Has it come to this?
I am a reasonable person.
I do try to keep my own preconceptions in check when faced by mind boggling incomprehensible dribble, however.....sometimes it all gets too much.
Today, I walked into a large National Marine Chandler to stock up for my annual, weekend of boat antifouling. I came across a new International hard anti foul paint called ultra something or other. Never having seen it before I grabbed a can and wandered up to the counter to ask the usual questions, which amounted to, was it any better than my usual hard anti foul paint that I have used since JC was a boy.
"Couldn't say "was the reply. What do you mean I said, you've not used it? No he said I can't tell you what it is used for.What do you mean you can't tell me what it is used for, I said, puzzled. He then said that he was not allowed to tell me what the paint could be used for, mentioning they could be sued if the product was not used as intended.
I just looked at him and said, let's read what it says on the can. Sure enough there it was, the paint was specifically designed for antifouling props and running gear.He just looked at me and said I can't confirm that, it's an OH&S(Occupational Health & Safety) issue!
I sometimes feel that my life has wandered into one of those surreal Monty Python skits.
(Mods please feel free to move this to OTDE, as on rereading, it doesn't have much to do with anti fouling paint)