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I'm in the good camp, maybe less obese kid around and their parents too, security is an issue of course, Paedos still around, but near us we have two schools who do the walking bus thing, the only ones who will suffer are those that think the schools local to them are not good enough, so perhaps pressure will be brought to make them better.

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Somehow think the paedo's have always been around. When we where kids parents looked out for us and delivered swift justice to any that where a threat. Father 6ft back ripper at the pit. Grandfather 6ft 6inch Irish bare knuckle boxer. Uncle a DC. Most folk knew not to cross the line. The PC brigade have put paid to that and a load of other common sense things. Sometimes the do gooders see the world through rose coloured glasses and not as it really is. Progress don't think so. [mad] Rant over gone for a chill pill.
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We used to call them names and taunt them as kids, evil bast***s
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Sorry if I sound thick but...what is this thread actually about?
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There's a link at the bottom of the OP Loops
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I'm in favour of 'walking bus' things. I think they are brilliant! There is nothing funnier than watching a troop of 5-year-old Space Cadets stumble across a road while everything to do with business, economics, politics and generally getting to work on time has to stop and wait. Our two kids walked an hour each way to school once they were eleven. From my own experience, paedophiles tend to operate inside schools, not outside on the streets.

My REAL gripe is this: MOTHERS collecting their own children are genetically programmed to completely ignore the children of other mothers. They drive and park their cars around school entrances as if they simply cannot see small children lurking near their bumpers. FATHERS see nothing else but the children of other families. They park their cars further away and then get moaned at for parking "half a mile away", where it is safer for everyone. Few sights are more depressing than seeing a lard-bucket of a mother parked across the zig-zag lines with her hazard flashers on, beckoning to her orb-shaped offspring to waddle six feet from the kerb and keel-haul their bulging midriffs across the sills and into the back seats. I'm a little overweight myself but the weight wasn't put their by my parents.
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I know what you're saying loop got a junior school just up the
road from me, some of the mums live just down the road but
drag their 4x4s up the 500yds to save their little dumplings
walking. Wouldn't mind but they can't drive or park the bloody
things without causing havoc to the rest of us.

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What sane bunch we are, i thought some might go for the bad side, maybe it the age we are on here having more or less all got past that stage and already did what is proposed when we had kids.

I had the choice of bus or walk when I was at school, I was given the bus fair each morning, rarely did I get past the sweet shop though unless it was persisting down, but the 2 mile walk (possibly more, I'll check in a bit) kept the weight off, I was a racing snake at school.

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Only 1.6 miles it seems, but at 11 YOA it's a long way.

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Mum used to give me and my two brothers 3pence each
for bus fare, we had a bakery right opposite Cranborne
school, A lardy cake was guess how much, so we walked
every day it was worth it, wouldn't bother now the lardy
cakes are dry as a bone. I think our walk was about the
same as yours kev but seemed a lot further.

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One of our friends (fortunately not a motorhomer so won't read this and become a ex-friend) told us in all seriousness that she leaves her car in the 'morning parking spot' near her children's school and walks home so it reserves the spot for afternoon pick up time*

I also was in the 1.5 mile walk to school club, probably explains why I can still see my toes when standing up.




*I hate to spoil a good yarn with the background truth but to be fair to her, at that time her son was in a wheelchair as an aftermath from a hip operation and she couldn't manage to push  this and the baby buggy at the same time......

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Has anyone noticed there always seems to have been a sweet /bakery near the school entrance. How did we survive?Colin
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D'oh... "Link"...

My REAL gripe is this: MOTHERS collecting their own children are genetically programmed to completely ignore the children of other mothers. They drive and park their cars around school entrances as if they simply cannot see small children lurking near their bumpers. FATHERS see nothing else but the children of other families. They park their cars further away and then get moaned at for parking "half a mile away", where it is safer for everyone. Few sights are more depressing than seeing a lard-bucket of a mother parked across the zig-zag lines with her hazard flashers on, beckoning to her orb-shaped offspring to waddle six feet from the kerb and keel-haul their bulging midriffs across the sills and into the back seats. I'm a little overweight myself but the weight wasn't put their by my parents.


Completely agree with that, it was very prevalent around our way but the police are sorting it out by explaining the problem first and then fining the offenders after they have been warned once. Currently not happening as lesson learned and police turn up on random days mornings and afternoons.

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My primary school was in the village where we lived, (just across our road), so just a couple of minutes away. Once I was six I was allowed to walk there myself. My mum watched me across the road each morning, (not that there was much traffic!), and she would be in the front garden to watch me back across once she heard the 'end of day bell.’ Even children that lived further away walked.....not so many people had cars in those days, and they were certainly not 'two car households.' - Mums didn't have cars for dropping children off at school!

When I went to 'big school' I had a two mile walk. - No problem. I used to call at a friend's house on the way and she and I would walk together. Little did I know that in later life her older brother would become one of Interpol's 'most wanted!' He was up at Oxford University at the time, and I was slightly in awe of him being so clever!

Our own two offspring did a twenty minute walk to Primary School, (accompanied by me until they were old enough to walk on their own). .- Again, firstly in a quiet residential part of a nice town (where Loop lives!), and then in a small hamlet where they had to walk over a mile to the next village. Once they moved to Senior School they both caught the school bus, as we lived 12 miles from their schools. (A boys school and a girls school!). As you can imagine, I am VERY 'anti' parents who park right outside the school gates on yellow lines. walking is good for the children and the parents. The problem these days is so many mums work and don't have the time to walk to and from school with their children!

Don't get me going on that one!! 😳

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"...I was a racing snake at school..."- Kev

I'm still laughing at that line. Then, I remembered that I used to be pretty good at the 100 yards dash as well.

I think that somewhere around my 46th birthday, I stopped running for things and learned instead to plan my life a little better and to relax a bit more. Looking southwards, I feel I may have over-relaxed...[biggrin]

(currently cooking beef goulash for me and my older brother who is paying a visit. Taking double cream out of fridge. Is 300ml really enough for two...?) 
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"...I was a racing snake at school..."- Kev

I'm still laughing at that line. Then, I remembered that I used to be pretty good at the 100 yards dash as well.

I think that somewhere around my 46th birthday, I stopped running for things and learned instead to plan my life a little better and to relax a bit more. Looking southwards, I feel I may have over-relaxed...[biggrin]

(currently cooking beef goulash for me and my older brother who is paying a visit. Taking double cream out of fridge. Is 300ml really enough for two...?) 


100 yards dash? Did anyone ever call it that? You are showing your age there Loop 😂😂😂😂😂

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