A bus company has responded to calls from a health chief to ban eating on public transport.
But wait! Not as you might think…
Brighton and Hove Buses said it did not promote “smelly food” but would not look at banning eating altogether.
A round of applause for them, then!
Marie Sansom, communications manager for Brighton and Hove Buses, said: “We prefer people not to eat smelly food on our buses, simply because it’s about being considerate to other passengers.
“There are no plans to ban food or drink being consumed on our buses.”
I hope that remains the case, because the usual nannystaters often whip up a mob to ensure companies that pour scorn on their barmy ideas soon regret it.
But it seems Marie isn’t done with pouring ice-cold water on their bonkers ideas:
“Encouraging people to walk, cycle or catch public transport is one of the most positive things we can do to help and it’s better for the environment too.”
Delicious! But has war been declared? Watch this space.