Thursday, August 12, 2010

The mortal danger of spoons

Glorious story of the automaton nation we have become.

Carol said: “A woman asked to search my bag. She brought out the spoons we were going to use for our strawberries and cream.
“She said: ‘You can’t take these in.’ I said ‘Why not?’. She said: ‘Because they’re metal.’ I had to leave them behind.
And there, in a picnic basket is all the illustration you need that as a people we have collectively displaced our mind. No discretion, no thought, no contest. Out of a visceral fear of being discriminatory.
"Madam, if we let you in with spoons, good Lord, imagine, everybody might want to bring them in. And where would we be then Eh? Eh?"

Or in point of fact,
A spokeswoman for Glamorgan Cricket said the searches were in line with England and Wales Cricket Board guidelines.

She added: “Metal cutlery is not allowed into grounds. The stewards explained this to the couple who decided they did not want to enter, which is a shame.”

Colwyn Bay committee member Tom Birchall described the checks as “completely overboard”.

He said: “This is happening throughout the country. It’s ridiculous, but we can’t do anything about it.”
Not true Mr Birchall, you can organise a spoon protest. You could hand everybody going into the ground a single teaspoon. You can fight idiocy with idiocy. In the end laughing at these bureacratic nincompoops is the best way to deal with them.

Liberty is there to be defended. Common sense can be rescued. But only if you take direct action.

So Cry God for Harry, St David and unaggressive cutlery.


Witterings From Witney said...

Just read this story GT, while having my egg bacon and tomatos for brekkers.

Incredible is it not? Its just not cricket, what?

Dick Puddlecote said...

Same sort of thing at the Natural History Museum


Well said,we must remember how to fight.