weird thing happened to me at work this morning.
I open the shop up at 9.30, same as always. It's quiet in the mornings so I do my usual routine of checking my emails, making sure the shop's tidy, just little things. Then I get a bit peckish so I decide to have a sit down by the window and eat some of the food I've brought.
So I'm just chilling in my comfy chair by the window, doing my usual daydreaming and checking out girls, when two PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) go past. If you're unfamiliar with these guys, they're like kinda half-policemen. They enforce litter laws, noise complaints, that sort of thing. They often wear plain clothes over their uniforms but you can see walkie talkie aerials sticking out their jackets so they're not exactly hard to spot.
So anyway I'm just chilling out, eating my sad little breakfast of an apple and some turkey chunks when the two PCSOs come in. I say good morning and one of them goes to show me his ID. I say it's ok, I don't need to see his ID as no one would impersonate a PCSO just for the police supplement discount we do in the shop. I figure the guys are just in for some supps; police come in quite a lot as we advertise a public servant discount.
A conversation ensues:
Me - Good morning guys, what can I do for you?
PCSO - Good morning sir. Are you aware there's bins in the area?
Me - Uh, yeah there are, there's a bin through the back if you'd like to use it?
PCSO - Do you see that white paper bag outside?
Me - Yeah man, I see it, what about it?
PCSO - We've just witnessed you drop it.
Me - How could you have, when I've been inside the shop all morning?
PCSO - Well we just saw you leave the shop, drop it, and go back inside.
Me - How could you have? Not only have I not left the shop until since I opened it at 9.30, I didn't have a white paper bag to drop. You can't have witnessed me doing it because I didn't do it.
PCSO - That's fine then sir, have a nice day.
And with that, they left, got in a car and drove off. What's it all about? They just came into the shop to see if they could get me to confess to dropping a paper bag that I had nothing to do with, and lied about seeing me do it. Then when challenged, they folded and left.