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16/05/2013 at 22:10

The penny has finally dropped that the reason for the ignoring is because we wouldn't lend him money (we knew the guy for just under a year) and so in retalliation, he is 'depriving' me of something that belongs to me.

Twisted and sadistic, or what?

16/05/2013 at 23:01

Dear fellow project collaborators,

Why have you been hiding that bad news from me for weeks?  Why reveal it in a meeting with our biggest bosses, without warning me first... I have been asking. Are you malicious, or incompetent? 

FiH.

 

 

17/05/2013 at 19:53

So you pull up beside me to have a go at me for pulling out on you. I have no real idea where I've pulled out on you so you rather aggressively explain.

Now let me get this right. You're bombing down a hill riding on the pavement going against the traffic of a one way street. You don't stop when you come to the end of the pavement at the junction I'm pulling out into. And because I'm not expecting traffic to come from my left, with it being a one way street and all, you have to screech to a halt.

If that wasn't bad enough you then follow me home to have a go at me for pulling out on you. Shall we try and hit upon any part of the Highway Code which would put you in the right? Going against the flow of a one way street? No you're not covered there. Riding on a pavement that's not designated as suitable for cyclists? No you're not covered there. Not stopping when you come to a junction and giving way to traffic already using it? Nope, not that one either.

So if you'd have smacked into my car I think it may well have been you in trouble. We could call the police, of course, but I have a feeling they'd agree with me that you're a twat. So please cycle away and if you threaten me again I might not just laugh at you next time but find an appropriate place to shove your bike.

17/05/2013 at 20:01
Junglechicken wrote (see)

The penny has finally dropped that the reason for the ignoring is because we wouldn't lend him money (we knew the guy for just under a year) and so in retalliation, he is 'depriving' me of something that belongs to me.

Twisted and sadistic, or what?

I think the phrase is you "live and learn" Junglechicken.

17/05/2013 at 20:28

Dear BBC, you are utterly shameless!

You have cobbled together footage from documentaries which are not your own (one of which was excellent in its original form) put a dreadful voiceover and some dodgy music over the top and passed it off as something called "Nature's Microworlds".

Unfuckingbelievable!

17/05/2013 at 20:32

When you cut your own hair please make sure you've put the guard on the clippers before scalping yourself.

 

17/05/2013 at 23:39

screamapillar - well really this has cemented the reason why we didn't feel comfortable with lending him money in the first place.  We didn't know well well enough to be sure he would pay the money back.  We also had a hunch that he would keep on asking us for handouts.

Anyway, his relationship with a Canadian had ended and he had lived in Canada unable to work for 2 yrs due to the visa restrictions.  

This situation had run him out of money and he claimed he was penniless (this guy is 44 yrs old BTW).  Just before he returned to the US, he went on a fancy cruise with his now ex Which would have cost him some unless his ex paid for him which we don't know.

The man is vendictive, mean, irresponsible and frankly deluded.

And yes, I learned the hard way......

18/05/2013 at 15:54

Why are you blaming the hotel for that poor little girl's death?

She was 5 years old FFS, why weren't you, her own family, supervising her?

18/05/2013 at 19:04
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Why are you blaming the hotel for that poor little girl's death?

She was 5 years old FFS, why weren't you, her own family, supervising her?

+1

unless she was meant to be an a supervised kid's club or similar in which case her parents would be entitled to expect she was being properly supervised and was safe.

Edited: 18/05/2013 at 19:05
18/05/2013 at 20:24

Don't think so Miffi, the grandmother is reported to have said father was "looking for her" when she was found by othe guests so it sounds as if he had no idea were she was

18/05/2013 at 21:08
Miffi wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Why are you blaming the hotel for that poor little girl's death?

She was 5 years old FFS, why weren't you, her own family, supervising her?

+1

unless she was meant to be an a supervised kid's club or similar in which case her parents would be entitled to expect she was being properly supervised and was safe.

Agreed, Screamy. 

What I don't understand is the families who decide to go on a family holiday and book the kids in to 'day care' activities.  Surely the whole point of a family holiday is to spend quality time with your family (kids), not fire them off to some stranger and a bunch of other kids that they don't know so that you can sit by the pool in peace getting slowly baked/pissed. 

19/05/2013 at 09:05

I would have thought that too CD.

Lee the Pea    pirate
19/05/2013 at 09:46

I really, really, really don't want to do my long run today Arrrggggggggggggggggg

19/05/2013 at 10:21

I really don't want to be stuck at work for my second Sunday in a row

19/05/2013 at 17:37

Doesn't seem the poor girl was in day care, she was at the pool and the parents went for drinks.

I've booked little C into daycare for 2 hours before so Mr C and I could go to the Spa.  We don't get any babysitting at home.

19/05/2013 at 17:46

I also think sometimes its better for the kids to be in a supervised playscheme on holidays. They want to play with other kids anyway and IMHO don't always want to be around their parents.

 

19/05/2013 at 21:33
Crazy Diamond wrote (see)
Miffi wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Why are you blaming the hotel for that poor little girl's death?

She was 5 years old FFS, why weren't you, her own family, supervising her?

+1

unless she was meant to be an a supervised kid's club or similar in which case her parents would be entitled to expect she was being properly supervised and was safe.

Agreed, Screamy. 

What I don't understand is the families who decide to go on a family holiday and book the kids in to 'day care' activities.  Surely the whole point of a family holiday is to spend quality time with your family (kids), not fire them off to some stranger and a bunch of other kids that they don't know so that you can sit by the pool in peace getting slowly baked/pissed. 

or... those two weeks as a family can be difficult if you all want to do different things.  kids who dont want to site see, parents who would like to grab one evening as a couple, yes its weird to go away as a family and 'shove your kids into childcare for a fortnight'  but as Cinders and Emmy H say a good kids club is a way for your child to do kids stuff, if they want to go, while you do some of the things theyd sulk and drag their feet over.  At home how many people spend all their waking time watching their children? they can play in the garden or be up in their room with toys, or watching a dvd.  Try amusing small ones from breakfast to bedtime for 2 weeks, you'll need a holiday when you get home!

19/05/2013 at 22:02

Tory 'grass roots'  incensed over gay marriage

Church of Scotland split over the ordination of gay clergy.

What century are we living in?  

19/05/2013 at 22:16

Miffi, I always planned our family holidays around our children, not the holiday around them.  As a result we did wave jumping in France, rock pooling in Devon, cave exploring in Cornwall, Viking following in the Shetlands....the list goes on.

Children actually love to spend time with their parents, when the parents accommodate their explorative side (with some compromise by all parties).  I have four children, never had a problem with entertaining them for a fortnight of holidaying, In fact, school holidays was always my absolute favourite time, because it meant I had the best company in the world. 

19/05/2013 at 22:41

I'm delighted to hear that you are such an exemplary parent CD. 

Wave jumping in France for a fortnight sounds exhausting.  Clearly I need to up not only my parenting skills but also my stamina.

I have a friend who adores having her children around her in the school hols and is quite desolate when the new term starts.  She spends every moment of the hols doing fun creative enid blyton ish things with her kids.  As a result they dont see their school friends during the hols, never get to hang out in the park, and are turning into little mini me's of their mum and dad.  you can imagine what this does for their street cred at school.

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