Anyway, rant over.
Here's a little (true) story about health and safety gone mad. Recently my dear Dad succumbed to lung cancer and a dreadful time it was too. He was to be buried in a plot which already held my Mum's ashes, but some years ago, the health and safety people came along and identified my Mum's headstone as being unsafe, and they put up a sign saying so, suggesting that my Dad might like to have it re-set more safely. My Dad was having none of it and refused to do anything, merely taking off their sign and the strapping they had put around the stone. As it happened he was to join her there sooner than expected, so the stone will be re-set anyway. When the funeral director was discussing the arrangements with us, we got talking about the many headstones in the cemetery with ' unsafe' signs on them. The undertaker related a tale about a funeral he was conducting where there was a large 7ft stone angel monument on the grave next to the one he was attending. The angel was swaying visibly in the breeze, so the undertaker informed the council in case it should fall on someone. The man at the council told him the health and safety people were indeed checking all the small headstones for safety with a large machine, but they weren't allowed to test the larger monuments because ....guess what ....its too dangerous as they might fall on them. is it me?????