I do wonder how it is that Nanny's hard pressed public sector has so much time on its hands, that it can stick its nose into the minutiae of people's lives.
Yet, despite the constraints of the cuts and decades of austerity that we are to endure (courtesy of Broon and his cronies), the binmen and acolytes of Coventry City Council have found the time and energy to poke into the contents of Margaret Tasker's bin.
What did they find I hear you ask?
A square shaped plastic ice cream tub!
Errmmm...apparently, yes it is a problem.
It is square shaped.
Seemingly the binmen of Coventry do not take square shaped plastic ice cream containers. They refused to empty Mrs Tasker's bin, the bin also contained "correctly shaped" rubbish.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, Mrs Tasker was told by the council that had the ice cream tub been "bottle shaped" the binmen would have taken it!
Unsurprisingly, since this story became something of a hue and cry in the media, the council have realised that they look like morons and have backtracked.
The official "version of reality" from the bunker of Coventry council is that the binmen made a mistake (this of course conveniently ignores the fact that Mrs Tasker was told by a council employee, on the phone, that had the container been bottle shaped it would have been OK).
Seemingly staff will now be "retrained" to teach them which objects can be recycled.
How do you teach "commonsense" to people who clearly have none?
Councils are the enemy of the people!
Learn the above mantra for prep and repeat it, text it and Twatter it to everyone you know.
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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