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Anotherjohn


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Post: #21
17-12-2014 05:49 PM

One part of the problem seems to me to be that people don't talk to each other enough in the real world any more - as opposed to venting over the Internet.

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sydenhamcentral


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Post: #22
18-12-2014 03:04 PM

I text my wife to pass the salt.

She texts back telling me to **** off.

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Tarquin


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Post: #23
18-12-2014 05:07 PM

Apparently dogs are now allowed in cafes - only guide dogs were allowed not so long ago. Biggest shocker for me is seeing toddlers given - babychinos - coffee which we all know is a drug - what next - a line of cocaine??

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Anotherjohn


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Post: #24
18-12-2014 05:26 PM

sydenhamcentral - Lovely one!
(I've had a rancid day and that's tickled me)

This post was last modified: 18-12-2014 05:28 PM by Anotherjohn.

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Hamilly


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Post: #25
18-12-2014 05:36 PM

Babychinos don't have coffee in them...just frothed milk

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Tarquin


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Post: #26
18-12-2014 05:38 PM

Thats not what I've heard.

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sydenhamcentral


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Post: #27
18-12-2014 06:37 PM

Babychinos don't have coffee in them. It's throthy milk.

That's 2-1. Whoever told you was wrong I'm afraid.

My wife just texted me to say I'm right too. This doesn't happen often, so that's 3-1.

Cafes let dogs in at their own discretion, there is no law saying that you have to let dogs into cafes, pubs or anywhere unless they are blind dogs. Refusing a guide dog is illegal.

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sydenhamcentral


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Post: #28
18-12-2014 06:40 PM

Unless it orders alcohol and is under the age of 18 of course.

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OakR


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Post: #29
18-12-2014 08:38 PM

18 in real years or dog years?

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sydenhamcentral


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Post: #30
18-12-2014 10:47 PM

In real years, blimey!

Get some pit bulls in cafes, that will keep the little blighters away. Although not if it's that bald headed bloke that talks over background music, he attracts 'em apparently.

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jenros


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Post: #31
19-12-2014 04:38 PM

Since my original post I have really enjoyed reading these posts and other peoples opinions.
Recently in Weathys there were two children running around screaming and jumping all over the sofas while we were trying to enjoy a quick bite. These were not toddlers but probably age about 7 & 9 so were old enough to know better. The parents just let them get on with it! I wanted to have a word with the parents but was worried about getting a load of abuse, which seemed quite likely.
With regard to buggies, yes some of them are a real nuisance, not just in cafe's but on public transport as well (that's another story) When my children were young I would never have considered taking them in a cafe or coffee shop (couldn't afford it).
When my grandchildren came along I kept a stroller for them when they stayed, very easily folded and put in a little corner out of the way. If parents didn't buy these massively expensive prams they could afford to buy a little stroller as well for such outings.
It seems to me that a lot of young parents do have the ME ME ME attitude, which is unfortunate as their children will probably grow up the same.
All anyone seems to care about these days are there rights, without considering their responsibilities.

RANT OVER, I'VE SAID MY PIECE

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Bcm


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Post: #32
04-01-2015 11:18 PM

Perhaps you should have taken them to one side and flogged them?

This thread reinforces the truism that just because you have kids of your own doesn't mean you have to like anyone else's, especially when you've 'done your time'. If you want to avoid annoying children, maybe avoid cafés in an area full of families. The bars in Shoreditch should suffice, though then you'll have to duck the hipsters instead. Laugh

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jenros


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Post: #33
04-01-2015 11:36 PM

Some people just can't help being downright rude can they. Forest Hill is not just home to young families it is also home to a lot of elderly people. Do you expect them to travel to Shoreditch as well!

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Bcm


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Post: #34
04-01-2015 11:46 PM

No, I just get tired of people lamenting the difference between today and the perfection of their own rose-tinted days of parenthood whilst they sit tutting into their coffees if a child so much as speaks in a public place. If someone is behaving unreasonably in a cafe, pub or anywhere else you should just tell them politely, whether that's a parent with undisciplined children, or a rude older person being passive aggressive. Maybe it will help them rethink their behaviour.

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jenros


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Post: #35
05-01-2015 02:11 AM

I'm tired of people Thinking they and their unruly kids own the world and everything and everyone in it.

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sandy


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Post: #36
05-01-2015 01:02 PM

Agree with bcm and would like to add that stereotyping 'the elderly' as not somehow interested or able to get to Shoreditch is equally unhelpful.

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jenros


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Post: #37
05-01-2015 01:12 PM

What a joke, forest hill seems to be turning into east Dulwich

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Bcm


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Post: #38
05-01-2015 03:18 PM

By that do you mean it is becoming a nice place to live for families? Yes, it is rather.

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jenros


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Post: #39
05-01-2015 03:59 PM

It's a nice place for everybody, not just families.

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star


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Post: #40
05-01-2015 07:22 PM

Not sure whether to wade in or not really! So why not!

I love kids - and am happy to see them in cafés etc. however there is a balance - and kids running around climbing on furniture/disturbing others isn't great (unless in an area designed for that!). It should be possible for everyone to co-exist with some consideration. The same as any other situation - like not speaking loudly on a phone in a cafe or one person sitting at a table for 4/6 or tutting just because someone is trying to get past with a pram (or whatever our individual irritants are).

Equally we all have bad days where we don't act quite as well as we probably should - and people get very cross/irritated very quickly. I think we should just aim to be nicer to each other!

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