Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Goodbye, Mrs Chips
Sorry 'bout that, but I just couldn't resist. You must have seen this furore in the press about two mothers picking their way through dense shrubbery to pass orders for junk food through a chainlink fence (presumeably chip by chip) so their poor deprived children can keep up their saturated fat levels during the school day. WTF?
Well, they've just agreed to suspend deliveries, pending discussions with the head teacher, who has had the temerity to introduce healthier options into the school meal menus. You can read about it (and weep) here.
I just couldn't believe this when I first heard it - it totally sounds like a plotline from a Viz cartoon. No prizes for guessing which one ...
Actually, maybe I'll just pop down to Daylesford and pick up some fresh organic walnut bread and tapenade and push it through the fence at my kids' school. It would be as much of a cliche. You know, it would almost be worth it, just to embarrass them!