Quote Originally Posted by jumbosilverette View Post
It's all part of the new Zero-tolerance policies that have been enacted in recent years; it enables authorities to NOT have to think through their decisions or pass judgments. And you can thank litigation-mad attorneys and a public who views the justice system as lottery.
I don't know about the environment in Australia. Here in the US, I would say the photolab employee could have been guarding himself against the political correctness environment we have. "Zero tolerance" is an expression that blithers from the lips of the political class. Humorously, the following short clip may very well illustrate the best policy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFTH7u6YGS8
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34ag4nkSh7Q