A follow-up to last week's entry on the hypnotist bandits. Apparently I wasn't the only one who enjoyed the story. Thought I'd share a cute response printed in the GDN's letters to the editor page on Tuesday (25 August):
"What a delightful story about the couple wandering round Bahrain's banks hypnotising cashiers into giving them money...Obviously things are not as they seem. It surprises me however, that they did not just hypnotise the policemen when they were apprehended. With just a wave of the hand and the words "these are not the robbers you are looking for"they could have been on their way. They could have even hypnotised the police into believing that one of their own was guilty. Personally, I think they are simply a lost family of Jedi Knights innocently trying to return to their home on the rebel base on Yavin 4. Hypnotising bank cashiers. That one's going to be hard to beat. Beam me up Scotty."
The letter is authored by a "JT Kirk" - James Tiberius Kirk? I'm no Treky, but still, the reference is not lost on me!