I think I’m suffering from security fatigue. On any given day in London Waterloo I’m likely to hear this over a loudspeaker:
“At this time of heightened security, it is important to report any suspect package or luggage to a member of staff immediately”
while reading this on a screen:
PLEASE KEEP ALL ITEMS OF LUGGAGE WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES
Forgive me if this is a surreal concept, but I would have thought that reserving terms like “Security Alert” for an actual security alert would have been a sensible approach. The first time I saw that introduction (complete with asterisks and all caps to make it really stand out) I actually stopped walking and read the rest text. Now, presumably along with millions of other people, I’m blind to it.