A paramedic was facing disciplinary action today after he walked into a supermarket crowded with shoppers wearing just a thong.Quite right, you say! The dirty pervert!
But read on:
The ambulanceman had been on duty when he strode defiantly into the Tesco store wearing just the underwear and a pair of socks after staff refused to serve him while he was wearing his ambulance uniform.Yup, apparantly Tesco have a policy that they won't serve anyone in uniform - any uniform, it seems. Or at least, that's the reason they gave this paramedic for not serving him a bottle of wine. Who knows why, perhaps they've got fed up of the 'you looked under twenty-one' excuse they routinely dish out to grandmas, and the recent spate of 'we can't allow you to buy alcohol when you have your child with you' just wasn't earning them enough opprobium from the MSM, so they've decided to go one better in the 'crazy rules' stakes.
I guess they weren't expecting a comeback straight out of the Hollywood playbook of goofy comedy rom-com. If this story gets optioned, I'll tip Owen Wilson for the part of the paramedic and Meg Ryan for the part of the cashier who falls in love with him as a result...
Sadly, there's not likely to be a happy ending for our unknown here:
The paramedic, who is employed by the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust, Surrey division, was understood to have been spoken to by his managers and to be facing the possibility of suspension and disciplinary action.Remember, whether it's Big Government or Big Commerce, they really, really hate being shown up as the incompetent, petty little tyrants they really are.