Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?

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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2018, 17:18 »
I really can't understand why they want to do that. It makes no sense, it not like starting a bonfire on Guy Fawkes night, is it, it could kill people!  :mad: Makes me very cross  >:(
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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #61 on: July 05, 2018, 23:51 »
Fire is fascinating and exciting - ask any child (or honest bloke). That's why they do it BUT they don't think about the consequences of their action in terms of damage, potential loss of life etc. Neither are there the constraints there used to be on children and teenagers. No longer do they fear retribution for misbehaving.

Having said that, even the Romans complained about the youngsters wild behaviour so maybe I'm way off the truth.
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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2018, 00:45 »
Fire is fascinating and exciting - ask any child (or honest bloke). That's why they do it BUT they don't think about the consequences of their action in terms of damage, potential loss of life etc. Neither are there the constraints there used to be on children and teenagers. No longer do they fear retribution for misbehaving.

Having said that, even the Romans complained about the youngsters wild behaviour so maybe I'm way off the truth.

Yes, throughout history, people have always complained about the lack of discipline in the following generations, and how things were better in their day (nostalgia bias). An example of this is when someone says something like "they don't make things like this anymore". What they are referring too is one product bought a long time ago which lasted, but for all we know most of the other same products manufactured at the same time could have broken and been trashed after six months, we just see the small example of one or two that did stand the test of time.

https://www.wbs.ac.uk/news/why-we-think-life-was-better-in-the-good-the-old-days/

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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #63 on: July 06, 2018, 11:01 »
Interesting link al78 - nothing to do with being young, fit and immortal then :)

Interestingly, it's not just Britain enduring a heatwave and no rain - watched a video last night about the problems they're having in Sweden. Worst drought since 1950 apparently.
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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #64 on: July 06, 2018, 12:21 »
It seems to be a total lack of respect from certain people not only for others but also our world and where we live. I do have to say you need to be taught respect from the beginning and that it should work both ways but in many cases that seems to have gone by the board. I would personally like to knock seven bells out of those who started these fires. Perhaps a stint spent in a fireman's uniform putting out what they started might not go amiss!
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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #66 on: July 07, 2018, 11:16 »
It seems to be a total lack of respect from certain people not only for others but also our world and where we live. I do have to say you need to be taught respect from the beginning and that it should work both ways but in many cases that seems to have gone by the board. I would personally like to knock seven bells out of those who started these fires. Perhaps a stint spent in a fireman's uniform putting out what they started might not go amiss!
Most of them wouldnt survive 1 day of the training, let alone the weight of the kit they wear. I think it weighs 28kg with the breathing apparatus. Ill check with my daughter who is an on call firefighter. Having gone through the training with her I have nothing but respect for them all & dont start me on the cutbacks & them wanting them to work for longer before getting their pensions, Id like to see MPs & members of the House of Lords carry out some of the tasks & training they go through after they reach 50 & then see if they think their retirement age should be raised.
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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2018, 12:46 »
Good one Snows. If perchance they didn't survive the day, they wouldn't do it again would they! It's back to respect again - this time from MPs etc, many of whom have absolutely no idea of what those in public service have to go through every day and night, not to mention the extreme stress they have to endure.   

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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2018, 18:34 »
A downside of this hot weather is that all the rock-apes in their old bangers keep their car windows open, so we have to endure endless trashy 'rap' and squealy blokes 'singing'!


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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2018, 22:04 »
A downside of this hot weather is that all the rock-apes in their old bangers keep their car windows open, so we have to endure endless trashy 'rap' and squealy blokes 'singing'!
I just put Led Zep, Cream, Groundhogs on at ear blasting volume so I don't hear them at all :)

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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2018, 20:13 »
I would personally like to knock seven bells out of those who started these fires.

I would be tempted to force them to face any victims (face to face) and see if confronting the consequences changes their outlook. If not, they might be high on the narcissism scale, in which case the best thing to do for the sake of humanity is drop them in the middle of the Atlantic ocean with concrete flippers.

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Re: Are you enjoying or enduring the hot weather?
« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2018, 07:04 »
A downside of this hot weather is that all the rock-apes in their old bangers keep their car windows open, so we have to endure endless trashy 'rap' and squealy blokes 'singing'!
I just put Led Zep, Cream, Groundhogs on at ear blasting volume so I don't hear them at all :)

Ha ha ha!

I do remember, however, belting out the chorus of 'Lying Eyes' (Eagles) out of an open Cortina window, while screeching out of Trafalgar Square and down Northumberland Avenue, but that was in summer 1976...

...and it was really hot back then...



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