Wasn’t Britain Once ‘A Nation Of Shopkeepers’?

Nathan John-Baptiste, dubbed the “Wolf of Walthamstow”, said he made thousands of pounds before his school caught him selling treats to his fellow pupils.

The 15-year-old, whose rucksack doubles up as a makeshift tuck shop, used secondary school as a chance to cash in by selling sweets and energy drinks in the playground.

Well done, young man!

Telling of the day he was “busted”, the schoolboy said teachers noticed when “everybody started following me” when he arrived late for school one day.

To be fair, they probably thought he was selling drugs! And it was just sweets, so who could possibly obj…


They are probably proud of him for making something of himself. Are your parents proud of you…?
Do they look fondly on the comments column and say ‘That’s my son/daughter, acting as информант for the government!’..?

2 comments for “Wasn’t Britain Once ‘A Nation Of Shopkeepers’?

  1. Mudplugger
    July 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    As a poor kid at a ‘wealthy’ school, I narrowed the gap by becoming the in-house ‘Del Boy’, trading in cigarette-coupons (remember Embassy coupons?), lighters and, an even better seller, condoms – to boys too timid to buy them in public, but who could then be shamed into repeated purchases because to admit they’d not yet used the last batch would have busted their playground street-cred.
    I learnt a lot at that school. Happy days.

  2. Ted Treen
    July 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Fluffyrock’s pen-name seems quite apposite: one presumes his/her cranial space contains either fluff or rock – or both, perchance.

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