Tesco is being helpful

I presume James Windsor is having a laugh in his letter. I laughed so hard a little bit of wee leaked into my pants when I read it.

I presume James Windsor is having a laugh in his letter (DW 25 January). I laughed so hard a little bit of wee leaked into my pants when I read it.

I have an observation to make. As a father (can I say that, or is it too gender specific?) of three-year-old male and female twins, being raised with no gender agenda by my wife (sorry, partner), I have noticed the following: Oli likes being a pirate, Lily likes being a princess; Oli likes trains, Lily likes dolls’ houses; Oli likes yellow, Lily likes pink; Oli wants to be a fireman, Lily a ballerina. They occasionally play with each other’s stuff, but generally stick to their own predetermined, genetically stereotypical accessories.

So, far from twisting young minds, Tesco is simply helping busy parents navigate around the aisles, while grappling with the rug rats.

Mein Kampf, however, was a book written by a crazy person and a typesetter’s nightmare, with all those big old German words with loads of umlauts. 

Sorry to be so confrontational, James, but boys will be boys.

Pat Starke, Creative director, Hurricane, Gloucestershire GL50 1JP

Latest articles