Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tooth Fairy Feels Bite

According to a story tucked away in some of yesterday's newspapers, a study has identified another victim of the economic downturn- the tooth fairy.

Apparently, the amount left under a child's pillow for a milk tooth has crashed from an average of £1.22 to just 87p in six months.

In order to prove that it is not just Colgate that can inspire confidence, expect the announcement that Alistair Darling is to release funds to provide a safety net for children across the UK by guaranteeing levels of contribution to the premolar puck.

1 comment:

Cllr David Theobald said...

Maybe Mr Darling can instigate some sort of CTB (Childs Tooth Benefit)as part of the safety net? It would probably not be means tested but it would give us the chance to mass produce another several million 20 page forms!