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Message 1 - posted by JohnfromPaddington, Nov 29, 2005

Teenagers are now droped to school less than 1.5 miles away. lots More cars on the roads when it rains, is cold, slight snow, and noticably less pedestrians in rain, cold ect. People seem to drive a distance that could be walked in less than 20 mins. People park as close as phisiclly possible to supermarket entrances ect in car parks. Are we breeding a nation of lazy wimps? I certainly think so! Soon humans will evolve into fat bloobs with stumps for legs, as no one can be botherd to walk or cycle anywhere, and unable to cope with outdoor weather without dying of hyperthermia!
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Message 2, Nov 29, 2005

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Message 3 - posted by JohnfromPaddington, Nov 30, 2005

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So glad you made effort to add somthing of use!
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Message 4 - posted by SanjayDas, Nov 30, 2005

What did he/ she add ?
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Message 6 - posted by JohnfromPaddington, Dec 1, 2005

What did he/ she add ?

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I shouldnt worry about what Chris holsworthy added, it is more offensive abuse!
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Message 7 - posted by JohnfromPaddington, Dec 1, 2005

Well done Chris! more interesting debate!
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Message 8 - posted by U2448401, Dec 1, 2005

If a child has to walk to school and uses 20 minutes each way there seems no reason why they should not take the bus or be driven, My children have some form of heavy exercise usually for at least 90 minutes and often longer each day. They start their choll day at 8.30am and do not finish until 4pm.Although barely teenage they have at least an hour and usually an hour and a half's homework 5 nights a week. They are involved in after school activities three nights a week and are generally playing rugby tennis cricket or swimming for the school on saturdays, They are fit proportionately built and enthusiastic. I see no reason on this earth why they should waste at least 40 minutes a day tramping the streets when the journeys can be done in 5 mins each way. John may have some quaint notion that the walk to and from school has some nostalgic or character building significance but for my kids it is a useless and unnecessary extension to an already long day. Let them use the time eating. slumped in front of the telly or engaged in some dubious and experimental adolescent activity with their mates. Walking to school unless they can make it entertainment is a mindless drudge.Perhaps you had nothing better to do in your youth John. Times have moved on since you spent those years chasing from one air raid shelter to the next dodging all those nasty Nazi bombs.
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Message 9 - posted by devonian, Dec 1, 2005

I don't drive, so use public transport with the very occasional taxi. For 12 years I was in a job that involved catching four buses a day. Believe me, there were many times when it was chucking it down with rain, I wished I was in a car! It's no fun sitting in work with wet trouser legs so I started wearing jeans and boots to work and changing into 'work wear' when I got there.

It's very unlikely that I would walk 1.5 miles either. I purchase an 84 day bus pass which costs 118.50 and enables me to travel around most of Plymouth at any time of day or night. Then again I'm very lucky in the area of Plymouth that I live in - we are served by quite a lot of buses. Other people aren't so lucky.
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Message 10 - posted by TheChaosengine100, Dec 1, 2005

John... you dont learn do you..... you ask for debate..... then ask a question!!!!Do not come on here and rant.
Most of your threads appear to be something you have just dreamt up inorder to put a thread on here !!!
All you do is criticise people, you could be mistaken for a grumpy old man !
No doubt you wont like this reply and will go moaning about it to someone and get it removed.

In response to this thread, I wont call it a debate, what difference is it to you if people take a car to work to avoid the cold or rain ?
My kids go to a school 6 miles away, they are too young to cycle it alone, there is no bus route, my neighbour takes them to school with her kids, in a nice big gas guzzling 4x4, with a heater in it for winter and air con for the summer.
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Message 11 - posted by JohnfromPaddington, Dec 1, 2005

John... you dont learn do you..... you ask for debate..... then ask a question!!!!Do not come on here and rant.
Most of your threads appear to be something you have just dreamt up inorder to put a thread on here !!!
All you do is criticise people, you could be mistaken for a grumpy old man !
No doubt you wont like this reply and will go moaning about it to someone and get it removed.

In response to this thread, I wont call it a debate, what difference is it to you if people take a car to work to avoid the cold or rain ?
My kids go to a school 6 miles away, they are too young to cycle it alone, there is no bus route, my neighbour takes them to school with her kids, in a nice big gas guzzling 4x4, with a heater in it for winter and air con for the summer.

