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(Daily Mail)   Nanny State now refusing to serve train passengers sandwiches in case they choke on them. "'I don't understand how health and safety came into selling a hungry stranded passenger an egg sandwich on a broken-down train"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 74
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2009-12-04 11:38:48 PM
FTA...He saw some egg sandwiches on sale behind the bar that looked appetising, but when the 58-year-old came to order he was astonished to be told he couldn't buy one.

Maybe the train bar shouldn't have them in plain sight if they don't plan on selling them.


That being said, this is scarcely a "Nanny State" decision, just one made by a dumbass steward.
 
2009-12-05 12:11:13 AM
If you cite the possibility of choking as a reason for not selling a sandwich during a stoppage, maybe you shouldn't be selling sandwiches ever.

Or running trains because they might crash.
 
2009-12-05 12:42:30 AM
nanny state. nanny state. Nanny State. Nanny State. NANNY STATE. NANNY STATE. NNAANNYY SSTTAATTEE. OMG IT'S SO FUNNY AND CLEVER.
 
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2009-12-05 01:47:31 AM
Now people can sue for being made to go hungry, low blood sugar, etc.
 
2009-12-05 02:09:44 AM
Pocket Ninja: nanny state. nanny state. Nanny State. Nanny State. NANNY STATE. NANNY STATE. NNAANNYY SSTTAATTEE. OMG IT'S SO FUNNY AND CLEVER.

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TOT MOM!
 
2009-12-05 02:49:46 AM
NewportBarGuy: TOT MOM!

TATER TOT MOM!
 
2009-12-05 02:50:57 AM
a single douche doth not a nanny state make

sounds like some ass wanted to eat that sandwich.

/but yes, the UK is nanny central.
 
2009-12-05 02:57:46 AM
He saw some egg sandwiches on sale behind the bar that looked appetising


unpossible
 
2009-12-05 06:06:19 AM
From my memory of it, British rail sandwiches are both overpriced and a severe health hazard. On the French rail system, the sandwiches made from French bread are delicious. Overpriced, sure, but delicious. The cheese in the ham and cheese is actual cheese, not processed crap.
 
2009-12-05 06:06:25 AM
Humm. Must be a slow damn news day. I wish the farker would have choked on the damn sandwhich. Would made a much better story.
 
2009-12-05 06:13:48 AM
brainiac-dumdum: He saw some egg sandwiches on sale behind the bar that looked appetising


unpossible


This. Story is obviously a complete fabrication.
 
2009-12-05 06:14:48 AM
He saw some egg sandwiches on sale behind the bar that looked appetising, but when the 58-year-old came to order he was astonished to be told he couldn't buy one

Appetising, and at around 4 quid a pop, horribly overpriced.

/maybe more, I haven't bought a sandwich on a train for while
 
2009-12-05 06:22:11 AM
brainiac-dumdum: He saw some egg sandwiches on sale behind the bar that looked appetising


unpossible



[Fry walks out of a bathroom carrying a "Fresh" Egg Salad Sandwich he just bought from a dispenser]
Bender: What's that black cracker?
Fry: A tomato.
Leela: You're not going to eat a sandwich from a truck stop men's room, are you?
Fry: Eh, what's the worst thing that could happen?
[Takes a bite]
Fry: Ehh, it's like a party in my mouth, and everyone's throwing up.
 
2009-12-05 06:23:07 AM
Whatever happened to the UK?
 
2009-12-05 06:23:26 AM
There is, for some reason, something especially grim about pubs near stations, very particular kind of grubbiness, a special kind of pallor to the pork pies. Worse than the pork pies, though, are the sandwiches. There is a feeling which persists in England that making a sandwich interesting, attractive, or in any way pleasant to eat is something sinful that only foreigners do.

'Make 'em dry,' is the instruction buried somewhere in the collective national consciousness, 'make 'em rubbery. If you have to keep the buggers fresh, do it by washing 'em once a week.'

