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Please Do Not Assault the Public Servants (Click Header for Full Entry)

Posted on March 6, 2010 with 0 comments

A journal entry soon after arriving in England:

Anywhere there are people providing services at the end of a queue - the railway station, the bank, the post office, the doctor’s office - there tends to be a sign mentioning the consequences of being verbally or physically abusive to the people behind the counter.

I wonder if this says something about the usual length of the queues and the quality of the services provided at the end of them.

Alternately, it could be indicative of some optimistic British belief that if someone is minded to assault a public servant, a sign on the wall will keep them from doing it.