The Facebook Thread 2

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by more heat than light » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:20 pm

Someone (the author) actually posted this to our Spotted page.

Comfort is infectious

By Paul Bentley

As I walked around a shopping centre I spotted a new store just about to open, It was a cushion store so I decided to take a look. On entering the store I was greeted by 3 men wearing hoods with holes cut in them and was told I was a hostage.

The men proceeded to tell me the rules.

They took my picture and told me they had other hostages in the back and if I left the store they could die. Their were cameras on the door and they had my picture and address from my wallet. I was to sit down and wait. This would all be over soon. When they get what they want.

I took a seat and as couple of minutes passed. I spotted a security guard and managed to get his attention. He entered the store and was greeted by the 3 men. He was told they had hostages in the back and to give them his gun. The guard gave the men his gun, They removed the bullets and gave it back to him. Then explained the rules saying he must enforce the rules or others could die and he was to tell others that enter the store the same.

After an hour or so the store was quite full. Their were lots of customers and security guards on the door stopping

people from leaving. Others where talking about what the motives of the men could be.

One said we should be quiet and someone would rescue us soon. Another thought it could be terrorist and they may have a device. Others, just a robbery gone wrong. One man stood up and said that’s it .”I cant even see these men I don't believe any of you I am leaving”. We all begged him to stay to help keep us safe and the guards told him to sit down, so he did.

This went on for sometime until we heard a man at the back of the store on a microphone ask for our attention. He then explained what had happened. He had employed a young manager with little experience and as it was opening day, gave him a challenge to keep the store full by any means possible. Even giving away personalised comfort cushions for every customer that came in the store . He apologised and said the manager had been fired and there would be harsh consequences for him and the 2 staff members involved. He then said to pick up your personalised cushions with your faces printed on them at the door and given vouchers for our next visit.

I hope this helps people understand you should never trade freedom for comfort and even idiots can have a good idea even if its not ethical.


I mean, what?

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Dowbocop » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:34 pm

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I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn't resist myself

...he tugged himself off in a Natwest? :dread:

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:58 am

Blue Eyes wrote:Saw this today and do true !!

I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn't resist myself & asked...

''Dad, why don't we activate your internet banking?''
''Why would I do that?'' He asked...

''Well, then you wont have to spend an hour here for things like transfer.

You can even do your shopping online. Everything will be so easy!''

I was so excited about initiating him into the world of Net banking.

He asked ''If I do that, I wont have to step out of the house?

''Yes, yes''! I said. I told him how even grocery can be delivered at door now and how amazon delivers everything!

His answer left me tongue-tied.

He said ''Since I entered this bank today, I have met four of my friends, I have chatted a while with the staff who know me very well by now.

You know I am alone...this is the company that I need. I like to get ready and come to the bank. I have enough time, it is the physical touch that I crave.

Two years back I got sick, The store owner from whom I buy fruits, came to see me and sat by my bedside and cried.

When your Mom fell down few days back while on her morning walk. Our local grocer saw her and immediately got his car to rush her home as he knows where I live.

Would I have that 'human' touch if everything became online?

Why would I want everything delivered to me and force me to interact with just my computer?

I like to know the person that I'm dealing with and not just the 'seller'. It creates bonds of Relationships.

Does Amazon deliver all this as well?'''

Technology isn't life..
Spend time with people .. Not with devices.

Writer: Unknown


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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Squinty » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:12 am

more heat than light wrote:Someone (the author) actually posted this to our Spotted page.

Comfort is infectious

By Paul Bentley

As I walked around a shopping centre I spotted a new store just about to open, It was a cushion store so I decided to take a look. On entering the store I was greeted by 3 men wearing hoods with holes cut in them and was told I was a hostage.

The men proceeded to tell me the rules.

They took my picture and told me they had other hostages in the back and if I left the store they could die. Their were cameras on the door and they had my picture and address from my wallet. I was to sit down and wait. This would all be over soon. When they get what they want.

I took a seat and as couple of minutes passed. I spotted a security guard and managed to get his attention. He entered the store and was greeted by the 3 men. He was told they had hostages in the back and to give them his gun. The guard gave the men his gun, They removed the bullets and gave it back to him. Then explained the rules saying he must enforce the rules or others could die and he was to tell others that enter the store the same.

After an hour or so the store was quite full. Their were lots of customers and security guards on the door stopping

people from leaving. Others where talking about what the motives of the men could be.

One said we should be quiet and someone would rescue us soon. Another thought it could be terrorist and they may have a device. Others, just a robbery gone wrong. One man stood up and said that’s it .”I cant even see these men I don't believe any of you I am leaving”. We all begged him to stay to help keep us safe and the guards told him to sit down, so he did.

This went on for sometime until we heard a man at the back of the store on a microphone ask for our attention. He then explained what had happened. He had employed a young manager with little experience and as it was opening day, gave him a challenge to keep the store full by any means possible. Even giving away personalised comfort cushions for every customer that came in the store . He apologised and said the manager had been fired and there would be harsh consequences for him and the 2 staff members involved. He then said to pick up your personalised cushions with your faces printed on them at the door and given vouchers for our next visit.

I hope this helps people understand you should never trade freedom for comfort and even idiots can have a good idea even if its not ethical.


I mean, what?


Who actually takes the time to write this gooseberry fool?

