Ahh England, home to the bluest of blue haired bureaucrats. This story about a girl sent home from a school trip for the high crime of eating a chocolate bar fills my head with visions of shrill button downed nannies dressed in black. I suspect the real story might be a bit more nuanced, but still they had to know how this one would look in the paper. Sigh.
I love England and the English because they steadfastly resist the worst elements of their own culture. Case in point the annual Cheese Roll. It is stupid and dangerous and exactly the sort of thing Health and Safety busybodies feel they absolutely must stop and every year they try. This year they sent not one, but three policemen to the home of the old lady who made the cheese wheels the runners chase to threaten her. Threatening old ladies is specialty of busy bodies everywhere of course because normally they are easy marks. In the end it made no difference, the event went on, was won by a Yank and hopefully it will go on driving the Health and Safety officials crazy forever. I love England.
Who has conquered England? The Romans, the Vikings, the Normans, then nobody until the Health and Safety Bureaucrats came. Once they ruled the world, now they can’t be trusted with balloons and party favors.
It is now too dangerous to even cross the streets in England. I expect society will soon ground to a halt and all will come to ruin, but at least it will be safe.
Man hurt falling from unlit bonfire. Remember the only safe bonfire is a lit bonfire. Don’t take chances, be smart and light that fire. (also, I love that this story can make the headline news in the UK news.)
Town famous for its medieval heritage to lose its cobblestones over health and safety concerns. Five people injured during the year vs the three people who would have been injured in town with normal sidewalks. Cobblestones branded ‘tool of the devil and must be purged’.
Via Medieval News