Rare Apples, eBay, Goodwill
philpem at dsl.pipex.com
Mon Mar 21 17:34:11 CST 2005
In message <1111421036.22438.28.camel at weka.localdomain>
Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Except that such stores don't really exist over this side of the pond
> any more - they've all been forbidden from selling electrical goods by
> the health & safety morons (as in "Oh my God, it plugs into the wall -
> that's *dangerous* and someone might sue us").
Yep. Same thing over here in Leeds. "Omygaaawd, that's like, so
daaaaangerous... It plugs into the mains..."
That said, I think there was a court case a while back.. someone sued a
company because he got a static-shock off one of their products. His own damn
fault for wearing synthetic fibre clothing on a dry day, but he got some
stupid compensation payout anyway... I'd have fined him £5,000 and told him
to stop wasting time.
If you ask me, H&S should be scrapped - let natural de-selection solve the
problem. Evolution in action. If you don't know what I mean, see
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