In the world of regulation, no good deed goes unpunished. In the UK, an ex-soldier named Derek Evans decided to mow the lawn at the cemetery where his mother is buried. At first, he had intended to tidy up only her grave. But out of kindness, he ended up mowing the entire cemetery.
Regulators quickly put a stop to Mr. Evans’ good deeds. British blog Big Brother Watch reports:
The jobsworths at the Council have told him that as he was without public liability insurance he was banned from carrying on – despite the fact, as Mr Evans points out in stark terms, “the only people I was mowing near are six feet under.”
… There’s just no common sense to decisions like this: they’re so stupid you have to be an “expert” to reach them.
(Via Iain Murray)