BARRINGTON, R.I. – Little Mia LeRoux walks to Barrington’s town beach on Monday, red wagon in tow. Her tools, ready to go. It’s time to make a sandcastle with her father, Michael.Father and daughter were doing the same thing Saturday when all of a sudden LeRoux heard someone yell. “He goes, ‘You got to tear it down. It’s a public safety hazard,’” LeRoux said. “Public safety hazard? It’s a sand castle.” So, I basically asked him a very simple question, ‘Do you have nothing better to do then to harangue families on the beach building a sand castle?’” John Taylor, the town’s recreation director, said he didn’t like what he was seeing. “Sort of looked like a big fish, you know. It had boards sticking out of it. Big huge mound of sand,” Taylor said. “So, it’s just the idea of liability, you know, someone falling in a hole or getting sued.”
This fish sandcastle… swallow you whole. Little shakin’, little tenderizin’, and’ down you go. Seriously though is being Barrington’s Recreation Director even a real job? Or is it just like a volunteer gig they give to the local old people so they’ll have something to do? Like to answer the dads question of whether this guy has better stuff to do than harangue families building sand castles? Absolutely not. I mean look at this old timer. He probably killed like 30 Nazi’s back in his day and now this is all he’s got. Patrolling the town beach for unruly sandcastles. Let him have his moment.