Today...

SamNichols

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Due to some family issues, I am currently at home.
Anyway, to cut to the long and the short of it: today I was searched by the police under the terrorism act (it's not the first time, by the way, it's the second). Anyway at first I was bemused as I witnessed, for no apparent reason, a police officer rummaging through my undies and toiletries. Then, as the train wandered from Manchester to Watford, I started to feel a bit strange.
Firstly: what is the efficacy of the system? It's basically a more formal equivalent of yelling: 'is anyone a terrorist?'
Secondly: what would they do if they actually found a bomb? It's not as if two random members of the British Transport Police are particularly well qualified to take down a terrorist.

It just strikes me as really pointless.
On the plus side:
1) I now have a pink slip to suggest that I am, at least at the moment, not a terrorist.
2) On the slip it lists my build as 'slim'. Checked at home and I've lost over a stone over the last 2 months. Woo.
 
Was the pink slip not placed back in with your other under-wear then?
 

pzycoman

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SamNichols said:
Secondly: what would they do if they actually found a bomb? It's not as if two random members of the British Transport Police are particularly well qualified to take down a terrorist.
I always ask police that when I get stopped and searched. They always say theyd run first, then ask for backup.
 
i remember seeing the "transport police" checking cars around the Waterloo area when Queenie was taking a Eurostar a few years back. i got the distinct impression they weren't transport police in the usual sense. they all looked very fit - in a "i can survive in a jungle for years armed only with a toothpick" way.

glad you survived.... you could model the slip for the CC calendar.
 
Receipt, a new bra from Playtex?
 

Landslide

Rare Migrant
SamNichols said:
I now have a pink slip to suggest that I am, at least at the moment, not a terrorist.
Is that akin to the only people who have certificates to prove that they're sane are the ones who've been talked to by the nice men in white coats?
 
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SamNichols

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Colne, Lancs
snorri said:
I have wondered as to the sex of your avatar, I thought this thread sorted things out, but now I'm more confused than ever.:smile:
What is it with this ruddy forum and everything thinking that I am a girl? I have had this several times: I am girly, but I am not a girl, ok?
 
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