For those of us who may have missed it in junior highschool, in Feudalism, ordinary people are serfs, owned body, mind and soul by their betters, and require their permission before they do anything.
:face:Guardian.co.uk":qt5lvaoa said:A painter and decorator has been fined £30 for smoking in his own van because it was deemed to be a workplace.
Gordon Williams, 58, of Llanafan, near Aberystwyth, west Wales, was on the way to buy teabags for his wife when he incurred the on-the-spot fine.
He claims the van is insured as a private vehicle and he only uses it to travel between jobs. He has lodged an appeal with Ceredigion county council.
"Of course there are tools and things in the van, but a barrister would carry about documents in a briefcase in his own car. This is no different to my mind," he said.
A passenger in his van, who had also just lit up, received a £30 fixed penalty notice as well.
A spokesman for Ceredigion county council said that it would be inappropriate to comment on individual cases.