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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Please state your business with this bench.


Story I read in yesterday's metro newspaper:

If you are alone and not accompanied by at least one child in a particular park in England [adults not to be trusted without child supervision :) ], you WILL be approached and questioned as to your intentions in the park. This is to reduce paedophile activity, apparently. 

NO COMMENT.

Actually, I do have a comment, I do, I am pulling a muscle here, jumping up and down, to make a comment!

This nanny state business is getting out of hand. I often go to the local park, ALONE, (this may make me a loser but not a paedophile) or with G, and we do not have kids. I always thought we had the right to do so, but apparently not. Are parks for the use of kids only? Am I going to have to squeeze one out merely to have the right to use a park? What about infertile people?

This country has been very kind to me during my stay. But it is insane sometimes.

8 comments:

Tamara said...

How random. the Brits are an odd bunch.

Did your blog, btw.

po said...

Hey Tamara, I agree with you, scary thing is some of my ancestors are British :)

Thanks!

Ches said...

They should check to see if those 'alone' people are sweating...then arrest them! :)

po said...

Personally, if I were a clever paedophile and I saw some coppers, I would go stand by a group of children. Hope they think of that!

Being Brazen said...

You know for sure the world is a sick place when there are rules and thinking like that.

:(

po said...

being brazen:

I wonder what caused the people in that town to become so paranoid? A plague of child molesters?

Miss T said...

Thats just insane. Next you will be banned from buying candy unless you can prove you are giving it to a child that is a known relative!

po said...

no, Miss T, don't give them ideas, I need candy. I don't have any nearby small relatives.