Only in England! I've been back in London for two days and I'm still getting used to the wild and wonderful newspaper stories about crazy, zany people.
Harding eating some Sausages (Pic: SWNS)
How about this one from the Daily Mirror about BANGER bonkers David Harding who loves sausages so much he has become the first man in Britain to undergo therapy in a bid to stop his 13-a-day habit?
The 47-year-old dad of three has already shelled out nearly £2,000 on counselling and hypnosis to “break the spell” of his addiction.
But married David, from Greenwich, South London, admits he is no closer to “freeing” himself from his addiction.
He said: “I genuinely cannot bear the thought of living without sausages.
“Drug addicts crave their fix, and it’s the same for me – except my drug is a banger.”
Accountant David has eaten at least one sausage per day – in sandwiches, fry-ups or main meals – since the age of five and routinely tucks in to as many as 13 porky treats a day.
He spends £700 a year on bangers and has bought a deep chest freezer just to store his favourites – McWhinney’s Irish pork sausages.
David realised he could be an addict last year when wife Susan decided to do “something different” for dinner and failed to serve his usual fare.
He said: “I went a bit mad at the thought of it. It was then that I realised something wasn’t quite right and sought professional help.”
Since then David has spent £1,876 on counselling, which has included four sessions with a specialist therapist and two with a hypnotist.
Experts confirm his addiction is not physical, but so far neither the therapy nor the hypnosis has worked.
David said: “Apparently I just like sausages – plain and simple. I don’t see that there is anything wrong with that, but I do think that I have to look at ways to control my urges.”
McWhinney’s Sausages boss, Kevin McWhinney, said: “We are pleased that this gentleman likes our sausages, but wish him well in his quest to control his habit.”