Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Tough On Crime, Tough On The Causes Of Crime T-Shirts..

It seems Heathrow just can't get staff with more than one brain cell to rub together - either on the checkin desk, baggage handling, or security:
An airline passenger claimed that a security guard threatened to arrest him because he was wearing a T-shirt showing a cartoon robot with a gun.

Brad Jayakody, 30, from London, said he was stopped from passing through security at Heathrow's Terminal 5 after his Transformers T-shirt was deemed 'offensive.'
Of course, Heathrow staff are abjectly apologetic in light of the further bad publicity this has generated, right? No:
A spokesman for Heathrow operator BAA said: 'If a T-shirt had a rude word or a bomb on it, for example, a passenger may be asked to remove it.

'We are investigating what happened to see if it came under this category.

'If it's offensive, we don't want other passengers upset.'
Personally, when I fly, I hate getting stuck next to the woman with the crying kid, I find it upsetting. Can I get her thrown off, if she's got a 'Dirty Harry' t-shirt on...?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I hate getting stuck next to the woman with the crying kid"

Interesting use of the word THE to depersonalise the person.

In your little blue world, containing all those "shoulds" and "should-nots" it would be a woman of course.
TT

JuliaM said...

Well, of course!

A single parent, probably on benefits, and flying off to the Costa Del Crime to visit her current sperm doner, no doubt... ;)

DJ said...

Heh