On 27 May 2008 at 10:13pm lewes newcomer and i am digusted wrote:
anyone help since moving to an apparent LOVELY LEWES the only people i have met have been self centered stuck up people. dont you understand there is more to life than sitting down your the local greengrocers talking about the riff raf of lewes it digusts me do u people not know how to give someone a chance i take it not by the way i'm not a chav burglar criminal or anything else you ringlickers like to think i've just brought the dearsest prop in your snobby town any offers i'm getting out before i end up doing something stupid i just feel sorrow for the poor bugger who buys it.xxx
On 27 May 2008 at 10:32pm SHS wrote:
You will have met a very small minority at that greengrocers, many of whom will not even live in Lewes. Most of us are too busy working and even if not, can't afford to eat in that greengrocers (correct me if I'm wrong here folks).
On 27 May 2008 at 10:41pm For The Record wrote:
Agreed SHS. Regardless of where I may eat, I would not be endeared to someone who called me a ringlicker and boasted about buying the dearest property (who is the snob?). Just as well he/she is moving out.
On 27 May 2008 at 10:55pm Joogle wrote:
I moved to Lewes 17 years ago and have lived in the Cliffe and on Winterbourne. I have always found people in my neighbourhood really friendly. My kids went to local schools, where there was a good mix of people. I love bonfire and have been welcomed into a Bonfire Society.
My attitude is that if you are friendly and open towards people, they will be like that to you in return.
I also like the greengrocers and go there sometimes for a treat!
On 27 May 2008 at 11:34pm Chav wrote:
OK so I'm a snob. Get over it!
On 27 May 2008 at 11:49pm expat wrote:
Welcome back Chav you idiot!
On 28 May 2008 at 6:30am expat two wrote:
So, these disgusting people, were they any good at punctuation?
On 28 May 2008 at 9:30am Cant spell wrote:
I love it when someone can't put an arguement forward and play the "grammar" and "punctuation" cards (there should be a space between punctuation and the question mark by the way....just if you want to be pedantic like)
On 28 May 2008 at 10:18am Enoch wrote:
And what does DIGUSTED mean? I also do not appreciate the "ringlicker" remark. If you are new to Lewes and go to the greengrocers with all the other DFL's what do you expect, it is a prime example of meeting people just like you. Just like Joogle says you have to be "friendly and open" not angry and agressive then people may talk to you. I would say speak to your neighbours but if they live next to the most expensive house in Lewes then they will not be local either! (and there aren't many houses in Watergate Lane, unless there is another house more expensive than that one). Good luck with the house sale.
On 28 May 2008 at 1:22pm Frak wrote:
Somehow i don't think this is a real person, just someone trying to provoke a reaction and succeeding.
On 28 May 2008 at 2:19pm Cant speeeel wrote:
What you mean it's a computer generated message
On 28 May 2008 at 2:56pm bye bye wrote:
Bye Bye we will miss you and your blinkered view of Lewes.
On 28 May 2008 at 3:01pm Please dont go wrote:
I think they should stay, their view of Lewes is pretty spot on in my opinion
On 28 May 2008 at 11:02pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Who are these different groups? In my humble opinion there are the following types:
1. Old Sussex people - born and bred and still have a real accent as opposed to diluted London
2. Old money landed gentry - county types
3. Younger people who've grown up in the town and know the ancient art of of bonfire
4. Chavs - fat girls with mobiles and several kids, lads with crap cars and lots of bling - it's a jungle out there!
5. North Londoners - Islington-on-the-Downs - Guardian readers - teachers and social workers
6. Bohemians - Berets and silly beards are compulsory (and that's just the women). Live an 'alternative' life whilst still enjoying lots of money in the bank. Send their kids to the New School. Read (and write for) Viva Lewes
7. Greens - Genuinely trying to practice what they preach. Watch them struggling as they cycle uphill, suffering for their vision of a transition town
8. 'Normal' people - live on the Neville; read the Daily Mail. Get very upset by the parking charges. Think global warming will mean more barbecues
