It’s a truth universally acknowledged . . .

. . .  that a farmer in possession of gelignite is in want of somewhere better to put it than the steps of the Balclutha police station.

4 Responses to It’s a truth universally acknowledged . . .

  1. gravedodger says:

    Policeman wasn’t very proactive as degrading jelly is often inherently unstable and I would have thought was somewhat lacking in leaving it where he did.
    This little anomaly in the law that allows a “farmer” to acquire and use Gelignite, cordtex, electrically actioned detonators and safetyfuse dets, blasting powder and possibly other explosives without much more than a signature in the retailers “book” (That I have found very convenient in the past) probably should be looked at in the light of the propensity for idiotic violence in these enlightened times.
    A chap I knew in a previous life in the Wairarapa turned his ute into a convertable sans folding top when transporting jelly on his farm with somewhat tragic results.
    I post this comment fully understanding the further curtailment of Rights but in these explosive times “needs must when the devil drives” or whatever.

  2. homepaddock says:

    “needs must when the devil drives”
    Especially is s/he’s driving with gelignite on board.

  3. robertguyton says:

    Farmers armed with gelignite … potential terrorists? Is that what you’re implying GD?

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