Student at Le Cordon Bleu London threatens suicide

I was reading mx (a free Sydney newspaper) today and saw this article. Just couldn’t help posting it here for those who do not know about it:

A Cordon Bleu cookery student wielding a knife threatened to commit suicide yesterday when he discovered he couldn’t retake his exams.

The student was on the Intermediate Cuisine course, the London Evening Standard reports, which costs around £4000. This was most of the man’s savings, understands.

When he realised he would not be able to take the exam again, he grabbed hold of a knife. Police were called at around 5.30pm, as well as a negotiator who tried to calm the man down.

You can read the rest of the story here (the above was quoted from

To sum it up, it was rather unfortunate for him to fail the exams the first time over. As far as I know, it is not easy to fail the exams unless you really ruined the dish (burnt, dropped on floor, etc.) or just plain lazy. Sigh, I totally understand the feeling of putting everything on the line and then just plain stopping short of your goals. Depression may hit but suicide should never ever be an option. 

Life is just too beautiful.

~ by limmyfox on June 6, 2008.

One Response to “Student at Le Cordon Bleu London threatens suicide”

  1. Hi, looks like we both posted the same thing on the same day! :) Are you enjoying LCB SYD? Puff pastry is a bitch isn’t it? I found it hard the first time I made it.

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