Leave Popeye’s pipe alone

2015-06-18 06:00

PLEASE tell me, what has our world come to? Sherbet pipes have been around for years, same as cigarette sweets (“Popeye pipe is the smoking gun that children are exposed to” 11 June). Are parents so poor today that we must have people running around telling us how to bring up children?

If so, look at the mess they have made. Children are so ill disciplined these days because you can’t do this or that to a child. Look at the standard of schooling now. Children don’t do their home work because they know nothing will happen to them. They even use cellphones in class and exams.

The same lot said little. Noddy should be banned as he was gay and it gave children the okay to sleep in someone else’s bed as Noddy got into Big Ears’s bed. TeleTubbies­, the same thing.

Look at the rudeness, the language they come out with. It is straight from the gutter.

I once saw a teacher from one of our high schools and I was amazed by the way he spoke to his children. I wonder if he speaks like that to the children in the classroom.

There is a saying that says “manners make man” and there is very little of it left in our children today. Leave Popeye’s sherbet alone and get manners and discipline back. Let parents bring up their children correctly. My mother and father did okay so did I, and I didn’t need all this rubbish to tell me what to do.

John Boulter

Oslo Beach

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