[Humor] Common sense solutions -in the Nanny State?

decibel decibel at decibel.org
Fri Mar 20 13:35:01 UTC 2009

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> JOYS GREEN, England, March 19 (UPI) -- A British store owner said  
> litter in
> her village is down by 40 percent since she started marking candy  
> wrappers
> with the names of the children who bought them.
> Yvonne Froud, 52, said she uses a black permanent marker to write  
> the names
> of buyers on candy wrappers, bags of chips and beverage containers to
> identify the litterbugs of Joys Green, England, The Daily Mirror  
> reported
> Thursday.
> Froud said children whose names are found on wrappers left on the  
> street
> face penalties including temporary bans from her shop and periods of
> litter-picking duty.
> "I was so disgusted by the litter I had to do something about it," the
> shopkeeper told The Daily Mail. "Now if we find packets around the  
> village
> we know who they belong to. I will do it with adults if they start
> littering, too."

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