9. The secret Chinese community - like Craggy Island's
10. Brighton trendies - they hit their 30s and decide to have kids, but think Brighton's too 'lively'
11. Lesbian couples - moved to Lewes after discovering that Devil's Dyke was just a geographical feature
12. Lewes Arms real ale brigade
13. Southover 4x4 yummy mummies
14. Owners of shops selling pointless, overpriced 'lifestyle' items (Adam Cziewski, come on down!)
15. New money - live in The Avenue
16. Oddballs - don't quite fit into any category. Attracted to Lewes because of its long history of eccentrics
17. Norman Baker - in a category of his own
18. The horsey set - providing free manure for my garden
19. University staff - their kids single-handedly bump up the SATS results in the local schools
20. Old rockers - growing old disgracefully, singing the blues
Can you think of any more categories (1st prize to the person who says 'Sad gits sitting at home with their laptops, dividing the people of Lewes into 20 categories...')
On 29 May 2008 at 1:33am wlater wrote:
t haf a e
On 29 May 2008 at 1:12pm Enoch wrote:
My parents are number 1 especially my dad, and other half and I are number 3 - categorised for life.
On 29 May 2008 at 1:38pm Taff wrote:
I am not a number, I am a free man! Teehee
On 29 May 2008 at 4:57pm Jonathon Woss wrote:
I'm a thwee man too!
On 29 May 2008 at 5:49pm me wrote:
a 3 here.
On 29 May 2008 at 6:14pm Joogle wrote:
I'm a five, although not from London and have two teenagers who are 3s.
On 29 May 2008 at 6:20pm FA wrote:
I'm an 8 with a hint of 3 thrown in....although i don't live on the Nevill and i don't read ANY papers. If global warming means more barbies....well bring it on
On 29 May 2008 at 9:15pm MT wrote:
Talking abiout snobs... have you noticed how everone talks like an oik nowadays?
Oik, what a GREAT word that is.
On 29 May 2008 at 9:44pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Earl of Lewes,
Love your list as it covers virtually every eventuality but I'm not too sure I fit in although I have skirted on the edge of a few categories
Can I propose number 21? Spinsters!
On 30 May 2008 at 11:54am Enoch wrote:
Just seen a number 6 and had to giggle - beret, blazer, hankie in the pocket, turned up shirt collar, awfully posh accent.
On 30 May 2008 at 12:36pm Taff wrote:
I would like to add a sub category.
7A. Cyclists who cycle on the pavement, whether or not its the correct way in a one way street.
I met one yesterday evening, at least 55 yrs old. Had his protective crash helmet on with usual sticky out bits of a bicycle ready to jab or puncture pedestrians.
On 30 May 2008 at 12:50pm Local wrote:
Taff - can I join you with a shotgun?
On 30 May 2008 at 1:14pm Taff wrote:
Surely shotguns are fir taking things apart?
On 30 May 2008 at 6:04pm Heffer wrote:
Ok so I'm a 3 but I'm either related, living with or have friends in all the other categories except 17. Should I get out less?
On 30 May 2008 at 7:32pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Heffer - you old tart!
On 2 Jun 2008 at 12:04pm Heffer wrote:
Tarts that know the ancient art of Bonfire: I'm a new category all on my own!
On 4 Jun 2008 at 12:11am LJ wrote:
What are you if you arrive in lewes via london and othe places, but not actually a dfl (no way could I afford a house in Wallands)! Seems like too many people being tarred by the same brush to me.
On 14 Jun 2008 at 9:03am Lewes Leaver wrote:
After moving here from Portsmouth in 92 I have watched Lewes become a parody of it self. It reminds me of Passport to Pimlico were we have the town run by little blue suited Parking Nazis and anti car greens. Im all for getting the bus and train but 1.70 for a 5 min bus ride into Lewes is a joke! Meanwhile the council are probably doing back handed deals with NCP and Property Developers.
I am watching with a wry smile as the property prices now come tumbling down, a stupid over blown lot of New Labour boll***s funded by the irresponsible banks and the FSA.
Lewes has become too self obsessed which is a shame as it has lots of great things about it that are great; but how many local families could really afford to buy in this town? Everyone thought they could buy a little slice of utopia and meanwhile put up with being sandwiched between Nevill, Malling and Landport. Maybe try talking to some of them they are real people you know.
So I'm doing the unthinkable and moving out to get away from the million pound houses, 20 breakfasts, parking tickets, pointless shops (estate agents instead of toy shops!), middle classes trying to be upper class and congested smelly roads and live in the country.