An English teacher has been severely criticised by staff for what they say was an unprovoked and unnecessary attack when he needlessly awoke sleeping nursery children at a school in Bangkok today.
The teacher roused the dozing tots at around 11.30am this morning when he passed their room and thought it would be a laugh to do so. He clapped his hands loudly - as if he were trying to scare pigeons - and shouted random lines from World War Two prisoner-of-war films that he could remember, shattering the peaceful slumbering state of the 4-year-olds, who woke startled, and screaming for their mummies.
The man, originally from Hull in East Yorkshire, claimed that he was in 'that sort of mood' after reading a story on satirical news website TheSpoof.com, which made him feel "listless and uncaring, and not really giving a fuck".
Staff at the school were livid at the man's behaviour. They gave him filthy looks and called him a "farang".
Nothing new there, then.