Thursday, July 30, 2009

British retailers against sharp revolving wheels attached to a handle designed to slice through baked crust, cheese, and the toppings of your choice

First they came for our rifles.
Then they came for our pistols.
Then they came for our kids' playground equipment.
And then the diving boards at public swimming pools.

Then they came for our sharp pieces of metal that don't have "a blunt round nose".

(I don't make up any of this stuff; I just condense what I read elsewhere....)

And now if you're in the U.K., they're coming for your sharp revolving wheels attached to a handle designed to slice through baked crust, cheese, and the toppings of your choice.
Yes, British retailers are now asking for I.D. before you purchase a freakin' pizza cutter.

Here's a corporate shill for the Marks and Spencer retail chain:

Staff are required to ask for identification from any customer who tries to buy alcohol or a bladed item and appears younger than 25.

A spokesman said: "Our policy is not to sell knives or bladed articles to persons under 18, and a pizza-wheel fits into to that category. We are a responsible retailer, and our customers expect us to be vigilant in providing blades if people appear to be underage."

By the time I left elementary school, I had used axes, knives, tomahawks, hatchets, trenching tools, shovels, pruning shears, and razors - many of them for their intended purpose. Most of us carried pocket knives to school. And now the British don't trust anyone under 25 with a Pizza Cutter ????

This is the nation that produced Admiral Nelson, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, James Bond (I know, fiction), and Benny Hill.

Unbelieveable. The glory has departed.


Obnoxio The Clown said...

Yep, it's official: Britain is now a festering shitpit inhabited only by the mentally retarded.

Anonymous said...

WHAT WELL THEY EVER DO when a REAL enemy comes to invade them?

No one will be physically fit.

No one will have any experience in handling anything sharp, edged, shoot-y, or otherwise dangerous.

The Nanny State will have (already has?) taken over so much, that the general populous won't CARE if they're invaded. The "only ones" who will care will be the leadership (large & small), who will be deposed & hopefully shot.

B Woodman
SSG (Ret) US Army

Titan Mk6B said...

I carried a pocket knife to elementary school all the time. One time I brought a bow and arrow to school. We used it on lunch recess on the school grounds. Of course, that was a long time ago.