We seem to have become a timid race here in the UK.
From the Torygraph, we have this :
Nearly a third of parents believe it is “too dangerous” to let their children play outside in the snow, in case they slip on ice or get hit by a snowball, a survey has shown.
Worried parents will ban their children from making snowmen and having snowball fights this winter – for fear they will catch a cold, a study found.
The protective one in five mums and dads, 20 per cent, will try to stop their youngsters falling ill by keeping them wrapped up warm indoors.
Furthermore, 29 per cent say it is “too dangerous” to let them outside because they may slip on ice or be bruised by a tightly-packed snowball.
That is despite many parents admitting they “enjoyed” playing outside when they were younger, the study by Chessington World of Adventures Resort found.
A stressed 20 per cent say they are “too tired” or “too busy” to supervise their children outside, so they find it easier to ban them completely.
And, if one is wondering why, then I will offer this load of complete and utter alarmist bollocks as a possible reason (emphasis mine) :
Forecasters have warned of major travel disruption, threats to power supplies and fears for the elderly as they predicted falls of up to 12in in some areas today and tomorrow.
Higher ground will see the worst, especially in Wales and the west of England, but up to 4in will fall in other areas. Winds up to 25mph will also cause drifting, forecasters said.
A red weather warning has been issued in South Wales, where up to 12in of snow and 30mph winds are forecast.
Thousands of people were advised not to leave their homes, with the dangers so severe that even the fit and healthy are at risk.
It isn’t even half way up a pair of wellingtons or even blowing a gale for fucks sake! I have read some shite in my time but that takes the gold medal in bollocks.
At this rate we will be extinct within a few years I think.