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Thursday, 28 July 2005

Spotted On The London Underground

5 comments:

Kiki said...

oh brother! "look a bit foreign"???? ah to live in xenophobic London again!

athena said...

Well...obviously it was that man's fault for being shot!

He shouldn't have been running.

He shouldn't have been wearing a long coat.

He should have known better than to have looked a little foreign....

My only (???) problem with the note is this, I have been to London. Have things changed so much since I have been there? There is (was) such a mix of people. What percent look 'foreign'? 40%? 50%? More?

Why is it so hard for a government, a company, an agency, to just say..."we were wrong" - "we messed up" - "we're sorry." People wouldn't get so crazy if we all just say that we're afraid. We are overracting. What can we do to fix this?

The terrorism is doing just what it set out to do. Put people in TERROR.

They are winning. We are losing.

It's just too sad.

The Teacher said...

I would say that this notice was written "tongue in cheek" by an employee of the Underground. It is a classic example of understated British humour which prides itself on being ironic.

athena said...

Sorry Denton,

That was Minnesotan sarcasm.

It's O.K., the rest of North America doesn't like it either...

"ya you betcha!"

Larrythelamb said...

Claude, Denton, Mohammed, whatever you go by these days........ I dont think it is of the least hilarious.......

I LIVE NEARER TO THE STATION WHERE THOSE 4 EXPLODED BOMBS WENT THROUGH TO REACH THEIR TARGETS.

They only needed to get off at MH to cause death locally......

kissy kissy.xx

Lau