Monday, 28 March 2016

Fun Online Polls: Cash is still king & Bouncy castles

The results to last week's Fun Online Poll were as follows:

How many times have you paid with cash (coins and notes) in the last week (i.e. not by debit or credit card)?

None - 3%
Once or twice - 22%
Most days - 30%
Every day - 45%
Other, please specify - 1%

The poll was run together with Pub Curmudgeon (hence the high turnout of 183), he has summarised the results on his blog and there's not much more to add.
When you hear that another small child has been killed in a bouncy castle which blew away (this happens every few years), you know as sure as night follows day that the local MP will call for them to be banned.

The more obvious alternative is to remind operators to anchor the things properly and close them/deflate them when the wind gets too strong and if something goes badly wrong, sue them for (corporate) manslaughter, but that's too sensible I suppose.

So that's this week's Fun Online Poll.

"Should bouncy castles be banned?"

Vote here or use the widget in the sidebar.


Bayard said...

The link address,, suggests that letting your child play in a bouncy castle is the eighth deadly sin.

Curmudgeon said...

My response to the cash poll has been mercilessly spoofed at Seeing the Lizards ;-)

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, letting them play in a bouncy castle when it is very windy is a bit daft, that much must be said.

C, wear that with a badge of pride! First they ridicule you etc.

Curmudgeon said...

Mark - he's a friend. He takes the piss out of everyone without exception.

Lola said...

If you are going to ban Bouncy Castles should you not also consider banning JCB's and Landrovers?