Thursday, January 24, 2008

Salt at the Chippy Shoppe: Stop the Madness!

You can't make this stuff up.

In time for National Salt Awareness Week starting next Monday, 13 chip shops in one town have been given shakers with only five holes instead of the usual 17 or 18.

The six-week trial run is going ahead in Rochdale, which has the UK’s third-highest death rate from heart disease and strokes.

Councillor Wera Hobhouse claimed the new shakers would mean “everybody was a winner”.

And I didn't. Make it up, that is.

Neither did Junksmith, just reported it.

Wera Hobhouse? Reminds of Ima Hogg. (And, no, she did not have a sister named "Ura").


Tom said...

In restraunts, I very often have to take the lid off the pepper shaker in order to get (yes, I mean pour) an adequate amount. Guess I'll be unscrewing the salt shaker soon, too.

Angus said...

it's like when yogi berra ordered a pizza and they asked him if he wanted it cut into 8 slices or 12 and he said "well I can't eat 12 slices so better make it 8"!!