General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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frank101
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217 posts since 10/9/07

25 Jul 2017 12:29
I used to have this, but I canceled this just only just over two months ago,
as Im rarely racing abroad this year. But thanks for this amazing suggestion…

Like mentioned before, in The Netherlands this would've been a big deal
to claim on someone elses insurance. Just a different system. No need to
be rude about it…
Crackajack
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7103 posts since 21/4/05

25 Jul 2017 18:33
Isn't it covered by your home insurance? In the UK something like a watch taken abroad is (assuming it's on the policy).
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

5 Aug 2017 11:52
The misses and I went to the local retail park to pick some stuff up for our one year old twin girls. All parent and child parking spaces were full, so in order to have enough space, and enough SAFE space to get out the double buggy and the kids, we stuck the car in a disabled parking space. 10 mins later - in and out of Boots Chemist - and we've been slapped with a parking ticket. Anyone know if I'm likely to be able to blag the charge to be removed on safety grounds or am I gonna have to settle up? Cheers!
pops
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4027 posts since 2/9/09

5 Aug 2017 13:24
It really isn't ok to take a disabled place. Did you not consider someone less able might not have been able to get to Boots to pick up an important prescription because of your selfish attitude. It's not even as if there was only one of you with two kids.

Just suck it up and learn your lesson mate.
jogon321
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622 posts since 13/4/12

5 Aug 2017 19:29
If the car park isn't run by a local authority such as the council the ticket won't be enforceable and all they can do is send threatening letters. who was the ticket issued by? and yeah it is a bit out of order parking in a disabled bay.
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

6 Aug 2017 08:57
Normally I'd never park in a disabled space, but the safety of my kids comes first. Got kids Pops? Then you'd understand. And as this is a busy retail park there was no other safe space to get the buggy out, and them out , without going into the main road somewhat.if there was only the one space free i wouldn't have gone in, but there were easily 30+ disabled spaces free.

It's a private third party company Jogon. I know it's more of an invoice to pay rather than a fine but I though the law changed to help these firms get their cash. Last thing I wanna do it get the bailiffs round due to me ignoring it.
beardywierdy
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519 posts since 8/1/13

6 Aug 2017 09:28
Carlos get over to money supermarket as there is lots of info on private parking 'fines'. Technically it is a breach of contract and therefore is not a fine. There has been some recent developments so best to read up.
I got a 'fine' for parking in a poorly signed 'staff only' area at Frankie and Benny. I used the template letter with a bit of tweaking and my appeal was upheld on a technicality. Turned out that the parking company didn't have the landowners permission to issue tickets!
Not condoning parking in a disabled spot though you cunt
figurine
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5728 posts since 14/5/07

6 Aug 2017 09:37
beardywierdy wrote: Not condoning parking in a disabled spot though you cunt
Laughing out loud
Lucas82
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451 posts since 26/10/09

6 Aug 2017 09:43
Laughing out loud
edlo
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603 posts since 13/9/14

posted 6 Aug 2017 09:46, edited 6 Aug 2017 09:46
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carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

posted 6 Aug 2017 10:50, edited 6 Aug 2017 10:50
Sometimes I park in handicap spaces while handicap people make handicap faces… cos I'm an asshole
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

6 Aug 2017 10:51
figurine wrote:
beardywierdy wrote: Not condoning parking in a disabled spot though you cunt
Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud
padawan
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4049 posts since 27/6/03

6 Aug 2017 11:18
edlo wrote:
carlos wrote: Normally I'd never park in a disabled space, but the safety of my kids comes first. Got kids Pops? Then you'd understand.

So you think you are more important than everyone else, just like all the other (able) people who park in disabled spots

correct
if there wasn't a spot suitable to use - wait for one…you know dis! Eye-wink
illwill
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3596 posts since 17/5/04

6 Aug 2017 11:36
People with kids reckon the world owes them a living.
burny
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5788 posts since 25/5/06

6 Aug 2017 11:43
Just leave the wife and kids in the car and nip out and pick up the prescription.
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

posted 6 Aug 2017 13:22, edited 6 Aug 2017 13:22
Fuck me you lot are salty today. Anyone's think I flogged one of you sone knock off Vis!
illwill
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3596 posts since 17/5/04

6 Aug 2017 13:26
We all have loads of disabled mates.

Figures…
pops
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4027 posts since 2/9/09

6 Aug 2017 16:18
carlos wrote: Got kids Pops? Then you'd understand.

I've got 3 kids & nope. Still not sure how you can justify it because youve got kids.
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

6 Aug 2017 17:56
So you're telling me that if there was no safe place to get your kids out of the car, other than a disabled bay that had adequate safe space to each side of the vehicle, you'd risk putting up a pram and putting your kids in it, next to a busy thoroughfare of constant traffic?
swede
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7942 posts since 21/3/09

6 Aug 2017 18:01
illwill wrote: People with kids reckon the world owes them a living.

Laughing out loud