Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Drink Police

And now for something completely different.

TV3 in New Zealand report that drunk Maori will be specifically targeted during the Rugby World Cup by a 50-year-old law that allows Maori wardens to enter bars and remove them.

According to the report, the wardens were trialled after the South Africa v All Blacks game in Wellington a fortnight ago and the plan is to use them around the country during the Rugby World Cup.

Despite claims that the initiative is out-dated and racist, here's how I see it working. Imagine the scene in a city centre bar:

MAORI WARDEN: Mate, you're drunk. You Maori?

DRUNK MAORI: Nah mate - Samoan.

MAORI WARDEN: Right ho. Carry on.

Can't fail.

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