Saturday 24 March 2018

Child develops elaborate scheme to offload his unwanted Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a popular Christmas vegetable
Brussels sprouts are a popular Christmas vegetable

Sarah-Jane Murphy

This story shows the lengths some people are prepared to go to in order to avoid eating Brussels sprouts.

Love them or hate them, the small green vegetable evokes strong reactions in people.

One clever child has even been disposing of his unwanted sprouts in other pupil's bags.

Teachers at the school are searching for the mystery child who is believed to be a pupil in Year 3 in Monkfield Park primary school in Cambridge.

They have taken action regarding the unusual practice and held an assembly appealing for the culprit to come forward.

One parent told that upon learning of the child's scheme he laughed heartily.

"The kid should get a medal and a job with MI5," he said.

The parent also claimed the school had cancelled playtime for the week until the culprit confesses, but the school denies this.

A letter sent to all parents read:

"A child who we believe may be in Year 3 has been bringing in cooked Brussels sprouts from home.

"These Brussels sprouts have been discovered in children’s bags – we think in an effort to dispose of them.

"Since we have children in school with severe food allergies, this is obviously a situation which we require your assistance in monitoring."

It was a great scam while it lasted but it's time to 'fess up we think.

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