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Nailed it: man, 82, builds bench for wife in 30 mins after council plea ignored (theguardian.com)
25 points by johnny_reilly 4 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments





There's a reason why construction requires permits and it's not just because governments are being dicks about it. Amateurs have a habit of building structures that are dangerous in subtle ways. If they don't tear that bench down now, the first time a child gets caught between the back supports with the large space between them, they will.

A child could hurt themselves on any piece of furniture simply by falling off of it. 'Think of the children' is not a compelling reason to not build a simple bench.

It’s not “think of the children,” it’s “think of the lawsuits.”

> If they don't tear that bench down now, the first time a child gets caught between the back supports with the large space between them, they will.

If the large space is the issue, a better solution is probably just to hammer in a bit more wood.




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