KICK starting an economy in recession involves the need to stimulate demand, either by lowering interest rates or pumping money into the economy through Government projects. Special offers in shops are another good way to get people spending again. Normally this involves money off, or two for one offers and the like.
Not so in certain electronic stores in
In the Norwegian polar outpost of Spitzbergen, where it is illegal to roam outside the environs of the town without a weapon (the local polar bears eat people), I puzzled over their mini version of the Spanish sports shop Sprinter, whose hoarding read “Sports Clothing and Rifle Rental”, and in India I came across the odd mix for a shop of “Sports Goods and Dried Fruit”, but I’ve never seen a “TV, Stereos and Shotgun” shop. But then I’ve never been to
In the same week in
Maybe they should encourage more shopping by allowing you to accumulate your vouchers. Something like nectar points at Sainsburys maybe? Why stop at a shotgun? Collect enough coupons and you qualify for a hand held rocket launcher. I find they always make the perfect accessory to any home cinema systems.
It is of course, though bizarrely, already legal for one armed persons to carry a flick a knife in all federal buildings in the
In a country where the blue smartie is banned as it is deemed a dangerous drugs colour, it seems odd that they have such lax gun ownership laws. What one might call a warped view of safety priorities. No one ever got massacred by a dangerous coloured smartie.
Which reminds me of another strange but true law that no doubt has been sitting on the statute books since the time of Davy Crocket. It’s from
Kentuckians are surprisingly tall people who wore very long coats in the good old days.