A sly smoke...
Nipping outside for a fag...it happens everywhere. But in Belgium, there are plans to make government employees clock in and out when they head off for a wee puff. On Wednesday's Tom Morton Show, people were fuming about the cigarette break...including Lockie from Edinburgh and Stuart from Da Auld Rock (Shetland).
Said Lockie: "Tom, staff who nipped out into the car park of a large Edinburgh Police Station which incorporated a large cell-block were banished to one corner. They happily chatted about matters both trivial and legal, and often about very confidential evidence, even about prisoners in the cells. It was discovered that almost syllable could be heard through the air vents and windows in the cells just feet away. Oh dear!"
And according to Stuart: "Many moons ago I worked in a furniture shop in Edinburgh. A collegue was enjoying a fly-fag in the back office, when footsteps coming up the stairs interupted him. He flicked the ciggie out the window and watched it bounce 'innocently' down the roof and out of sight. Unbeknown to him, the porters were carrying a sofa out the back doors, and loaded it on to the delivery van. They got as far as Corstorphine, before the van was reduced to an inferno! Suffice to say, the customer never got her sofa, and my workmate never owned up or was blamed."