Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Woman Fined...

Because she wasn't holding onto the escalator rail.

Yes, that's correct.

A Vancouver woman was detained and fined $100 because she didn't hang onto the escalator rail.

My first thought was 'is this for real?!' My next was 'you have got to be kidding me.'

I mean, come on! Fining a woman because she refused to hang on because she was busy? Maybe this is just my American prejudice against any kind of infringement on rights, but this is just nuts.

From the article- "In the Vancouver region, officials will soon launch a campaign to discourage running, sliding down banisters and other risky behaviour."

....Okie dokie then.

You know what? The entire world has gone nuts, en masse.

4 comments:

Bethany said...

you have got to be kidding me. That is ridiculous. I agree, everyone has gone nuts.

Joshua said...

What? Oh my goodness. This world has gone nuts. What are they going to do about the professional runners in Vancouver? I guess there are none. Too risky behavior? Good grief, get a life.

Liberty said...

If we're going to go that way...lesse' we'd need to outlaw ANYTHING that was risky. That would include:

Stairs.
Cars.
Dogs.
Cats.
Sleeping.
Doing the dishes.
Food.
Pillows.
Heaters.
Lights.
Electrical.
Plumbing.
Hot water.
Knives.
Breakable dishes.
Skateboarding.
Bicycling.
Scissors.

And the list could, of course, go on.

Let's make it simple. Just outlaw LIFE, and see where that takes us. Bravo. :D

Megan said...

We have an obesity epidemic, and they want to make running illegal? ....Just saying. Sometimes the government is so counterproductive its ridiculous!