Think of Tampa Bay, Florida, and, if you're anything like me, you'll conjure up images of over-excited, sunburnt kids from Middlesborough bombing down waterslides. Or of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' impossibly garish orange kit.
But it turns out Tampa is way less fun and wacky than we'd imagine. In fact, it's verging on a police state.
Last year, city authorities demanded all its employees wear underwear and deodorant to work. Boring. And now they are threatening to sack any employee who smokes, even if they contain their habit to the privacy of his or her own home.
"There's no reason people should smoke," said the easy-going Mayor, adding, "nothing good ever came from smoking."
Via Hernando Today