Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy. Website – www.philevans.co.uk
THIS STORM IN A TEA CUP MAKES A MUG OF US ALL.
Mind-bogglingly daft decisions are made every day in the name of the second most annoying two words in the English language ’Political Correctness’– the most annoying two words being ‘Piers Morgan’.
Although I’ll never stop crusading against small-minded people whose battle cry is “I don’t like it. Therefore it must stop!”, I feel like King Canute, trying to hold back the tidal wave of finger-wagging Political Correctness engulfing us.
For example . . .
In the Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby, two RNLI lifeboat men- those brave souls who willingly risk their lives to save others – have been sacked because they owned mugs that featured ‘photos of ‘naked women’.
Pass the smelling salts, Doris!
When their female boss saw them, she was so concerned visiting school children might be exposed to the mugs, she sacked the men – although I don’t really understand how volunteers can be sacked.
She sounds like a tough lady, but is she courageous enough to go out on a lifeboat in stormy seas, tossed about by enormous waves at three in the morning?
I’ve seen a ‘photo of one of the mugs and the ‘naked’ woman is actually wearing sturdy knickers and her arms are placed discreetly across her chest, so nothing’s displayed.
To remove any last suggestion of titillation, her face has been digitally and jokily replaced by the round, bespectacled face of one of the lifeboat men!
By the time you read this. I hope common sense has prevailed and they’ve been reinstated.
But the fact that their boss thought the mugs might corrupt children is ludicrous because school children travelling to the lifeboat station by minibus or coach would have passed advertising hoardings, many of which feature scantily clad females – as do several TV commercials.
Yet no-one demands that advertisers or the makers of the products advertised be sacked.
I need a strong cup of tea.
Where’s my topless Piers Morgan mug?
As I write this item, my mind is wandering to thoughts about summer and, more importantly (as we live in Wales), will we get one?
I’m not sure if these thoughts of long summer days and warm summer nights could have been triggered by last weekend’s sunshine and the thought that a relaxing break will soon be needed.
My spies tell me that travel agents are currently very busy with enquiries which may even lead to a record increase in sales.
So does this mean that the financially hard times are over and that people have more cash to spend, or is it that people will always find the money needed to spend on what makes them feel good?
My gut feeling here is that the latter is the case.
A change is as good as a rest but, unfortunately, most people will venture overseas in order to guarantee sunshine, which is sad really as we are blessed to live in a truly beautiful part of the world.
One of my friends tried very hard to persuade me to go camping this year, but after some consideration I have now decided that nobody needs friends like this.
Life is hard enough as it is.
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