Fortress Stadium is a great place to shop. It’s got my favourite DVD place in it. Yesterday, I went and bought House Season 3 there and it hasn’t even finished airing yet. That’s how good it is to shop there.
But are they hiding something? In the stadium, do they have some sort of military secret, gold, nukes, something like that? Does Musharraf actually live there, in the middle of the circuit, and we just don’t know about it?
Fortress Stadium is in Cantt. Cantt is military territory. The fastest way to get from Fortress to my place is also the darkest way, because all of that is barb-wired, sealed off, blacked out military zone – presumably darkened like that because when the Indian bombers fly over, they know what area to hit by the dark patch in landscape.
But I do not understand why it is that when you enter Fortress now, you have to a) stand in line for fifteen minutes, b) get the normal piece of paper from the attendent, with your liscence number on it, c) pay 10 rupees AND d) submit a thumb print!
What on earth are they thinking? In order to go shopping for my pirated DVDs, first I have to verify that I’m me by pressing my finger to a bright red oval that detects my thumb print? And, in case you were wondering, you have to do the same thing on the way out. Presumably this is to deter terrorism. But my question is: if I drove into Fortress with a bomb in my car, set the bomb in some shop, then drove out to detonate it, how the hell will they know it was me? By my thumb? But there are 3 million other thumbs daily.
And what if I were to walk in? It’s an open area, anyone can walk in from any angle. What then?
How stupid! Or worse, how Big Brother. Decent people drive in, submit finger print, get annoyed, shop, drive out (submitting finger print). Assholes, terrorists and other effluvia walk in and out without a care in the world. It wouldn’t even have to be a suicide attack.
This is probably a prototype thing, a pilot project. They’ll start installing them in every shopping centre soon.Stumble it!