email your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat MESSAGEBOARD 10 Monday, 26 October 2009 London Lite just been ridiculed by colleagues for admitting I get cheese sweats when I eat too much strong cheese. Am I alone, London? Sweaty Dave, EC4 ApArt from a certificate (probably) what exactly did MasterChef: the professionals winner steve actually get? Vicky, Dulwich BounCed (Txts, Thur): turned up to play a percussion gig at a top London club and was refused entry. Bouncers didnt believe me! Drummedout, London BounCed: in Berlin last year I was refused entry because your hair iz too short! Tom, Dagenham BounCed: turned away from three clubs in perth for wearing Birkenstocks, managed to get in number four with black socks over the top. Pedro, Kent just how do you tell a girl that you think shes the bomb? Dan, Kent ChArIty fundraisers: would you stop for them? Batman, DA1 nIkkII (Txts, Fri): I work for an American company, too, and I know what you mean about the way they use language. they dont talk -- they reach out and share! Steve, EC4 jose (Txts, Fri): to be fair... having said that, basically, yeah no has to be like the worst phrase... at the end of the day. MJ, Hammersmith Why do people get to the top or bottom of escalators and stop right in front of you? Bemused, London WAnt to get yourself some room on a busy tube carriage? just cover yourself in cement dust and pat legs when people come close. other useful techniques? Dom the Kiwi, London LAuren (Txts, Mon): my mum has her Christmas lights and tree up 365 days a year! Laura, CM14 thAnk you whoever helped me, thursday, hainault station, when I fell between train and platform. Felt very stupid and shaken. Griz, IG6 sA (Txts, Fri): hello, Im the boy who got on the fast train by mistake and missed London Bridge. And yes, I got home okay and Im not so little! Im 11! But thanks for your help! NDS, London Why is it so tricky to clean steam off bathroom mirrors? Sadie, E17 AM I the only girl on earth who just cant stand robbie Williams? HJ, AL2 gorgeous man sitting opposite me on piccadilly line: you are the perfect example of tall, dark and handsome. Smitten, W8 MIkey (Txts, Fri): when I cross Victoria concourse against the flow of commuters I must be the Invisible Man because nobody seems to see me. Andrew, W1 CeLeBMAker (Txts, Fri): I worked with jarvis Cocker in a call centre. Px Kingston. Should there be more gun police? ITD be a breeze for Sienna Miller, pictured, to pick up easy money in the movies. Instead she tackles a tough role in After Miss Julie on Broadway. The notices are mixed. So what? Its called taking risks. Good on her. James, London The best actors have all had a grounding in the theatre before the big time. They earn the right to be a star. Sienna Miller, I think, only gets parts because of her looks, which Ill admit are simply stunning. Roy, Kentish Town TheATre critics are notoriously snobby. They look down on anything resembling popular culture. Sienna has as much right to tread the boards as anyone else. Give her a chance. Conal, Islington unLIke some politicians, I dont have a problem with the human rights Act. unfortunately, there is just one thing: it is missing its bedfellow -- there should also be a human responsibilities Act. Adrian, Haywards Heath CheryL CoLe seems perfectly pleasant, but I cant understand how shes topping the charts. Ive met no one whos buying her single. just who are these fans out there? Dolly, London Another thing Is394ftOlympictoweragoodidea?ShouldXFactortwinsbowout? Are all film stars suited to stage? 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 T HE decision by the Met to put patrols from the CO19 firearms squad on the streets of hot spots such as Haringey and Brixton is to be applauded. Unarmed cops routinely face criminals who are armed and even willing to open fire if pursued; the time has come to address the situation. Police do not enlist to commit suicide and need all the help they can get in crime-ridden areas. Squiz, Islington WHats wrong with having armed police? Lots of countries do. Id rather see trained public servants with guns than just teenage gangs with them. sending police out without guns is like sending firemen out without hoses. Tommy, London aRM all police. Only selected officers will patrol gang areas in the Met plan but all police are at risk of being shot. Eric T, Kilburn nUMEROUs incidents show police cannot be trusted with firearms. think of Jean Charles de Menezes, and Harry stanley, killed after officers thought a chair leg he was carrying was a rifle. I fear the law-abiding will suffer if guns are increasingly carried by police. Rick, Lambeth WE HaVE let the prob- lem fester b y n o t enforcing current laws and now we have an over-the-top solution. Why not use very long sentences for gun crime? Just watch the offence rate drop then. Mr P, London aMERICa shows us this policy doesnt work. We need visible community policing, both day and night. along with proper sen- tences even for minor crimes we might start to prevent the next generation of gangs coming through. Andy, London tHEsE gangs arent going to come out and start shooting at the police. they are cowards who take advantage of people they perceive to be weaker than they are. show them equal fire power and you wont see them for dust. 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