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Sister Sledge
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PostPosted: 18:01 - 07 Dec 2019    Post subject: Stalking.. Reply with quote

So there I was, early this morning loading my car with equipment. I was walking in and out of my house with various bits and each time I'd look up the street and spotted the paper lad getting closer and closer. A car was following him though.
When the paper lad got close enough I asked if he was OK. The lad was puzzled at first until I pointed at the large Volvo 4x4 car following him. "Oh that's my Dad" He said. "My Dad follows me every morning as I go around the estate delivering newspapers" he continued. I was speechless. I continued watching and sure enough every now and then the paper lad would go to the car and get a few more newspapers to drop through letterboxes.

Is this normal now? Have delivery bags been replaced by Volvos? Do we live in such dangerous times that a parent needs to follow their 15 year old son delivering newspapers?
Talk about killing a planet through selfish behaviour!
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PostPosted: 18:36 - 07 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen and heard the very same thing. Kids nowadays are much precious dontyaknow?

How dare you imply they can simply deliver papers like in ye olden days.
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PostPosted: 18:55 - 07 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 19:44 - 07 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Dad spends gawd knows how much time and petrol so his sprog can earn pocket money? I totally applaud him promoting a work ethic but that seems OTT. He (Dad) could walk with him, or even give the lad the cash himself to save petrol, wear and tear and stay in bed himself!
Whereabouts was this, Inner City London? The Scottish Highlands?
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PostPosted: 23:52 - 07 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fake News.
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PostPosted: 07:01 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with 1198 it seems like a somewhat misguided attempt at installing a decent work ethic. But in fact it might backfire, because Kiddikins would always expect Daddy to get him out of doing shit at work, and elsewhere.

This wave of parental hysteria about their children being unable to go anywhere is utterly ridiculous. There's not THAT many serial killers/suicide bombers/paedos out there after children; there simply aren't enough to go around. Its not really a show of strength or compassion by the parents, in a way it just means that the parents themselves haven't grown up because they are not exposing THEMSELVES to normal adult emotions of fear or worry.

Normal healthy children should be exposed to risk, its the same as them getting exposed to "germs" ... they need resilience (which in fact they already have). It builds character Laughing
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PostPosted: 08:08 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be just his first couple of times which would be reasonable.
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PostPosted: 08:32 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't wasting petrol - it was a diesel! Can't be good chugging around slowly on a cold engine.
A mining village in SE Northumberland is the location. The paper lad was wearing all of the designer clothing too. I agree wholeheartedly that this is the wrong type of encouragement to be doing for someone to instill a work ethic into them. Walking with their son would be a far better idea but just letting them 'go alone' is better again. That way they learn that work needs chasing, to be fought for and at least some effort needs putting in.

My own first job was cutting old wood and chopping sticks at age 10. I saw a demand for them and would sell to locals. The money funded my first motorcycle for off road use.
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PostPosted: 08:42 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

depends on what sort of paper it was


dailys so going to a few houses per street then cant see the point


free local paper then yes as they are heavy and you have about 300 per round


I used to help my mrs with a paper round

she was in her 30s and it was 19miles long (village shop and farms and outlying houses)
and yes we used a car
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PostPosted: 09:35 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did he eat a handful of freezing cold gravel before he left the house, do you think?
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PostPosted: 12:33 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe he was making sure he did the round, and not just dump the papers in the first lobby of a block of flats.
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PostPosted: 15:21 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a over reaction I admit, but I do partially blame the media, I suspect that this dad reads the mail every sunday that will always giving shocking news about how dangerous this country is (full of pedos terrorists etc)

Despite the fact that this sort of crime is very rare (but understandly a concern)
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PostPosted: 15:29 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

WreckTangle wrote:
It is a over reaction I admit, but I do partially blame the media, I suspect that this dad reads the mail every sunday that will always giving shocking news about how dangerous this country is (full of pedos terrorists etc)

Despite the fact that this sort of crime is very rare (but understandly a concern)


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PostPosted: 15:57 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

hellkat wrote:
Did he eat a handful of freezing cold gravel before he left the house, do you think?
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PostPosted: 17:37 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a kid, I had a few part-time jobs.

My dad had a local shop, we lived in a flat above the shop in a row of shops, the sort of little mini-shopping areas that are largely gone now, three green grocers, three butchers, a baker, two newsagents, four banks, two garages, a hardware store, couple of chemists etc

Anyway, by the time I was about 14, I was up at 05:45 to get to the papershop down the road for 06:00 to mark up all the paper rounds before doing my own. Straight after school do an evening round for same shop, Had 4 free paper rounds, 2 for one that came out on a Tuesday and 2 for one that came out on a Thursday, also did holiday cover sometimes. Walked someones dog straight after my evening paper round, and worked in my dad's shop some evenings, and most weekends for up to 24 hrs a week.

I thought, and my dad thought, stuff the child labour laws. Laughing Middle Finger

By 1988 as I approached my 16th birthday, I was earning over £150 a week. Oh yea, by the time I was 15, he'd just leave me on my own to run the shop, sometimes for the entire weekend.

When I left school, and my dad sold his shop, and I stopped doing paperround I joined the civil service, but by income took a nose dive. Evil or Very Mad So, I got a job in a convinience store weekends and evenings to top it back up again. No one really knew where I should be in the civil service, or what I was doing, and I might have abused the flexi time, Embarassed
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PostPosted: 18:51 - 08 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Shaggy D.A. wrote:
Maybe he was making sure he did the round, and not just dump the papers in the first lobby of a block of flats.

Ooi! Get you! Living in a posh area were the little sh*ts dump the papers in the lobby of the nearest flats.

Where I come from , they wouldíve dropped them off a motorway bridge or chucked them in the river. Sad
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PostPosted: 08:16 - 09 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Free newspaper dumping was common here. Paper degrades and rots but takes hundreds of years if still baled. Complaints of non-delivery brought the delivery team supervisors out and they knocked on village doors asking if we'd had a free paper. I went a step further and told them where they all were!

This particular parent stalking the paper boy was on a Saturday morning - I remember the Sunday papers were a nightmare for my friends who delivered back in the day.

Mentions of milk deliveries. One of my friends was what we'd call a 'milk runner'. He'd go around with the milk vehicle but literally run back and forth between doorstep and vehicle. It made for a quick round and my friend kept his fitness going (he was sports mad).
Anyway, due to the early timings he got to see so much. We got to find out who left such and such's house at 4 am, who was having an affair with who etc.
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PostPosted: 08:54 - 09 Dec 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously the lad lives in a two dad family as his auld man exhibits heavy ghey.
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