Having written articles about Nanny and her stupidity for many years, I have become somewhat desensitised to some of her goings on. However, as jaded as I am, even I found this story to be particularly jaw dropping wrt how braindead our society has become.
Daniel Cottrell (17 years 10 months old) went shopping recently with his dad, in a 99p store in Greywell Shopping Centre.
He made a bold and brave attempt to purchase a bicycle repair kit (which contained a.o. chalk, a rubber patch, sandpaper and a 5ml glue stick).
Can you guess what happened next loyal readers?
Yes, that's right, the shop assistant refused to sell him the kit lest he sniff the glue.
Under the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985, it is an offence to sell any intoxicating substances to a person under the age of 18, such as solvent-based glues, aerosols, dry cleaning fluid, correction fluid and marker pens.
However, the offence is only an "offence" if the shopkeeper may reasonably believe the product will be used for intoxication; ie the law actually does allow people to use some commonsense.
Were the lad intending to sniff glue, why would he buy a puncture repair kit?
Why would he go along with his dad to buy it?
Isn't it far easier for a teenager to score hard drugs, therefore why would he waste time and effort sticking a "Pritt Stick" up his hooter and gluing his nostrils shut?
As you can see my loyal readers, Nanny has eradicated any modicum of commonsense from our genetic code years ago. We have become a nation of sheeple.
Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.
Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.
Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store.
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