Hidden away beneath all the Mandela hagiography is this:
A BAKERY have come up with crust the job to beat the late-night munchies – a 24-hour hot pie vending machine.
Fisher & Donaldson, of St Andrews, have fitted the delicacy dispenser in the doorway of an empty shop next to them in the town centre.
It is proving to be a roaring success with revellers – and sold out of its products on its first night.
As well as hot pies, the machine sells sausage rolls and sweet treats such as fudge doughnuts, rhubarb pies and apple tarts.
Punters can choose from 15 options at the machine, with prices ranging from £1 to £2.
This is unquestionably a signifiant advance in human civilization - although there's always a nannying fussbucket to moan:
...one politician branded it “totally inappropriate”. Brian Thomson, Labour councillor for St Andrews, said: “I’m very surprised to see it located in such a prominent location. I’ve raised the matter with the council’s planners.”