Friday, September 07, 2007
Nanny Bans Shorts
Nanny bans shorts!
This is quite the most daft ban that I have ever read Nanny trying to introduce.
Seemingly Nanny believes that shorts, when worn in a swimming pool, are threat to health and safety (pass the sick bag someone).
Therefore she has banned people from wearing them!
Needless to say the only type of person idiotic enough to come up with such a ban, naturally enough, works for a local council. Funny how all the morons and idiots end up in our "respected" local councils isn't it?. In this particularly case the local council being Harlow.
Harlow swimming pool has placed a ban on three-quarter length shorts for health and safety reasons.
A spokesman for Harlow Council confirmed all swimmers banned from the pool had received a full refund.
Harlow's Labour MP Bill Rammell thinks the whole thing is bollocks...as do I.
"I don't agree with this.
If it is appropriate swimwear I don't think
it is the business of the council to decide
what swimmers can and can't wear."
A spokesman for Harlow Council said:
"This type of swimwear is specifically
designed for strong swimmers,
as it creates extra drag.
However it is widely sold and available
to swimmers of all abilities
who may not be aware of this.
Unfortunately we have no way of knowing
whether the people wearing these shorts
are proficient swimmers or not
when they enter the pool.
Therefore in the interests of their safety
we have introduced a dress code,
details of which are available in reception."
It is not the council's business as to whether people wish to wear "dragging shorts" or not.
How many people in the UK are drowning each day because they wear shorts when they swim?
I wish that these local councils would just cease to exist!
My advice, swim naked and see what they say then!