It is by eating sandwiches in pubs on Saturday lunchtimes that the British seek to atone for whatever their national sins have been. They're not altogether clear what those sins are, and don't want to know either. Sins are not the sort of things one wants to know about. But whatever sins there are are amply atoned for by the sandwiches they make themselves eat
 
2009-12-05 06:26:08 AM
NewportBarGuy: Pocket Ninja: nanny state. nanny state. Nanny State. Nanny State. NANNY STATE. NANNY STATE. NNAANNYY SSTTAATTEE. OMG IT'S SO FUNNY AND CLEVER.

TOT MOM!


Godddammmit. Neither of you are helping.
 
2009-12-05 06:27:14 AM
Vaguely Racist Lawn Ornament: There is, for some reason, something especially grim about pubs near stations, very particular kind of grubbiness, a special kind of pallor to the pork pies. Worse than the pork pies, though, are the sandwiches. There is a feeling which persists in England that making a sandwich interesting, attractive, or in any way pleasant to eat is something sinful that only foreigners do.

'Make 'em dry,' is the instruction buried somewhere in the collective national consciousness, 'make 'em rubbery. If you have to keep the buggers fresh, do it by washing 'em once a week.'

It is by eating sandwiches in pubs on Saturday lunchtimes that the British seek to atone for whatever their national sins have been. They're not altogether clear what those sins are, and don't want to know either. Sins are not the sort of things one wants to know about. But whatever sins there are are amply atoned for by the sandwiches they make themselves eat


You are either Sir Terry, or a huge fan.
 
2009-12-05 06:53:51 AM
The health and safety reasons should have been to do with the cholesterol content of the egg salad.

I blame NHS.
 
2009-12-05 06:53:52 AM
Pocket Ninja: nanny state. nanny state. Nanny State. Nanny State. NANNY STATE. NANNY STATE. NNAANNYY SSTTAATTEE. OMG IT'S SO FUNNY AND CLEVER.

Shaddup you big government nanny state lover.

/NANNY STATE!
 
2009-12-05 06:57:31 AM
With every article I read about the Nanny State that is the UK (or more specifically, England) I say to myself, "They can't possibly get any more stupid." Yet, the following week, without fail, they manage to prove me wrong.

Whether it's people being arrested for growing tomatoes that look too much like pot, or a law that no plants are allowed near public walkways, or a law that no adults are allowed in parks to supervise their own children without a criminal background check, or a mother having her child taken and put into foster care because she didn't feed him enough sweets.... England has become the laughingstock of excessive political correctness and bizarre enforcement of nonsensical laws.
 
2009-12-05 07:04:44 AM
He just wanted him to avoid getting worms....

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"Ever wonder what makes special sauce so special? Yo."
 
2009-12-05 07:05:18 AM
Mail fail. The yanks lap this stuff up, because as a nation, the US has servere learning difficulties. No wonder Susan Boyle is your hero.

Retards.
 
2009-12-05 07:08:47 AM
Burchill: Mail fail. The yanks lap this stuff up, because as a nation, the US has servere learning difficulties. No wonder Susan Boyle is your hero.

Retards.


STFU you rotten toothed limey. Your nation has been full of fail since 1776.
 
2009-12-05 07:09:38 AM
First Great Western is privately owned and privately operated.

Nanny, or otherwise, this had no State involvement.
 
2009-12-05 07:19:53 AM
First Great Western run a special service to Newbury Racecourse on race days.

That line totally linked the story together and took it to the same level.

You know I really think the identity of the characters failed to come across enough cause they were not wearing name tags.
 
2009-12-05 07:25:42 AM
muck4doo: Burchill: Mail fail. The yanks lap this stuff up, because as a nation, the US has servere learning difficulties. No wonder Susan Boyle is your hero.

Retards.

STFU you rotten toothed limey. Your nation has been full of fail since 1776.


There's idiots everywhere, but your nation continues to be the champion of mong. There's no more polite way to say it.
 
2009-12-05 07:28:50 AM
not news!
 
2009-12-05 07:33:30 AM
Burchill: muck4doo: Burchill: Mail fail. The yanks lap this stuff up, because as a nation, the US has servere learning difficulties. No wonder Susan Boyle is your hero.

Retards.

STFU you rotten toothed limey. Your nation has been full of fail since 1776.

There's idiots everywhere, but your nation continues to be the champion of mong. There's no more polite way to say it.


