When real life refuses to conform to your idiot world view.....

....complain to the papers.

Tourist complains about sight of fish in harbour

Yes seriously. This muppet complained to the harbourmaster of a working harbour, about the sight and smell of dead fish on a fishing boat.

[...] when David Copp came across a fishing trawler moored in Ilfracombe Harbour he took great offence and complained about the “disgusting” smell.
The 46-year-old was outraged that his children, aged seven and nine, had been forced to endure the sight of 12 crates of dead fish and crabs, piled up on the quayside.

It's a quayside on a working harbour in a fishing village. Here there be fish!

Even in these days of instant offence seeking, it's still hard to beleive that a grown man of 46 years could be 'outraged' at the sight of some dead fish.

Somebody needs to confiscate his man licence.

He said the ordeal had left them “quite distressed” and demanded to know why the harbourmaster was not more considerate to tourists.

Because being considerate to tourists is probably the last thing on his mind. He's the harbourmaster in a fishing village. His concern lies with the people who are trying to make a living bringing in their catch, not pandering to soft arsed tourists who turn to jelly at the sight of a dead fish.

There are people in such villages who do consider tourists. They're the ones who own tea shops or sell saucy postcards on the front. You are just a hinderance to local people who are trying to make a living in spite of the tourists who keep getting underfoot.

“There were flies flying around and the smell was awful,” he said
Sounds like Bradford.

“The ship was just sat there not doing anything, and there were 12 crates of dead crabs and fish just lying there covered in flies.

Yep. Strangely enough, fish does not come straight out of the sea, cleaned, gutted, vacuum packed and boxed.

“It’s not the sort of thing you want to see on holiday, there was a real stench.

Then may I suggest not holidaying in a fishing village you utter moron. Do you just expect the local trade to stop, just so your delicate, flowery little noses don't have to put up with a bit of a smell?

Mr Copp called Ilfracombe harbourmaster Rob Lawson to complain about the smell that had emanated from The Lady of Lundy trawler before calling the North Devon Journal to air his woes.
He followed the typical offended, entitled, I want compo route. First he complained, then he went to the papers.

There is one reason why the title of this post is not, "This is why we have so many jobsworths - Part 3". That's because his complaints were not indulged and no weasel words were used to try and appease him.

Mr Lawson tried to explain that fishermen depended on the daily catch for their livelihoods and that it was a common site on a working quayside
“I explained the workings of the harbour and that it was a working quay and that while it was not ideal, sometimes this happened.
"I told this chap that you shouldn't take your children to a harbour if that is how they react to dead fish."

Now that's how we should respond to these idiots. Tell them how it is and tell them to do one. The country needs a lot more Mr Lawsons.

Mr Copp is understood to have been on a two-week family holiday in the popular north Devon tourist resort when he lodged his complaint, which attracted disbelief from locals.

One said: “Ridiculous. Does he think all his food comes in packets? What did he expect to see at a working harbour?”

I'm surprised he didn't get lynched.

A big H/T to The Angry Exile who has his own choice words for this prat in, Pish of the Day.


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