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.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Nanny Bans Wet T Shirts

Nanny Bans Wet T ShirtsOh 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:



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7 comments:

  1. I just wonder what type of person takes a conscious decision to become an 'Elf n Safety officer or manager. These people need to get out and take a risk or two and get a life.

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  2. john rimmer7:20 PM

    tonk said: I just wonder what type of person takes a conscious decision to become an 'Elf n Safety officer or manager. These people need to get out and take a risk or two and get a life.

    I wonder just how kosher half these people are. I somehow managed to stumble across an internet discussion group for health and safety officers, and it was full of them complaining about the unqualified 'Elf 'n Safety' (yes, they used that phrase as well) officers who come up with these barmy decisions and give the real professionals a bad name.

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  3. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Spot on John, the problem being that totally unqualified people are allowed to perform risk assessments, they do not have a clue about how to do it, and just think up the worst possible scenario and ban the activity!

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  4. They're all a load of wets!

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  5. Anonymous10:57 PM

    http://www.iosh.co.uk/index.cfm?go=news.release&id=274

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  6. Anonymous11:26 PM

    http://www.iosh.co.uk/index.cfm?go=discussion.view&forum=1&thread=30009&page=721

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  7. Are you sure it is real 'Elf and safety'?
    It sounds more like feminist 'if men like it then ban it' in disguise.

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