Saturday, 7 July 2007

Free Hugs

I just wanted to say Happy Free Hugs Day - for that is what it is today. In fact, it is International Free Hugs Day

More here

So if you see these fine people around, give them a hug. In this video a couple of members of the police family joined in - lets see if we can have a more practical approach to all these "reassurance patrols" that we are currently doing. I'm sure that a good hug would reassure more people in London than seeing a distant Hi-Viz jacket. We need more people like this in the world. In fact, why not try hugging a senior officer, in the hope that they will take the experience and maybe think better of street monkeys?

Oh yes, I forgot, we can't. It's a weekend. Senior management don't exist then.

Enjoy anyway! I know, I'm a Hippy at heart really. And your point is...?




EDIT - after a couple of comments I've changed the template to something that is hopefully more pleasing on the eye to read. Thanks to Negative Result for help in tidying the links.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

what's the harm, if it puts a smile on someones face or at least brightens thier day. It made me smile.

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Anonymous said...

excellent post, the only problem with hugging SMT is that next week we'll have PHIT's (Performance Hugging Indicator Targets) - no doubt linked to pay...
I wouldn't mind but a lot of our nominals smell of wee and would nick your wallet.

Girl*Next*Door said...

Don't feel you have to post replies to comments, sometimes I reply to comments sometimes I don't, all depends if I've got something to say. Going by that though I post replies all the time!

Like others have said, let your stats do the talking & going by what I've read you have a good blog so keep it up :o)
Another thing, if the trolls do hit & you want to avoid moderating your blog just delete the comments, quite time consuming but it works for me. Or turn the 'anonymous' option off which makes it less easy although not avoidable unfortunately :o(

Girl*Next*Door said...

Oh & I'm all for hugs but only if they are from nice clean people!! Lol

Mark said...

I could witter, but...

*hug*

Can't go wrong with one o'those.

Area Trace No Search said...

Mark - *hug* right back at ya bro.


Everyone else, thanks for the comments. Girl Next Door, I've been meaning to add your blog to my lists but this blogging thing is so new there are a load of people I keep forgetting. Give me a couple of days, in the meantime: Everyone, check out her blog!

*Hugs* to everyone who commented.

Incidentally I managed to hug most of my team mates, a sergeant, three witnesses and a victim during international hug day. It's lucky my team already think I'm unbalanced...

Negative, thanks for the help with the links. Special hug for you as well.

Grannys.Myth.Peeler said...

i prefer naked hugging,

its just the screaming that puts me off, well that & the sirens accompanied by the ruff handcuffs, cold seat in the back of the van. the harsh laughter, interview in a blanket, court appearence etc etc

anyway welcome to the blogsphere

cramerj said...

Being from a non hugging generation - I'm 72 - if anyone wrapped their arms round me I would be very tempted to bring a knee up sharpish.
You young uns are so trusting.

Joe90 said...

Only beautiful women want to hug me, it's a gift. Plus, I like to get kissed, before I get hugged.

totallyun-pc said...

Will it be a butch hug? I've got an officer Tackleberry macho image to live up to!

Area Trace No Search said...

Yes unpc, it will be a manly hug - there's nothing confused or ambiguous about tackleberry, with all his equipment and big guns...

Don't worry, normal service will be resumed soon, my next post will NOT be about hugging.

BelfastPeeler said...

Morale is pretty high in our section but I don't think I'd get away with hugging them.

The last time we had a firearms incident, after the skipper gave the obligatory reminder that anyone who wished could contact occupational health to arrange counselling, he offered a hug to whoever wanted it.

That's proper team leadership that is :)

Mark said...

Trace! Long time no post. You still with us?

LCFire.org said...

Looks ATNS has been censored, by the muffins.

Area Trace No Search said...

Not dead, only sleeping.

Still fighting to get my own internet again at home...

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