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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    As kids we were scared : respectful of the police ..
    These days, Police Constables might as well be in fancy dress when you think if the respect that some people in society actually have for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    These days, Police Constables might as well be in fancy dress when you think if the respect that some people in society actually have for them.
    And yet if something goes wrong the first people they ring is the police ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    I don't think I am alone when I mention the following fear:
    My sister and I use to hide behind the sofa and peer at the tv when the Dr Who credits started, starring John Pertwee.
    Patrick Troughton for me! Those Cybermen!!!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    And yet if something goes wrong the first people they ring is the police ..
    I think that one of the problems is that 999 is Britain's most recognised telephone number, and the main problem is that the number is abused as a result - people asking what time their local newsagent opens, or someone complaining that their fish and chips are cold are some excuses that they use.
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    I had to dial 999 the other day to report a fire on my way home...
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    I had to dial 999 the other day to report a fire on my way home...
    I had to ring 999 because i spilt some vimto on the carpet!
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    I had to ring 999 because i spilt some vimto on the carpet!
    As a young lad I spilt my Vimto on our varnished table and it took the varnish off !!

    My mum wasn't bothered about the table but she was worried about what it was doing to my stomach if it stripped varnish off a table ... it was banned !!


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    One thing that terrified me as a child was an episode of an ITV(?) series - called something like the Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. This episode concerned a spectral horse. If I saw it now it would probably be laughably unfrightening but at the time it affected my sleep for weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    I had to ring 999 because i spilt some vimto on the carpet!
    Surely that was a job for International Rescue!!!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    I was terrified when Worzel Gummidge took his head of and replaced it with another one! I would always look away until his new head was firmly in place.

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