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Monday, 25 August 2003

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Doctor Snickles outside Sheffield Town Hall last Thursday - just for a change.

A top doctor has put paid to the popular belief that ‘a change is as good as a rest' claiming that there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement - whatsoever.

Doctor Geoffrey Snickles - who has been a Harley Street specialist for more than fifteen years - was defiant yesterday afternoon when we spoke to him.

"This is a load of old poppycock. A change is certainly not as good as a rest. Hypothetically speaking: if your favourite meal was Chicken Tikka Massala - and I am quite partial to this myself - and you had this every Wednesday for your evening meal, and then suddenly had lamb chops for a change, you would not feel rested at all.

"It's the same with anything. If you followed Eastenders and decided to stop watching it for a change, far from being rested, you would most probably be tearing you hair out due to the stress of wondering what was happening in the Queen Vic."

Doctor Snickles is so alarmed by peoples' belief in the ‘myth' as he puts it, that he has been actively campaigning to get the expression banned. He has been standing in Trafalgar Square with a placard every weekend for the past six weeks proclaiming ‘Better The Devil You Know! Stick with it'

"I must admit," it is getting rather boring standing in the same spot week after week.

"I might move location," he said. "Just for a change."

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