There certainly is. It's odd that an uncouth American such as myself could be more polite than one of the Queen's Men, but you could just as easily have said "I belhieve that hyour countreah is less intelleegent on the hwhole than mine."
 
2009-12-05 07:37:45 AM
Satan_Himself: Burchill: muck4doo: Burchill: Mail fail. The yanks lap this stuff up, because as a nation, the US has servere learning difficulties. No wonder Susan Boyle is your hero.

Retards.

STFU you rotten toothed limey. Your nation has been full of fail since 1776.

There's idiots everywhere, but your nation continues to be the champion of mong. There's no more polite way to say it.

There certainly is. It's odd that an uncouth American such as myself could be more polite than one of the Queen's Men, but you could just as easily have said "I belhieve that hyour countreah is less intelleegent on the hwhole than mine."


Some of your countrymen are very funny.

Not you obviously, that was just hick noise.
 
2009-12-05 07:39:28 AM
This would be the same nanny state that sells egg sandwiches on trains, since they re-nationalised the egg sandwich industry, right twatmitter?
 
2009-12-05 07:44:34 AM
Gato Negro: Whatever happened to the UK?

Well since we're busy getting all our opinions and 'facts' from the Daily Fail, what happened to the UK is that it got overrun by foreigners and gays and single mothers on crack and all those people should be incinerated. Well, they don't explicitly say that last bit but it's pretty much what they have in mind.

I guess you feel the same, Gato Negro?
 
2009-12-05 07:47:05 AM
Burchill:

Some of hyour countreahmen are veareh funneh.

Not you hobvy'usly, that was just hick noise.


/Poshed that for you.
 
2009-12-05 07:48:11 AM
The Mail should launch a US edition, there's apparently millions protesting against....urrrr, socialsssm....urr...I dunno but is ronnnggg!
 
2009-12-05 07:52:40 AM

Clarification, please?


When my now-insane BritSpouse and I traveled England extensively 10+ years ago, we reveled in the danger at every corner! The way you were allowed to walk on the slippery bits and fall off cliffs and such! It was brilliant -- the only downside having to carry one's trash everywhere for lack of bins --
and in stark contrast to the US where the safety rails at the appointed scenic overviews are cordoned off for our protection.
What changed so radically in the last 10 years to make this all happen? I presume it isn't the "will of the people," or there wouldn't be such outcry over it.

 
2009-12-05 07:53:53 AM
brainiac-dumdum: a single douche doth not a nanny state make

I would've thought that the fact there was no state involvement in any shape or form would be the deciding factor in this issue.
 
2009-12-05 07:54:23 AM
Burchill: The Mail should launch a US edition, there's apparently millions protesting against....urrrr, socialsssm....urr...I dunno but is ronnnggg!

There is, it's called Fox News.
 
2009-12-05 07:55:19 AM
blowfish2000: Clarification, please?

When my now-insane BritSpouse and I traveled England extensively 10+ years ago, we reveled in the danger at every corner! The way you were allowed to walk on the slippery bits and fall off cliffs and such! It was brilliant -- the only downside having to carry one's trash everywhere for lack of bins --
and in stark contrast to the US where the safety rails at the appointed scenic overviews are cordoned off for our protection.
What changed so radically in the last 10 years to make this all happen? I presume it isn't the "will of the people," or there wouldn't be such outcry over it.


It's the Daily Mail. Think Fox in print with a stiff upper lip and more celebrity scandal.
 
2009-12-05 07:55:25 AM
blowfish2000: What changed so radically in the last 10 years to make this all happen?

Fear of litigation. Yes, we have ambulance chasers here now too.
 
2009-12-05 08:00:59 AM
The whole "Nanny State" thing only really applies if it's an official government decision (be it national, regional, or local).

In this particular case, it was one silly steward who didn't understand the railroad's health and safety policy, which did not actually forbid the sale of food if the train broke down.

Choking in an evacuation would only reasonably occur if it was a panicked OMG-WE-ARE-ALL-GOING-TO-DIE-IN-5-SECONDS! evacuation. In which case choking isn't a major concern since you're probably dead anyways.
 
