Don’t Sweat It

Thorpe Park in Chertsey. England has a new rule for guests to follow while on the rides. Scream all you wish, just don't raise your arms. Riders are required to keep their elbows at their sides or they can be kicked off rides. Repeat offenders face expulsion from the park. Are there safety concerns causing this new rule with such strict enforcement? Actually the problem is B.O., that's right body odor. Mike Vallis, director of the park, says there have been complaints about smelly patrons raising their arms and subjecting fellow riders to their sweaty armpits.
Mr. Vallis also indicated that with high temperatures and such scary rides people sweat more, which made the rule necessary for the comfort of all the park guests. Once again an attempt to protect everyone from everything. I've got an idea, if you are that sensitive stay home and let hardier souls enjoy their day.
     Posted By: patty - Wed Aug 19, 2009

unreal, how fast do those coasters go? for what, 2 or 3 minutes? what a bunch of crybabies. can you imagine getting kicked out of an amusement park for raising your arms on a coaster? especially with how expensive the tickets are. geesh!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/19/09 at 10:07 PM
I think this rule stinks!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/09 at 01:11 AM
DF, I'd much rather see a multimillion pound, five year study on "</B>Why Englishmen Disregard Personal Hygiene When Planing On Riding Roller Coasters at Thorpe Park in Chertsey</B>".
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/09 at 05:46 AM
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/09 at 05:47 AM
What do you expect from a society that just recently learned a thing or two about dental hygiene?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 08/20/09 at 01:30 PM
hey, i've got it! they should give out trial size deodorants with each ticket. paul in atlanta, maxx has beautiful teeth and a nice smile. didn't you see the pictures from the wu pancake convention?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/20/09 at 03:47 PM
You had pancakes?
Posted by Paul in Athens GA on 08/20/09 at 06:01 PM
the wonderful effect humans have had on everything we touch makes me think we should leave the gene pool alone. we'll fix ourselves right into extinction. 😕
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/20/09 at 10:15 PM
once sucessful gene manipulation has been accomplished how long, do you think, it would be till it would be used as a weapon. breed the perfect soldier, make a disease that attacks specific genes that are unique to the race of the 'enemy'. then the unknown side effects turn up. because you know we will be using gene manipulation before we understand how many things each gene is involved in the function of. even benign applications could have unforseen effects. eliminate huntingtons and inadvertantly cause some other horrible birth defect or disease. so between the evil uses and the road to hell being paved with good intentions we could very well end up with disaster. humans are as good and kind as the best of us but we are also as cruel and evil as the worst of us. eventually the science becomes available to both ends of the spectrum.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/20/09 at 11:04 PM
Personally, I think Lee(T) has been making perfect genes form decades!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/21/09 at 01:54 AM
firstly, if dumbfounded and df turn up on the same side of an issue then i know better than to oppose said issue. secondly, yes i am a christian, but i never fed anyone to the lions. i have great respect for scientific discovery. maybe the reason gm scares me is because i'm a layperson. df you are just all around cranky today! 😉 outeast, dumbfounded and df, point taken gentlemen.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/21/09 at 08:50 AM
Damn, Patty, you backed down too easily! I was about to give you the Button Push of the Week award!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/21/09 at 10:20 AM
dumbfounded :lol: i like that analogy! i actually thought about the fact that no matter the restrictions someone will make the discoveries and advance the science of this. if the responsible are banned they will likely adhear to the law. that leaves it in the hands of the lawless and/or irresponsible. it's like gun control, if you make guns illegal then only criminals will have them. someone has to be responsible for getting the good applications out of gm. i also don't care for being compared to a nazi i think science should have a free rein most of the time. i believe in evolution, a woman's right to choose and stem cell research as well as jesus. so i'm not a right wing reactionary nut job.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/21/09 at 04:01 PM
df don't sweat it love! :lol: it's all good. as for your friend of a friend 'nurse', it makes me think of christian scientists and other religions that forgo proven safe medical treatments and pray while loved ones (including children) die of treatable illnesses. they then say it was god's will for the person to die. bull sh!t. it's like the old story of the guy stranded in a flood. he's stuck on his roof and the waters are still rising, a row boat comes along and offers him a ride. he says no thanks, he's praying and god will save him. ditto when another boat and then a heliocopter each come along. subsequently the man drowns and finds himself at the pearly gates. upon meeting god he ask why his prayers weren't answered and he was allowed to die. god responds, "my son, i sent 2 boats and a heoliocopter what more did you want?" if you refuse the help right in front of you so be it, your bad. but when you refuse to save your own childs life that's just criminal. that's the crap that pisses me off. oh well love ya sweetie!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/22/09 at 01:51 AM
i agree dumbfounded. saying a baby deserves a deadly disease is horrible.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/22/09 at 08:33 PM
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