Saturday, April 02, 2005
Call Europe the Amusement Park Socialismland

Pensioner ordered to cut the grass
    A pensioner who took his daughter and son-in-law to court to force them to cut his grass has been forced to do it himself.

    Paul Mueller, 72, argued he was too old to cut the lawn at the house he shared with daughter Karin and her husband Peter Hoffer.

    He went to court to get them to take on the job at the house in Bonn, Germany.

    But the plan backfired when the court ruled that the pensioner should be responsible for cutting the grass.

    If he fails to do the job, his daughter, 43, is allowed to hire a professional gardener and make the old man pay the bill.
I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. I suppose I could do both: I could laugh at the absurdity of this silly Eurocrat idea, and cry because I realize by the time I am 72, the situation could be such in this country that I might have to sue my own damn kid to mow the schnucking lawn and lose.

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