It is reported that fire brigades are increasingly being called out to move obese people in their homes using heavy lifting gear as they are too big and heavy to move under their own steam.
If you are fat, folk used to say,
It doesn’t matter anyway,
But now most people’s views have changed –
Your weight should stay within a range.
A proper weight’s not just a fad,
For those in question fat is bad,
Because it really puts a strain,
On heart and possibly the brain.
Their body simply gets too big,
There’s no chance they can dance a jig,
And so the firemen get called in,
To take these people for a spin.
But firemen say, “Now just a mo.
We are supposed to fires to go.
Not moving folk who are obese,
Because they contain too much grease.
If we spend time engaged in this,
Then fires and suchlike we will miss,
Which means that fires that start at home,
Will get no water, neither foam.
So fat folk who, as I have said,
Need help in getting out of bed,
Should get help elsewhere in the main –
Perhaps a hoist or mobile crane!”