Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Police on the Beat

I saw a Policeman walking near to where I live today and I thought 'what's he up to then?'

It's a sad state of affairs that today, if you see a Policeman on the beat (which is actually what I think this one was) then it is such a strange and rare sight that you become suspicious by it.

A sad state of affairs indeed.


Thud said...

It has not occured to me but I would probably think the same thing...strange and sad is it not?

James Higham said...

Laughed out loud when I read this. So true.

Anonymous said...

Not a laughing matter, James.

The increasing suspicion on the part of the public says so many things about the attitude, probably subliminal right now, but growing nonetheless, of the general population, towards the authority of a state that has blatantly betrayed them.

The first signs of societal breakdown, shortly to be accelerated by increasing unemployment, and perceived discrimination against the indigenes.

CherryPie said...

On the way home tonight I saw a policeman standing by his car and thought exactly the same thing. It turned out the car was actually blocking a road, so there must have been an accident.

If I analyse that thought though, it comes from knowing that stupid rules and regulations are being fed down from the top. It makes me feel sorry for the police who are just trying to implement their job spec.

Jeannine said...

And I've seen the police outside BNP meetings walking around writing down everyone's license plate number so we can all be safe. :-P