We always moan a bit about the organisation of this event, although I suppose its like any large event really. There are always one or two wierd things where you wonder "who thought that was a good idea?"
This time it was the extremely slim showbags that were being handed out, containing a cornucopia of 4 small things. There seemed to be a fun random feature where some people got a chocolate Freddo and some got a 40g aerosol can of Cedel "Extra Firm" hairspray in a pink can. We scored 1 Freddo and 3 cans. The bags all looked identical and were merrily handed out to ladies, gentlemen and children alike. Which seems strange, considering how dangerous aerosol cans are. To quote my can (it's in caps to convey the sense of danger and peril);
WARNING: EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT SPRAY ON NAKED FLAME OR ANY INCANDESCENT MATERIAL. KEEP AWAY FROM SOURCES OF IGNITION - NO SMOKING. STORAGE AND DISPOSAL: PRESSURISED DISPENSER. PROTECT FROM SUNLIGHT AND DO NOT EXPOSE TO TEMPERATURES EXCEEDING 50°C. DO NOT PIERCE OR BURN, EVEN AFTER USE.And of course deliberate misuse by concentrating and inhaling can be fatal. How many people still use bloody hairspray anyway? Isn't a random group of 4000 people likely to throw away about 3000 of these dangerous things? Was it smart to hand them to children as prizes?
EDIT:The school team appeared on the front page of the local paper this morning. Michael is at far left, but Marcus is lost at the back somewhere.