Thursday 9 January 2003

Off his trolley?

Have you ever been on a train that stops for no apparent reason? Perhaps this was the explanation:
A buffet trolley worker who clocked up extra overtime by bringing trains to an emergency stop cost a rail company almost £30,000, a court heard.
In response to the current outcry against crime, the court imposed a draconian sentence:
He was ordered to carry out 200 hours community service after a sheriff accepted that Tomlinson was of low intelligence.
Low intelligence? The accused was operating quite a clever scam. The punishment is not sufficiently severe. Mr Tomlinson should be made to drink £30,000 worth of railway tea. That'll teach him.