Going to hospital? Order a burger while you're there...
Miami Herald columnist, Dave Barry, once said: "Mother Nature clearly intended for us to get our food from the patty group, which includes hamburgers, fish sticks, and McNuggets- foods that have had all of their organs safely removed."
But what about humans that have also had all their organs removed? Well, they'll be able to tuck into a burger before they've even left hospital (or indeed, the transit from hospital bed to meat grinder has now been shortened considerably).
Yep. Some hospitals are a bit skint so they've been utilising their space by moving fast food chains in.
Naturally, this has seen a few newsrags going ape and spouting about the costs of fixing Britain's obese and that plonking dirty great burgers in front of them is tantamount to treason.
Apparently, if you go to South London, to the hospital in Croydon, you'll find a Burger King outlet inside. Also, if you get your sickly arse down to the Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge, you could ask for a blended burger to be dolloped in your drip.
Of course, there is a half decent point to the notion that having junk food around cardiology wards is a bit daft... "best steer clear of red meat, salt and fatty foods... just ignore the smell of those delicious Whoppers for now...". The National Obesity Forum has fainted at the news, claiming that this shows that the NHS are ‘effectively endorsing’ fast food by allowing it to be sold on its premises.
Thus far, forty of England’s 170 NHS Trusts have rented space to fast food restaurants and five more are set to open (according to reports).
That said, is it any different from the old kiosks and grotty cafes that used to appear in hospitals selling crisps and chocolate bars and all manner of unhealthy crap? Probably not, but that's not a very good scoop for a national newspaper eh? Anyway, who fancies a McTumour?