Wednesday, 27 August 2008

New Petty Crimes

Mr Coffee and I were just walking down Pitt Street side by side the other day, chatting - I think it was about mobiles or something. At any rate, we weren't chatting on our mobiles to each other like something out of an American teen movie.

Some bearded older bloke a little behind us growled at us to "Stop that talking, it's against the LAAAAAW!"

It was a bit tempting to point out that of course he had been talking in order to point out that talking was against the law, so perhaps he had done himself in.

So beware all ye public yammerers - the vigilante citizen police are on their way to arrest you under the Public Yammering Offences Act.

Personally I think an unkempt beard of the type he was bearing was more of a public offence, but apparently I'm not an expert in this area in this kind of law.

Mr Coffee and I both started laughing at this guy, which I believe may break a section of the Act dealing with giggling, laughing and smirking in public, all the more serious for at a public vigilante officer and all the worse the crime since we couldn't easily stop.

He then threatened that "Next time he would HAVE A CAMERA!" and we wouldn't find it so funny.

I hope he has it set to video otherwise his still photo with no audio is going to sorely disappoint him with no yammering evidence. Or perhaps lack of chatter is the way he prefers it.


TimT said...

Guess it's back to virtuous muteness for me then. Since when was talking banned? This dude sounds a little unabalanced.

Is a petty criminal the sort who breaks into a house, looks for a the jewellery collection, but instead finds himself distracted by spelling mistakes in a diary, and ends up correcting them?

TimT said...

Or maybe it's a felon who wears a petticoat.

Maria said...

In this case I think it was Mr Beard who was being Mr Petty.

He didn't correct our grammar though.