Couldn’t resist posting this headline. Two 11 year old pupils who drew a giant penis on a school lawn using weed killer two years ago can still admire their work from satellite photos now posted on the internet.
Now that’s worth telling your grandchildren about. I always wished I could be so inventive – or brave. Instead my friend Bruce was the author of all the jolly japes and bizarre leaps of imagination.
For example, he invented an imaginary friend (Norman Andrews) and added him to the school roll, so that his bemused class teacher received a note each day about him skipping classes. He convinced (very) gullible classmates that Chinese people didn’t do French kissing because they were embarrassed by the hairs on the inside of their mouth. In a more twisted moment he assured a classmate that the quiet girl in our class was disturbed as the result of an early teenage pregnancy, and that she kept the pickled foetus which she took out and cuddled every night.
Who would have guessed that he could go on to find a way to turn these talents to the good of society, particularly with his fabulous spam letters, in which he replied to a series of invitations to get rich quick.
Ah, there is good everywhere.