Tuesday, 14 October 2008

A Question of Priorities

Now I know this is not really a funny story, but... well... we're going to get a laugh out of it anyway. It's about a kebab shop in England which was shut down because of Health & Safety violations - namely, that they were selling kebabs while a dead man lay on a nearby sofa.

What I love about this story is that in all of its foot or so of space, it outlines a litany of Health & Safety issues (look away now if you're squeamish or eating breakfast):
  • swarm of flies
  • thawing meat (oozing blood)
  • man smoking
  • man spitting on floor
  • filthy floor
  • rat droppings
  • dead rat
  • dead man on sofa
but not once does it show any curiosity as to how a dead man came to be lying on a sofa at the back of the kitchen of a kebab shop, other than to note that it was 'not suspicious'.

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