I don’t do well with crime stories.
As you might imagine. The South African experience provided more than enough war-zone material. Plenty enough for a lifetime.
But to be honest, even England doesn’t feel as safe as it used to. I remember the days when Agatha Christie stories seemed like the height of horror. Still, after the most heinous crimes, Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot showed up and put things to right again. And village life carried on, as calm as before.
Recently I’ve been surprised by how gung-ho the Brits have become on crime-busting and crime prevention. Every week, it seems, there’s a new angle on how to reduce knife crime or how to make the streets safer by cracking down on speeders. The United Kingdom appears to be addressing public safety issues.
So you can appreciate how heartened I was to learn that my local Sainsbury’s has thrown the full weight of their corporation behind crime-prevention.
I popped in for some crisps and some toffee caramel shortbreads and a bottle of wine (oh, sure, there was real food in there too, don’t worry!)
And I was thrilled to see how Sainsbury’s is endeavouring to remove the weapons from the sick, evil criminals who will not be stopped.
Because look at what I found:
Treat “egg crime” with the gravitas it deserves!
Reduce my anxiety! Is that possible?
God forbid your kids might bake some cookies. I guess they just musn’t do it in October or November.