Today at work (I work at a convenience store) a supervisor and I clocked someone clearly attempting to steal £60 worth of champagne. When he noticed us looking at him, he promptly put the bottles back, claiming we had missed out on a good sale entirely because we were “watching him”.
Now, am I the only one who thinks that’s a little suspicious? If someone thinks I look suspicious enough to keep an eye on when it’s their job to do so, then so be it. I don’t see a problem with them “watching” me if I’ve got nothing for them to see.
I recall an incident about three years ago when, while on the way to my school for my end-of-year exams, I was stopped by the police and asked if I was carrying a weapon simply because I was wearing a tracksuit. That’s fine. A little irritating, yes, but it’s their job. If I looked like the sort of person who’d cause trouble then it’s their job to investigate. Why should that be offensive?
People are too touchy, that’s the problem. Everything is offensive even when it really shouldn’t be. I feel safer knowing first hand that the police go to lengths like that to keep the streets clean, and the majority of people I know agree with me. I can only assume that those who don’t like it are the ones who cause trouble, because seriously, what other reason would anyone have for complaining?