A Tavern owner in the UK has designed what he believes is a brilliant idea, to give his patrons an electric shock, like an animal to keep them reminded of the Pandemic demands to keep their distance from his bar, his employees, himself and each other.
He does want them to purchase beer and drink many of them, however.
Jonny McFadden is the owner of The Star Inn in St Just, Cornwall and he is proud of his invention and behavior control methods.
The owner of The Star Inn, a pub in Cornwall, England, has installed an electric fence in front of the bar to make sure that social distancing guidelines are followed https://t.co/hZMCHFnMP2 pic.twitter.com/ZED10n2c5z
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 15, 2020
“I’ve put an electric fence in. I’ve installed an electric fence to keep the customers back from the bar. Social distancing,”McFadden said.
“As long as there’s a warning sign on an electric fence and you are warned about it, it’s totally legal. And there’s the fear factor – it works. People are like sheep. Sheep keep away, people keep away,” he said.
“Before the fence, people were not following social-distancing and were doing as they pleased, but now people take heed to the guidance around social distancing,”McFadden said.
Cornwall Live a local news source, reported that the drastic social distancing methods were a result of the Tavern staff complaining that people were too close to them and to the bar.
According to their reporting, “Star Inn landlord Johnny McFadden confirmed to CornwallLive that the fence had been placed there to, ahem, shock locals into behaving.”
England’s pubs, a mainstay in many communities and neighborhoods as gathering points were given permission to reopen on July 4, after being closed during the UK Pandemic lockdown for 103 days.
Not all Brits were excited about the idea of being treated like an animal.
Switched on or not makes no difference. The fact that it has been installed will stop me from giving that business my money!!#COVIDIOTS
— Michelle Burns 〓〓 #ChellsKnitting (@Chelz65) July 13, 2020
A handful of Americans chimed in on social media that they loved the idea and hoped to bring it to the United States, to demand social distancing requirements be observed by Americans at beaches, airports and medical offices.
At the front of the line to get back to the Pub and enjoy his independence, BREXIT leader Nigel Farage posted on “opening day”, July 4th his own trip to a quaint watering hole, and showed the world an intimate look at the coziness and freedom of a typical English Tavern.
Today I went for my first proper pint in 103 days. Those who didn't should cheer up a bit! pic.twitter.com/545r69HdSe
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) July 4, 2020
Taverns have a long history of being the place of revolutionary acts.
What was Paul Revere doing when the first shots were fired at Lexington? He & John Lowell, John Hancock’s secretary, were retrieving a trunk full of confidential papers about the revolutionary movement from Buckman’s Tavern. The trunk couldn’t fall into British hands #PaulRevere pic.twitter.com/BIOWPDHBhh
— Salina B Baker (@SalinaBBaker) April 19, 2020
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Perhaps there is a different reason than germs, to keep the people believing they are nothing more than “sheep”.
☕ Spill that tea.
? #SonsOfLiberty, a secret organization of revolutionary-minded men that included #PaulRevere, met at the Green Dragon Tavern & planned the most well-known protest—the destruction of a shipload of tea in Boston Harbor. https://t.co/LwiY6BrSIO #BeyondRevere pic.twitter.com/RfQ0QMrpzo
— New-York Historical Society (@NYHistory) September 7, 2019
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776