Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Will Someone help me get some cream for my athletes foot ?
Yesterday, myself and Julian, a yoga practitioner, continued our series of Retail Yoga, with visits to Ann Summers, Adidas and Boots. The boots visit was the most interesting. I took out Julians Yoga mat, laid it out in the middle of the store and started doing sit-ups and push ups and finally came to rest with some meditation. Julian filmed me very overtly and the security were soon there telling us that we weren't allowed to film. Julian ignored this order and within a couple of minutes a security guard had snatched my phone that he was using to film. I lost my cool and tried to grab it back making a scene in the shop. They ushered us downstairs and tried to get us into a little office but we refused. They called the Police. When the sole rather short WPC arrived, She informed us that she had been called out for 'assault on a member of staff!!' We spook to a manager who calmed things down a fair bit and then the WPC spoke to the security staff who still were in possession of my phone demanding that I wipe the footage. I refused and the officer eventually returned the phone and said that they wanted me to delete the footage but she knew that she could only request. I replied that I would not put any images of their security staff up on Youtube. After a few minutes, 3 more officers arrived ! You know how dangerous meditation can be. They said the original call was for shoplifting and assault. I guess it would have been a bit embarrassing to call the police out because some guy was meditating without permission ! Just before we left the shop, we were handed a piece of paper without our names on (we refused to give them) but signed by them banning us form all Boots stores nationwide forever !! So much for well being.