Thursday 9 July 2009


One of the little Puddlecotes' school* held a Krispy Kreme fund-raiser today. How it works is that Krispy Kreme sell them to the school for half price, and they are then sold on to the kids at a premium to raise money for the school.

Each donut contains about 200 calories and 12g fat apparently. This is why, if you put one in your kid's lunchbox, the school would whip it out quicker than a flasher on a sunny day.

I am outraged! They had no bloody chocolate ones left by the time my little 'un got to the front of the stampede.

* Possessive punctuation nightmare (still not sure it's correct)


BTS said...

The punctuation is fine but the school creating a bunch of fat bastards is not on. And for a profit too!

What about a deal with the local greengrocer's for some decent fruit? Support local businesses and all that?

Fuck it - I'm supporting Russia by buying vodka. They're probably better at cricket than us anyway..

Dick Puddlecote said...

BTS: "the school creating a bunch of fat bastards is not on".

Krispy Kreme have been doing this for 5 years or more yet no-one says a word. In the link above, just look at the gushing praise for them from schools who, at the same time, were probably righteously banning coca-cola machines despite the fact that the school earned from them too.

Then we have the Jamie Oliver pukka march towards total obliteration of 'treat' foods on the school menu, even for one day a week. New rules this year mean that NO unhealthy foods are to be allowed ever. Next on the trail will be banning packed lunches as uptake of the new menus is declining.

One must wonder how Krispy Kreme are evading the healthist jihad.

Go Krispy Kreme I say. The more highlighting of this hypocritical nonsense the better.

Henry North London 2.0 said...

The apostrophe

How many little puddlecotes go to that school?

If its two then its fine

if its one should be before the s

Dick Puddlecote said...

It's one, Henry. I have two little Puddlecotes at two different schools. This was at just one school. One of the little Puddlecotes is a plural so must surely require the s at the end I thought.

I toyed with Puddlecotes's.

Help! Is there an apostrophe pedant in the house? :-)

Mark Wadsworth said...

That whole apostrophe thing is a nightmare.

What you do is avoid it like the plague* and say "The school that one of the little Puddlecotes attends", or "Puddlecote Junior's School", or indeed "My son's school" or "My daughter's school" or something.

* Or the Mexican Swine 'Flu or whatever is best avoided nowadays.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Actually, it's even more [rude word for complicated] than that.

If you delete the whole "little Puddlecotes" bit, the sentence should read:

"One of the schools" not "One of the school".

Dick Puddlecote said...

You highlighted my other concern, Mark. Cheers for that. ;-)

Unknown said...

Didn't the guv ban apostrophes? I heard that there were too many incidents of people logging onto sites to comment on apostrophes, which led to increased energy and therefore not terribly helpful to climate change.

A spokesman said that the main issue had been caused by Mr D Puddlecote who encouraged the criticism of this little blighter which brought the whole issue to light.

Mr Puddlecote's (oops, fine for BW) protest about it all being for the chiiiiillldren was ignored, causing gasps of horror from the righteous. However, as the apostrophe was unimportant to them, they decided to just go home and have a cup of tea.

Use of the apostrophe and subsequent criticism could carry a penalty of up to 3 years in one of the NHS clinics chosen by the court. This penalty will have the added 'bonus' of a boost to these NHS clinics by giving them some little justification for staying open.

You have been warned ;-)

PS I love Krispy Kremes - very good point about the double standards there, Dick

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be a pedant but the apostrophe is fine.

You're using it to indicate possession, so what you are actually saying is "The school OF one of the little Puddlecotes." So the apostrophe goes after "Puddlecotes" and is fine where it is.

This story is like something from Dr Who or Torchwood. Are they fattening the kids up for something? Knowing this Government, it wouldn't surprise me if they have plans to create rendering factories to herd the "non-productives" and the "non-ideologically-aligned" into.

I must admit the current series of Torchwood scares me a lot. I suspect New Labour chiefs are sitting at home furiously scribbling down notes on how to eliminate the troublesome 10% at schools who do not listen to their Righteous rubbish or are not sufficiently "green".

Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs said...

Torchwood? As much as I like Barrowman, Myles and the show, isn't it subtly turning into some BBC gay porno promotion?

There definitely appears to be a hidden agenda there.

Not that I'm against the pinker side of life. One of my best mates... etc etc

Anonymous said...

If you'd gone to 'The Stationers' Company's School' you would know all about apostrophes.