Monday, 6 October 2008

Bye bye common sense

"A council is urging allotment holders not to lock their sheds in case thieves damage the structures while breaking in."
So The Telegraph reports. Apparently
"Tenants have been warned that padlocks can lead to thieves forcing their way through doors and windows of the council-owned sheds to steal garden equipment.

Bristol City Council claims its 'Don't Use a Padlock' initiative will save taxpayers' money because fewer sheds will have to be repaired or replaced.

Its guide reads: "Don't padlock your shed; it can save the shed being damaged if someone does try to get into it."

I know it's a cliche, but you couldn't make it up...

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