Fast food? All our food was slow when I was growing up

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A youngster asked me recently what my favourite fast food was when I was young.

‘We had no fast food,’ I replied. ‘All the food was slow.’

‘Where did you eat then?’ he asked.

‘It was a place called home,’ I explained.

‘Mum cooked and when Dad came home from work, we sat down together at the table and if I didn’t like the food I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.

‘Then I’d ask, “May I leave the table, please?”’

I told him my parents never drove me to school and that I delivered papers six days a week.

He couldn’t stop laughing.