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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-03 10:57
Subject: Coventry's a funny place
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As a woman found out when she was carded for quiche.

ETA: there seems to be a certain amount of scepticism about the report. Surely, people, you don't disbelieve what's been printed in a bunch of British newspapers, do you?
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2010-02-03 11:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It wasn't Hunter in disguise, was it? Sounds almost like one of his stories... except the woman wasn't thrown to the ground by security and held until the police arrived because only violent terrorists buy quiche by the slice.
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Barry: 20 Quackers
User: hobnobs
Date: 2010-02-03 11:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:20 Quackers
I was just going to post this in my own LJ. :)

I always knew there was something dodgy about quiche...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-03 11:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Indeed so. After all, alcohol requires the buyer to be 18. Why 21 for quiche?

(Perhaps it takes 3 years to have drunk enough to eat it.)
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2010-02-03 11:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have lots of eggs in the house, I have onion, leeks, bacon, goat's cheese.... I may go and make quiche later :) I also have a veg box delivery due today, so I need to use stuff from last week's up anyway :)
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Barry: 26 Trapdoor Berk
User: hobnobs
Date: 2010-02-03 11:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:26 Trapdoor Berk
Be careful... You'll get sent down for being a Dealer. I can just see the scene.

"Wot'choo in for?"
I was caught distributing a 4kg quiche...
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2010-02-03 12:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*giggle* I'd better not tell them about the omelettes then.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-03 12:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
An omelette is a weaponised quiche, aerodynamically optimised for stand-off aerial delivery.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-03 12:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
(And the fact my thumb is still sore is nothing do do with an attempt to make an omelette, oh no, I wasn't the person who half took the tip of my thumb off while chopping up bacon, no, not me sir)
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2010-02-03 12:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*ow* I can sympathise. My little finger now shows no sign that I attempted to commit yubitsume with a kitchen knife.
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martyn44
User: martyn44
Date: 2010-02-03 12:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A quiche eater in Coventry! Was she wearing a burkha? Obviously a major dude in disguise.

Actually the production of id rules are so absurd that it could just be true.
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Plastic Bertrand Russell
User: burkesworks
Date: 2010-02-03 12:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's typical Tesco for you - but before it reached the Telegraph the story originated in the Mail and gives no other witnesses, and I get the feeling that once Cameron's in Number 10, the Mail will suddenly start believing that all this nannying is A Good Thing.

Perhaps, though, the story is in fact a little bit of Art Terrorism. The quiche woman appears to be this Christine Cuddihy of Falmouth College.

Happy birthday you, by the way!
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Perdita
User: perdita_fysh
Date: 2010-02-03 12:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A spokesman said: ''We're at a loss to say what happened here. We couldn't find the staff member who asked for the ID.
I don't believe that for a second so I suspect that means 'we think she made it up but don't think it is good PR to say so'

It would be trivial to identify the cashier from the information provided.
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User: knell
Date: 2010-02-03 23:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Plus, there's nothing you can buy in Tesco's which has an age limit of 21 on it, so it makes no sense anyway..
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User: silly_swordsman
Date: 2010-02-03 14:16 (UTC)
Subject: Re: ETA
Herewith a copy of a Tweet by Neil Gaiman (a.k.a. @neilhimself):

"This is why I stopped being a journalist in 1987. Just as true today: http://bit.ly/7qIV1t."
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-03 14:26 (UTC)
Subject: Re: ETA
You cannot hope
to bribe or twist,
thank God! the
British journalist.
But, seeing what
the man will do
unbribed, there's
no occasion to.


Humbert Wolfe (1885-1940)
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