Little Chef in 'I ♥ Charlie' t-shirt outrage
Coke-crazed students snap up Bolivian marching apparel
The shirt is, of course, intended to celebrate the chain's culinary mascot, but as the Sun helpfully points out, "the name is also slang for cocaine".
Disappointingly, the paper has not been able to muster the traditional indignant representatives of Middle England to decry the outrage, but does quote one shaken mother "who spotted her teenage son wearing the £5.99 top".
She declared: "I do not think it is responsible for Little Chef to sell a shirt with that slogan."
An unnamed university student dismissed the rumpus, insisting: "They are just a bit of a laugh. They are not encouraging anyone to do drugs."
The I ♥ Charlie apparel is available in small, medium, large and XL and is fashioned in 100 cotton by Fruit of the
Andes Loom. For those who wish to further declare their love for Charlie, there's also a fetching car sticker available for 99p. ®
Traditionally enjoyed by Audi-driving sales reps;
Charlie always seems like a good idea at the time, usually due to some kind of misplaced nostalgia and seemingly happy memories of partaking before.
You hunt for it in the night, a few phone calls and wracking of brains later you find it on some godforsaken back road, and tuck in.
Afterwards of course there's always a feeling of shame, slight nausea and your wallet is £50 lighter. You resolve never to do it again, only for the cycle to begin once more at a later time.
Cocaine? God no, I was talking about eating at a Little Chef...
It gets worse! I had a Jack Daniels T-shirt!
Before I bought the shirt I had never touched a drop of alcohol in my life -- after buying it I was on a bottle of Jack a day!
Ban these shirts! Ban them to hell!!!!!!
... Scraping the barrel of things to get pissed off at.