On 11 Jul 2017 at 4:22pm Mario wrote:
Wouldn't it be brilliant if mums were to fold their kiddies buggies so that they can be plonked into the luggage hold on buses instead of taking up the room allocated for elderly/disabled passengers.........
On 11 Jul 2017 at 4:32pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
@Mario Have you ever tried folding up a pushchair on a moving bus whilst trying to control a small child or two? Most small children have to be held on to, so it's a bit of a challenge doing the whole thing with one arm.
On 11 Jul 2017 at 4:35pm Dad wrote:
Yeah right, and sit with a baby (or maybe two) on their lap, then take five minutes unfolding their buggy and putting there baby back in it before getting off the bus. Think how late we would all be, great idea.
On 11 Jul 2017 at 5:32pm Satan wrote:
Buggies are the work of the devil
On 11 Jul 2017 at 5:35pm Santa wrote:
Buggiery is the work of the devil
On 11 Jul 2017 at 6:10pm Doris wrote:
My mother managed this when we were young. She managed to fold the buggy before the bus arrived. There were three of us youngsters at the time, and she managed to pay the driver, stash the push chair, and seat us lot in no time at all. Push chairs when I was young were cumbersome things, not like they are now.
On 11 Jul 2017 at 6:48pm Mrs Grumpy wrote:
No, buggies (horrible word!) are huge and extremely cumbersome nowadays. They clog up access and pathways in every area they inhabit. Back in the day, the pushchairs were far more easy to manage and took up less space.
On 11 Jul 2017 at 7:56pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
@Mrs Grumpy. I agree that buggies Oscar horrible word, but I also hate the phrase "back in the day" (which nobody used until recently), so I've outgrumped you.
On 11 Jul 2017 at 8:01pm Lead wrote:
@Mario please feel free to accompany me on a bus so you can fold up my double buggy, pit it in the storage without squashing anyone's shopping whilst simultaneously holding 2 toddlers safely. Then sit them on the seats and expect them to sit there and not move. Good luck. X
On 11 Jul 2017 at 8:01pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
I've been saying 'back in the day' since back in the day. So your grumpy and behind the times.
On 11 Jul 2017 at 8:15pm Mrs Grumpy wrote:
I agree with Earl of Lewes. Thought I could get away with it!
On 11 Jul 2017 at 8:38pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
Bit off subject but anyone who says 'its all good' needs putting on a bus. With a one way ticket.
On 11 Jul 2017 at 9:27pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
And you can add "Here's the thing", "It is what it is", "I'm good thanks" and starting sentences with "So..."
On 11 Jul 2017 at 11:36pm So....(only joking) wrote:
I have to agree that starting a sentence with 'so' is becoming almost as annoying as the use of 'vile' as a prefix.
On 12 Jul 2017 at 1:03am wrote:
Which is the same as starting sentences with 'look...', or 'well...'
But going back to the OP point,I don't really care how difficult it is to fold a buggy, you should have thought about that before you chose to take the bus or, better still, before you had children - society is not obliged to be inconvenienced for your life choices.
Next thing, parents will want tax credits because they suddenly decide they made a mistake and can't actually afford kids.
On 12 Jul 2017 at 6:13am Popsy wrote:
"Vile" seems to be used by youngish women a lot. I think it is descriptive of their strong disgust reflex towards anything they find of low status. It's not particularly effective against people who are relaxed about their own position in society.
" Oh wait" is another phrase picked up from Internet articles that are high in snark/ sarcasm. It's fine but getting old fast.
On 12 Jul 2017 at 7:29am Sussex Jim wrote:
Back in the day, the conductor would assist those who needed it on and off the bus.
On 12 Jul 2017 at 10:41am Just me wrote:
I have a large buggie. I also have an invisible illness that would prevent me doing this 'easy task'.
Happy for you to offer to help when I get on a bus with my son
On 12 Jul 2017 at 1:52pm Not fat wrote:
Or you could walk into town and work off some mumsie flab
On 12 Jul 2017 at 4:31pm Herb Shark wrote:
Having had a C-section recently, which carried restrictions on driving for six weeks, I had to use the bus. I would have loved to have tried to get rid of some of the "mumsie flab" and walk about after surgery but that wasn't possible. I agree that buggies are a nuisance but I don't know where the line is drawn as there are so many laws surrounding child seat regulations in cars that surely that would apply to holding a baby on a bus too?
On 12 Jul 2017 at 4:48pm Dad wrote:
Doris, I don't believe you.
As for annoying things that people write, what really annoys me is when people end a (usually stupid) statement by saying 'end of'.
On 12 Jul 2017 at 5:32pm Doris wrote:
Sorry, it's true. The push chair, I remember, had those semi circular metal things that rolled over bolts that held the push chair rigid, clipping them in place. You had to un-clip each one to fold down the chair (pinching your fingers, too, if you weren't paying attention). Push chairs these days are a doddle to fold up and down by comparison.
On 12 Jul 2017 at 11:22pm Sussex Dim wrote:
I agree with Sussex Jim – Tory privatisation brought the end of wasteful conductors that could help with these sort of matters, and we’re much better off now we’re shot of them. Those were terrible and dark times.
Your loser struggles with your buggy is just another brilliant win for successful Tory leadership. Clear off and stop being so poor.
On 13 Jul 2017 at 8:31am Cyril Blake wrote:
Conductors started disappearing in the late sixties, when we had a Labour government. I know, I was there. There was no fuss, no strike action- even though the drivers had to take the fares. And open and close the doors (RMT take note).
On 13 Jul 2017 at 9:42am Blakey wrote:
Bus drivers work the doors from a position where they can see the doors. Train drivers can't see train doors.
On 13 Jul 2017 at 10:54am Earl of Lewess wrote:
@Dad - I agree. It's always the people who write complete drivel who finish with "End of" (or failing that, "Simples").
On 13 Jul 2017 at 8:20pm Mother Care wrote:
When I was little I had a massive, coach built, Silver Cross pram from Searles that my mum and dad started saving up for as soon as the pregnancy was confirmed. It was too big to get on the bus and so my mum had to walk all the way to the shops in town from Malling without the aid of Wiley's Bridge (which hadn't been built ) and all the way back again. Mind you, in those days we had proper shops, so she normally only needed to go as far as Key Markets and back again via Timothy Whites and Bennetts. At least three other little ones had the benefit of that pram once my little brother who came out of nowhere had grown out of it.
On 14 Jul 2017 at 1:28am Sussex Dim wrote:
Don't be daft Cyril, why on earth would the communists shave wasteful public sector jobs? That contradicts everything we've ever learnt about Labour, don't start giving them the credit please.
On 14 Jul 2017 at 8:42am HateNeedyParents wrote:
Or you could stop popping out these annoying, useless, society draining offspring if you're incapable of managing them...
On 14 Nov 2017 at 7:25pm Hamilton wrote:
I like buggies.