If you're paid by the state to flick rubber bands, and you are dragged off of Facebook or the celeb gossip pages unduly by some nonsense study, you might just do something ridiculously stupid such as this.
Hundreds of council workers filled out a health and safety questionnaire about biscuit-related injuries, only to discover it was a hoax.
Four councils were so taken in by the spoof survey they reported having specific policy rules on safe biscuit consumption.
One council even claimed to have supervised tea breaks for safety reasons.
A total of 813 over- cautious council employees clicked through to the online survey and 437 risk-averse workers actually took the time to complete it.
The fictitious 'British Biscuit Advisory Board' was created as part of a £3million marketing drive by Fox's biscuits for its Rocky bar.
Ahem. I wonder if Fox's have read my stuff at some point?
Not that there is an avalanche of gullible, wasteful dolts in the public sector, or anything. Oh no.
H/T ta to the Predator & Smart Mark.