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Swedish lunch lady in pole dance protest

TT/Rebecca Martin · 28 Oct 2011, 08:26

Published: 28 Oct 2011 08:26 GMT+02:00

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“One of the canteen ladies removed her apron, unzipped her trousers, let down her hair and started moving up and down against a pole like a pole dancer,” said principal Per Rostgaard Evald to local paper Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT).

The food at the local school in the little town of Östhammar, north of Uppsala, had recently not been up to standard.

On Thursday, principal Rostgaard Evald had had enough of the substandard fare, finding himself in agreement with the students' complaints.

When the food on the menu was deemed inedible, the school canteen staff was trying to solve the matter by heating up some already made pancakes for the body of students eagerly waiting to be fed.

However, the pancakes were served still frozen in the middle and more complaints ensued.

That’s when one of the canteen staff became fed up and decided to address the complaints with a rather unorthodox response.

“The school’s social welfare officer tried to tell her this is not acceptable behaviour, but she just kept on dancing,” said Rostgaard Evald to the paper.

However, according to the school something good may yet come from what happened as the incident finally made the school administration see red, prompting promises that they will address the school’s lunch problems.

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“Today the matter took an extreme turn and it is obvious something has to be done,” said principal Rostgaard Evald to UNT.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:28 October 28, 2011 by Pont-y-garreg
She would be called a "dinner lady" in the UK, not a lunch lady.
09:39 October 28, 2011 by HYBRED
I think a lap dance at my house would have been more appropriate
10:20 October 28, 2011 by StockholmSam
In my kitchen, that would be called 'scrambling eggs.'
11:04 October 28, 2011 by John.Smith
Somehow I get the feeling that the lady in the picture is not the actual dinner lady.... :)
11:20 October 28, 2011 by krattan
Freedom of expression.
11:32 October 28, 2011 by johan rebel
So the students and staff were "shocked", huh? Yeah, I bet they were!

This being Sweden, the municipality should have summoned its POSOM grupp counseling team, and the local church should have made its facilities available 24/7 to provided the poor victims and their extended families as well as friends and acquaintances with moral and spiritual support. No doubt most of the little children will require extensive therapy for years to come.
11:53 October 28, 2011 by Dr. Dillner
Well, if someone complained about my cooking, that would be my first response too . . . strip and dance? Yeah, right.
12:06 October 28, 2011 by Svensksmith
When I complain about my wife's cooking, all I get is a frying pan.
12:47 October 28, 2011 by Grokh
@Svensksmith ahahahaha, youre lucky she even cooks for you though, if i dont cook i dont eat xD
14:26 October 28, 2011 by GLO
I would trade the dance for lunch any day.....
14:47 October 28, 2011 by muscle
lol it reminds of Mr. Garrison from SouthPark :D... all the time finding excuses to strip :D
15:11 October 28, 2011 by millionmileman
In the States this is known as the School Lunch Program!
15:59 October 28, 2011 by Svensksmith
Sure would like to see the rest of that picture (not the pancakes).
19:02 October 28, 2011 by Just_Kidding
Maybe a shrink had told her to go do pole dances when she is stressed.
20:31 October 28, 2011 by volvoman9
They should promote her to the head of administration. We need creative solutions from those who can respond under pressure. Bravo!
01:34 October 29, 2011 by Jan Svenson
I love it, that was never part of my experience in school. I feel cheated.
09:45 October 29, 2011 by Soft Boiled
Apparently if there are any more complaints its lap-dance time
15:33 October 30, 2011 by nolikegohome
that is exactly why i love sweden. Not for the sexy part alone but also for the right to protest. Amen to Sweden.
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