Things that have bothered you for a long time.

Electric_Andy

Heavy Metal Fan
Location
Plymouth
My PE teacher was fairly good, stern but fair. The best thing I remember was that when playing football against other schools, if anyone swore on the pitch then the opposition were awarded a free kick. Likewise for spitting. I think loads of kids hate PE because teenagers generally don't like getting chnaged, going out in the cold and then having to rush having a shower and getting dressed again!
 

Gunk

Über Member
Location
Oxford
A shower after PE is a thing of the past. My two come home smelling like the inside of a wrestlers laundry basket!
 

Electric_Andy

Heavy Metal Fan
Location
Plymouth
Yeah it's weird, we never had showers until year 9 or 10, and only if we did outdoor lessons like Rugby. The worst thing i remember about PE was we only did half a term of one thing, so just as you were getting into it and learning the rules (Rugby for example), you'd then switch sports. I was quite good at Rugby but hadn't a clue about tactics, set pieces etc. I could just tackle well and run fast.
 

Electric_Andy

Heavy Metal Fan
Location
Plymouth
I think a lot of that used to go on. My PE teacher told us a story of when he was at school in the 70's, his PE teacher was a bit of a lurker in the showers. one of the boys took exception and called him out, they stood up to each other and had a full on scrap. The teacher got the boy in a headlock and his intention was (with no hands free) to open the door with the boys head and throw him out. Unfortunately for the boy, the door handle opened up the lads head and he was sent off to hospital!
 

Accy cyclist

Legendary Member
Privets that take up a lot of pavement! Out walking today,i had to negotiate many of the damned things that take up much of the supposed public highway! There should be a law that makes the owners cut them,so they don't obstruct a pedestrians right of way! What pisses me off even more is that most aren't in run down houses. Most are from 'expensive houses',with flashy cars up the drive. If they can afford all that they can afford a hedge trimmer,or to pay someone to cut the bloody thing down for them!:headshake:I think some think the pavement outside their home is actually there's,so they obstruct it to make a point! Then to make matters worse you could encounter an overhanging privet and a bloody car parked half way on the pavement...with it's bloody wing mirror not even pushed in,so that takes another foot off the already narrowed down pavement!:ninja:
 
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Accy cyclist

Legendary Member
:ninja:
The problem at the moment is there is nowhere to put the cuttings, the council recycling centres are closed.
They have their bloody big gardens to keep it in,while they open up again! On about the council tips being shut. The other day while out walking again,i saw 5 bloody bin bags full of hedgerow cuttings,just dumped in a lay-bye. Now,if the stuff had been dumped without the bags it'd be bad enough,but the problem was added to by the bin bags being left!:ninja:
 

classic33

Legendary Member
Why is the very last item on every single episode of Flog It always so massively undervalued by the "expert"?

:rolleyes:
Do they plant "bidders" in the auctions to "bid up" the prices?

The "expert" may be taking into account the fee's payable at auction. The hammer price is the only price they give on the show.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
The problem at the moment is there is nowhere to put the cuttings, the council recycling centres are closed.
Council have a legal obligation keep the footpaths clear. They can legally cut back to the boundary, and charge the landowner for cutting and disposal.
 

Accy cyclist

Legendary Member
Council have a legal obligation keep the footpaths clear. They can legally cut back to the boundary, and charge the landowner for cutting and disposal.
They do have that obligation,but they rarely stick to it. These privets/hedgerows are a danger as they sometimes make you walk in the road and as we know some roads are very busy! Sometimes a three foot wide pavement is reduced to about a foot in width due to householders who don't give a toss as they probably don't walk anywhere!
 

Phaeton

Guru
Location
Oop North (ish)
We have several of these privet & conifer hedges around here, including one that has now effectively diverted a Public Footpath because of its width, our local council aren't interested, I've reported several.
 
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