Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Explaining High Technology to a Psychiatrist is Probably Very Hard

Dr John Crichton, the new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, wants the sale of pointed kitchen knives to be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings.
He first suggested the move three years ago, but his proposal did not win enough support from policy-makers. Since then dozens of people, including schoolchildren, have lost their lives as a result of attacks involving bladed instruments.
Let's see, can I sharpen a screwdriver to a sharp point?  If it is more than 4" long, it is likely to be as fatal as the "zombie knives" the British smart guys are now upset about.  Do these people have this little contact with Planet Earth to not understand the high technology of a grinder or even repeated application of sandpaper?

5 comments:

John said...

Or a sidewalk.

Jeff Dege said...

Sandpaper?

When I was a kid we just used a concrete sidewalk.

Jerry said...

Methinks Dr. Crichton could use a cranial massage with a lump of pink halite.

Windy Wilson said...

Don't waste the giant salt crystal, whack him with a sock full of a couple of handfuls of sand or dirt. The "Desert Blackjack."

Joseph said...

The British government will now call for common-sense sidewalk control.