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I'm not one for resolutions but...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I've vowed to be less curmudgeonly.

    EXcept when it comes to scooterists and cyclists on pavements, of course.
  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    If you feel like griping then you have a gripe. :)
    agathamorse and Jamvic like this.
  3. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    I don't think you are curmudgeonly
    agathamorse, nizebaby and Jamvic like this.
  4. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Aren't you six months early?
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  5. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

  6. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Nothing wrong with curmudgeons. Keep it up and you could advance to grouch, churl or even malcontent!

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    I'll be less of a cur but more of a mudgeon.
    agathamorse and Jamvic like this.
  8. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Some of the best posters on here have a tendency to be curmudgeonly and have hearts of gold underneath.

    Some are curmudgeonly without the heart of gold of course.
  9. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I NEVER do new year's resolutions. Spawn of the devil. I don't do trendy ...uarys either. But this evening I could hear people sitting outside a restaurant over the road and was about to moan about their voices (loud and a bit brash) when I stopped myself and thought instead how happy they sounded to be enjoying some time with friends.
  10. Ellakits

    Ellakits Lead commenter

    Has the real you been stolen by the fairies and replaced with, um... you? :confused:;)
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  11. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    That must be it.
  12. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Thats me told, Missus Grumpybum.;)
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    When it's safe to not give way to zombie joggers I'm never going to give way to them again. Likewise cyclists on non-cycling pavements. Both can discover the simple concept of going rounding people instead of charging them down.

    Curmudgeonliness should be free on the National Health.
    coffeekid, nizebaby, Dodros and 3 others like this.
  14. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    It should. Can I add people with dogs who don't control them? And have them on leads stretched across the cycle path? And call then off knowing full well that they've never invested even five minutes in training their dog and there is zero chance of it coming when it's called. Like the horrid couple whose two out of control dogs ran at me when I was on my bike causing me to fall off and break my mudguard, and didn't even stop to ask if I was ok.
  15. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I was sent flying once by a dog in the park. I saw it hurtling towards me as I cycled along and I just thought "It will stop". It didn't.
    At least the owner was mortified, concerned enough to turn up on my doorstep later with flowers.
    Jamvic likes this.
  16. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I went into teacher mode, this week. On the pavement. Grown man slowly cycling towards me, chatting to his friend, cycling beside him on the road. Into oncoming traffic.
    Did he stop? There wasn't enough room for the two of us.
    So, as he passed, I stood still, scowled and raised my arms in despair.

    "What was all that about? I heard him say.

    Ask me, and I'll b loody well tell you", I thought. In colourful language.
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  17. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Why did you only think it?

    I'd have shouted "Off the fu*king pavement you stupid f*ucking pillocks!!"
  18. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Because I'm a laydee!


  19. circuskevin

    circuskevin Established commenter

    Do you 'laydees' not know how to escalate a situation?

    A car was speeding up my road a few years ago. I happened to have a pole in my hand so held it out into the road. Car came to a halt and a furious driver stepped out. Seemed to think he was in the right to drive at any speed he wanted!

    A bit of an argument developed as I pointed out how unsafe it was. He was not happy and started telling me about all the local villains he knew. As if that gave the lad free reign to drive as he liked. I was not impressed and was certainly not backing down.

    He got his phone out and rang a local 'gunman' to come and 'sort me out'!

    We then waited opposite sides of the street. It was dark yet warm so probably a September evening. Kinda surreal to wait for a 'hit man' to arrive. Not many do I expect.

    A car pulled up ... and a lady got out. It was the wife of the 'hit man'. We were having a very pleasant chat on the pavement. The driver must have realised things weren't going according to plan. He suddenly strode across the street and gave me the most grovelling apology I have ever had! He then got in his car never to be seen again.

    The villain the driver had rung was Wayne. When he was in jail I had taken his 16 year old son and a friend to some cycle races in Warwick. They came 1st and 2nd in the U18 category of the unicycle race. Nice trophy on the mantelpiece when Wayne was released.

    Always keep one step ahead when you are maintaining law and order ... :)
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  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter


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