“It was disgusting, these young lads were urinating in my fish pond, and kicking over my gnomes. I have never seen anything like it, I have lived here for 28 years, and my gnomes have never been attacked like this before.” -Sheila Outrigger, Melbourne
“They beheaded five of my gnomes and knocked over my brand-new bird bath. It’s a disgrace, they have no respect for others and I blame, as always, the parents.” -Lucinda R, Melbourne
I love the BBC. This story is a must-read!
Apparently a bunch of Catholic boys from Xavier in Melbourne, Australia thought it’d be a great idea to don their school ties as g-strings and run about town blowing up fireworks and terrorizing the neighborhood. The folks at Xavier were not amused. It’s tradition for the graduating class to have a “muck-up” day, but the school thought they mucked this one up just a wee bit too much.
Their punishment? Xavier cancelled classes until the final day. Sounds like a victory to me, boys.
Perhaps even more amusing than the story itself are the posted responses on BBC’s website. I don’t know if the first one I quoted is legit- is there seriously a Sheila Outrigger in Melbourne complaining about “these young lads”? I sure hope so, because that’s just priceless.
The responses varied from “Why don’t we beat our children anymore?” to “Nice work boys! You make us proud.”
Maybe we need to look at the deeper issues. Are the parents to blame? Is the school tradition of muck-up day to blame? Are the students to blame? Does everyone need to get their underwear out of a bundle and have a good laugh over this? On second thought, forget the deeper issues. Ponder them if you will, but I for one choose to take the story just as it is. Lock up your gnomes, ladies.