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MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 16:27
...or get that armoured car Frank suggested be used against aggressive London cyclists, and park it on the drive - not sure whether you should aim at dog or owner?

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:58
In the UK I think the law states that 'motorists must pass cyclists at a safe distance' - which of course, is wide open to varying interpretations. Perhaps any lawyers or police people on this forum can clarify - although 'a safe distance' at least should be pretty b....y obvious!

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:35
Shucks, another good idea down the drain - and they'd only serve him lemonade!

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 09:57
Being a bit of a perverse b....r I have been tempted in the past to try and get my hands on a young goat, and take it for lunch at the local Beefeater pub. The goat would probably like a large fillet steak, with loads of trimmings, and a nice pint; I would have just a small salad and a glass of water.

But,knowing goats, he would probably change his mind and want mine - but,that's life - and,hey,it could work out as a very cheap lunch indeed.

Wonder if the small print in their Conditions covers that one? !

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 22:59
Not recommended - probably all taste of burger, pizza , and fries, with subtle hints of coca cola.

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Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:50
Lovely final sentence Frank.

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Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:42
Everything nowadays seems to be geared to 'kids', horrible expression - with the Mad Women on the school runs driving like lunatics to get to the school on time, (don't worry about the other children wandering everywhere), and yeah, families having a day out in the supermarket, running screaming in the aisles of B & Q, and I'm sure some of them take a picnic lunch! Final straw is when I see restaurants and pubs advertising 'kids eat free' - no they b...dy don't - you and I are paying for them!

My three grandchildren are lovely, and luckily,well behaved and bright ( ages are 3, 5 and 10 ), but their parents, my son and daughter, and their husband and wife, are just as self-indulgent as most decent modern parents; totally different mind-sets now to earlier days.
I'm back to 'the good old days' moan, but despite the hardships, people were more self-reliant, disciplined, and basically sensible compared to now.

What an old misery I am today - we must start a 'happy days' thread of some sort!

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:52
Thanks for that TT!

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Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:14
That's sad Tina - I used to live in Bexley before I got married; Bexley village was nice, and they had a restaurant in the Old Mill; Bexleyheath had shops providing everything you might need and I remember the first supermarket opening in Blackfen.

I now live in Marlow-on-Thames, a nice market town with some decent shops, but of course, a sprinkling of coffee bars and hairdressers. McDonalds have been desperate to get a foothold for years, but the Town Council don't want them, and apart from the kids, nor does anyone else!

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:22
Frank,very appropriate talking about furniture and service. Two months ago I bought a fairly expensive cabinet from a furniture store in Ash Vale, in Hampshire, 40 miles from me (I knew of it because mum-in-law lived in the area). Anyway, the interior light developed a problem, I phoned the shop who said could be a faulty light tube, and they would order one from the German manufacturer. Three days later 5foot long parcel arrived at my house - the Germans had sent me the whole lighting unit, 'just in case'. Yesterday, the furnishers sent two men to me, and they spent half an hour sorting out the lights on the cabinet, 80 mile round trip! Now that's service. For anyone living in Surrey, Hampshire, check out the web site of Vale Furnishers.
Same as my local corner shop, he stocks most things you think you might need, and gets stuff in if you ask. Last year, despite never having heard of it, he bought in some Sago - I had to tell him what it was, and where it was obtained! Lovely bloke, and I do my utmost to support him and people like Vale Furnishers.
These people know that their jobs depend on service to the customer, and return business, and the bonus of it all is that everybody is happy, and their working environment is that much more pleasing.
So apologies to all the good people who work in Tesco, B & Q, et al - but support your local shops and businesses - don't let your High Streets become wastelands!

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