He wasn't in a Wange Wover

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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby thirdcrank » 5 Dec 2018, 4:05pm

Schools used to be much more open than they are today. Horrett Campbell caused a change of policy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/date ... 543755.stm

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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby cyclemad » 5 Dec 2018, 4:29pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Seems to me that the gentleman could easily have removed his mask on reaching the school, before it was requested. It isn't that cold yet. Was he just looking to winding people up?


EXACTLY !!

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Re: He wasn't in a Range Rover

Postby mjr » 5 Dec 2018, 6:40pm

Oldjohnw wrote:If he wanted to promote himself all he has done is make himself look a total pratt. He won't have helped his stepson be a decent citizen, either.

Is "a decent citizen" code for a doormat who does whatever teachers and police say, no matter how unreasonable? I seem to remember countries that got into a bit of bother due in part to following orders - is that where we're heading?

As for the "it's not that cold", here's a picture of me after riding home through pretty cold rain this evening, which may explain why I don't think the parent's attire is that unusual or unreasonable. Sorry for the lack of smile - I don't really like taking selfies!
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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby PDQ Mobile » 5 Dec 2018, 6:56pm

It's not a question of being a doormat but of being polite especially to school staff.
Setting a reasonable example.
Why ever not?
And not behaving like a boorish fool.

He's not cycling any distance (that's my impression).

Here in the land of True Western Grit we only wear face protection in conditions below -5c.

Otherwise people laugh at us.
And anyway the air is so sweet to breathe unencumbered.

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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby Oldjohnw » 5 Dec 2018, 7:06pm

No-one questions him cycling with a mask. He could simply have removed it. Not a doormat: just simply courteous.
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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby mjr » 5 Dec 2018, 8:16pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:It's not a question of being a doormat but of being polite especially to school staff.
Setting a reasonable example.
Why ever not?

Because it's cold and it's not a reasonable request? Also, it seems that some school staff said it was OK, others said it wasn't, not just those on the videos, but they do it too.

FWIW, I walked into the post office earlier with my buff on (but hood down) to send a letter. No problem. The postmaster knows me and I wasn't in there like that long.

PDQ Mobile wrote:And not behaving like a boorish fool.

I think we agree he's rather foolish, so can we stop harping on about that?

PDQ Mobile wrote:Here in the land of True Western Grit we only wear face protection in conditions below -5c.

Otherwise people laugh at us.
And anyway the air is so sweet to breathe unencumbered.

I'm surprised you wear face protection even then, sitting in your air-conned cars, which may be the only place to find sweet air near schools at hometime these days. ;-)
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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby PDQ Mobile » 5 Dec 2018, 8:37pm

We are all so poor over here we can't afford new flash cars. :shock:; or for some, a car at all.


If the Postmaster didn't know you and asked you to remove it (so that he could understand you better!), would you refuse?


At least we agree his behaviour is foolish and unnecessarily confrontational.

I wonder if you would defend him so stridently if he was a car driver?
Just a feeling I get.

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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby cyclemad » 5 Dec 2018, 8:38pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:All it needs is just a little politeness.
It goes such a long way.
A forgotton art?

Why antagonize school staff?
By any measure, but esp for the pupil, it's nuts.

My guess is that there are other issues here.

I think the cyclist is a boorish fool, probably having a bad day but still a boorish fool.


spot on

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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby thirdcrank » 5 Dec 2018, 8:46pm

I'm from a different era but I get the impression there's a growing number of people hoping to gain their few moments of fame with footage from their mobile or camera.

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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby reohn2 » 5 Dec 2018, 8:49pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:It's not a question of being a doormat but of being polite especially to school staff.
Setting a reasonable example.
Why ever not?
And not behaving like a boorish fool.....


Quite right,TBH I got so fed of listening to this idiot I didn't watch the video to end,some people go out of their way to be antisocial :?
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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby cyclemad » 5 Dec 2018, 9:44pm

:D :D :D :D

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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby mjr » 5 Dec 2018, 10:09pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:If the Postmaster didn't know you and asked you to remove it (so that he could understand you better!), would you refuse?

Yes, because it's his realm and it's not cold indoors. If he demanded I not wear it between door and the public cycle park, I'd probably refuse, or at least ask why.

PDQ Mobile wrote:I wonder if you would defend him so stridently if he was a car driver?
Just a feeling I get.

No, because it would be odd to wear such a mask in a car. I'd defend a walker who covered their face in winter, though.
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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby Hudson1984 » 5 Dec 2018, 10:39pm

geez who'd want to be a copper! "you've said something I don't like so i'm going to whip my phone out and waste your time"

fantastic!

why can't people just wind their neck in a be a little more polite?

don't get me wrong, i'd be peeved by having a policeman tell me i've been reported by a headmistress for being rude! i'd consider that a waste of time too - but then i'd give her no reason to say it. Bit of an odd thing for one adult to report another adult for..

just take the damned thing off - pretty simple. I mean you wouldn't rock up in your mankini would you?

yes there are other people breaking rules like the car driver sitting there but hey, how do you suppose they'd react if asked to turn their engine off? spout some rubbish about their rights to be there blah blah blah or just say sorry and turn it off? It's escalating for the sake of escalating.

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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby Hudson1984 » 5 Dec 2018, 10:41pm

thirdcrank wrote:I'm from a different era but I get the impression there's a growing number of people hoping to gain their few moments of fame with footage from their mobile or camera.


you're not wrong. Fame is all people want in life. No matter what it takes. All about them "likes". pathetic.

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Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Postby reohn2 » 5 Dec 2018, 11:14pm

Hudson1984 wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:I'm from a different era but I get the impression there's a growing number of people hoping to gain their few moments of fame with footage from their mobile or camera.


you're not wrong. Fame is all people want in life. No matter what it takes. All about them "likes". pathetic.

Sadly I agree,these people lead meaningless and uneventful lives if that's what strums their wildly out of tune strings :?
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