Oh dear, the health and safety Gestapo have been at work again. This time they have stomped with their size ten jackboots on plans for a wet T-shirt nights at Yesteryear Pub Company's Maloney cocktail bars.
Seemingly Nanny is worried that people may catch colds from the wetness of the T shirts!
The Managing Director, Tony Callaghan, is quoted:
"There'll be no titillation in Bolton,
Oldham, St Helens or Wigan.
It seems that legislation and the threat
of legal action is proving to be a massive
killjoy in this day and age.
We have been advised that people getting wet
may have grounds to sue if they catch pneumonia,
wet floors may cause staff or customers to slip
and sustain injury, and some of the better endowed
participants may cause blokes to drop their drinks.
There are also electrical issues, privacy issues
relating to the publication of unauthorised
photography and even the possibility
of being cited in divorce actions."
The company's health and safety manager, Sue McCabe, has told management that the nights could only take place under strict conditions and only if every customer signed a disclaimer.
It seems that one key condition of staging a wet T-shirt contest is that people don't get wet. Which is kind of farking stupid, as that's the whole point of a wet T shirt contest.
Are we all going to sit around like sheep (do sheep sit around?), and allow Nanny to stop us doing every little thing that we once took for granted?
Now this is what I am talking about:
Here is the remix version: