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Old 19 September 2006, 09:40   #1
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traffic warden hates me!

do you think he picks on me!
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Old 19 September 2006, 10:00   #2
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What's the reg no. of that Jago? I had FTR 951X for years. A 1300 X-flow Ford engine with a few subtle mods, excellent hard-top and soft-top options and the most amazing Wolfrace seats. I loved it.
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Old 19 September 2006, 13:25   #3
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do you think he picks on me!
could be because your tax disk is out of date 06/06!
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Old 19 September 2006, 14:39   #4
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oh never mind about the tax disc

yer the car is great fun, i have just brought a 1970s chevey flat bed 4x4 with a holden v8 should go well my brother is using for the next month till i get there he said its wicked to drive.
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I think the wardens your best mate
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Old 19 September 2006, 17:36   #6
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Old 20 September 2006, 12:00   #7
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hahahaha someone else they are w***ers arnt they?
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pop - i used to think like this too (don't get me wrong I have had quite few treats like this - and the "green meanies" in edinburgh are as bad as anywhere) but recently a friend of mine pointed out that they are actually working!

10 years ago finding a parking space in edinburgh was a nightmare. now it is actually fairly certain that you can find parking relatively close to your city centre destination. the differentiator appears to be that people park for the period they have paid for and then move on. to be fair if we just work with the system then we don't get fined (sorry if I am sounding holier than thou - not the intention as my fine record would show!)
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Didn't Edinburgh get rid of 1000's of parking places in the early 90s ?
Is it a fact that people just don't bother going in to town centres anymore so it seems like there are more parking places. From what you read Town centre shops are suffering a massive downturn. Is it all because of the Internet or because the local Council consider car driving shoppers to be cash cows.
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Old 20 September 2006, 16:33   #10
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i would pay to park but i pay way to much in fines to pay to park as well

2% of traffic wardens are human the rest are from outa space, you know the little t**t that hides around the corner waiting for the second hand to reach 60 or even worse the ones that writes you a ticket pretending he cant hear you when your 30cm away.

all in all its worth the money who else can you use as a verbal punch bag 6days a week from 8am to 6pm.
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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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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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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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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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