7 Aug 2010

And Then There Was Some Help….

Pardon? What? What did you say? You’ve seen it before? Damn. What? You as well? Okay, okay, go ahead, rub it in, it goes back a bit, I know. Just skip it then and continue reading below.


Letter of the day? Can’t dispute that………

And while I’m here, on the radio this morning was a young guy wot was talking about how he is making a bit of money odd jobbing as he can’t find proper, full-time work. Said he does the occasional bit of gardening but can’t get into serious garden work as he doesn’t have a chain saw licence. That stopped me in my tracks. He doesn’t have a WHAT? A chain saw licence? When and where, by the seven powers of nanny, did THAT come from?

Two things spring to mind; why would that stop the young guy if he’s hungry, and, now this is the scary bit, who’s fulfilling job is it to prowl the highways and byways listening out for chain saws ready to pounce to check the saw drivers licence? Don’t it make you despair of what we’ve become? Yes? Gentleman at the back? Thank you; it’s not just me then.

I’m only guessing here, but are chain saws up there with tobacco, strong drink and sharp stuff? Do you need to pass a chain saw test, prove you’re not a Texan and show your licence before you can buy or rent one? That don’t make it any the less sadder, unless you ARE a Texan of course, it’s just me be thinking it about aloud.

Quote; Tommy Cooper.

"Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off."


giolla said...

A chainsaw license? News to me I should probably turn myself in or something. Just as well such things didn't exist when my primary school gardening club was clearing a few trees - way back when.

Mac said...

Yup, but it seems it's NOT required for personal use. Unsurprisingly, the good ol' HSE have their paws all over this one. Lots of courses available for lots of money.
Men in Black could be at your door any time now....