Thursday, 18 September 2008

A Tax on Sleeping

It was brought to light on BBC TV today that a woman who stopped in a lay-by has been fined for sleeping too long, all because "tiredness can kill". Apparently, nowadays it is not permitted to stay in a lay-by for longer than 2 hours! The fine amounts to £110 in total.

It will not be long before parking charges are imposed in all British lay-bys with meters installed and traffic wardens in vehicles manning the roads to check on cars and their napping owners. We can only hope that the drowsing motorists enjoy sweet dreams in their lay-bys and do not suffer from the nightmares of the awakened among us.

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