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Who is the laziest driver in SE23
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baggydave


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03-06-2008 08:28 PM

I used to be surprised by neighbours who could not even walk over Horniman Heights and down to the station, and insisted on driving each day.

But I have a neighbour who insists on driving what must be less than 400 yards to Horniman School. He is fit and well.

Is this a record for SE23 or are there even more lazy/selfish/polluting people around.

And suggestions for a witty but apposite comment to him most welcome.

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Applespider


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Post: #2
03-06-2008 08:59 PM

I have a neighbour who drives from his house (near the Wood Vale junction with Melford Road) to the butcher's on Wood Vale - that can't be much further than a couple of hundred yards. I once met him on the way into the butcher's while I was on the way out and he commented that he could have given me a lift.

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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03-06-2008 09:43 PM

At least two people in my street drive from the taymount rise area to the tesco garage...and not for petrol

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brian


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04-06-2008 02:28 PM

What a disgrace for their health and the environment

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jon14


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Post: #5
04-06-2008 02:31 PM

brian Wrote:
What a disgrace for their health and the environment


But I guess they could drive and stop there on their way to somewhere else? That wouldn't be too disgraceful would it?

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michael


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04-06-2008 03:27 PM

I think the planet can cope with the occasional very short journey by car. It uses far less energy than a badly insulated house, planes circling London before landing, or 1001 other environmental crimes. As for the health issue I am not sure that Taymount Rise is always good for your health, my grandfather had angina attacks on a couple of occasions walking up the hill. However, for me it is the only exercise I get.

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brian


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04-06-2008 03:59 PM

I believe journeys under a mile use significantly more fuel per mile than longer journeys

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baggydave


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04-06-2008 10:46 PM

Michael two wrongs don't make a right (clearly there must be some guilt here)

Jon - what a fantastic idea, drive to one destination and then go to another one rather than returning home first. Next you will be suggesting car pooling or something more radical.

Anyway I can get my google map out and work out distances and we can think of an appropriate prize. But still waiting for the amusing thing to say to the neigbour rather than you lazy so and so or something along those lines.

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jon14


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Post: #9
05-06-2008 06:55 AM

baggydave Wrote:
Jon - what a fantastic idea, drive to one destination and then go to another one rather than returning home first. Next you will be suggesting car pooling or something more radical.


Just making the point that sometimes you don't know all the circumstances, and there are circumstances where it wouldn't be a disgrace or lazy or selfish or deliberately polluting to use the car for a short journey.

It would be really embarrassing to present someone who is apparently fit and healthy with their 'lazy/selfish/polluting' award only to find out there were circumstances to justify actions.

Anyway, that's not to say there aren't lazy people. But I wouldn't consider it a disgrace or selfish if somebody cycled to work all week and then did a short journey on a Saturday. I don't think Michael was trying to say that two wrongs make a right - just that everything's relative.

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Londondrz


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05-06-2008 07:22 AM

First prize should be an "all you can eat" buffet at the Southern Chicken outlet of your choice.Laugh

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Johnc


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Post: #11
05-06-2008 07:46 AM

Plus a taxi to and from the venue

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michael


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05-06-2008 07:54 AM

Londondrz Wrote:
First prize should be an "all you can eat" buffet at the Southern Chicken outlet of your choice.Laugh

You are confusing laziness with poor diet.

The obvious prize should be a bucket of unleaded, to be collected in person from the centre of Horniman Gardens (which can only be reached on foot). What will the lazy person do with such a dilemma? Cursing

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Londondrz


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05-06-2008 08:02 AM

michael Wrote:
You are confusing laziness with poor diet.


In most cases the two go hand in hand.

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Baboonery


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Post: #14
05-06-2008 08:29 AM

michael Wrote:
The obvious prize should be a bucket of unleaded, to be collected in person from the centre of Horniman Gardens (which can only be reached on foot). What will the lazy person do with such a dilemma? Cursing


Complain that it's THE GOVERNMENT'S WAR ON THE MOTORIST!

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Londondrz


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05-06-2008 08:32 AM

But we know that is the case!

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PVP


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05-06-2008 09:08 AM

This reminds me of the scene in LA story where the Steve Martin character drives 5 metres to see his girlfriend.

Pretty shocking behaviour by those concerned! When I were lad, we used to have to walk 5 mile to get to outside khazi....

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Londondrz


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05-06-2008 09:11 AM

PVP Wrote:
This reminds me of the scene in LA story where the Steve Martin character drives 5 metres to see his girlfriend.

Pretty shocking behaviour by those concerned! When I were lad, we used to have to walk 5 mile to get to outside khazi....


and I lived in a shoe box and worked 27 hours a day.

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Elizabeth25


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Post: #18
05-06-2008 10:08 AM

You had a shoebox!? Laugh

My husband once went on a business trip to Arizona. He doesn't drive. So one night, he walked from his hotel to a resturant for dinner.

On his way (which he said was about a mile) four cars stopped to ask him if his car had broken down and if he needed any help!

At least Americans are friendly. Smile

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Londondrz


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05-06-2008 10:25 AM

I remember the first time I went to the States in 2002 a friend lived in New Jersey in "the burbs". We walked to his local bar one night, car park was packed with SUV's. got bladdered, and walked home. All the other bar customers droveCursing

Point is we got picked up by the police because we were walking at midnight. He was suprised to find we were English, suprised we were not falling all over the place having been in the bar all night (good old American lager) and astonished that we had chosen to walk the 800 yards back to my friends house. He then drove us homeSadLaugh

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Jane


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05-06-2008 12:49 PM

Why don't you all give it a rest? If people want to be lazy that's their business not yours. And now I expect there'll be a storm of protest re the environment, carbon footprint etc. but really a bit more tolerance wouldn't go amiss.
Ano no - I'm not adding a daft smiley.
Yours grumpily.

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