I got home from supper at Applebee's. Whee! They served twice as many fried shrimp as I'd expected. Life was good. So I get on the Internet for my nightly entertainment. From today's "Daily Reckoning" comes this little tidbit from Old Blighty: "A great-grandmother in England was slapped with a £1,000 fine and forced to wear an electronic tag for seven weeks after it was revealed she had sold a goldfish to a person under the age of 16. The case was part of a trading standards ‘sting’ conducted by local authorities in the woman’s hometown of Trafford. The prosecution of the “culprit” (and her son, presumably for “aiding and abetting” the offender) is estimated to have cost taxpayers £20,000 and has left the 66-year old woman with a criminal record. It must be lovely for a nation to be in a position to burn through public cash with such little regard for budgetary responsibility, and where its law enforcement agencies have nothing better to do than conduct sting operations targeting local goldfish peddlers." It's nice to know that the US is not the only country where the passage of laws and the enforcement thereof borders on the totally insane.