31 May 2011

Repetition, reputation, replenishment.

Spent all day knocking on doors (well, walking up to doors and demanding to be let in) of various businesses on this murder case.

It's going quite well. We're fairly sure the net is tightening nicely. It's just a LOT of work. Everyone who doesn't let us in we get a warrant for. I've got two of the team living at the court to get them for us. Although now word is spreading, most people don't bother giving us the runaround.

It does really piss me off though. We're after a gang who are murderers, people traffickers, drug smugglers and the rest. And these people won't let us in their business premises because they've got a few boxes off the back of a lorry. It's that sort of area though.

By the end of the day I've virtually forgotten my own name, all I get all day is 'filth', 'pig' and the rest. Sal gets it worse, though, so I shouldn't complain.

Seen a few faces from my youth, too. Well, I say youth - from when I walked a beat. Interesting to see what they've all branched out into.

And as I said on Danger's blog, the last guy today just kept sucking on his pen - properly sliding it in and out of his mouth. I had no idea if it was a nervous tic or he was genuinely trying to give me the come-on. He was a big bloke, sweating a lot, very very bad tattoos. Not my type.

I feel like I should help further Danger's education with a nice trip to Soho one day. Get him to stop frequenting Tescos, where he gets funny looks for buying lube and cucumbers, and into Prowler, where he'll get funny looks if he doesn't. (For future ref, Danger, I prefer Elbow Grease or Gun Oil. But I know you want the jam flavour...)

Also would put a stop to his fears of Sherlock intercepting any 'interesting' looking parcels which would possibly otherwise arrive at our door. I mean, if Sherlock found a pot of lube in a parcel God knows where it would all end up. It would end up like one of those terrible movies about kids who foil adult's plans - Home Alone or whatever. And we'd never catch him. He'd be too slippery.

By the way, if people have feelings on embedded comments vs. how they currently are, make yourselves heard!


John H. D. Watson said...

I still like the embedded ones! But now I feel bad for people with IE6.

I have actual gun oil if that helps, but I can't recommend it for that purpose. We can go when you're free next. I'm sure it'll be interesting.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

I'm fairly sure actual gun oil isn't good for it, no...

We'll have to make sure we have free time to go shopping...and then free time for me to recover from going shopping with you.

I think I should excuse myself from the room right now, just thinking about it.

I'll be upstairs.

John H. D. Watson said...

You should've mentioned this place sooner if it's going to have this sort of effect on you...

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

I hope you're not suggesting I need any help...YOU have this effect one me, regardless of time/place.

John H. D. Watson said...

You're sure it's not shopping with me? At a, according to their site, "gay lifestyle" shop?

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Well, it's all fuel on the fire!

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Just remind me to bring some cuffs home from work that day. Otherwise when you set foot in there wearing your jacket and looking extremely hot I shall have to fight off all the blokes who try to tempt you away from me. Safer if I just lock myself to you.

John H. D. Watson said...

Given your expression right now, I'm not entirely convinced you're joking about the cuffs.

Lawless said...

And we'd never catch him. He'd be too slippery.

Sherlock would definitely be too slippery if he got into a whole pot of lube! Hee.

Yes, some of us are having way too much fun with this, but then again, so are you.

Good luck with the case. I hope the witness was doing that unconsciously. I'm not sure I want to think about someone who looks as you described him trying a come on as blatant as that.

Bronwyn said...

I just has the most astonishingly vivid picture of a small, skinny, wild-eyed child in naught but a swimsuit luging down a tarp-lined hallway after first greasing everything in sight with Elbow Grease Xtra Thick. Including himself. It would be like the greased piglet chase at the rodeo.


humantales said...

Oh, my! The thought of Sherlock with . . . He'd be uncatchable. (I assume it would be safe for consumption, if not necessarily especially tasty?)

And I agree with Lawless; I suspect the two of you are having way more fun than any of the rest of us. ;-)

mazarin221b said...

Bronwyn- If he even wears a swimsuit. I wouldn't put it past him to be just buck naked. He seems the sort. It'd make him more aerodynamic or something.

And jeez, I go to work for *one* day and it all goes to hell in a handbasket on John's blog about fromage and frottage and fu... and I get over here and we're talking "lifestyle shops" and handcuffs.


(and on topic - good luck with your gang-busting, L. The world needs more people doing the work you do.)

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

I wasn't joking about the cuffs. Although I might have to find an old set. Speedcuffs are very uncomfortable.

Bronwyn said...

How about these?


To go with the denim jacket. NSFW warning, btw.


Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Bronwyn - they don't look very sturdy! But they would go beautifully with his jacket.

Kira said...

Just try going to lovehoney! Quick, easy and delivered in plain brown boxes so neighbours don't get an eyeful!!

Then again... you wouldn't need the accessories!


Bronwyn said...

*raises an intrigued eyebrow* If you'd like sturdy ones, I can send links for some doozies. But those are deeply not safe for work.

Or maybe I mean not safe for Sherlock? NSFS? Hmmm. This blog needs that tag, methinks.


P.S. Your captcha just gave me a filthy, yet appropriate word to insure that I'm human. Really filthy.

John H. D. Watson said...

I am not wearing pastel handcuffs. Or in fact handcuffs of any sort, but especially not pastel.

Anon Without A Name said...

ref embedded comments: I prefer the old style, but the current style is easier for commenting by phone.

Lestrade - I thought you said you didn't like handcuffs? Too much experience on both sides of them or something. And now you want to cuff yourself to John in public... it's almost as if you're becoming more smutty by the day :-p

kholly said...

I can certainly see Lestrade coming around on the handcuffs are too much like work front if being cuffed to John is the motivator. Though I might John on vetoing the pastel. There must be more manly colors available. Matte black?

(I think this is the first time I've been around to comment since the change. It was a bit of a surprise, but I don't think I have a preference one way or the other.)

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

The cuffs weren't for sexual purposes, they were to stop people stealing John from me! Therefore the sturdier the better!

I mean, obviously there is an underlying sexual motive there, but no need for them during the act.

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