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calendar   Sunday - December 06, 2009

people making up their own health and dumb safety rules. lunacy limit not reached

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I think I could fill this entire page with bats and just post the headline and of course the link, and let it go at that.
These folks clearly have not reached their loony limit as yet.  That’s one reason I try to avoid that old phrase, things can’t get any dumber, cos obviously they can and they alway do.  As in this case.

Sell you a sandwich? Sorry, you might choke, says train steward

By Luke Salkeld
The Mail

A train steward refused to sell a passenger an egg sandwich . . . because he might choke on it.

Chris Haynes had gone to the buffet car after the crew announced that everyone on board would get a free soft drink as compensation for the train breaking down.

After suffering the long delay and a lengthy queue to be served, Mr Haynes was understandably hungry.

He saw some egg sandwiches on sale behind the bar that looked appetising, but when the 58-year-old came to order he was astonished to be told he couldn’t buy one.

Mr Haynes explained that he was not trying to get a free meal and was happy to pay, but the steward again told him that he could not sell him a sandwich.

Recalling the bizarre exchange yesterday, Mr Haynes said: ‘When I asked the man why not he said it was for health and safety reasons.

‘I told him I didn’t understand how health and safety came into selling a hungry stranded passenger an egg sandwich on a broken-down train.’

A First Great Western train steward refused to serve Mr Haynes

Mr Haynes said that when he asked for an explanation a second time, the steward replied: ‘Don’t you see?

If the train has to be evacuated you could choke to death on the sandwich.’ Mr Haynes, a bar manager himself, said: ‘I’ve never, ever heard anything so ludicrous in my life. There was a queue of people behind me and they all looked shocked.’

The grandfather, who is about to emigrate to New Zealand to run a tour company, said he was astonished by the steward’s reaction to his simple request.

‘First Great Western were quite happy to give out free drinks but weren’t prepared to sell egg sandwiches for health and safety reasons,’ he added.

Mr Haynes had been travelling back to London from a day at Newbury-Racecourse in Berkshire when his packed evening train came to a standstill less than half way into the journey.

First Great Western run a special service to Newbury Racecourse on race days.

The train last Saturday, carrying racegoers from the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury Races, eventually arrived at Paddington Station two and a quarter hours late.

‘Everything was going well until we broke down somewhere around Reading,’ Mr Haynes said.

A spokesman for First Great Western said yesterday that she was not aware of the incident. She added: ‘It is not our policy to refuse to serve customers on these grounds.’

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