The nanny state won’t do much to keep you safe from things that might actually hurt you, such as terrorism and AIDS, which tend to be spread by groups with special privileged status. But it will keep you safe from pudding and energy drinks.
From Once Great Britain:
Robert Nemeti was amazed when he was asked for ID while buying a microwaveable pudding at Tesco.
Mr Nemeti, 24, was going through the self-service checkout when an on-screen warning announced that his purchase had to be ‘approved’.
A member of staff at the store in Southampton hurried over and asked Mr Nemeti to produce identification.
When asked why, the female assistant told him that the Cadbury Hot Chocolate Pudding would get hot when cooked and may burn him.
Fortunately Nemeti was able to convince the staff that he was old enough to buy the pudding.
Mr Nemeti managed to cook and eat the dessert that evening without injury.
From the USSA:
They’ve been the subject of much debate, and now energy drinks are in the cross hairs of health officials in Nassau and Suffolk (New York) counties. Even as the Food and Drug Administration looks into their safety, energy drinks, which are loaded with sugar, caffeine and other stimulants, are as popular as ever among teens. …
Suffolk County could soon be the first to pass an energy drink drinking age. Its Board of Health voted to urge county and federal lawmakers to ban sales to anyone under 19. …
William Spender, a Suffolk County legislator and a medical doctor, said he’ll sponsor the bill if the industry doesn’t label the drinks with better warnings.
With a name like Spender, a career as a moonbat bureaurat was destiny.
As with all infringements on our liberties, this will inevitably lead to further infringements:
To be consistent, coffeehouses would need to card young adults before serving them coffee or tea.
But lest you think our rulers are uptight and overly protective, they continue to encourage schoolchildren to engage in sodomy.
On tips from AC and Bob Roberts.