11/21/2005

Trouble With Fairies

Imagine that you are a developer in the United Kingdom. You've invested money and time into a piece of land and want to build homes on it. You are all set to start building and are in the process of removing a large rock, one that you plan to use to place the name of your development. Then you are confronted with an environmental issue. This one doesn't involve an animal or plant that is near extinction. It is involves ethereal fairies. That's right fairies as in Tinkerbell. It seems the villagers of St Fillans are afraid that the removal of the rock will upset the fairies that live under it.

What's a developer to do? Build the houses around the rock, of course. All the plans had to be changed to take into account the villagers concerns.

The Planning Inspectorate has no specific guidelines on fairies but a spokesman said: Planning guidance states that local customs and beliefs must be taken into account when a developer applies for planning permission. Mr Salter said: We had to redesign the entire thing from scratch. Read the rest: Times Online


I am sure the developer is hoping the fairies will spread some fairy dust next month so construction can begin without any wee mishaps.

7 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

I worked with an Irish laborer once who was a firm believer in fairies, sprites and such. I found this out when he informed me with a straight face that there would be trouble coming to a house that was being built by our company because they had cut down the "fairy tree" in front of it.

Who am I to argue???

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Felis said...

Well, the Brits love their little eccentricities.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

Maybe he had kissed the Blarney Stone a few times.

felis,

The Brits are a bit eccentric.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

"It seems the villagers of St Fillans are afraid that the removal of the rock will upset the fairies that live under it."

Idiots.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

patrick,

Funny ones though!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Rachy said...

I wonder how much he had actually smoked from that fairy tree Mark?

9:22 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

rachy,

Good question!

10:22 PM  

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