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    #1

    what guards do

    What word is it for what security guards do, that they search customers going in the mall?

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    #2

    Re: what guards do

    Screen them?
    Is this a shopping mall?

    Hired Security people are not the police. They cannot search people. They may want to look into bags, totes or backpacks, but I don't believe they can search people.

    (Depends on where you live)

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    #3

    Re: what guards do

    If what you mean by screen is to check the waist and back for guns or other weapons, yes!!! In the shopping mall, certainly.

    That's what security people do here. They check the bags, lazily though, then check the waist of people coming in. What I want to know is the act of checking people. I had known a word, a verb I think, to convey this action but I forgot. Haven't used it long enough.

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    #4

    Re: what guards do

    Frisk?

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    #5

    Re: what guards do

    Well, that would stop the flow of customers in any US mall I know!!

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    #6

    Re: what guards do

    Ron got it. Thanks Ron!

    Susie, you mean guards don't frisk customers in the US? I also heard that guards there don't carry guns.

    Here in the Philippines, guards look like policemen in white uniform. The police wears blue.

    They would frisk everybody coming in the shopping mall, well, esp. when you look untidy.

    I once entered a mall with just house clothes. The guard checked me from the waist down. Seldom do they do that on well-groomed people. I went back to the mall that afternoon in long-sleeve dress shirts, and the same guard just touched my waist and that's it. How funny guards are.


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    Re: what guards do

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post

    I once entered a mall with just house clothes. The guard checked me from the waist down. Seldom do they do that on well-groomed people. I went back to the mall that afternoon in long-sleeve dress shirts, and the same guard just touched my waist and that's it. How funny guards are.
    There's also, 'pat sb down', Blouen. A process that is not so involved, extensive as a frisk.

    Hmmm, then again maybe it is. ????
    Last edited by riverkid; 28-Apr-2008 at 04:13.

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    Re: what guards do

    I thought of pat down, but that's two words.


    Blouen, what exactly do you mean by "house clothes"?

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    Re: what guards do

    I mean the clothes that I only use when I stay home. Something, I don't wear when going out. I have casual clothes that I could use going to malls that I might come off as someone who is concerned about his clothing. I also have formal clothes, like my dress shirts. "House clothes" are those who are very pretty, I think. I wonder what you call that?

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    #10

    Re: what guards do

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I mean the clothes that I only use when I stay home. Something, I don't wear when going out. I have casual clothes that I could use going to malls that I might come off as someone who is concerned about his clothing. I also have formal clothes, like my dress shirts. "House clothes" are those who are very pretty, I think. I wonder what you call that?
    I mean those which are not very pretty.

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