Rantings of a sub-editor

April 15, 2010

Abuse discriminately

Filed under: Dartford Tunnel,oops! — substuff @ 1:28 pm

No time for serious posting today folks, I’m afraid. Press day is here.

However, a roving spy has just emailed me to share the following wisdom:

A sign at the entrance to the Dartford Tunnel reads something along the lines of “Acts of violence or abuse against staff are illegal”. So please, if you happen to be in the area and heavy with bloodlust, take it out on a member of the public – abusing them is perfectly acceptable.



  1. This, sadly, as a drive-by edit … my fault entirely (though the tenor still holds, as many notices like this are stuck up everywhere …).

    Driving over the bridge today, I find myself in possession of a more accurate (and funnier, considering the blog):

    Threatening behaviour, verbal or physical assaults on members of staff.

    Will be prosecuted. [underlined]

    So, either they’re suggesting that the behaviour be taken to court … or that these particular actions will be carried out …

    It’s all a little like the tube announcements – ‘do not leave unattended baggage’. Or, my personal favourite once seen on the scrolling LED – ‘Passengers are reminded to keep their belonging with them at all times.’


    Comment by Trenchard Cleats — April 16, 2010 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

  2. Oh those poor staff! 9am, threatening behaviour time. 12pm, time for a verbal assault just before lunch. Quick break at 3pm for a physical assault.

    Comment by substuff — April 16, 2010 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

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