I just wanted to let you all know that I have been successful in my campaign to stop the goldfish being given out as prizes at my son’s school fete.
POWER TO THE GOLDFISH
I am not very popular with the President of the P&C (PTA) mind you. He agreed that it was inhumane to treat fish this way but had an issue with me raising it so close to the day of the fete. ‘That’s because it was all kept so closely under wraps,’ I said. ‘I complained about it last year along with at least fifty other people but the braindead fundraisers went ahead and organised it anyway. I just assumed it wasn’t going ahead.’
‘You should have raised it through the proper channels,’ he said. ‘At a P&C Meeting.’
‘As President of the P&C you should never have approved it in the first place,’ I said. ‘And if you don’t shut your mouth I’m going to shut it for you.’
Once a bodgie, always a bodgie……..
( A bodgie is Australian slang for (in the 1950s and 60s) a young man belonging to an anti-social subculture (known as bodgies and widgies) that rejected the morality and general world-view of the time. Bodgies were especially noted for violent behaviour, free sexuality and being influenced by American fashions. They characteristically had long hair, wore drape style, waistless jackets, and rode motorcycles.)
Today I saved 300 fish from certain death.
It’s a good feeling!