Wednesday, February 07, 2007
One would like to sympathise with Edward Hutcheson, who has been found guilty of shaving while driving. We've all been there: screaming down a motorway while consulting a map, trying to find Radio Five Live, talking on a mobile, retrieving the plastic water bottles rolling around somewhere near the brake, hurling abuse at nearby trucks and composing a sonnet. But Hutcheson escapes our sympathy because he is a 'health and safety expert'. Such people should know better, but also they have carte blanche to tell us how to behave and do so with fantastically irritating regularity. Hutcheson, the biter, has been bit. And, while I am on the subject, what sort of a freak uses an electric shaver? It is a thoroughly discredited piece of technology.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 8:49 am