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by more heat than light » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:12 am

Squinty wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Someone (the author) actually posted this to our Spotted page.

Comfort is infectious

By Paul Bentley

As I walked around a shopping centre I spotted a new store just about to open, It was a cushion store so I decided to take a look. On entering the store I was greeted by 3 men wearing hoods with holes cut in them and was told I was a hostage.

The men proceeded to tell me the rules.

They took my picture and told me they had other hostages in the back and if I left the store they could die. Their were cameras on the door and they had my picture and address from my wallet. I was to sit down and wait. This would all be over soon. When they get what they want.

I took a seat and as couple of minutes passed. I spotted a security guard and managed to get his attention. He entered the store and was greeted by the 3 men. He was told they had hostages in the back and to give them his gun. The guard gave the men his gun, They removed the bullets and gave it back to him. Then explained the rules saying he must enforce the rules or others could die and he was to tell others that enter the store the same.

After an hour or so the store was quite full. Their were lots of customers and security guards on the door stopping

people from leaving. Others where talking about what the motives of the men could be.

One said we should be quiet and someone would rescue us soon. Another thought it could be terrorist and they may have a device. Others, just a robbery gone wrong. One man stood up and said that’s it .”I cant even see these men I don't believe any of you I am leaving”. We all begged him to stay to help keep us safe and the guards told him to sit down, so he did.

This went on for sometime until we heard a man at the back of the store on a microphone ask for our attention. He then explained what had happened. He had employed a young manager with little experience and as it was opening day, gave him a challenge to keep the store full by any means possible. Even giving away personalised comfort cushions for every customer that came in the store . He apologised and said the manager had been fired and there would be harsh consequences for him and the 2 staff members involved. He then said to pick up your personalised cushions with your faces printed on them at the door and given vouchers for our next visit.

I hope this helps people understand you should never trade freedom for comfort and even idiots can have a good idea even if its not ethical.


I mean, what?


Who actually takes the time to write this gooseberry fool?


Paul Bentley.

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Victor Mildew » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:20 am

Squinty wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Someone (the author) actually posted this to our Spotted page.

Comfort is infectious

By Paul Bentley

As I walked around a shopping centre I spotted a new store just about to open, It was a cushion store so I decided to take a look. On entering the store I was greeted by 3 men wearing hoods with holes cut in them and was told I was a hostage.

The men proceeded to tell me the rules.

They took my picture and told me they had other hostages in the back and if I left the store they could die. Their were cameras on the door and they had my picture and address from my wallet. I was to sit down and wait. This would all be over soon. When they get what they want.

I took a seat and as couple of minutes passed. I spotted a security guard and managed to get his attention. He entered the store and was greeted by the 3 men. He was told they had hostages in the back and to give them his gun. The guard gave the men his gun, They removed the bullets and gave it back to him. Then explained the rules saying he must enforce the rules or others could die and he was to tell others that enter the store the same.

After an hour or so the store was quite full. Their were lots of customers and security guards on the door stopping

people from leaving. Others where talking about what the motives of the men could be.

One said we should be quiet and someone would rescue us soon. Another thought it could be terrorist and they may have a device. Others, just a robbery gone wrong. One man stood up and said that’s it .”I cant even see these men I don't believe any of you I am leaving”. We all begged him to stay to help keep us safe and the guards told him to sit down, so he did.

This went on for sometime until we heard a man at the back of the store on a microphone ask for our attention. He then explained what had happened. He had employed a young manager with little experience and as it was opening day, gave him a challenge to keep the store full by any means possible. Even giving away personalised comfort cushions for every customer that came in the store . He apologised and said the manager had been fired and there would be harsh consequences for him and the 2 staff members involved. He then said to pick up your personalised cushions with your faces printed on them at the door and given vouchers for our next visit.

I hope this helps people understand you should never trade freedom for comfort and even idiots can have a good idea even if its not ethical.


I mean, what?


Who actually takes the time to write this gooseberry fool?


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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Tomous » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:05 pm

Someone on our village group posted a link to a story about Drayton Manor going into administration and what a shame it was and some middle aged woman called Pat replied with:

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Dual » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:31 pm

it is the physical touch that I crave.


Me too. :(

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Chocolate-Milk » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:06 pm

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...you're on your phone???

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by PatSharpsMullet » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 pm

Hedgehog rescue, the 5th emergency service.

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Dowbocop » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:15 pm

PatSharpsMullet wrote:Hedgehog rescue, the 5th emergency service.

The only emergency service fully prepared for a second spike.

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Godzilla » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:54 pm

Dowbocop wrote:
PatSharpsMullet wrote:Hedgehog rescue, the 5th emergency service.

The only emergency service fully prepared for a second spike.


I bet there staff could tell some tails.

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Chocolate-Milk » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:51 pm

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There's never a good time to find out your nan supports fascism

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Victor Mildew » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:52 pm

Enough is enough!

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Blue Eyes » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:57 pm

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There's never a good time to find out your nan supports fascism

Ask her what should happen to police who kill citizens.

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Kezzer » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:58 pm

MANDATORY PROMOTION

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PostRe: The Facebook Thread 2
by Jezo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:31 am

Blue Eyes wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:Image

There's never a good time to find out your nan supports fascism

Ask her what should happen to police who kill citizens.

Jus doin there job innit


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