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Woman in cafe has unbelievable response to terror attack

The incident in London prompted an unexpected reply from one hungry visitor.

1y ago

The British people are well known for their Bulldog spirit, stiff upper lip and all round calmness and resourcefulness during a crisis.

But, during the recent terror attack in Streatham, London, this willingness to ‘keep calm and carry on’ was taken to a whole new level.

Footage recorded moments after the incident took place and uploaded to social media details an argument between a police officer tasked with evacuating a café full of people and a lady inside.

For most of us, a policeman with a gun shouting that a shooting had taken place outside would generate a reaction somewhere in between panic and uncontrollable hysteria, but it appears that Londoners are made of somewhat tougher stuff.

Despite the officer clearly explaining that people had been injured and an offender remained at the scene, one unidentified woman obviously decided that such alarmist talk was unnecessary and can be heard replying: “just give us half an hour, people have just started to eat”.

It must have taken a great deal of restraint for the policeman not to give a lengthy facepalm, who then tried to convince the lady by adding that the attacker was also wearing an explosive vest.

Whether you think the woman acted with bravery or just sheer ignorance one thing is for sure: that café must sell damn good cakes.

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Comments (3)

  • I can see her point, why run screaming. Enjoy what you can while you can. If he’s not standing exactly outside the shop, it’s not likely any major harm will come to anyone inside the building.

      1 year ago
  • OMG, people not overreacting. WTF is the world coming to.

      1 year ago
  • This is kind of a paradox. It's her choice to stay, and police was just doing his job.

      1 year ago