Hello, it is Pete, here with or as Pete on the Street. If you are unfamiliar with Pete on the Street, it is an interview series where I, Pete Winkledale, interview random members of the public to find their opinion on various matters, and then I bring you the full unabridged unedited Interviews (assuming all of what was said was suitable for a family friendly paper). Currently I am doing a series of 5 interviews over 5 days to celebrate 5 years of PXG103-T10. If you are unfamiliar with PXG103-T10 then you can read about it here; PXG103-T10. Basically it is a set of strict Privacy Laws, which is sort of ironic considering we are invading people’s privacy to interview them about privacy laws which we are apparently “celebrating”.
Today I am in the Salford Quays just outside the Lowry Outlet Mall, let’s get started shall we.
(This introductory paragraph was brought to you by Temperance Carter)
Pete: Hello Sir, oh sorry I mean mam.
Woman: Hello, what is it you want, young boy?
I just wish to interview you about PXG103-T10 it is abou…
I know what it is about, what of it and why do you want to interview me?
Sorry, no offence intended I am with Fluff Tuft News, and to celebrate 5 years of PXG, we are doing 5 days of interviews with members of the public to find their opinion on the subject.
Hmm. Alright then, ask away.
Ooh, thank you. So first question… no you already answered that one, you most certainly do know what it is. Ah, okay, do you know anyone who has been greatly affected by the passing of these laws? Whether good or bad.
Ah, I most certainly do, quite a few actually. Although most of them don’t seem to be adversely affected in a good way or bad way. I know a few people who lost a lot due to them, but I know far more who have an easier life, but obviously I will with my job and circle of acquaintances.
Erm, this isn’t one of the questions but why do you know so many affected people? What is it that you do?
I erm a, I work in with heroes and politicians.
Oh so you are in law enforcement?
Yeah, that sounds about right.
okay then, next question. Do you have any strong feelings on the subject of PXG103-T10?
You know you don’t have to say it in full each and every time. But to answer your question, yes yes I do. Honestly it doesn’t feel like 5 years, until you said I was still thinking it was only a few months ago. But what happened to Redhand hit me hard, it hit us all hard, I didn’t even know him personally, sure I knew of him, but still, reading about one of our own, and honestly we all could and still can relate so strongly to what happened. I remember a time before there were so many people, before everyone had a camera and could stalk their their favourite celeb, the internet made it worse and then social media brought that mass… creepiness to new levels. Everyone just trying to get that 1 pic they could sell and retire on. People threw themselves into horribly dangerous situations to record it, to go “viral”. Since PXG, it has really calmed down a lot. Heroes can work now without citizens getting in the way and underfoot so they can snap a pic, the age of the paparazzi is finally dying. But I know quite a few people who they enjoyed the limelight, the limelight brought them money, and now, they have nothing, the limelight is not as profitable as it once was. Then the photographers, so many lost their jobs, some heroes sold pics of themselves to bring in extra money and well now, it just doesn’t work so well. And it has demolished so many small businesses and start ups, who can no longer use stock photos and cheap shots, or display info, parties and social media based businesses struggle so much now and many heroes had such businesses. In fact PXG is why the Hero Unions have been so active lately and forcing governments to spend more money to aid heroes.
You really do seem to be caught in the thick of it. I never knew it affected so many heroes so adversely. So the last question is, if you got to vote to change the law, would you vote for or against change?
Hmm. It all depends on how it would change. But even then, any change that does occur would be bad, but it is awful how it is. I would rather… not vote to be honest, in fact, it shouldn’t left to the public, it should be left to people with the knowledge and skills to decide if it needs changing. The public lack too much sense.
Thank you for the interview, I don’t think I have any more questions to ask you. You have proved extra insightful, thank you, again.
Don’t mention it little man.
*Back in the editors room.*
Temperance: Hey, Pete, did the woman you interview have long blonde hair? And was she really really tall, and really broad and muscular? And had a powerful yet feminine voice?
Pete: Yeah, how did you know?
I think you may have interviewed W.O.M.A.N. you know the Hero?
[The interview was colour coded to make it easier to read. Any strange spelling or pronunciation has been done to try and replicate the speaking habits of the individual. No offence is intended in our depiction of the interviewee, we strife for accuracy in our writings.]