CROUTON WARS….Via OxBlog, this is too good to pass up:

Operations were cancelled yesterday at one of Britain’s leading centres for neurosurgery after it suspended [Terence Hope, 57, one of Britain’s leading experts in vascular neurosurgery].

….According to a report in the Daily Mail yesterday, Mr Hope was accused of taking an extra helping of soup at the staff canteen without paying. But he told colleagues he was only getting some extra croutons.

The hospital refused to comment on the grounds that disciplinary procedures were confidential.

I’d refuse to comment too.