Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Prats of The Week

Prats of The WeekOops, it has been a wee while since I have presented my prestigious "Prats of The Week" Award.

This week it goes to the staff of Mr Cheap, in Havant, who have clearly been living in a Nanny state far too long; and displayed all the petty minded jobsworth attention to "rules" that one has come to expect from Nanny's minions.

Frank Dineen, 75 years old, innocently went to Mr Cheap to buy some Christmas cards. Unfortunately, he was reckoning without the jobsworths working in the store. Mr Dineen was wearing a trilby, and as we all know Nanny (who loves CCTV) hates hats.

Therefore Mr Dineen was told to remove his trilby by staff, as their CCTV system would not be able to id him.

The fact that he was 75 and no doubt could be recognised by staff, in the unlikely event he created some form of loutish behaviour, was of course ignored by the staff. This being Nanny Britain, common sense has long since being consigned to the dustbin of history.

Mr Dineen refused, and of course has now been banned from the shop.

He is quoted as saying:

"I will take my hat off in the presence of royalty,

but never in a shop
."

Quite right!

The jobsworth numpties at Mr Cheap, well deserving Prats of The Week.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of those crazy situations where in an ideal world, common sense would have prevailed, however in Nannys world, common sense is not very common.
    From the shop keeper's point of view given the rise in theft from shops,(note I don't use the minimising term of shoplifting) it is a sound policy to make everyone remove headgear irrespective of age etc as I am sure Mr Shopkeeper does not want to be accused of being ageist, I wonder if the same rules would apply to Sikhs or Muslims for examples, if it did he would lay himself open for being Islamaphobic or Sikhaphobic if he didn't he would be accused of being discrimatory towards everyone else. We are all different and Nanny's one size fits all does not work.
    Clear example of Nanny's crazy crazy world!!

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