Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Carry On Polluting...It's Safer

Many moons ago I blogged about it being illegal to have sex with one.

Now, it seems, you’re not even allowed to take one to school.

A bike, that is.

We’ve got a government that lectures us incessantly about keeping fit, getting plenty of exercise, using the car less, preventing childhood obesity etc etc etc.

And here’s a school that won’t let a pupil cycle to school. Because it’s too dangerous. It’s the nasty road outside the school, you see – it’s got cars on it.

And of course it doesn’t matter that the boy’s mother trusts him to ride safely, because you can’t expect a mother to know the capabilities of her child better than the school does. After all, the school is run by the State, and the State Knows Everything, and the Mother Knows Nothing.

Mind you, his mum’s pulling no punches in the battle with the Health and Safety Gestapo. “I am deeply offended that all the feedback from the school implies that by wanting my son to cycle to school I am putting the lives of children at risk." “Deeply offended”, eh ? Nice move. He (or she) who is deeply offended usually wins the day.

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