You know how I said I was rather chilled after my holiday?
Well not anymore.
Heres my tale from yesterday;
On my way home I popped into our local newsagent/post office to post a few parcels. As I walked in I saw a male flying over the counter, yelling at the woman and young lad behind said counter and grabbing cigarettes. My first reaction was to yell "What the f**k do you thing your doing!" However the other people in the shop, which must have been around 10 people, did nothing.
Now I had a quandary. I could either try to physically move the nasty man, (replace nasty man with any word you see fit, I most certainly didn't call him any thing so polite!) not too wise a thing to do. Or do nothing.
I dialled 999 instantly and raised the alarm to the police. (This turned out to be quite a joke as they transferred me to another police station, then told me I was at the wrong one and made me redial another number! Thank god no one got hurt in the mean time)
The nasty man left the store, slamming money for the cigarettes on the counter and everyone else acted as if nothing had happened.
Now I know that people get scared, especially when it could be someone who lives in the same street as you perhaps, but it made me wonder about when my daughter got mugged, was that the reaction she had from passers by?
As I was checking the manageress was ok, (Would you believe it was her first day!?) she explained it was all because he couldn't prove he was over 25, which is the store policy.
And more shocking than ever he then came back in!
He had added another tracksuit and hoody over his original one, (No officer I'm not dodgy at all!) in the blazing heat. Telling the manageress she should have just give him what he wanted and now she should sell him a lighter! Honestly the balls of some folk.
As far as he was concerned his behaviour was justified, the fact that it scared the crap out of someone really didn't matter.
It really begs the question, what sort of animals are some people raising today?
Who would honestly condone such behaviour?
And how many people would walk by if someone was in trouble?
Ok rant over.
Normal service will resume later.