The Lighter Side Of Terrorism?
Many years ago I was a manager of a fancy goods/furniture store in North London. The IRA were 'doing' a bombing campaign in the capital at the time. One of our stores had already been 'hit'.
The instruction from our head office was that at the end of every days trading....we were to stick our hands down the sides of the sofas to look for small 'matchbox' size incendiary devices...!.
I learnt a valuable lesson: "Don't beleive everything that you read, and just be careful what instructions you're given ! :)
However, later in the week a bomb did go off a few shops away,with just a minutes warning. A policemen was quite badly injured. Whilst phoning my head office from a payphone, (where there were a queue of people wanting to use it as well!),another bomb went off close by. I can remember saying: "Sorry - gotta go!".
So after having a huge fired breakfast in a 'greasy spoon' cafe around the corner, we spent the rest of the day in the pub! But unbeleivebly at about 4pm, when we were allowed back into our store.........my area manager told me to open the store again to 'catch any evening trade'......lol....!!
Note for any 'young' people reading this: DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN RETAIL MANAGEMENT - IF YOU DON'T GET YOUR ASS BLOWN OFF........YOUR BOSS WILL 'TAKE THE PISS' ANYWAY !!!
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