|Stupidity between the flags|
Some time ago, a man of sub-normal intelligence swimming at Bondi Beach became a paraplegic after diving into
a sand-bar. He sued the Bondi Council because he was swimming between the life-saving flags.
Most of us regard life-saving flags as an indication that
- There are no particularly dangerous rips in between the flags
- There may be a life-saver on duty who will
- assist someone he believes in danger.
- keep an eye out for sharks, and warn people if he sees one.
Apparently be believed that the flags were a guarantee of invulnerability.
There was a sand bar between the flags, and he felt that the flags should not
have been erected on either side of something as dangerous as a sand-bar.
Like, hello, wake up and smell the java, man. You are on a beach. That
means that under the water there is sand. Intelligent people don't just dive
head-long into sand - it's dangerous. They test the depth of the water before
But no, apparently, this guy thinks that the flags were a guarantee of
safety and anything that happens to him is someone else's fault, and they (or
in this case society in the form of the local council) must pay.
Unfortunately the council is likely to raise rates (ie taxes) to pay this
person. So people who own houses in the suburb must pay for this person's