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Free Flip-Flops For Drunk Women: Taxpayer’s Bailiwick?

By M Dee Dubroff     Nov 30, 2008 in Lifestyle
In what pressure groups refer to as an “idiotic waste of money,” a Devon seaside resort is spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money on flip-flops to help drunken women walk home. Read on and maybe in the end you’ll be sorrier than safe.
According to news sources, the free flip-flops are part of a £30,000 ($60,000 sober US dollars) package of measures, which includes free condoms and safe sex advice. Spokesman for the taxpayers’ alliance group
Mark Elliott, spokesman for The Taxpayers' Alliance pressure group said:
"People don't pay taxes for drunk women to get free flip-flops, they want police to fight crime."
But there are those who beg to disagree with Mr. Elliott. Many clubbers loved the idea. Leanne Thomas, 21, had this to say about that:
“I go out clubbing at the harbor side most weekends and I usually walk home barefooted because my heels hurt. I think it's a great idea.”
The free flip-flops scheme, which is funded by the Home Office, is slated to begin in time for Christmas office party revelers, who stagger through the resorts clubs and bars in the early hours. Policemen will carry bags of the unisex flip-flops and will hand them to anyone who is unsteady. The rubber shoes will bear printed messages about safe drinking and alcohol limits.
Et tu, flip flops?
One more for the road? (If you can find the road, that is).
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