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Friday, June 30, 2006

A noisy lot ...


'Too loud' auctioneer faces ban
By Nick Britten
(Filed: 30/06/2006)

An auctioneer could lose his licence after officials warned him that he speaks too loudly during sales.
David Probert, who has been in the business for 40 years, received a letter from Worcester city council demanding that he explain the level of his voice at his poultry market in Hereford.
Mr Probert often has to speak over the heads of as many as 800 people. But health and safety officials said they had received a complaint about the noise and were also looking at how long staff were exposed to clucking chickens.
Daily Telegraph

3 Comments:

Blogger Kristen said...

Well, who's complaining? Are there residents nearby? Or are they people who went to the auction to buy poultry?

Silliness.

10:58 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

I think this is archetypal English problem.
People make money in town then move to the country to "enjoy" it and end up getting into lawsuits with the farmers because their cockerels crow at daybreak, and with vicars because the 500 year old church bells disturb their beauty sleep!
I wouldn't mind taking a bet that someone is having a joke here though - how can you have a silent poultry auction?

11:29 AM  
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10:18 PM  

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