Tuesday, March 15, 2005
More Separate But Unequal

Waiter, there's a nose ring in my soup: Wyoming may ban facial piercings in restaurants

    As if the hair in your salad wasn't bad enough, a city health inspector in Cheyenne, Wyo. said there had been "several cases" of tongue rings and other facial jewelry found in the food in the city's restaurants.

    It was enough to persuade the Governor's Food Safety Council to recommend banning facial jewelry for restaurant workers who prepare food -- perhaps becoming the first state in the country to do so.
No word on brooches, pendants/necklaces, or earrings, many of which are more dangly and eligible to fall off. No, sir, instead, we have a state government moving at lightning speed to ban something based on anecdotal "evidence."

Unfortunately, we expect nothing less.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."