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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tossers!

TossersLawks a Mercy!

I plum forgot that yesterday was Shrove Tuesday, when people the length and breadth of the country are tossing like mad.

Did you all have a good toss yesterday loyal readers?

The good people St Albans of didn't.

For why?

Our old fiends from health and safety intervened.

St Albans holds an annual pancake race.

This year was no exception, aside from one small fly in the oinkment.

Charles Barker the tourism manager from St Albans council appeared at the race, complete with high vis jacket and clip board (so you knew he was "important"), and told the competitors that they must walk, not run.

For why?

The council decreed that because it had been raining people might slip over, ie there was a health and safety risk.

The announcement was greeted with much booing and derision. However, sadly, only three people disobeyed the council and ran, the rest walked.

The race had been held in the town since 1445.

St Albans council clearly are a bunch of tossers!

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11 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the council tossers!!!

    I fear the real problem was that people may have enjoyed themselves and that will not do will it?

    Nanny is a bit like a little child that craves attention; every now and then, it does something to attract attention, just to remind people it's still there.

    I had my pancakes yesterday, even though I'm not that keen on them....I had them just to spite Nanny....You know too much fat etc....I normally have lemon and sugar on them but, this year, I had cherry pie filling and whipped cream just to show Nanny...They were very nice and even my wife (The leader of the opposition( liked them.

    Enjoy tossing responsibly

    www.tossingaware.co.uk

    Search on-line for Couldn't give a toss.

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  2. Archroy10:42 AM

    Can you imagine what it must be like to be Charles Barker?

    Me neither.

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  3. It's difficult to find any words ..... so I won't.

    However, harking back a few days (won't post in the original 'cos I doubt most people will see it) good old BrewDog are on the pub-licity trail again.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/16/sink_the_bismark/

    I'm considering seeking a mortgage application with a view to buying and testing a bottle. I doubt I will find them in a bogof deal at Tesco.

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  4. Lord of Atlantis11:14 AM

    "The council decreed that because it had been raining people might slip over, ie there was a health and safety risk."

    Surely, that decision is for the people participating to make? After all, no one is being forced to take part.

    "The announcement was greeted with much booing and derision. However, sadly, only three people disobeyed the council and ran, the rest walked."

    Which clearly shows what a pathetic bunch of timid sheep the people of this country have become!

    "he race had been held in the town since 1445."

    Another fine tradition flushed down the pan to appease the gods of elf'n'safety!

    "St Albans council clearly are a bunch of tossers!"

    I couldn't agree more!

    Tonk said "....I normally have lemon and sugar on them but, this year, I had cherry pie filling and whipped cream just to show Nanny...They were very nice and even my wife (The leader of the opposition( liked them."

    Yum,yum! I wish I'd been able to sample them!

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  5. Shame about the boat race11:46 AM

    "However, sadly, only three people disobeyed the council and ran, the rest walked."

    I would like to shake those people by the hand.

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  6. Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells11:52 AM

    So St. Albans Council are concerned their serfs......sorry, citizens could slip on wet roads. Ahh, bless! Did the council show similar concern for 'elf'n'safety by adequately gritting pavements during the January cold spell? Probably not. The difference: disrupting the pancake race costs the council nothing and brings pleasure to those of the Hitler tendency. On the other hand pavement gritting costs money better spent on "fact finding" jollies to warm tropical beaches.

    Finally, having the surname Barker is very appropriate for someone so obviously...err....barking.

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  7. Anonymous3:08 PM

    My only surprise here is that the brave freedom fighters (who continued to run anyway) were not arrested under anti-terror legislation.

    Or at the very least, been slapped with ASBOs?

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  8. I think I know why the council did this. And in a way I understand it and can sympathise...

    Given the ludicrous habit people have in this country for blaming others for their own stupidity, I reckon the council were only covering their own backs legally in case someone did slip.

    The fact that people have sued councils when they've tripped over flagstones is insane. But it happens. Councils can't afford to be sued by idiots, but the courts let it happen.

    By simply turning up and saying "don't run", if someone were to run, fell and hurt themselves the council could - if it went to court - say "told you so". The case would likely then be turfed out, saving the council cash.

    I notice that the people with the clipboards didn't actually *stop* anyone running. Just told them not to.

    The tossers here are the courts for allowing the blame culture to become profitable - not the council for trying to save a few bob. Over-reactive, perhaps. But understandable.

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  9. smithy8:55 AM

    Hear hear Mosher!

    I often have a pipe dream of a judge saying to one of those idiots "You should have looked where you were going you idiot, case dismissed."

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  10. Julius Caesar2:52 PM

    And, for wasting the court's time, YOU can pay all the costs of the case!

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  11. Anonymous1:02 PM

    jPut them all in burkas and tell the council it is a mooslimb festival and they will roll out a red carpet on the road complete with road closures and church closures lest anyone be offended.

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