Those who pan this parody don’t have to unblock pipes

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Late last week there was a bit of a stir caused by some sewage workers at Southern Water making a parody of the We Three Kings Christmas carol.

Why? To try to persuade people to only throw natural waste and loo roll down the toilet.

A councillor on the Isle of Wight said it was disgraceful to have parodied a ‘sacred’ tune in this way and perhaps it was a touch ill-advised.

But this carol — not a hymn – has previous for being parodied and I don’t think the ‘one in a taxi, one in a car’ version was as noble a message as trying to protect the Victorian sewer system under our streets.

Perhaps if those panning this parody had to wade through all kinds of nasties to unblock the pipes, they might think differently.