View Full Version : Do you drive, take pictures, travel, use a mobile or a computer? You Terrorist!!

You Sir, Name!
31st Aug 2008, 16:23
Flickr Photo Download: Absolutely the stupidest salvo in the war on terror to date, Tesco's, Islington, London, UK (http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorow/2810415169/sizes/l/)


31st Aug 2008, 16:49
This will be the same Tesco who have changed their checkout signs from "10 items or less" to "Up to 10 items" to make it easier to understand.

Must be for all those non-English speaking terrorists they get in there.

31st Aug 2008, 17:09
Is that for real?

Paranoiac load of bollocks if so :ugh:

They'd be better warning people about being mugged for their shopping, it's about ten thousand times more likely.

31st Aug 2008, 17:41
Do I know anyone who travels and is vague about where they are going?

Bluddy right I do - my wife when she has the car keys.

What was that phone number?

31st Aug 2008, 18:04
Ich bin schuld über alles, aber ich bin kein terrorist :E

31st Aug 2008, 18:22
Ich bin schuld über alles, aber ich bin kein terrorist

Ebenso! Jedoch habe ich eine vier Einjahresgroße Nichte und sie ist ein Terrorist.

31st Aug 2008, 18:27
There is a difference between '10 items or less' and 'up to 10 items'.

Research was been carried out by Tescos and the result was that by using the phrase 'up to 10 items', the lines went through faster because most Tesco'ers thought it to be a max of 9 items.

Of course some of us with 11 items or so use these tills at times, but on the whole the queues moved people quicker.


By the way, if anyone says anything if you do happen to be putting your clearly above the 'less than'/'up to' 10 items limit on the conveyer, just put a seperator down after ten first 10 and continue to unload your basket.
You will see the look of bafflement on their face. :E

If they carry on complaining, just tell them that the other lot is for your angry other personality and they really wouldn't like to meet them. :ok:

Here's a great thread http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1037871 with a great comment of, "People starving to death in the third world and getting blown up in Iraq and in the UK we still find time for complaining about the trivial."

31st Aug 2008, 18:29
Sorry just read this Tesco, Glossop standinaqueue (http://standinaqueue.wordpress.com/2006/09/26/tesco-glossop/)

The sign above says “10 items only please”, which I think is too specific. I had only two.
I noticed that she had two carrier bags filled with no fewer than fourteen items, but I suppose she was closer to ten than me.

It's what makes the world go round! :)

31st Aug 2008, 18:46
Well at least, "up to 10 items" is grammatically correct as opposed to "10 items or less"!!



Fg Off Max Stout
31st Aug 2008, 18:51
Indeed. Ten items or fewer, Whirls.

31st Aug 2008, 18:52
When these basket only checkouts were first put in our local Tesco, we went with a basket and was told sternly: "Sorry, you've got twelve items, this is for a maximum of ten". No-one else behind us waiting (except Mrs. S). I just replied: "These two things are hers" and passed them sideways to her.

No problems, the basket effectively went through twice and we paid separately, which took longer.

Two's in
31st Aug 2008, 19:14
I love that in one reply (I see what you did there, Frostbite) we went from the Met Police giving Joseph Goebbels a run for his money ('tis but a step away from reporting Jews and brown people) to the semantics or pedantics of Tesco mangling the English language in order to accommodate the hard of thinking. When do the Police get knee high leather Boots and some nice brown shirts to go with the attitude? Personally I think that sloppy educational standards are a far larger threat to civilization than Mr Bin Laden buying a white van full of knock off phones.

31st Aug 2008, 19:29
Do I know anyone who travels and is vague about where they are going?

Alas yes, far too many of our pax. Me: "Where are you flying to?" Pax: "Spain". Me: "Where in Spain?" Pax: "Don't know". That's pretty vague.

31st Aug 2008, 19:50
I love jet Blast, so quick, on the ball and pertinent, however I am a little surprised (well, I am not actually surprised,) that no one has mentioned that there is more than a grain of sense to what is a really unfortunate notice.

Public vigilance and maybe the suspension of our natural reluctance to interfere might make a huge difference in the lives of our relatives and neighbours. I truly wish someone had 'shopped' the July 7th bombers before the event, it would only have taken one tip off and maybe my relatives would not have lost a good man.

Those we employ for the job of protecting us are hardly enough to do so. If there were fifty million (in the UK) showing constant vigilance it might make all the difference.

31st Aug 2008, 20:36
S'land, Ameise,Stubenfliege und es gibt auch große Hornissen .......;)

31st Aug 2008, 23:23
I truly wish someone had 'shopped' the July 7th bombers before the event,

But if they had been shopped, the community would only tell us how peace loving they all were. Impossible for them to be involved with any act of terrorism.

1st Sep 2008, 00:33
One half of the community will tell you that anyway, even after the event. Even so I wish the event had not taken place. Having the loony liberals (as opposed to sensible liberals) excuse their behaviour would have been a very reasonable exchange for the events that actually happened.

I don't know what I would do or feel if my kids were involved in something like that and while I have every confidence that they would not, the fact is some of them have been away from home for several years now and are adults in their own right. They do not always ask us what they should be doing or who they should associated with, nor would I expect them to.

I hope I never have to find out, but we are all hostages to fortune and might moderate our language accordingly.

1st Sep 2008, 01:45
Just read the thread recommended by Silsoe Sid. Tesco recently opened a store here in peninsula Malaysia but still have to abide by the local law that says it's illegal for males and females to use the same checkout. This, apparently, is to prevent women being touched up, sex outside marriage, illegitimate children and the general breakdown of public morality. Now, about ' me and the missus doing the weekly shopping'?

1st Sep 2008, 04:23
..........and was told sternly: "Sorry, you've got twelve items, this is for a maximum of ten

At least the staff tried to enforce the rules, at our supermarket no one ever does, which pi***s me off as I then get branded as a miserable old git when I point it out.

Our S'market also gives a coupon for 4c / litre off petrol if you spend $40, and when I first spent $82 and was refused the second coupon I became unreasonable, managers were called, the Police were threatened, and I lost. Now I stop loading the belt when the total reaches $40.01c, produce my credit card, pay, then start again, up to 3 x occasionally !
The staff go mad - and the customers behind me aren't exactly overjoyed either - but its their rules, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em ! :E

Krystal n chips
1st Sep 2008, 05:36
Actually, when you first read the poster, it could easily be construed as a recruiting ad. for the Met.now couldn't it ? :E......sorry, just a bit too tempting to ignore.

On a serious note however, as ChrisVJ says, they have a valid point. After all, just how do you communicate to the public the facts they wish to convey...albeit in a manner that is readily understood by ALL.

Unfortunately, there is a downside to this.....the "War on Terror"..or rather the legislation.... has been abused by several Local Gov't :mad: jobsworths..and the more pertinent authorities at times.... to the extent that conveying information to the public is now more likely to be met with indifference than a positive response or heightened awareness......for which the jobsworths can take full credit of course. Although as these people don't actually have the capacity to think in the first place, the term "counter productive" would be lost on the 0.OOO1 micron of brain they possess anyway.

Effluent Man
1st Sep 2008, 10:48
This is just another part of the dumbing down process whereby all news items on TV have to be accompanied by an illustration to show exactly what is meant by the words spoken.In this case however I do agree with it because terrorism is too important an issue to be left to chance.We know that it is only a matter of time before an attack succeeds and intelligence from the public is one area that will help to delay when it does.