2nd February 2001 at 00:00
I FOUND the following joke in a Marks and Spencer Christmas cracker that I have just opened: "What is the difference between teachers and chocolate? People like chocolate." Teachers get a bad enough press wihout a major company adding to our denigration. Perhaps next year the word "joke" could be re-placed with "self-fulfilling prophecy".

John Butler

32 Aldridge Rise

New Malden, Surrey

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