A Tax on the Stupid
A few years ago, I ran a poll on these pages to discover the most hateful invention of the modern age.
Despite such monstrosities as mini-roundabouts, hand-mutilating toilet roll holders and the Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker, we came to the conclusion that the worst thing ever to fall out of mankind's fetid imagination was, in fact, James Blunt.
To quote Tomorrow's World: "That is, until now."
All of this awfulness has been trumped. Trumped by the Dettol No Touch Soap Dispenser, the planet's most paranoid invention.
What, I ask, is the point?
What, I continue to ask, is the first thing you do after touching an allegedly germ-ridden soap dispenser?
You WASH YOUR HANDS with their soap that kills "99.9 per cent of germs."
Twenty quid a shot. A tax on the stupid.
If we banned our great scientific minds from working crap like this, we'd be living on Mars by now.