Blog: Did April Fool’s Day come late this year?

Catherine Sleep | 6 August 2003

Sometimes we get wind of a story so bizarre we hesitate to publish it. Can it really be true? We dig a little deeper to make sure. One such story came to our attention this week. It is reported that several supermarkets in the Argentinean province of Mendoza are requiring staff to wear nappies (diapers) to cut down on bathroom breaks.

Mendoza’s labour sub-secretary is currently investigating the allegations. If true, the practice is degrading, humiliating, disgraceful, ridiculous… I could go on. If false, we’ve all been made to look a bit silly by believing it. Perhaps Argentina celebrates April Fool’s Day in August?

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