Cupid at work
According to People Management Online one in five employees has married a colleague, and a further 43 per cent admitted to dating someone in their office at least once during their careers.
If you want love, now you know where to look for it.
Thousands to police smoking ban
The BBC reports this morning that thousands of council workers are being trained to police the smoking ban in bars, restaurants and shops in England, when it comes into force on 1st July. They will have the power to enter premises undercover, allowing them to sit among drinkers, and will even be able to photograph and film people. One council official from up north (Liverpool? Nottingham? I wasn't paying attention) declared on BBC News: People must understand "that smoking is an outdoor activity".
Ha, ha, like a sport then, said hubby.
You're laughing now mate, but Big Brother's coming to get you.
*My* conclusion is that clearly council workers haven't got enough work to do. And that the world's gone crazy. What with schoolkids being fingerprinted so that their parents can get reports of how many packets of crisps they ate each week, and smokers being followed around by council workers in case they light up inside a pub (shock horror), I'm starting to seriously doubt the mental stability of policy makers in this country.