email your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat MESSAGEBOARD 10 Tuesday, 29 September 2009 London Lite came back from holiday to find an email saying I have to move desks -- to outside the mens toilet, with no natural light. anyone got a worse desk? Annoyed, Crayford Had a who-makes-the-best-chips argument with my 11-year-old son: mcds, Burger King or KFc? No contest, KFc rules by a mile! What say you, London? Andy, Maidstone BeFore a first date make sure you see your dates attitude in peak hour on public transport. I was pushed over by a man scrambling on to the train, then he takes the last seat! Emma, London I wonder if Princes William and Harry have nicknames for each other? Prints, London corduroys are the ultimate all-purpose trousers, I think, but my girlfriends sick of the sight of mine. Big no-no to wear them as guest at her brothers wedding? Ed, NW1 meN with long hair! Its just nasty, especially when they are balding on the top. are women attracted to this? MissCringing, Essex THe built-in noise limiter on mP3s proposed by the eu is one thing, but what about having one for the cretins who subject us to booming car systems with their windows open? RB, BR2 damIeN G (Txts, Mon): Wed all prefer a slim girl, you say. you have a choice between a thin hottie who has nothing to say, and an intelligent hottie who is also obese. does thin still win? DS, CR7 damIeN G: my boyfriend prefers me chubby, happy and healthy rather than the diet-obsessed stick I used to be. Were not all blessed with the thin gene. Fat&Happy, London damIeN G: different people are attracted to different body shapes and people are many different shapes and sizes. No need for nastiness from anyone, attraction is just personal preference -- plus that special something! Cathy, Kent Joe c (Txts, Fri): all us women know we prefer a muscular, toned man to an ignorant, beer-bellied man. FacT! Heidi, SW19 dId anyone else happen to see that guy who was wearing a full wedding suit sprinting past embankment at 1am on saturday night? Bizarre! Jen, Eltham NuGGeT (Txts, Mon): the marks & spencer ad voiceover was dervla Kirwan, so not the same one as on masterchef. But they do sound similar. Jo, EN2 saW a cyclist run over a squirrel in a no cycling West end park. slow down, you cyclists. Isaac, ME13 WHy was I the only person on a packed Victoria line Tube train tonight to bother helping an elderly gentleman on crutches find a seat? For shame. Ren, Enfield Dopolicegettoo much overtime? I used to live near sydenham and, trust me, animals being mauled to death happens a lot. If its not cats, it is foxes or even dogs. I used to think there couldnt be a panther but now Im not so sure. Peter, London Of all the places in the country where an escaped panther might choose to make its habitat, sydenham is probably pretty low on the list. I think a wild cat would try to find somewhere more rural to stay, dont you? Baz, London Ill keep my pets locked firmly inside from now on. everyone scoffed when there were pictures of big cats on dartmoor but there may be lots of escaped zoo and circus animals out there. Nothing is inconceivable in this world. Annie, Streatham Im amazed at the huge backlash against London cyclists (Letters, Mon). There are a few idiots, but theyre much less harmful than bad drivers. Bikes are green, cheap to run and keep us fit. Its cars that are a problem. Andrew Morgan, London Im NoT a fan of Ken Livingstone, but his cut-price wedding shows you dont need to spend thousands of pounds trying to impress other people. Good on him for taking the Tube to get there. Triffidqueen, London Another thing Shouldrestaurantsaxeservicecharges?IsEndersthebestsoap? Is there a Sydenham Panther? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite S o what if Met officers get decent overtime, with a couple even clocking up more than 50,000 extra last year? they earned the money by working the hours. Plenty of officers on mediocre salaries work many an hour of overtime unpaid. the ones making large amounts must be on duty for a significantly large number of hours. S Stander, London I wouldnt do their job if you paid me a hundred times what theyre on. they attend accidents and deal with armed lunatics, but they also take endless abuse and criticism. the moaners would have something to complain about if they dialled 999 and there was no one to help. Colin, London PolIce arrive very early on match days at twickenham, long before the crowds start to arrive, claim their overtime and then vanish when all the trouble kicks off in the evening. nice work if you can get it! Mark, TW1 PolIce shouldnt have to work such long hours to earn a decent wage. they are worth every penny of what they earn. Lynette, Lambeth thats what you get if you swamp cops with paper- work and still expect them to do the same job. considering the time they must waste behind a desk, these figures show how poorly police are paid for overtime. Tom Ingleton, Brent contrast with troops in afghanistan with no overtime who are not even subject to minimum wage. disgraceful. no serving frontline soldier should earn less than a police officer. Ab, London we need to recruit more offic- ers. thats the only way we can cut overtime. converting a few of the community officers from their current plastic policeman status should boost numbers a little. It will also improve services and help to avoid burnout. Manuel, London Textpoll Q: Would you use BAs 32-seat jet? OurlastresultDo you back the new troop surge in Afghanistan? YES 45% NO 55%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at thisislondon.co.uk/lite Goodcops are worth payingfor Public service: policing a Tamil protest at Parliament e-edition.thelondonlite.co.ukForget your Lite? Dont miss a single edition! Log on to: index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html