Connecticut: Stupid Law of the Day

“Sorry, sir, but we are going to have to shut your restaurant down,” the CHRB official stated.

“But, but, we are a five-star establisment with visitors from all over the world,” Chez Pierre stammered, “Presidents and kings dine here.”

“There’s nothing that can be done about it,” said the agent of Bridgeport’s Coat Hook Regulation Board, “You are in violation of the city’s coat hook ordinance.”

“But we staff attendants in our restrooms and the coat check is right there,” Pierre said as he pointed at the half door adjacent to the powder room.

“We take a zero tolerance view of such anti-social behavior,” the bureaucrat snarled, “You’ll have to come with us.”

Seem like something from a bad novel? Unfortunately, it’s not.

3 Comments
  1. I agree they don’t need any more regulations, but itsn’t this just another reg that will be overlooked or ignored the vast majority of the time? And if the problem is cited, the restaurant will get a warning and install hooks that meet the minimum requirements.

    I can’t believe I’m defending them, and really I’m not, but I think your response is an overreaction that makes libertarians sound paranoid.

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