Tensions were high at the local RSL yesterday morning after Phyllis arrived bearing home-made Turkish Delight for the ANZAC Day morning tea.
Phyllis Jones unwittingly brought the delicacy as her contribution to the day’s catering, proudly placing it down next to the miniature sausage-rolls and jumbo lamingtons at around 9.30am.
Onlookers said Phyllis seemed unaware of her grave mistake.
“I don’t think she even realises how shocked everyone is that she could be so careless. It has really ruined what should have been a special day.” said Constance Murphy, supplier of fresh cream puffs.
For others it brought back memories of tragedies past.
“It reminds me of the one year Agnes brought sushi, of all things,” said Mack Young, a World War Two veteran who served on the Malay Peninsula.
“And a couple of years before that Hillary arrived up with 50 Frankfurts” he added sombrely.
Reports suggest that the Turkish Delight was kept a ‘respectable’ distance from the ANZAC biscuits.