22 January 2014

Tripe Promotes Independence For Youngsters

Sir Norman Wrassle
Serving tripe just three times a week could help youngsters become more independent, Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle told an audience of Chorley Rotarians last night.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of young adults living with their parents has increased by a quarter since 1996.   A total of 3.3 million 20- to 34-year-olds lived with their parents in 2013 - the highest number since the ONS started keeping records.

Sir Norman said: "Youngsters these days have grown accustomed to staying on in their parents' home, cosseted by free access to satellite TV, fridges full of easy-to-cook ready meals and their own king-size double beds.  It wasn't like that in my day.  We need to promote independence amongst our children, helping them to take the first steps to finding their own feet in life."

He said tripe had an important part to play, relating how his own parents had served tripe at least three times a week while he was growing up.  The TMB was engaged in a campaign to win the hearts and minds of youngsters, and would continue arguing that tripe wasn't just for the over-85s and dogs.

"I myself left home as soon as I could and I am convinced my parents' persistance in serving tripe played a great role in making sure I did," he said.

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