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    More Nanny state madness

    Bunnings a national Australian DIY wharehouse and well known for its sponsoring of Charity Sausage sizzles near its entrance has told the "sausage sizzlers" they must now put the onions that go on top of the snag in the popular sausage sandwich, underneath the sausage as the onion when placed on top is more prone to slip off and may become a slipping hazard providing even more fodder for the professional accident victims and the army of ambulance chasers. A move that is sure to earn praise from the E.U.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/busi...50333215c769c2

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    Procedures follow incidents.
    Apparently someone slipped on some greasy onion and sued Bunnings.
    But really ....

    I did an induction to enter a mine site accommodation camp once and learned that defecating in public was not allowed. Who’d a thought ?
    But presumably some muppet had got busted for exactly that and thus the requirement to inform other potential muppets.

    The world is neck-deep in muppets it seems.
    Hence the rise of Big Mother.

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    I glanced at something about this earlier, thought it was a pisstake, possibly by The Onion haha see what I did there *Boom Tish!*.

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    Maybe they should have to genetically modify the onions so they're not all white, which is clearly racist.

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    Yes but they're brown on the outside.

    Nice one, multicultural onions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    Procedures follow incidents.
    Apparently someone slipped on some greasy onion and sued Bunnings.
    But really ....

    I did an induction to enter a mine site accommodation camp once and learned that defecating in public was not allowed. Who’d a thought ?
    But presumably some muppet had got busted for exactly that and thus the requirement to inform other potential muppets.

    The world is neck-deep in muppets it seems.
    Hence the rise of Big Mother.
    I had a safety certificate (think it was a white card) then had the official Coles group safety induction card. Went to a new coles site (Kmart) to inspect the new airconditioning system produced both of my safety induction cards, safety helmet, safety boots, jacket, etc and was told there was a further "local site" safety course I would have to do before entry to site.

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    So you do know that you mustn’t stab yourself in the eye with a screwdriver held incorrectly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Maybe they should have to genetically modify the onions so they're not all white, which is clearly racist.
    It was OK. They had brown and red onions, both male and female for racial diversity and gender equality, together with some gay, lesbian and transgender onions. Also spied a mentally disabled onion in a wheelchair (although it may have just been Cyrille)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Bunnings a national Australian DIY wharehouse and well known for its sponsoring of Charity Sausage sizzles near its entrance has told the "sausage sizzlers" they must now put the onions that go on top of the snag in the popular sausage sandwich, underneath the sausage as the onion when placed on top is more prone to slip off and may become a slipping hazard providing even more fodder for the professional accident victims and the army of ambulance chasers. A move that is sure to earn praise from the E.U.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/busi...50333215c769c2
    Best way to keep the people from knowing you've gone completely bonkers is to make it seem normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    So you do know that you mustn’t stab yourself in the eye with a screwdriver held incorrectly ?
    EU dictat 180427/E-974: chisels, screwdrivers, and other sharp contrivances shall henceforth have plasticine tips, subject to racist, sexist or other scary requirement and or prohibition.

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    Anyways it occurs to me that this isn't 'Nanny state' per se, more a case of a corporation covering their corporate asses. Nothing new in that it goes all the way back 1932 and Donoghue v Stevenson in Common Law.

    What should really be outlawed completely is Australians BBQ'ing in the first place because those fuckers commit all kinds of BBQ crimes!


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    "With a trailer full of meat and a blood alcohol reading of .25..."


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    ^^"snack"







    edit: aka lamb fries in Kentucky

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    bush oyster is what got me going... "what is this bush oyster?"


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    There’s a few more of those clips.
    Mostly hilarious.
    I showed some to an Indian engineer - he just about died laughing, especially (I surmise) because of the novelty of a paleface having a crack at his own culture.
    I guess I should’ve done some sort of cultural / PC risk assessment first but I didn’t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    More Nanny state madness
    Read this and positively knew that it would be about Bunnings and their onions as that has been quite a popular theme over the last few days.
    I think the onion should go on the bread, sausage on top, so the tomato sauce and mustard can be directly on the snag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    bush oyster is what got me going... "what is this bush oyster?"
    They are Nackers,Balls,Testicles, and they are tasty,have to fight the dogs for them.

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    Is it me or is the root of some of the excess measures fear of being sued.
    Th US courts started making huge payouts and the "compensation culture " spread.

    Of course workers and 3rd parties need to be safe and victims properly compensated.

    But do you notice who gets a huge a chunk of a transaction.

    Example A tile falls of my roof causes 1000 baht damage to neighbours tree /bike

    Neighbour insured Claims 5000 get paid out but a whole chunk of insurers get rich neighbour get 1000 due to waivers, excess limit on the claim etc. Just read a care hire deal to see the lawyers at work.

    If Jesus had to hire the 12 apostles he'd need a whole HR Dept and elf and safety training these days.

    If it killed someone in addition to the widow the lawyers get rich to.

    I see no end to it.
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Bunnings a national Australian DIY wharehouse and well known for its sponsoring of Charity Sausage sizzles near its entrance
    I always buy one of them snags when I am wandering round Bunnings on my way to the beach.

    I did not know they were for charity. But since they are - good on me!

    Fair enough about the onions. It is probably just Bunnings staff just getting tired of mopping up little slivers of onion all round their shop.

    There are not many shops where they will not only let you wander round eating hot food but even encourage it by having the snag stand at the door.

    I usually decline the onions option and just go for sauce.

    Anyway good on the Aussie orphans for enabling me to enjoy a snag on the way to the beach!

    They should open a pie concession and go for broke.


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