JUST where is political correctness heading? Under new National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines, children could be banned from blowing out the candles on their birthday cakes in the classroom.
It’s one of the big birthday thrills, carting a cake to school to share with mates and blowing out the candles. Now, youngsters will have to take their own cupcake with a candle or cupcakes for the class.
Obviously children can spread germs by blowing out candles but far less so, you’d think, than coughing and sneezing all over their mates, using public drinking fountains or sharing a glass or bottle.
It’s not just a silly move but one more nail in the coffin of freedom that we have allowed to occur gradually without question for far too long.
It’s all so trivial.
A young mother was fined $250 for simply shifting an uncomfortable mobile phone from her back jeans pocket while stopped at traffic lights.
Where will it all end?