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One of those 'Oh FGS' moments...


mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 2:28PM
that is guranteed to get every grumpy git like me wound up...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21923218


Quote:School dinner staff have been banned from serving triangular flapjacks after one was thrown and hurt a pupil.

Caterers at Castle View School in Canvey Island, Essex, have been told instead to cut their flapjacks into squares or rectangles. The incident, in which a year seven boy was hurt, happened last week.
The school said the "isolated accident" had led to a review of "the texture and shape of the flapjacks" served to students.



And not an EU regulation in sight. Wink



What is more, at the bottom of the article is this link:


Quote:
How to cook flapjacks



Can the BBC be prosecuted for aiding and abetting assault?

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Nigeyboy 6 540 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 2:35PM
Don't think its just grumpy people! This is just a complete joke - what's next? Best ban HB pencils as they are quite pointy!!!

Hell - maybe they should just cut the flapjacks into circles!!!
Campervanman 7 718 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 4:18PM
Now the flapjacks will have four pointy corners to hurt someone instead of just three!
whipspeed Plus
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 4:42PM
I saw that Mike, I just liked the quoteon the news, that the boy "had to go home for the afternoon."

Had I been the mother I'd have been telling the school what I thought & he'd have been sent back to school and told to grow a pair.
25 Mar 2013 4:44PM
Having been home from work and not very well and got very bored I made flapjacks last week - lets just say they were not a great success and if he had been hit by one of mine it would have taken his head off
I am considering selling the recipe to MOD as I reckon they could be used to armour plate tanks
hobbo Plus
4 926 2 England
25 Mar 2013 5:06PM
Someone flipped a flippin' flapjack,
Jack fell down
it broke his crown,
poor lad.

I give up!

In my day, it was the teachers who threw things.....chalk was hard.....but a wooden blackboard rubber was definitely dodgy....if you didn't dodge.

Hobbo
whipspeed Plus
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 5:27PM
Oh yes, the blackboard rubber, we had a teacher who was fond of lobbing one of them across the class. Deadly accurate as well, if someone looked as if they were asleep he could land it on the desk in front of them with a hell of a bang Smile He taught my Mum as well, but in her day he used to get them round the ear with it.
lemmy 7 2.2k United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 6:14PM

Quote:Now the flapjacks will have four pointy corners to hurt someone instead of just three!


This is not a joking matter. Flapjack are deadly objects. Flapjacks can kill.

Here are a few little known facts about flapjacks. In the jungle war in Burma, British troops used specially sharpened flapjacks instead of grenades in order to take out Japanese soldiers silently.

In the Battle of Britain, German pilots came to fear 'die Englisch explodierenden flapjackken' designed by Barnes Wallace, which were dropped onto incoming attackers by Spitfires and bounced from bomber to bomber, ripping off their wings.

In the Los Angeles ghettos in the 2008, more young people were murdered with flapjacks modified to fire 9mm rounds than by Glock hand guns.

Not only should three cornered flapjacks be excluded form schools but flapjacks should be banned from the UK altogether. Go to www.flapjacksareevil.com and sign my petition begging the government for emergency legislation to banish the flapjack from our green and pleasant land. If it saves just one life it is worth it!
25 Mar 2013 6:46PM
Of course they should be banned they might contain some healthy produce.
pluffy 8 140 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 6:53PM
Lemmy unable to log on to your website, is it www.flapjacksareevil.com or www.flapjacksareevil.co.uk

regards

Steve.

PS thanks for the amazing but true facts
mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 7:45PM
Aha! the flapjack manufacturers have scuppered Lemmy's plans to get them banned. It's a conspiracy of 9/11 proportions, I tells ya!
keithh Plus
11 23.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
25 Mar 2013 7:56PM
This story has scuppered my chances of selling my new knife shaped flapjacks. Damn those pesky kids.
25 Mar 2013 10:16PM
If my memory serves me right, quite a lot of my old school meals could have been offensive weapons. If you caught one of the scones to the side of the head, that would be it, lights out!!! Grin

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