Friday, February 02, 2007

Simple messages are more readily understood

Earlier in the week, my mother-in-law offered up a very simple story with a very clear message.

We had just finished eating a fairly substantial evening meal. I mentioned that I was going to go and try find a biscuit (usually meaning half a packet of biscuits) to accompany my cup of tea.

"I knew a boy once who couldn't stop eating,” she proclaimed. “He got fatter and fatter and fatter and fatter and fatter. Then he died.”

1 comment:

Ken Douglas said...

Yes - hard to find a more simple and stark message!!


btw - I like your running site. Alas I have just given up! Have not recovered from a knee injury a year and a half ago. So I've bought a new bike!!