By mariokarter - 28/08/2009 04:41 - United Kingdom
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YDI for using public transport.
When my brother was in SIXTH GRADE he got sent to JUVENILE HALL just because he was joking with his friends on our bus and shouted, "I've got a bomb!" Our bus driver pulled over and called the cops and even pressed charges to, "teach him a lesson." He was only in for two days, but still. It's ridiculous. Although, this was America and at least the same year as 9/11.
London is probably one of the strictest places when it comes to bombs and security, so it makes sense that they were kicked off the train. at least they didn't immediately throw them off the train or something. but you don't joke about bombs in public. it's just stupid. although, i'm not referring to the OP's son here. my american school...we're literally not allowed to say the word bomb. even if the people in charge of the train knew that they clearly didn't have a bomb (and no, they don't have to check you to throw you off), other people would definitely react, and they could say you caused a scene and still throw you off. OP, all i have to say is, THANK GOD you were not on a plane or at an airport, especially in london.
@19. Don't understate the case; those bombings were in trains as well as the bus; London has suffered bombings on the trains, so it makes sense that there's a little paranoia when the word "bomb" gets coupled together with the word "train". @76. "I have" is stating that you have posession of something now. "I got" is (in a crude, improper way) stating that you gained posession of something in the past. These are two very different things (simples!), and the boy could very easily have meant the former.
i dont know.. i saw a man banned from flying a certain airline. when they asked him what was in his violin case he opend it and said it was a gun.. Even tho the person checking it could see it WAS a VIOLIN she still called the cops to have him removed. Its so fucked up now.. he opened it to show her b4 he said it was a gun ffs. so what the op said is not a stretch of imagination realy. poms have become so paranoid.
i really really hope the last part is a lie, and instead you just got glared at, my faith in the people of this country is low enough as it is.
at least he didn't yell "I've got mushrooms and a bullet", or "I've got 3 shells, these guys in front of me are about to get hit"