Thursday, March 03, 2005

Armed Robbery

Geographically isololated as the Wayside Tavern is, Mine Host has been free from many of the problems afflicting his brethren victuallers in the metropolitan & more heavily populated areas.

Holdups do not happen, break & enters are rare. If you "hit & run" in a pub, the police (at their convenience) call at your house sometime in the next couple of weeks & arrest you for affray/assault/whatever. A bandit pulling off a heist & making a getaway by car would be met by police roadblocks before the next town. If said bandit were to take to the bush for a getaway he would be ill advised, as every piece of bush is actually the domain of a farmer/grazier, who possess guns, and has a markedly black & white attitude towards criminals!

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