Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Eggs Aren't Us

Eggs Aren't UsNanny’s friends in Asda are worried about Halloween.

It seems that some “naughty” boys and girls attempt to enjoy themselves, by playing “trick or treat”; and “egging” peoples’ houses as a trick.

Now, I for one, would be a tad “pissed off” at being egged. However, in the great scheme of things “egging” is not the worst thing that can happen in life; teenagers who use knives or guns are a far more serious issue that needs to be dealt with.

Trick or TreatNotwithstanding this reality check, Asda has decided to ban the sale of eggs to teenagers over the Halloween period.

This decision of course is utter tosh:
  • It will not deter a teenager intent on buying a supply of eggs.

  • Other supermarkets and stores still sell eggs to teenagers.

  • Not all teenagers buying eggs are necessarily planning a nefarious use of the eggs. I believe that eggs have a duality of use, aside from being used as a missile, they can also be cooked and eaten.

  • It is an over reaction to a relatively minor irritation.
This daft decision typifies Nanny’s “act without thinking approach” to tackling social issues.

It is sad to see that a reputable, non political, company is peddling Nanny’s brand of social interference.

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