Radio 4 on Friday night was broadcasting a discussion about a scheme in Devon, where police are going to start giving out flip flops to drunk young women. This is apparently to prevent them falling off their high heels and injuring themselves. One of the participants in the discussion commented that it seemed very much to her like the girls were being rewarded for being drunk, being given flip flops.
I have another theory. I think the BBC have it wrong. I think the proposal is for all those nice, hunky policemen to take the naughty, drunken girls, and "give them the flip flop" as a modern day, forward thinking Police Force's alternative to "giving them the slipper". Let's face it, slippers are terribly passé. Flips flops, as the fashion mags tell us on a regular basis, are the way to go.
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