Does nicking somebody so that the nicked can help the nickers with their crossword count as wrongful arrest??
From: British archaeology discussion list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gawain Wood
Sent: 05 October 2007 15:55
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Vogelsonnenbarke
As it is still Friday!A couple of years, or so, ago I was ensconced in a particular establishment at Waterlooville, nr Portsmouth Hampshire UK.
I had been resident at the hostelry for a number of hours with the expectation of shortly being asked to go home.
Now if you have ever had the pleasure of such surroundings you will know that the avenue of communication between service staff and residents is via a metal hatch in the door. Whenever this hatch is opened it mean that something significant is about to happen.
On this particular night the hatch suddenly opened. A service officer was standing looking into my room and asked me a rather puzzling question. He asked "Would you be able to help us?"
I thought for a moment and wondered what they expected me to do for them. Perhaps help them solve some evil crime or other such thing.
No it was not that!
He then said to me "The problem is Mr Wood is that we're stuck on this crossword clue in The Sun, and we thought you could help out."
He told me the clue and I came back with the answer pretty well instantly.
The officer then thanked me by saying "We would never have got that one Mr Wood! Its lucky you were here!"
Hmm.. Lucky indeed! :-(
> Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 14:39:35 +0000> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Vogelsonnenbarke> To: [log in to unmask]> > > As it is Friday!> > A couple of years ago I was ensconced in a particular establishment at Waterlooville, nr Portsmouth Hampshire UK.> > I was finding the accomodation becoming somewhat of a bore as little provision was provided as way of entertainment.> > So I rung the service bell. A short while later a chap came to the door and asked what was the matter. I explained my situation and asked if they had anything I could read.> > The chap kindly said he would investigate and disappeared off.> > A little while later he returned. He said all they had was a copy of yesterday's Sun newspaper but he did not imagine I would want to read it. He knew me well and was certainly quite right in that matter.> > Though I did ask why there wasn't anything more interesting available, such as 'The Guardian', 'The Independent' or even 'The Times'?> > His answer was that in the nature of puzzled disbelief in being asked such a bizarre question. He said after some hesitation,> > "But this is a police station!?"> > > Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 09:26:37 +0100> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Vogelsonnenbarke> To: [log in to unmask]> > 'Quality' can very from low to high - the correspondant says itís a 'quality' publication but doesn't indicate where on the spectrum of quality it lies. > > -----Original Message-----> From: British archaeology discussion list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gawain Wood> Sent: 04 October 2007 14:55> To: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Vogelsonnenbarke> > >>Christopher Kimberley wrote:> > The Sun is quality press that provides entertainment for millyons.>> > Isn't the 'press' primarily supposed to 'inform' rather than necessarily to 'entertain'?> > And doesn't the term 'quality' imply something quite alien with regard to 'The Sun'?> > I would describe 'The Sun' more as a comic for adults than a valid conveyer of factual information.> _________________________________________________________________> 100ís of Music vouchers to be won with MSN Music> https://www.musicmashup.co.uk> This email and any attachments is intended for the named recipient only. If> you have received it in error you have no authority to use, disclose, store> or copy any of its contents and you should destroy it and inform the sender.> Nothing in the email amounts to a legal commitment on our part unless> confirmed by a signed communication. Whilst this email and associated> attachments will have been checked for known viruses whilst within the> Natural England systems, we can accept no responsibility once it has left> our systems. Communications on Natural England systems may be monitored> and/or recorded to secure the effective operation of the system and for> other lawful purposes.> _________________________________________________________________> 100ís of Music vouchers to be won with MSN Music> https://www.musicmashup.co.uk
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