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Initial post: 22 Dec 2013 08:53:38 GMT
I Readalot says:
Just spotted this from today's Independent online.

'French officials have fined a pub in Brittany 9,000 for "undeclared labour" after a customer returned some empty glasses to the bar.' The owner were even briefly taken into police custody! Haven't their social security agency got anything better to do? Feel sorry for the poor customer as well who was only doing what people often do in pubs.

Posted on 22 Dec 2013 10:14:26 GMT
Roma says:
Hi
Here's another example of over zealous implementation of laws. Laws should be adhered to, of course, but I'm sure police officers would consider their time could be better spent dealing with more serious crimes.

POLICE mounted a covert sting operation - to snare a barman who served two officers a roll and sausage to share instead of one each.Allan Gallacher, 59, was arrested for contravening strict early-opening rules which insist drinks can only be served with food.

The police swoop came after Allan handed undercover officers named only as Archie and Davie just one breakfast roll in a napkin to go with their pints.
The dad of three lost his job at the Empire Bar in Glasgow over the snack incident and is now being dragged through the courts on a criminal charge.
Last night, Allan said: "I've never even been spoken to by police before, never mind been charged with anything.
"Now I could face God knows what because I was short of a roll and sausage."
Under so-called "breakfast conditions" traditionally aimed at catering for shift workers, certain bars are allowed to sell alcohol outwith normal licensing hours provided they serve food.
The two undercover policemen targeted the Empire as part of "Operation Cabinet", a crackdown on bars suspected of breaching the rules.
Allan showed us papers that outline the evidence against him and which say: "The accused Gallacher served the alcohol and thereafter walked into the kitchen area of the locus and returned with one roll with sausage within a white napkin, placing it in front of police witnesses Archie and Davie."
A few hours after the roll was served, they returned and charged Allan under the Licensing Scotland Act 2005.

Posted on 22 Dec 2013 10:21:53 GMT
In which case IKEA are in deep sheet.

Posted on 22 Dec 2013 10:23:52 GMT
Judge not, lest ye be judged yourselves.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 10:38:00 GMT
Mrs. F. Shaw says:
Now that is too ridiculous for words.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 11:02:07 GMT
Pious words from St Simone of Ceres...no work experience youths or customers were exploited in making of the Holy Ceres Empire.

Now then Gomsy, how does your moral platitude apply to the case in question? Who, from what I can make out, other than a bunch of busybody jobsworths from URSAFF, are upset about customers returning their glasses to the bar? The entire world, other than URSAFF, seems to be in accord with the bar's owners. No hypocrisy there.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 11:07:10 GMT
Oh yus....Mrs S....oh yus...try it...nay do it....if yer can....you might find out something about yourself, beyond your ego.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 11:07:48 GMT
The 'moral platitude' applies to every judgement.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 11:20:03 GMT
Mrs. F. Shaw says:
I think, since this is your policy based on your beliefs, that you should be the one demonstrating it. But you never do. And since you can't, won't and don't demonstrate it, why would your behaviour convince anyone else that belief in God is the preferred stance?

The believers on this forum are hypocritical misinformation spreaders (something like a fertilizer spreader but with more manure). If you want converts, then give me one reason why I should since it doesn't seem to make you a better person does it?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 11:41:13 GMT
easytiger says:
Planet?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 11:52:30 GMT
Mrs. F. Shaw says:
Earth. What about you?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 12:49:03 GMT
I Readalot says:
Seems a complete waste of undercover cops, just as well they don't have this kind of scenario in cop shows, wouldn't have the same effect as drug busts etc, Having said that it would probably work for the spoof show 'A Touch of Cloth'.

As to the French case I have often returned glasses to a bar, as I should imagine most people have done, would definitely think twice now when I next go to France.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 13:12:00 GMT
Hi I Readalot,

I'm not sure I understand. Was the customer paid for returning the glasses? If not it is not undeclared labour at all, any more than digging one's garden is. It has absolutely nothing to do with the social security agency if no wages have been paid.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 16:18:59 GMT
I Readalot says:
No they weren't paid simply returned the glasses to the bar, this is the link to the article - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/french-pub-fined-9000-after-customers-returned-empties-to-bar--because-its-undeclared-labour-9018432.html

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 16:27:57 GMT
Cue Mr Sinatra: You're just too ridiculous, too ridiculous for words.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 16:28:58 GMT
Incredible!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 16:43:42 GMT
Agreed. Thank you. The GOMS always seeks silence.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 17:38:29 GMT
Relax Wild Thing, it's common jobsworth behaviour by 'public servants'

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 17:50:35 GMT
I'll try to relax Gordon.

You sound like a bit of an expert on, well, everything I would think. Thanks for the advise.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 18:40:51 GMT
Stay focused...but not like a laser....be water, my friend.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 19:00:41 GMT
Charlieost says:
No one wants to be a drip like you Simon. I thought that the garbage that you spout went out in the seventies. Are there really sufficient hippie acid casualties left out there to pay into your gobbledegook? You are as out of time as Chris Farlow.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 19:06:13 GMT
What a nice chap you are, a real socialist.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 19:22:36 GMT
I Readalot says:
But then some things are so daft they sound like a bad April Fools joke, or should that be poisson d'avril?

Posted on 22 Dec 2013 19:32:26 GMT
Always remember the distortions of the media...they want to hook you....and they do!

Posted on 22 Dec 2013 19:33:58 GMT
Charlieost says:
Hi Ghostgrey51. Back again. You can talk music with me anytime. Get as carried away as you wish.

Here is another one of my eldest daughters favourite bands of the time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnjPsLkspkg

We had a running family joke about see through skin, (the kind of skin you can see through) for years. It still comes up occasionally. I sometimes wonder if some of the posters on this forum have ever actually lived.

Just to finish. I think a chick with an electric guitar is far sexier than naked with her legs open. But then I think that arms are far sexier than boobs, bums or legs. "Come on babe. Show us your arms".

So what do I know? C
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