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On 21 Sep 2016 at 1:56pm Dixie Normus wrote:
Is it just me that thinks this page is full of busy bodies grasses on about petty little things that won't change their lives in the slightest. Let people get on with it - live and let live
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On 21 Sep 2016 at 2:51pm Towney wrote:
That would depend on whether you have a dog constantly parking outside your window or someone lighting bonfires every Sunday afternoon when all your washing is out or when some stranger knackers your verges by constantly parking on them.
Must admit that I prefer the more direct approach but that's not always possible with some people.
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On 21 Sep 2016 at 3:16pm Not a Malling oik wrote:
Towney, you live in Malling
You deserve all you get
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On 21 Sep 2016 at 3:27pm Xplorer2 wrote:
Whether it's just you is an unanswerable question, Dixie. But the fact is that acts like this erode our quality of life. We should all have a sense of social responsibility to our fellow citizens. In this particular instance the driver was putting pedestrians (which could have included parents with pushchairs, rail passengers with luggage, old folks in wheelchairs, dog walkers etc) to inconvenience and risk. If no one complains, social norms shift and it becomes acceptable. Is it the end of civilisation? No. Is it erosion? Yes. And the driver was breaking two laws - obstructing the pavement and parking on double yellow lines. As someone else suggested, the OP should report it to Operation Crackdown.
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On 21 Sep 2016 at 4:28pm Dixie Normus wrote:
@Xplorer2 - There is a pavement on the other side of the road. I would be ashamed of myself if I reported someone for bumping up on double yellows when we all know what a toilet our town has become for parking due to ze germans who ticket vehicles everywhere. BORE OFF
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On 21 Sep 2016 at 5:10pm Bob wrote:
Like the girl who came out of Costa, took the lid off her drink and just dropped it on the floor (this morning).
Like the two guys on the downs near Mount Harry who let their "Staffy type" dog off a lead and run into a flock of sheep (yesterday)
Like the guy who cycled at breakneck speed wrong way down the High Street (last Sunday)
Like the dog walkers who hang their dog's turds in little plastic bags on trees and fences (in general)
Etc.
Etc.
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On 21 Sep 2016 at 5:41pm Tortoise wrote:
Dixie - If you're elderly, in a wheelchair or struggling with a pushchair, you should be able to use the pavement without some prat blocking it. People who block pavements, drop litter etc are basically saying "Sod you, the rules don't apply to me" to all the other people who try to think of others not much of a 'live and let live' attitude. If we all behaved like that, society wouldn't function. It might seem petty to complain about these things, but the fact that we live in a largely safe and secure place is because of thousands of small acts of consideration and regard for others. This forum is a harmless way for people to get things off their chests and occasionally, action is taken. As far as being 'grasses' go - this isn't the school playground. If someone behaves like a selfish prat, they deserve to be grassed up.
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On 21 Sep 2016 at 5:44pm @Dixie wrote:
You're right
This forum full of grasses and petty little jobsworth types
None of them would say boo to a goose
They all read the Guardian. live in expensive houses and vote Labour
So thankfully not typical of Lewes one bit
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On 21 Sep 2016 at 6:15pm leaf wrote:
I couldn't care less if people think I'm a busy body. I'm sick of all the litter being dropped, dog poo not being picked up. General antisocial behaviour. Life can be hard enough without people just being generally unpleasant.
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On 22 Sep 2016 at 7:41am Xplorer2 wrote:
Dixie, count the thumbs. You're not on your own, but you're in a pretty small minority.
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On 22 Sep 2016 at 10:44am Dixie Normus wrote:
@Dixie - Love it! @Xplorer2 it is a shame our town has come to this.
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On 22 Sep 2016 at 12:51pm Dubious wrote:
Dixie Normus, isn't that Latin for Enormous Bellend?
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On 22 Sep 2016 at 2:30pm leaf wrote:
@dixie shame our town has come to what? A place full of selfish lazy articles that's have no respect for their surroundings or neighbours OR a place where busy bodies like me actually care about the place and others so I will pick up litter and ask others pick up want they've dropped. I will complain about antisocial behaviour, I will point out when people are over stepping the mark. If that's so awful then fine by me. Am I a jobsworth no I don't work. Expensive house, no. Guardian reader no. Labour voter best of bad bunch so yes.
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On 23 Sep 2016 at 6:51am Neighbourhood Derek wrote:
I must admit I enjoy this forum, okay I may be a jobsworth but since I've retired I've got nothing better to do. Small issues raised in this forum are important issues to some folks. This forum provides an opportunity for the community to get together and discuss what's important in our lives, it may seem trivial to you but it isn't to others!


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