Really – and some people wonder why I am so cynical!?
Residents of a Nottinghamshire housing estate have installed pink lights which show up teenagers’ spots [zits] in a bid to stop them gathering in the area.
Members of Layton Burroughs Residents’ Association, Mansfield say they have bought the lights in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour.
The lights are said to have a calming influence, but they also highlight skin blemishes.
So – if you want teens to do as they are told, and not smash your car headlights – shine a pink light on them – that will show the little bastards!
You cannot make this shit up!
Peta Halls, development officer for the NYA, said: “Anything that aims to embarrass people out of an area is not on.
“The pink lights are indiscriminate in that they will impact on all young people and older people who do not, perhaps, have perfect skin.
Why waste limited resources on something which moves all young people out of an area? They will move on to somewhere else.
“They have a right to congregate, it’s part of being a teenager and most young people are good, law-abiding people.”
You know – for the most part of that I agree with her. Most kids are good – no really. What you do see so much of is that its the adults that are acting like kids. Want respect? Earn it!
Tony Gelsthorpe, chairman of the Layton Burroughs Residents’ Association, said “I was a little bit dubious about the pink lights at first but it’s done the trick. We’ve got to think of our residents and we’ve got to live here at the end of the day.”
Oh – the kids are not resident and have to live there, too?