Sometimes even I am surprised, and stunned, by how daft Nanny is becoming in her senile old age.
We have seen her ban; Hot Cross buns, fags, fat, religion, hoodies, hats, conkers, hot water you name it...now it seems that paint is on her list of banned products.
Nanny's trolls who run the bus service in Cardiff have taken it upon themselves to designate paint as a dangerous substance, which should not be carried on the buses.
Brian Heale, who is 73, got on a number 9 bus the other day and wanted to be taken from Heath Hospital to Prospect Place in Cardiff. Unfortunately for Mr Heale he was carrying a tin of paint, antique emulsion to be precise; he was taking it home to do a spot of painting.
The jobsworth bus driver, who clearly has been trained at Nanny's special school for jobsworth cretins, decided to strictly adhere to the rules issued by the bus company; these rules have placed paint in the same category as swords, guns and cans of petrol.
The driver caught Mr Heale in the act of carrying a can of emulsion, and ordered him off the bus.
Mr Heale is quoted as saying:
"When he told me I couldn't take the paint on the bus I thought he was joking.
But he parked the bus and called head office.
He told me carrying the paint was against new health and safety regulations and told me to get off.
It's crazy and hysterical.
Next thing, you won't be able to take a wet umbrella on in case it drips water on the floor.
Health and safety rules are one thing but this is just daft;
it was a No 9 bus not a dangerous building site."
Mr Heale was thrown off into the rain, and took shelter in a cafe. There the manager took pity on him, and his paint, and gave him a lift home.
Nanny's new health and safety rules governing public transport list paint as a "hazardous article". It can be taken on the bus only if it is "carried in two containers, ie, a sealed pot and a bag, and is not left unattended on a parcel shelf where it could slide and tip, burst open and spread across the floor".
Cardiff Bus when confronted with their stupidity, admitted that they may have been a little hard on Mr Heale.
A spokesman squirmed:
"We apologise to Mr Heale for the obvious inconvenience caused.
The safety of our passengers is our No 1 priority, which is why the company takes regulations on health and safety very seriously."
The company admitted, however, that there were times when it needed to display a little more flexibility when enforcing the rules. In other words they admitted that they didn't think, and were happy to let Nanny do their thinking for them.
Nanny is destroying society, people no longer think about what they are doing and are now happy to mindlessly obey her daft over prescriptive rules.
It is time that we started to think for ourselves again.
Send your thoughts on this matter to Cardiff Bus via this link Knobheads.