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Swiss Sue...a great time to shop is around 2.30- 3 or 4 in the afternoon. The shops empty as they all shoot off on the reverse school-run.
GG I agree that the me,me, me culture has a lot to answer for. This started in the 1980s with Thatcher and her gang. Everyone seems to conveniently ignore that many of our current problems have deep roots going back to then , including the financial meltdown a few years ago. However that's not to say that everything was great before then. The real problem now stems from Blair and Brown failing to take proper advantage of the longest and most benign period of economic prosperity in our lifetime. They blew it. And the current crowd...well I am speechless. Goodnight.
Wasn't on here last night- was too busy taking my kids out to eat free...
You've all been having a right good go haven't you!!!
Frank/Dad -think it was WC Fields who said it..use the phrase frequently myself
Tina I think it was me that started the thing about the carparking spaces for 'parent and child'. I often wanted to park there when I took Dad to the shops...well they were nearer the door than most of the disabled spaces he was entitled to use and since he'd broken his hip I often felt ready to take on some of these lazy mothers with their lazy weans (that's kids Pentillie!!) . I agree the wider space is good when you're trying to get different children out of a car but as I said - have they all lost the use of their legs?
And don't get me going on the way people park in these car parks...
WW you are so right about the me me me thing. I hope we can get back to a stage where people try to think about someone other than themselves now and again. When I moved in here recently the lady next door put a card through the door to say hello. The same happened when I'd moved into a rented house temporarily 15 months ago. I always like to give people the benefit of the doubt- doesn't always work but I couldn't be any other way. The kindness shown to me on this forum bears that out.
I'm off to work now...can't all sit about getting the day off you know..!
Have to admit, I've called children 'kids' all my life, perhaps because I used to tease classes with affectionate insults involving this word. Sounds horrible when I write it down, but if kids..er...pupils like and trust you, it raises a smile and warms up the atmosphere. This was when I was not breathing fire. Then I called them other things!
Seems to me that the reason that parent/toddler spaces are near the door is that young families spend more than older people, on average, and so supermarkets are (obviously) keen to attract them.
Doesn't say toddler says child. Therefore if I take my mum shopping I can park there. Nobody said there was age limits
Good Thinking, Blackest!!
He's have to have a kids' meal, Pentillie!
Just reading the rants about cyclists. I am a cyclist and have got knocked off twice in the last 6 years. 1st was a car driver not looking when he opened the car door. I managed not to hit car door with front wheel but ended up having a major op on my shoulder where i had torn muscle and rotator cuff off of the bone. Very painful and a very long recovery. All the driver said was oh sorry dear i didnt see you. Second time was by a cyclist coming out of a no cycling alley way. Yet another trip to hospital, luckily nothing broken but very shaken and bruising that didnt help the arthritis in my spine.
There has been countless near misses all by drivers that think its funny to drive so close to you and then overtake and stop in front. There are many good drivers but perhaps they should ride a bike and see what its like from this side.
On a lighter note i hope you all had a good easter and managed to get some gardening done
In France it's illegal to drive less than a metre from a cyclist. Is it the same in the UK?
Oh no. A white van man missed me by a centimetre which is no fun when the roads are full of potholes. He thought it funny when i swore at him.
Mother child parking I have used as a Granddad of course for one very simple reason, with two young children in a car you can park one on the pavement in front of the shop whilst getting the other little "err" beauty out, it does help to know where they are.Out on the open car park always seem to me a bit of a battlefield in fact there were times I would have been safer on one, the school run seems to erupt onto those places where they all fight for the places nearest the door when there are a hundred empty spaces a few yards walk away. They call it busy mother syndrome, I call it the idiot run, they have the most precious people in their weapons of war and do not appear to care about it. No school run in my day we walked and secondary school was a bus ride. My young Grandson now walks to school, he thinks it naff to ride and even on Swimming Baths day will walk to meet the car, I notice his legs are better for it.
I would like to catch the litter lout who drops is can of coke and fag packet out side my house every day because I would follow him home and dump the lot in his home and make him read the warning on the packet.
That's how I feel about the owner who lets his dog c..p on the edge of my drive all the time. Don't fancy picking it up though! Get the council out to do that, being as they say there's nothing they can do about it. You can't spend 24 hours looking out the window can you.
Tina, you can spend 24 hours looking out of your window CCTV.
Been out today and visited a couple of nurseries as i wanted to purchase a couple of different plants and also needed a few bits n bobs, well on my way back home i decided i would visit the local Aldis - on arrival i noticed the compost stacked up outside quite neatly and the price was very reasonable , i have been recently informed that the compost was half decent, well i decided to ponder on into the store whereby i came across the plant section, on closer inspection i was appalled to find a good majority of the plants were almost DEAD ! nobody in the shop had been bothered to inspect or water, which to be honest totally put me off purchasing anything ! i have just sent an email to Aldis complaining - Aldis, NO you are not a GC, but does that mean you decide to not to consider the upkeep of plants you have on display, please note ALL supermarkets ........................ IF you want to play at being a GC at least take time to get your staff trained (if required) in watering of plants
Many years ago a neighbour of mine (it was a nice area, honest) dumped some waste in the countryside. The farmer on whose land it was noticed an envelope with an address, so he scooped it all up and redumped it on my neighbour's front garden. Nice one, and it even made the local newspaper. I don't believe it happened a second time.