Ra­dio ‘pranksters’ have a play­ground men­tal­ity

Daily Express - - LETTERS BEACHCOMBE­R -

WHEN I started a new ca­reer in teach­ing I was un­pre­pared when, dur­ing play­ground duty, a lovely lit­tle girl ran up to me and, in a string of ob­scene words, told me what I was and what I could do.

She had ob­vi­ously been primed by oth­ers to do this, as I was new. She stood there, full of her­self, await­ing my re­ac­tion. It was so in­con­gru­ous that I had to hide a smile be­fore tak­ing her aside for a good talk­ing-to.

It is equally in­con­gru­ous for adult, ed­u­cated, suc­cess­ful and rich TV per­son­al­i­ties to do the same thing to pro­voke a re­ac­tion or hope for ap­plause. Im­ma­ture, or what?

June Broomer, Peace­haven, E Sus­sex

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