This happened in Oshawa, Ont.
The Horse Shelter
It seems a hobby farmer on the city’s outskirts sought council permission to erect a Horse Shelter. Permission was denied, leading to a typical protracted one sided negotiation with Council.
Exasperated the property owner wrote “I suppose you wouldn’t even allow me to put a table and chairs out there…”.
“Of course a table and chairs are permissible” replied council.