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Jehovah Kill

by | 28th, July 2006

“YOU don’t have to be mad to work here but it helps.” So goes the sign behind the bar at the Ferret & Chav public house.

And what if it’s right? What if madness is the only way you can really enjoy working there? And what if the light at the end of the tunnel is a train heading straight for you? Rather than adverts for the bar staffs’ lack of humour, what if these signs are simple statements of fact?

And what if the sign outside the home of 77-year-old Jean Gove is correct? What if: “OUR DOGS ARE FED ON JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES.”

Mrs Gove poses alongside the sign that features on the fence outside her home at Burlesdon, near Southampton. The sign has advertised its apparent truth for 30 years.

But now it must go. In “Jehovah the top!” the Sun says police arrived at Jean’s home and told her remove the sign. It has been deemed “distressing, offensive and inappropriate”.

“It’s only a lark,” says Jean, “and it’s staying there. I don’t see what the fuss is about. Don’t people have a sense of humour anymore?” she asks.

While we debate that, the Mail spots a dog. It’s a small brown and black Jack Russell. It’s called Rabbit, which may be funny or just cruel.

Jean scoops up this dog named Sue and smiling for the cameras tells the Express that it was her late husband who put the sign up.

And her son, Richard tells the Mail: “After he put the sign up we never had a single visit from Jehovah’s Witnesses for years, so I suppose it did the job.”

He then tells us that “mum and dad have had about five Alsatians and Jack Russells over the years.”

And we look again at Rabbit. And we wonder…

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