Never Run With A Pair Of Scissors….there should be a law against it.

Having seen the conditions in San Antonio , Guatemala, I was made to ponder not so much their under-regulation as our over-regulation. Recent stories of overzealous bureaucrats in our area cracking  the whip for trivial violations of code seem laughable when you visit the “Real World”.  The expression “Tail wagging the dog” comes to mind.  I am sure there are terrible accidents in Guatemala but just because one child gets injured with a toy does not mean they would ban that toy. Just like everything else in the world moderation is  best. Following are examples of under regulation that do make one wince a bit.

Don't want your 11 year old to carry a pocket knife. How about a machete.

Don’t want your 11-year-old to carry a pocket knife. How about a machete.

This fellow has hard hat. That should protect him.

This fellow has a hard hat. That should protect him.

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Hand railings optional.

Hand railings optional.

Seat belts!

Seat belts!

Vehicle emission standards yet to be made.

Vehicle emission standards yet to be made.

Fire permits? I don't think so.

Fire permits? I don’t think so.

I am sure these are engineered footings.

I am sure these buildings have engineered footings.

Helmets? Anything else.

Helmets? Anything else.

Could probably get a few more passengers on board.

Could probably get a few more passengers on board.

Put you doggy do in a little blue bag.

Put you doggy doo in a little blue bag.

No bag? How about the bottom of your shoe.

No bag? How about the bottom of your shoe.

One life jacket per person. Ya, right.

One life jacket per person. Ya, right.

Be sure to cross at the cross walk.

Be sure to cross at the cross walk.

The binder twine assembly method.

The binder twine assembly method.

Smart meter.

Smart meter.

Multi function lamp cord.

Multi function lamp cord.

Always use cribbing when digging a hole. Right Butch?

Always use cribbing when digging an outhouse hole. Right Butch?

CSA approved? Used to change very cold water to not as cold water.

CSA approved? Used to change very cold water to not as cold water.

No access to construction site without steel toed safety boots.

No access to construction site without steel toed safety boots.

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2 thoughts on “Never Run With A Pair Of Scissors….there should be a law against it.

  1. Sheila

    Great pictures, as you say, it does make one think about over-regulation. Are you/have you been a journalist? I am enjoying the different perspectives that you point out in your posts.

  2. Rod & Carol

    Great pictures and captions! Really enjoyed them!

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