Sunday, 20 January 2008

Politically Daft Correct.......

I received this in an email recently. It's supposed to be a joke but I thought I've got to get opinions on whether folk think this is how it is - so what do you think? Certainly British Police are so PC now that it is probably correct!

How do you tell the difference between a British Police Officer, Australian Police Officer, and an American Police Officer?

Pose the following question:
You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a Glock 40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do?

Answer: (Immediate thought processes)
Is the knife a ceremonial kirpan?
Does he prefer to communicate in English or Bengali?
Will this negatively impact my chances of promotion?
Is this just his way of telling me that he pays my wages, and wants my job?
Would this be an appropriate time to hug him and sing Koombaya?
Will the media do a profile of him and how he was loved by everyone including his dog?
Is the alleged "client" a member of an Environmental Group?
Is he just a squeegee kid / pan handler trying to make a living on the mean streets?
Is he a member of a gang that is just "misunderstood" by society?
Is he a recent illegal immigrant to this country, and just doesn't know how to approach the police?
Is he recently released on parole and hasn't been properly integrated back into the community?
Is he a victim of fetal alcohol syndrome and just doesn't understand what he is doing?
Is he a member of a visible minority group?
Warn and Charter him as he approaches.

Answer: BANG!



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I love all of your so rather than choose I will just tag the first five people who commented on my last post, so here they are:

Little Wing


Dumdad said...

"Hello, hello, hello! I hope you've got a licence for that gun...."

Travis said...

I've seen that particular joke in the US, split up between different regional groups. It's often the difference between liberal and conservative, or northerner and southerner, or city folk and country folk, etc.

Linda said...

Well, I'm never sure on what's PC and what isn't these days. I think it's possible to see the humor in everything and to this day I remember a joke that Robin Williams once told about British Bobbies and their take on stopping perpetrators as they carry no guns. He said that "they holler "stop!" or "I'll holler stop again!" It's always stuck with me because I thought it was funny but whether it's PC or not - ah, who knows??

Thanks for passing on the Linky Love!

CG said...

LOL, that joke is such an interesting observation on Britain today!

MarmiteToasty said...

:) ok thats well funny lol and sad to say SO TRUE.....


Mimi Lenox said...

So true.
So true.
So sad.

julia said...

LOL! I loved this thought in particular:
'Will this negatively impact my chances of promotion?'

It's very funny, especially the Australian and American reactions. Although, having just had my beloved Mounties here in Canada Taser an unarmed man to death for 'noncompliance', the second or two to think before shooting might be wiser.

CS said...

True enough for the American cop, but I have no idea about the rest.

Tot's Mom said...

The American Officer's reaction seems straight out of the movies. Is that what they really do in real life?!

Little Wing said...

That is so true, here in America!

I did the love link!

Anonymous said...

Yep that's probably true in the US, but only because they want to make sure they don't just maim him so he can't sue later. :P

Ron said...

Ok...I hate to do this to you...but I have yet ANOTHER award that you can place on your mantle.

I don't think you have this one yet.


When you have minute...stop on by to pick it up.


la bellina mammina said...

LOL! The politically correct British. I actually, they sound so much like the Singaporeans - ask all the questions first before taking actions, or maybe it's because we were under the British Colony before and that's the legacy they left us ;-)

Elween said...

yes madam! i am very honored to be tagged by you! :)

Flowerpot said...

thanks Ak - I am also honoured! Will tryand get techno hat on and do something about it this week!

Dave said...

Now THAT's a pretty funny joke ... especially the part about the British police officer. Thanks. I also made a copy for future reference. :-)

Akelamalu said...

That just about sums up the way our police have to work Dumdad!

Or in the UK's case our politically correct government Travis!

It's true Linda and it's politically nonsense. :#

Isn't it just cg!

Yep true and getting worse Marmie :(

It is true and it is sad, all aspects of it Mimi

Caution is always a good thing Julia, but our bobbies have their own handcuffs on! :(

I'm not sure about the Australian but certain British policemen are having to work like this cs.

According to CS and Little Wing, yes Tot's mom!

Thanks for doing the Linky Love Little Wing x

LOL that sounds about right Sugarplum07 and thanks for stopping by. :)

Ron please don't apologise you know how much I love awards!! :) xxxx

You may be right there Bella!

Oh that's good Elween x

Thanks Flowerpot x

Glad you enjoyed it Dave :)

Misty Dawn said...

Too true for America LOL

david mcmahon said...

Sounds like an ``alarm Glock'' to me!!

Akelamalu said...

That seems to be the concensus of opinion Misty.

He he, trust you David!

Annelisa said...

Well, I know it sounds silly, but I kinda like that the joke has the british at least thinking about their actions before carrying them out... Even it poor pc plod gets slaughtered in the meantime... shame the government doesn't take such care :-S

Hi Akelmalu... a flying 'not here really' visit to say hello, how are you. I haven't time to catch up on all the millions of posts I've missed, so I'll just hope nothing bads been happening.

Congrats on the weight loss already!


buffalodickdy said...

Not bad- Reminds me "Never bring a knife to a gun fight"!

Dave said...

Some jokes are best unsaid.

Akelamalu said...

Welcome back Annelisa I've missed you! Nothing bad happened thank goodness. Hope you're well?
Yes the Government have a lost to answer for and whilst I agree asking questions first is better than shooting first I do think it's just gone too far.

Quite Buffalo!

Sorry if your were offended Dave but unfortunately that's just the way things are. x

Gledwood said...

O dear re the police officers that is too true!

How odd that in this country the police seem to have stepped down and crawled down beneath the level of the "common" criminal herd...

in America a far more "zero-tolerance" way of doing thing rules...

here I noticed (watch any cops and robbers show...) how those stopped and apprehended have so VERY LITTLE respect for police even (or especially) when they're being filmed...

o whatever!

the entire world is going to the dogs and may the dogs bay!!

Akelamalu said...

You are so right Gleds!

cathy said...

The british bobby gets the last laugh though. He is much less likely to die in the line of duty and if he does it won't be "par for the course"it will be an outrage.

Akelamalu said...

I only wish that were still true Cathy there are too many of our policemen/women being shot, but I don't want them to be armed because that really would encourage all criminals to carry guns. :(

Dianne said...

Hello akelamalu and thank you for visiting me and leaving such a kind comment.

I can't comment on the UK or Australia but I know the NE of the USA very well, especially NY/NJ and the police shoot - empty their guns really - at the drop of a hat. I certainly don't minimize the dangers they face but too many unarmed or totally innocent people have been hurt by "cowboy cops" - I think a lot of the blame is in lack of good training and in pressures from above to keep neighborhoods quiet.

BTW - the photos of your grandparents are breathtaking - I will be back to read some of the older stuff.

TopChamp said...

i've read some bad stories lately - police standing by while civilians save people from drowning etc.

Bankerchick said...

In Los Angeles, they shoot the perp and then the perp sues. It is a crazy world for sure.

Akelamalu said...

Hi Dianne welcome to my home from home. 'Cowboy Cops' are frightening, makes me glad our police aren't armed. Glad you like the photos, call back anytime. :)

I read that too Topchamp, weren't they community policemen/women who wouldn't save a drowning boy because of health and safety rules? RIDICULOUS!!!

Ah yes, the 'let's make a claim' syndrome Bankerchick!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...


Jo Beaufoix said...

Yes and no. I think British Police with guns are a little scary, but if it was to protect my family I would shoot I think.
NB. Must not become a police person.

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