2009-12-05 08:08:22 AM
Everyone knows they don't serve egg salad sandwiches on the First Great Western line when autumn schedules are in effect except on holiday Tuesdays when Paddington is in the ascendancy after Edgeware Road (leap years excepted). Naturally, the Finsbury Park Option is still in play on the double shunt.

Duh.
 
2009-12-05 08:08:59 AM
blowfish2000: Clarification, please?

When my now-insane BritSpouse and I traveled England extensively 10+ years ago, we reveled in the danger at every corner! The way you were allowed to walk on the slippery bits and fall off cliffs and such! It was brilliant -- the only downside having to carry one's trash everywhere for lack of bins --
and in stark contrast to the US where the safety rails at the appointed scenic overviews are cordoned off for our protection.
What changed so radically in the last 10 years to make this all happen? I presume it isn't the "will of the people," or there wouldn't be such outcry over it.


What actual changes have taken place are entirely due to having imported American litigiousness wholesale.

However, those very real changes pale in comparison to the lower middle class paranoia peddled by the Mail. Note the last, lonely, unread sentence at the bottom of the article:

A spokesman for First Great Western said yesterday that she was not aware of the incident. She added: 'It is not our policy to refuse to serve customers on these grounds.'
 
2009-12-05 08:17:41 AM
I remember when I went to Dairy Queen once. I wanted a Snickers Blizzard, and the wage-slave behind the counter told me that they didn't sell them anymore. Apparently, someone with a peanut allergy decided to eat one, almost died, so they decided it wasn't a good idea to sell them anymore.

At least "nanny states" usually make decisions for you for your own safety. Corporations only do it to cover their own ass and inconvenience you twice as much.
 
2009-12-05 08:24:16 AM
Link (SHUT UP AND GO HERE)
 
2009-12-05 08:26:09 AM
Burchill: muck4doo: Burchill: Mail fail. The yanks lap this stuff up, because as a nation, the US has servere learning difficulties. No wonder Susan Boyle is your hero.

Retards.

STFU you rotten toothed limey. Your nation has been full of fail since 1776.

There's idiots everywhere, but your nation continues to be the champion of mong. There's no more polite way to say it.


Whoo hoo. Isn't your goddamn island country special. What is it, 1610 again?
 
2009-12-05 08:32:41 AM
fanbladesaresharp: Burchill: muck4doo: Burchill: Mail fail. The yanks lap this stuff up, because as a nation, the US has servere learning difficulties. No wonder Susan Boyle is your hero.

Retards.

STFU you rotten toothed limey. Your nation has been full of fail since 1776.

There's idiots everywhere, but your nation continues to be the champion of mong. There's no more polite way to say it.

Whoo hoo. Isn't your goddamn island country special. What is it, 1610 again?


Merely pointing out that a good majority of you read a Mail headline and imagine it to be anything approaching truth. Here even most conservatives cringe at this rag. See Gordon Bennett's post for a less insulting opinion.

Then read yet another "durr, wut happened to the UK" comment on FARK. I realise this is a forum for idiots, but you don't have to be one.
 
2009-12-05 08:34:35 AM
Thats ok
Last time I took a train[via rail] I ended up having to buy one of their 'reasonably priced' sandwiches... Cost me 8 bucks for two pieces of bread, one thin shaving/slice of ham and a small cheese stick on the side
Don't think I've ever felt more ripped off buying something like that
 
2009-12-05 08:38:53 AM
Dear libtards,

If you REALLY REALLY think the nanny state is better and more free than the U.S. please feel free to move there and stop trying to turn the U.S. into them.

Sincerely all conservatives and moderates.
 
2009-12-05 08:51:01 AM
The stupidity of a single train steward is attributable to the government of Great Britain how? As least Britons can actually get a sandwich from a steward on a train. Most American trains only have a vending machine. Apparently some Americans don't know something fundamental about the British tabloids: they are for chuckles and aren't to be taken seriously.
 
2009-12-05 08:56:49 AM
Oldiron_79: Dear libtards,

If you REALLY REALLY think the nanny state is better and more free than the U.S. please feel free to move there and stop trying to turn the U.S. into them.

Sincerely all conservatives and moderates one lone moran.


/FTFY
 
2009-12-05 08:57:56 AM
ONCE AGAIN let's all point at the UK and laugh.
 
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