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PC World - terrorist target? Aug. 10th, 2006 11:49 am

Of course they're all completely ignoring the poster anyway. (ETA: and I note what it actually says is "Please leave your bags unattended")

Update: all apple wireless kit withdrawn from sale after reports of "attacks on airports".

Oh... FFS

From: snesgirl
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 10:56 am (Link)
gah !

From: steer
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 10:58 am (Link)
They may have a point -- can you honestly say you've never considered blowing up a computer shop?
From: dennyd
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 11:04 am (Link)
Not while I was in it.

That's easily fixed.

From: envoy
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 06:04 pm (Link)
Apple store, regent street.

Re: That's easily fixed.

From: wechsler
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 07:08 pm (Link)
I don't have a problem with that place. Mind you, I don't even have a problem with Ikea.

Re: That's easily fixed.

From: envoy
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 07:17 pm (Link)
I suspect I would have less of a problem with the Apple store if they served me nummy meatballs.
From: wechsler
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 11:10 am (Link)
No more today than any other day.

Well, except for such helpful conversations as:

Me: "I need a mains adapter, but everything's moved"
Eejit: "Um yes, we've moved eveything"
(Eejit wanders aimlessly)
Eejit: "Uh, this is the cable section"
Me: "I can see that"
(Eejit looks blank)
Me: "I need a multiway plug" (further blank Eejit) "A power strip".
Eejit: "Oh. Those have moved"
(Eejit wanders aimlessly futher round the store until he's standing in front of a row of power strips)
Eejit: "$eejitboss, where are the power strips?"
Me: "Right in front of you. Thanks, you've been helpful. Somehow."
From: steer
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 11:42 am (Link)
Y'see -- already you're on the verge of considering terrorist acts against PC world, just to raise the average IQ.
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 12:17 pm (Link)
No great surprise, though ...
From: lovelybug
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 11:13 am (Link)
Oh for the sake of fuck...
From: mooism
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 11:20 am (Link)
Re your update: *thwap*
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 12:16 pm (Link)

And add another *thwap* for the update.
From: azekeil
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 12:30 pm (Link)
Or how about "Please leave all your terrorist equipment with us where you can collect it on the way out."

I feel a post brewing.
From: kaet
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 12:46 pm (Link)
Our PC World has had rude messages about bags on the front door for weeks. I think it's one of those very rude messages which they put "polite notice" at the top to make it all right. I think they just don't like bags. I guess this is a good opportunity to cash in on fear.
From: hairyears
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 04:34 pm (Link)
Looks like someone has tried to smuggle in a cluebat, then.
From: deliberateblank
Date: August 10th, 2006 - 05:52 pm (Link)
The Cambridge PC World at least has always had a sign on the door saying all bags should be left at customer service. I've never actually been challenged by staff over taking in my usual shoulder bag though. They probably only actually use it against people who "look like" they might accidentally forget to pay for stuff - that's if anyone in the store is actually motivated enough to protect their employers property.

I suspect that management is merely jumping on a convenient excuse to enforce a policy they've always had.