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jmh

When I was in school, I may have got threatened with the cane, but didnt get it, but I did get my legs slapped by a teacher for not listening to her during a lesson, I was more interested in watching my friend, she slapped my legs and made me stand with my face to the wall, I also had occasional smacks from my parents, but I grew up knowing right from wrong.
28/07 Corporal punishment should be
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jmh

Corporal punishment should return to schools, not only were children better behaved when the threat or a smack or the cane was there, but they grew into decent people
28/07 Corporal punishment should be
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Noggin

Jeez, let the kids enjoy themselves.
Bunch of curtain twitchers.
28/07 Kids who ride quad bikes on
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Bonnie

I have 7 pairs of Clarks shoes where soles have disintegrated, I'm absolutely furious. No problem with any of my other shoes of the same age. Clarks was once a name you could rely on for quality...it seems this is no longer the case
27/07 Clarks shoes fell apart, what
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Eddie

"she has already got it tough by having to push a pram and raise children"

That's your choice. Fair enough if you make some effort to move also, but if you are one of those people that arrogantly plough on a head expecting everyone else to move then shame on you.
27/07 People that won't move over on
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Kate

Nice article and some good points and advice. But you have no right to single out mums with prams. As a mum with a double pram i have come across lots of rudeness from cyclists, adults on e-scooters/couples/single people/dog owners. They all expect me to move out of their way when common sense says that it is easier for them to move. They literally expect me to swerve around them or walk on to the road with a DOUBLE pram containing two children and shopping. If you see a mum with a pram and you are in a position to me e.g. your a single person then you move! Don’t expect a mum to move; she has already got it tough by having to push a pram and raise children so she doesn’t need any more pressure and aggro from you!
26/07 People that won't move over on
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Albert Hall.

Has Covid Covidson been in lately?
25/07 Too many adverts on TV and
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Jazzy

We also have neighbours who insist on putting a very large trampoline just behind the fence. They have 3 very noisy children and we find the repetitive noise of the rusty springs very annoying as we are unable to sit in our garden and relax or read a book. I think trampolines are an invasion of privacy when the kids keep jumping and peering over the fence.
25/07 No privacy with kids
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grumpyoldwoman

Like I said many times, we record it on the trusty Humax and fast forward through the ads. The Handmaid's Tale is one of the best things on tv at the moment, wouldn't miss it!
25/07 4OD too many adverts and can't
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grumpyoldwoman

I think both of you are right in different ways. The problem really is that large numbers of the British public haven't been taught how to cook or how to eat properly. It's not taught in schools these days unless I'm mistaken. Too many are only interested in getting the cheapest food and don't care about the quality, and the percentage of income spent on food has dropped drastically in recent decades.

Some good stuff can be found in even the cheapest supermarkets if you are careful about what you buy, including some continental items that Tesco etc. don't stock.
25/07 Lidl and budget supermarkets -
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Dodger

Having been to a Wetherspoons establishment in Oswestry this evening we were challenged towards the end of our meal when one of our group was asked to produce his ID. Due to his personal situation he only has one form of ID to his name which is left at his care home for safety. We have an email photo as does he in case of emergency while he is with us for his monthly day out. When this person I will call Tom was challenged he produced what he had as always has done in any situation but the member of staff forcibly removed the pint from his hand saying it will be replaced by a non alcoholic substitute. As Tom has learning difficulties he quite rightly got upset and wanted to go back to his care home. Tom is turned 22 and we feel we were targeted as we gad to send a scampi meal back as it was burnt black and inedible. The replacement meal was better but not to their normal standard. As the rest of our party left I spoke to the Manager to explain but all he did was try to explain the 25 challenge policy. I asked that if any individual who did not have any form of ID to their name as many people in Toms situation find them selves in regardless of their age 18 to 80 would they be served if they did not have ID on them. They would not.
24/07 Challenge 25 policy needs some
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Another one

If you want to give the receptionists some grief, request a copy of your records, they often don't know your legal entitlementvto a copy, check out the privacy legislation in your country/state. If they refuse you can complain to the statutory body that deals with privacy complaints. If you feel the records are inaccurate you can request a correction or to have your comments alongside their notes. Always write concisely and professionally. Never give them anything they can use against you. Always be polite and calm to make it hard for them.
You can write a letter written to the owner/Principal of the practice informing him of his staffs behaviour. You have to write a letter to bypass the receptionists who act as gatekeepers between emails and phone calls to practice managers or owners.
Also leave a bad review that is your true opinion and experience. Other people probably have the same experience and your review will assure them that they aren't the problem it is in fact the staff at the clinic.
If any doctor is horrible to you, complain to the statutory body, nothing might happen, but the next time that dr gets a complaint it might be taken more seriously when a pattern of the doctors behaviour is established.
I think in the future all these nasty, arrogant doctors, nurses, receptionists will be replaced with robots. A robot can scan the data more thoroughly based on pathology results. Maybe a nurse could do the physical checks.
23/07 Why are GP receptionists
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