Brickbat: Duck Amuck

Barrie Heyman and his duck Star have already raised about £6,500 for a children's hospice by visiting businesses in Devon, England, and asking for donations. But members of the North Devon District Council are trying to put a stop to that. They say Heyman must apply 28 days in advance for a street collection permit. That permit is good for one day only.

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  • Whiterun Guard||

    The only first that matters is this one.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Also, don't all ducks belong to the Queen or something? Can't they just put him in the tower for that alone?

  • Wally||

    Duke! I says

  • Whiterun Guard||

    +1 should have armed yourself

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    Guard: So....we're not to allow him to enter....

    Father: LEAVE!

    Guard...LEAVE the room, even if you come and get 'im.

    Father: No, no - you two keep 'im here until I get back.

    Guard: The Prince?

    Father: Look - it's very simple...

  • RBS||

    Why does the North Devon District Council hate children?

    The Council has also decided what does and does not annoy the "public":
    "Our policy is to allow one charity collection per day per parish, so that the streets aren't full of people collecting for charity, which is irritating to the public."

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    so that the streets aren't full of people collecting for charity

    Which is CLEARLY what was happening before they instituted this law. So good on 'em.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Raising money for hospice in a country where healthcare is free? I smell a rat.

  • Rich||

    they must apply 28 days in advance for a single day's permit ....
    'Our policy is to allow one charity collection per day per parish'

    So, apply today for a permit to collect 28 days from now in Parish A; apply tomorrow for a permit to collect 29 days from now in Parish B; ....

    Still, it's fupped duck.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    fupped duck.

    HAH!

  • Bee Tagger||

    AFLAC will also be suing for trademark infringement.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I'm sure they'll receive a tsunami of support.

  • JW||

    I eagerly look forward to my day as the benevolent ruler of this planet.

    Those that act as foolishly as this council has, will be subject to a month-long period of the most strenuous public ridicule. Those that persist after that....[makes slashing motion across throat] qrrlliick!

  • ChrisO||

    Nobody does imperious bureaucracy like the British.

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