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> Gt. Shefford Royal Mail impasse, Won't cross the road.
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post Jun 11 2015, 07:30 PM
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Can't see why, if postie has issue, he doesn't just park on wrong side of road, with his 4 way flashers on. wink.gif
Can then step straight onto the grass verge; no need to touch tarmac.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-31...cross-road.html
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post Jun 11 2015, 07:59 PM
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QUOTE (gel @ Jun 11 2015, 08:30 PM) *
Can't see why, if postie has issue, he doesn't just park on wrong side of road, with his 4 way flashers on. wink.gif
Can then step straight onto the grass verge; no need to touch tarmac.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-31...cross-road.html

Have to say, that doesn't look like a very nice bend - I had a car written off when I was younger parked in something very similar to this, read-ended by a lorry. I was a bit aggrieved at the time, but it was a pretty poor place to park. I think the postie has a point, and getting your snail-mail by 3.30pm rather than 8.30am doesn't seem like such an inconvenience.



Mind you, if it was me, I'd be complaining about those ruddy great red and green arrows someone's painted on the road outside my house.


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post Jun 11 2015, 08:47 PM
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With my cynical hat on, I'd hazard a guess that those good folk who manage the red vans have simply altered the start point of the round and Mr B. now gets his mail in the afternoon. I'm sure he wouldn't have let that change happen un challenged and as a water tight way out Mr Mail simply blamed health and safety!

It's a peculiar British fettish, peculiar to those of a certain age, to want your mail with your breakfast egg. Weird really, we manage without milk and newspaper deliveries, so why not mail? Not as if it's actually stopped; it's simply later.


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post Jun 13 2015, 01:34 PM
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Perhaps the Postie is a Biker !!! rolleyes.gif
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post Jun 13 2015, 11:20 PM
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Agree with Simon, even when parked on the green arrow a posties van can be a hazard for other road users at peak times. All it needs is a lorry to have to overtake his red van at the time when someone comes hurtling around the corner the other way then the story changes to being one where "Royal Mail should be visiting off peak to avoid road deaths".....
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post Jun 13 2015, 11:21 PM
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Fuss about nothing. Can I get my junk mail sent to him to cheer him up?.
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post Jun 14 2015, 07:22 AM
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He must be pretty lonely, watching post vans drive by. I'm surprised we get a delivery every day, specially as the need for urgent letters has disappeared. Specially in more country areas I think they could drop mail at a central point and just get people to pick it up when they come by.
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post Jun 14 2015, 06:40 PM
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Oooh don't get them started on rural broadband; this could go on for days!


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post Jun 15 2015, 04:12 PM
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Jun 11 2015, 08:59 PM) *
Have to say, that doesn't look like a very nice bend - I had a car written off when I was younger parked in something very similar to this, read-ended by a lorry. I was a bit aggrieved at the time, but it was a pretty poor place to park. I think the postie has a point, and getting your snail-mail by 3.30pm rather than 8.30am doesn't seem like such an inconvenience.



Mind you, if it was me, I'd be complaining about those ruddy great red and green arrows someone's painted on the road outside my house.

Some of us still have (support) a milkman.
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post Jun 15 2015, 09:26 PM
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Just north of Roy's cottage is the entrance to his car parking area/garden. Whenever I've visited (not recently) parking in there has never been an issue......
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post Jun 16 2015, 06:56 PM
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This is another sign of political correctness gone mad. This was ok for postmen and women to cross the road, but now the nanny state has taken over we now need somebody to hold our hands crossing the road.
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post Jun 16 2015, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE (Ruth @ Jun 16 2015, 07:56 PM) *
This is another sign of political correctness gone mad. This was ok for postmen and women to cross the road, but now the nanny state has taken over we now need somebody to hold our hands crossing the road.
What are some other signs of political correctness gone mad?
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post Jun 16 2015, 08:08 PM
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This looks to me a health and safety issue, rather than political correctness. The owner will tell you that they are frequently passed by speeding vehicles, so I see the measure as a sensible option. If you look, a postie will be stepping out in to the road on a fairly blend bend, and not only that, stepping out from a van which might have limited rear view.
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post Jun 16 2015, 08:26 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jun 16 2015, 08:17 PM) *
What are some other signs of political correctness gone mad?

Match girls for example. Back in the day teenage girls were perfectly content to work with white phosphorus and die in agony from phosphorus necrosis of the jaw, and then without even a by-your-leave the nanny state imposed the Berne Convention. It's political correctness gone mad.


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post Jun 16 2015, 09:44 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jun 16 2015, 08:17 PM) *
What are some other signs of political correctness gone mad?

Well those jolly dollies you used to see on Robertson's marmalade jars... you can't get hold of them for love nor money.... and when you ask at a shop whether they have any of those dollies and you start describing them you get told to keep your voice down.... It's political correctness gone mad I tells ya....
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post Jun 17 2015, 09:31 AM
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And shoving a boy up a chimney(so to speak) is no longer acceptable.

Painting watch dials.
The only way I know what time time it is in the early hours is when the blackbirds start up (Not the SR71).
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post Jun 17 2015, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (Nothing Much @ Jun 17 2015, 10:31 AM) *
And shoving a boy up a chimney(so to speak) is no longer acceptable.


Is that a euphemism for Jimmy Saville?
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post Jun 17 2015, 05:07 PM
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My dad went down t'pit at 14, health n safety? Think not!
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post Jun 17 2015, 05:44 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 17 2015, 06:07 PM) *
My dad went down t'pit at 14, health n safety? Think not!


Aye, and I'll bet he didn't join all the other daft b****** in't Union who 'ad to strike to get better conditions. Newmo wot?


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post Jun 17 2015, 07:44 PM
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I think the observations made about flying the George Cross flag was the big daddy of political correctness.
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