Fast food company given good grilling
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
Safe pointer? A sign in St Mary’s churchyard for Ashford’s tourist information centre and museum