Postman Pat and his black and white cat..."
All together now.. "Postman Pat..."
Sing you bastards!
That is the jolly tune that I sing along to everytime I watch Postman Pat on the TV...sad individual aren't I?
Unfortunately, the good people of Market Harborough may find themselves locked up for such harmless pursuits.
Nanny has banned Postman Pat.
What? I hear you ejaculate (yes I can say ejaculate!).
Yes...Nanny has decided that Postman Pat, or rather a reasonable facsimile of him, is just too dangerous for the good people of Market Harborough to enjoy. Therefore, she has banned him.
A Postman Pat musical ride for kids is to be removed from outside a store in the St Mary's Place shopping precinct, because it's too dangerous.
The owners of St Mary's Place, who are evidently chums of Nanny, are worried that shoppers will walk into it.
Now call me pedantic..
You're pedantic Ken!
However, there are thousands of these rides (airplanes, cars, Postman Pat etc) outside thousands of shops throughout the country.
Precisely how many thousands of people walk into them, and injure themselves, on a daily basis?
Errrrmmm...none I would guess!
I would also add a small fact to the oinkment, as it were, (I know Nanny hates facts) namely that the 30p ride has been in the precinct for six years and no one has mutilated themselves by walking into it during that time.
Local businesswoman Sheryl Granger is mounting a stern resistance to Nanny, and is refusing to remove Postman Pat.
"You would have to be blind to walk into it
it poses no more danger than a bollard.
Thousands of children have ridden it
and even more people have walked by it
without a single complaint or injury."
A spokesman for St Mary's Place said it was targeting "material outside shop boundaries with health and safety implications."
The people who cite health and safety issues have no more knowledge of the law/facts than Postman Pat's pussy (can I say pussy?), Jess. They live in fear of being held responsible for everything they do, and seek to avoid that responsibility by hiding behind a non existent "health and safety issue".
People like that should not be given positions of responsibility.
Regrettably many such people do in fact hold positions, where they have power over others, most notably in local councils.
Postman Pat theme tune