Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Toast of the Week - a short story

It's always good to follow up an old post. Regulars may remember one Chris Whitehead, who went to school in his sister's skirt to protest at a rule prohibiting shorts for boys.

His argument has, it seems, prevailed; the school has announced that from half-term onwards, boys at the school may wear shorts.

A pity it couldn't have been done before the current hot weather, but a step in the right direction none the less, and all due to the moral courage of young Chris, a boy to whom peer pressure is (or very likely soon will be) making sure the House of Lords does the right thing.

So, in keeping with his tender age, this week we are raising a glass of the Tavern's finest ginger beer to Chris Whitehead and the soon-to-be well-ventilated knees of Impington Village College.


  1. Don't think the Scots would have had too much issue with boys in skirts.

  2. Good point, JH.

    Actually, when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense; much more comfortable than shorts in hot weather.