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05-27-08, 09:51 PM #1
City Council Demands Woman Get Insurance, Lifeguard for 2-Foot Wading Pool
A 47-year-old British woman has been told by her city council that the 2-foot-deep wading pool in her yard must have insurance coverage and a lifeguard, The Daily Mail reported.
Lourdes Maxwell, who has put the wading pool in her yard every summer for her kids, grandchildren and neighbors for 24 years, was shocked by the "pathetic" ruling.
The health and safety ruling from the Portsmouth, England , city council came after Maxwell wrote to the city asking for permission to put in a bigger pool. She was told that it was too dangerous, and she must empty her existing wading pool, according to the Mail.
The council eventually softened its stance, saying that Maxwell could have the wading pool, but only with a licensed lifeguard and insurance.
"I asked around for insurance and they just laughed at me,” Maxwell told the Mail. “No one offers insurance for paddling pools. I'm always there to supervise but they're trying to tell me I need lifeguards for a kiddies' pool as well — it's crazy."
The Portsmouth Council’s neighborhood manager, Nigel Selley, defended the decision on Monday.
"We did not have sufficient assurances that the risks associated with providing such a facility would be well-managed,” Selley told the Mail.
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05-27-08, 09:59 PM #2
omg that takes stupid to a new levelhttp://www.allpoetry.com/Grunts%20Girl
We dallied under
Vine maples and sapling alders
Searched for lady slippers
Found blackberry riots and
An old skid road
Brought ghost ferns and
Hollows filled with
While waves wrapped
Intricate lacings of weeds
'Round mule spinners
His cyanotic eyes
Were hard enough to make
The sun turn tail and
Tender enough to attract me
To his world of illusion
05-27-08, 10:27 PM #3
You said it gozling, some level of stupidhttp://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f.../ukbluejw2.gif
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05-27-08, 11:43 PM #4
It is only the obvious pinnacle of a nanny state.
Won't be long before we see it.I'm your huckleberry...
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
05-27-08, 11:49 PM #5
A reaffirmation that stupidity is universal!The true measure of your character is what you choose to do when you think no one is looking.
05-28-08, 01:41 AM #6
We aren't on the way to a "nanny" state, we are on the way to a "grumpy adult" state. The crazy, grumpy adult that we used to whisper about, and never trick-or-treat at their house.
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