Friday, June 17, 2005

An outbreak of security

I had to go to Lismore yesterday (a large country town), and it’s the first time in months I’ve walked around the streets there. There was something new about the place: security guards everywhere you look. In just one small street there was one in front of a credit union, one in front of a bank, two patrolling the footpath... I’ve seen the patrollers before but the others weren’t there last time. What’s going on? Have we had a huge wave of street crime and bank robberies in Australia? Has anybody forecast one?

Those guards make me feel more nervous, not more safe. And I bet they're not necessary. I don’t like it. Boo!