Sheriff: “Chivalry’s not dead”

BBC News reports that Sheriff Hogg in Edinburgh Sheriff Court has fined a Polish man £100 for breach of the peace for taking a photo of an unwell (the report suggests possibly drunk) woman outside a pub.

The Sheriff is quoted as saying: “I’m going to impose a fine to remind him chivalry is not dead and when somebody is in distress you leave them to it.”

Wait a moment, I’m not sure where the Sheriff gets his information on chivalry from, but I have it on good authority that the knight’s approach to the damsal in distress is not to “leave her to it”. In fact, the amateur photographer ought to have assisted the woman, then laid seige to the inn which had served her the offending food/drink instead.

For more on this peculiar judgement, see zero point nine.

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