Our final foolish fable is a less sexually explicit but still short-sighted and moronic. A teacher at a Hertfordshire primary school told a class of ten year olds that they better finish off their work quickly, or they’ll be shipped off to the gas chambers. The class contained 11 Jewish pupils.

The teacher quickly informed the class she was only joking and asked them not to report her to their parents or other staff. The comment inevitably was retold and the teacher was sacked the following day. The teacher was seemingly an agency teacher covering at the school.

It is unclear whether the students were being taught about the Holocaust, regardless it was an incredibly reckless comment to make at work – especially in front of children! That round off this month’s update, a lot of low brow stupidity this month. Perhaps we should all read the Financial Times to restore some braincells.