I am prompted to question several aspects of the journalist's story re 'tying shoe laces' and associated 'bad back'. (My Shout: Oh the pain, tying shoelaces now a thing of the past)
Firstly, the attached photo of the hands tying the laces does not match the photogenic DNA of the hard-working, never-say-die and diligent journo. His weather beaten, cracked and newsprint stained paws are not a match for the manicured, dirt and grime-free snap shot on offer.
I cannot accept that an ancient Box Brownie or Polaroid could be claimed for the 'shoot', 'tis a classy image. Also, was the Human Rights Movement advised if the thumb and index were unharmed in the shoot.
Furthermore, I question if a hand model was used and if so, will the said journo pass on royalties for the millions of copies flooding the region.
To assist with his aching back, he only has to wait at the front gate and brace for the lace. Say, a local walker, a darling sister or even THC to drop on bended knee. Mind you, with their love they may tie the laces together.
At the end of the day Mick, relax for a few quiet ones... just ensure they ain't laced.