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Old 20 September 2006, 17:57   #11
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Never paid a parking ticket in my life - a stroppy letter usually works wonders - they don't expect people to actually fight back!!!

When my father used to drive back from saudi it was quite amusing to watch the traffic wardens try to give him a parking ticket - one look at the Arabic plates and they would give up in disgust - these days they would probably blow the car up instead!!!
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Old 20 September 2006, 17:59   #12
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Never paid a parking ticket in my life - a stroppy letter usually works wonders - they don't expect people to actually fight back!!!

When my father used to drive back from saudi it was quite amusing to watch the traffic wardens try to give him a parking ticket - one look at the Arabic plates and they would give up in disgust - these days they would probably blow the car up instead!!!
i've written the odd stroppy letter when I felt it was justified - but in general it has been my fault for overstaying my welcome.
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Has anyone from porthmadog noticed the short arsed little t**t he never stops giving out tickets.
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Old 20 September 2006, 19:21   #14
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Has anyone from porthmadog noticed the short arsed little t**t he never stops giving out tickets.
Bet he was Hitler or Mussolini in a past life.......
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Old 21 September 2006, 05:19   #15
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I've got a sure-fire way of avoiding parking tickets. Don't park illegally.

It's really simple. If you park illegally and you get a ticket, it's your fault. No one likes getting a parking ticket, but how about taking a bit of responsibilty for your own actions instead of blaming other people?

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oh relax mate "they are only doing there job" blar blar blar

oh and ofcourse you never do anything illegall do you?

responsibilty : what is that all about DAD are you going to tell us all off and send us to our room now?.

Or may be you are that little (person) hiding around the corner waiting for us?
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oh relax mate "they are only doing there job" blar blar blar
That's pretty much the level of response I expected.
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oh and ofcourse you never do anything illegall do you? :
Sure, I park on yellow lines occasionally like most people do, knowing that I might get a ticket and that it's my choice. If I get a ticket I mutter a few curses, then pay it without whining. Simple.
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responsibilty : what is that all about DAD are you going to tell us all off and send us to our room now?.
Funny you should say that, because you do remind me of my four year old.

Is it just a traffic warden thing, or do you live the rest of your life like this? Do you take resonsibilty for your decisions when you're at sea, or is it always someone else's fault when things don't go to plan?

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thank you john for taking it all in good humour.

yes i do take responsabiliy for my actions at sea i have sailed 8 times across atlantic as skipper 4 times across the pac as skipper so i would say yes i do and my 12 member crew acknowladge that, if you would like to contact them i can give you email addresses? my first mate and myself have sailed over 35,000nm with each other so i guess you could say that we have seen good and bad together. if you would like my CV

mind you john i suspect you have never been outa sight for more then a few hours have you? try getting off shore when shit hit before giving me lessons.
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....all in all its worth the money who else can you use as a verbal punch bag 6days a week from 8am to 6pm.
Makes you feel like a big man does it?

..and for my qualifications ? I've been out of sight of land for days on end too... but in the end the medication wears off...


But carry on having a go at Lanky… it brightens up my day.
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