Fast food com­pany given good grilling

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

Well done seven-year-old Felic­ity Carter for tak­ing on the mighty gi­ant of the Ash­ford’s McDon­ald’s and prov­ing they don’t un­der­stand chil­dren as much as they would like us to think they do (‘A beef with McDon­ald’s’, KE Au­gust 13).

Felic­ity’s ob­ser­va­tion that high-tech de­vices stop fam­i­lies from talk­ing to each other was spot on, as was her de­scrip­tion of the iPads be­ing “yucky” and cov­ered with germs. I must say I also found the McDon­ald’s spokesman’s re­ply as to why they had in­stalled them very in­ter­est­ing.

Not only did he tell Felic­ity the com­pany be­lieved their tech­nol­ogy “en­hanced fam­ily time”, but he didn’t ad­dress her surely very rel­e­vant ob­ser­va­tion that they were “cov­ered with germs.”

So, well done Felic­ity and also well done Ken­tish Ex­press for spot­ting a po­ten­tial young re­porter who is re­fresh­ingly frank. I hope we will hear more from her in the fu­ture. Joan Lan­grick, Tich­field Close, Maid­stone

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM3936134

Safe pointer? A sign in St Mary’s church­yard for Ash­ford’s tourist in­for­ma­tion cen­tre and mu­seum

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM3971512

Felic­ity Carter

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