Dumb despots   19/12/2012

Thanks to Janet Albrechsten for further proof that the irredeemably stupid fit naturally into the nanny state.

A Perth policeman issues a $250 fine to a woman for using a mobile phone while pushing a pram. The police later apologise and withdraw the fine, admitting a pram is not a vehicle.
The parents of a deaf child named Hunter are advised by his Nebraska preschool that he needs to change his name as it offends the school’s “weapons in schools” policy ban.
A British man trying to buy a chocolate pudding from his local supermarket is asked whether he is over 18 because reheating a pudding in a microwave oven may cause burns. The shop apologises and admits buying the pudding doesn’t require proof of age.

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