trembling nation that "mothers have enough to be doing than trying to control their kids from eating ice-cream all day when an ice-cream van rolls in. I was contacted by a member of the public who was finding it very difficult to keep saying 'no' to their child when other kids were getting ice-cream."

That's quite a shocking admission and one which doesn't really hold up. After all, mad people with a bee in their bonnet usually contact Liveline, not the Seanad. But, in fairness to Noone, she was quick to reassure us that she was "not anti ice-cream".

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