On 21 Jun 2007 at 9:18pm St Johner wrote:
Is it ever open?
Does he ever sell anything?
Why is his stock such rubbish?
How does he live on what must be meagre takings?
I WANT A PINT OF MILK!
On 22 Jun 2007 at 12:04am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Yet another post by an ex- Londoner complaining about the town. Why don't you return to the smoke if you want 24 hour shopping on your doorstep. Ron's a lovely fellow and leads his life the way he wants to, which is just like you'd like to if you could. You probably still work in London, slave to the dosh. But 12 hours everyday away from home is no fun. Next time you see Ron ask him if he'll be on the 7.30 tomorrow morning.
On 22 Jun 2007 at 2:29am commercially square wrote:
St Johner, some people reach a stage in their lives they're comfortable with. For Ron, its stocking enough product to keep the old dears happy, without being overtaxing.
I'm rather jealous of his lifestyle in many respects.
Tooth Fairy, on the other hand, has submitted probably the twattiest post I've ever seen. What a nob-end!
On 22 Jun 2007 at 8:58am Smiler wrote:
On 22 Jun 2007 at 9:22am The Super K wrote:
And where's his shop?
"commercially square" you have posted the same views as TF nearly yet call him a nob-end?
On 22 Jun 2007 at 1:40pm Mystic Mog wrote:
TF is off again making assumptions about people's jobs and sensibilities. However I have to agree with CS (and I have to with TF in part), its Ron's life and his shop. I have used it when I was working in New Road - very handy and a pleasent chap.
On 22 Jun 2007 at 2:33pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Ron is a Lewes character and his shop is unique - I wouldn't have it any other way. I thank him most sincerely for the service he provides to the local community.
Traditional shops are not just there to purchase goods, they provide invaluable social contact for many persons. The closure of Post Offices across the country has had a devastating effect upon many people (especially, although not exclusively, the elderly, the lonely and those with mental health problems).
On 22 Jun 2007 at 3:51pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Well said Miss Cliffe.
On 22 Jun 2007 at 10:49pm For The Record wrote:
Lewes has some fantastic shops; some are bizarre and some appear to be run more as a hobby than as a business.
Either way that's great and is why Lewes is recognised as having a wealth of varied and unique shops that provide a comprehensive selection to the consumer.
On 23 Jun 2007 at 5:00am Andy wrote:
Varied and unique ?....ROTFLMAO
I refer the above poster to the "hairdressers in Lewes" thread
On 23 Jun 2007 at 3:36pm rookie wrote:
I remember Ron stores when it was in Eastgate Street. Top bloke, and a regular at Lewes FC too.
On 24 Jun 2007 at 8:28am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Obviously a generation thing, but what does ROTFLMAO mean?
On 24 Jun 2007 at 9:35am Andy wrote:
Rolling on the floor laughing my a*$e off.....sorry, not a generation thing but it's forum talk (similar to chav/text talk but more sophisticated !!!)
On 24 Jun 2007 at 4:25pm The Super K wrote:
On 24 Jun 2007 at 7:06pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
"Chav talk" - you said it!
On 4 Jul 2007 at 11:05pm St Johner wrote:
original poster here, connection's been down (thanks Tiscali)
Erm, not from London actually (Tonbridge originally, but 20 years ago). Just needed some milk at 9am that morning was all, and didn't want to traipse down to Tesco.
Still don't see how the old fella stays afloat.
On 15 Oct 2007 at 11:29pm Quelle Femme wrote:
Ron is part of Lewes' history and a local treasure. His shop has been there for whoever needed it for as long as I can remember.
If you londoners don't like it then don't go there.
Beats me why you people come to Lewes and then spend all your time complaining about it!