Thursday, 12 March 2009

The force of the regulatory state

The man from Transco knocked a large hole in the wall of my recently upgraded basement this week. I was very pleased that he did because he discovered that our mains gas regulator dated back to the introduction of natural gas in the late 1960s (gas used to be manufcatured from coke) and the switch was incorrectly positioned.

However, what really amused me was his comment as he surveyed the debris: 'You'll be right with the regulator now.' The regulatory state does indeed penetrate our own homes.

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