The Press Association ran the following story today under the headline, The wages of dying:
The mayor of a French village has threatened to punish locals if
they die, because there is no room in the overcrowded
Gerard Lalanne issued an edict telling the 260 residents of Sarpourenx that "all persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be
buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from dying in the parish". It added: "Offenders will be severely punished."
"It may be a laughing matter for some, but not for me," he
Print this post and carry it with you. Whenever you hear some dolt say they only wish the rest of the world thought better of the US, take it out and give it to the putz while reminding him (or her. I'm no sexist!) that much of the rest of the world is a lot like Monsieur Gerard Lalanne.