posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 06:40 AM
Yeah, Nanny State indeed. I was pulled over by the Jacks ( Police) in September last year and breathalised.
I was fine as I had just left work, about 4 in the arvo. The copper looked at my passenger seat and saw a
Retractable knife that I use at work for cutting paper, she said and I quote "' If that knife leaves the car and I see you with it, I will book you
for carrying a dangerous weapon"'.
I kid you not, I wished her to have a lovely evening ( sarcasticly of course) and went on down to the local Pub for a couple of cleansing ales to calm
my nerves and recount this tale to a few mates.
Australia is one of the most over policed and over governed countries in the world, true you feel pretty safe.
But I think there is a cost for all that. Parking fines, Speeding fines, fines for almost anything and now you cant even throw a boomerang.