January 29, 2008

Look and learn

We try and watch over the kids when they're on the internet. You know, just to make sure they're not coming across inappropriate images and such. I must say, it doesn't help that they're mother emails them stuff like this:

Government Health Warning

Do NOT swallow chewing gum!

Still, it's educational, I suppose.

January 15, 2008

Health race

So, I go to the hospital for more tests but, before they can see me, they want me to fill in a Racial Monitoring form. OK. So, I'm looking down the list and there's Chinese, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, African, Afro-Caribbean etc and, right at the bottom, White. Not French, Greek, Polish, Russian - just White. And my first thought is: "Do we all look the same, then?"

Anyway, there's no way I'm filling in that box. And "White, Other" won't do either. So, it's back to the top of the list and I start to work my way down again - there's got to be some ethnicity I can lay claim to. And there was.

Turns out, I'm Irish.

Top of the morning to you.