School dinners, like anything truly evil, inspired a great number of protest songs
. By far the most famous of these was the cunningly titled "School Dinners", by person or persons unknown. Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
I feel sick - get a bowl quick.
It's too late - I've done it on my plate.
There were a thousand variations
on this song, usually stating that the end result of vomit on a plate
was indistinguishable from the meal you were served, but this was always the general gist
School dinners at my primary school
weren't excessively evil - provided a pupil had been properly educated about the dangers of Cowboy Hotpot
(which looked, smelled and tasted like rotting baked beans
) and knew how to avoid the dinner ladies obsession
, they could usually keep their insides in.