In a tiny village in England, today marked a ceremony that has gone back to medival times: weighing the mayor. What? Yes, weighing the mayor.
In the olden days, it was tradition to weigh the mayor every year to be sure he wasn’t getting fat off the taxpayers’ dollars. More for tradition now, that practice continues to this day. And we’re all left wishing there was something so tangible and accurate as a way to measure the misuse of tax dollars.