Friday, 3 December 2010

Snowman theft: I went outside for a fag and he's gone

Audio clip on the BBC News site of a woman who called 999 because her snowman had disappeared.


Fran said...

Yes, I just listened to that myself! I've been teaching a poem at school called 'Stealing' by Carol Ann Duffy, and it's about a boy who steals a snowman because he wants a friend. I've emailed it to myself at school and I'll play them the audio clip!

Helen Smith said...

Oh no - you weren't at school today, were you? You must be one of the very few, if so.

I haven't heard the Carol Ann Duffy poem - I do like her. I'll look it up.

That audio clip sounds as though it will fit in perfectly with your poetry lesson. I do wonder if it's a hoax call. Can anyone be that stupid? A hoax is just as bad as stupidity - or worse, perhaps - for keeping 999 despatchers from dealing with real emergencies.

Suzie Bee said...

A hoax is must worse than stupidity because of the intention.