Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Sense of humour, moi?
Well, I think it's safe to say that I've finally come across a genuine, real life Scrooge. The SA Post Office has been running a series of adverts encouraging children to write letters to Father Christmas. At least, they were until Andrew October, a Cape Town journalist, complained about it, saying that unless the Post Office intended to give the children the gifts they were asking for, the commercial should be banned. It encouraged "a falsehood that could break the fragile spirits of the already disillusioned youth of South Africa", he said. So now the advert has been pulled.

Well, Mr October, all I'd like to add is that your actions have helped establish a truth which has caused me much disillusion in the past, namely, that South African journalists have no bloody sense of humour.


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