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Fair comment, 6 miles is two hours walk, but I dont care if I sound grumpy, I wont ask for it to be removed, if your children are too lazy to make a half hour cycle ride, fair enough! The point is, thease idiots who have such a short way to travel, would rather spend more time in the car than it would take to cycle, brewing their beer gut! your loss not mine!! This is not a rant!
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Message 12 - posted by JohnfromPaddington, Dec 1, 2005

If a child has to walk to school and uses 20 minutes each way there seems no reason why they should not take the bus or be driven, My children have some form of heavy exercise usually for at least 90 minutes and often longer each day. They start their choll day at 8.30am and do not finish until 4pm.Although barely teenage they have at least an hour and usually an hour and a half's homework 5 nights a week. They are involved in after school activities three nights a week and are generally playing rugby tennis cricket or swimming for the school on saturdays, They are fit proportionately built and enthusiastic. I see no reason on this earth why they should waste at least 40 minutes a day tramping the streets when the journeys can be done in 5 mins each way. John may have some quaint notion that the walk to and from school has some nostalgic or character building significance but for my kids it is a useless and unnecessary extension to an already long day. Let them use the time eating. slumped in front of the telly or engaged in some dubious and experimental adolescent activity with their mates. Walking to school unless they can make it entertainment is a mindless drudge.Perhaps you had nothing better to do in your youth John. Times have moved on since you spent those years chasing from one air raid shelter to the next dodging all those nasty Nazi bombs.

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Fair comment!, You have very healthy sporty children! Sorry to disapoint you, but I was born in the 70's not the 40's! Would a 40 min walk really do them any harm? Sorry, but i think getting im a car for a jorney that can be done on foot in that time is pointless, each to their own, if they really would rather use the extra 40 mins gained watching crap tv, they are welcome!!
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Message 13 - posted by JohnfromPaddington, Dec 1, 2005

If a child has to walk to school and uses 20 minutes each way there seems no reason why they should not take the bus or be driven, My children have some form of heavy exercise usually for at least 90 minutes and often longer each day. They start their choll day at 8.30am and do not finish until 4pm.Although barely teenage they have at least an hour and usually an hour and a half's homework 5 nights a week. They are involved in after school activities three nights a week and are generally playing rugby tennis cricket or swimming for the school on saturdays, They are fit proportionately built and enthusiastic. I see no reason on this earth why they should waste at least 40 minutes a day tramping the streets when the journeys can be done in 5 mins each way. John may have some quaint notion that the walk to and from school has some nostalgic or character building significance but for my kids it is a useless and unnecessary extension to an already long day. Let them use the time eating. slumped in front of the telly or engaged in some dubious and experimental adolescent activity with their mates. Walking to school unless they can make it entertainment is a mindless drudge.Perhaps you had nothing better to do in your youth John. Times have moved on since you spent those years chasing from one air raid shelter to the next dodging all those nasty Nazi bombs.

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Fair comment!, You have very healthy sporty children! Sorry to disapoint you, but I was born in the 70's not the 40's! Would a 40 min walk really do them any harm? Sorry, but i think getting im a car for a jorney that can be done on foot in that time is pointless, each to their own, if they really would rather use the extra 40 mins gained watching rubbush tv, they are welcome!!
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Message 14 - posted by JohnfromPaddington, Dec 1, 2005

Maybe I should defend my original statment. I do not mean to offend anyone and realise that times have changed. I was born in 1973, so while I may appear grumpy, I am not old. Every year my family hoilidayd in st ives cornwall. This involved me, my sister, 9 mounths younger, getting from st johns road Heavitree, Exeter, to St davids station exeter to travel to cornwall. I am not moaning, but from a very young age I was expecyed to pull my weight, few families in the 70s could afford thier own car, a taxi was a luxery. I feal youngsters complain to eaisily thease days, fair comment, the technology is there for them to have an easier time, but np wonder the armed forces find it tough to recuit
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Message 15 - posted by Hudsonshawk, Dec 1, 2005

my daughter only has to walk round the corner to school. We can see her school from her bedroom window, but if she had to go any distance I would take her in a car, in this day and age it is much safer, it is not always to do with being lazy, I would rather have a lazy safe child
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Message 16 - posted by TheChaosengine100, Dec 1, 2005

John, I was born in the 60's, I used to have to walk to a station 2 miles from home, get the train to school, walk another 2 miles to the school at the other end of my journey. I started this, alone at age 10 ! so what ?
Now, if I tried this on today with my 10 year old, I would probably be arrested for neglect. The 6 miles my kids have to travel is all narrow back lanes, which at the time they go to school, is over run with people hurrying to get to work, not what I would call safe.
Both my kids belong to sports clubs, Judo to be precise, the club is 15 miles away, again, no bus route so I have to take them there.
The other point I would like to make John, is, weirdos, there are some odd people about today, we are always being reminded of people who prey on kids, whether it is true or not, parents have a healthy concern for their kids.
I am not entirely sure what the point is that you are trying to make John ?
You think people are lazy ?? ok ! so what ? dont we have a right to be ?
You think kids are lazy because they are taken to school ? ok ! so what ? never occurred to you that they might belong to kids clubs, sports clubs, after school clubs, swimming clubs, football clubs, basket ball clubs, cricket clubs ?
Or are you just ranting ?
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Message 17 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Dec 2, 2005

Frankly 5 or 10 minutes or more in the car to and from school or sporting events is quality time which I and my grandchildren would be reluctant to forego. Its when we talk about school family life news problems or successes or just gossip. Not wasted or lazy. John of Paddington plainly lives in a different world. When I was a child my parents sent us to Sunday School on Sunday afternoons to get us away from them so that they could have sex.Children have as busy lives now as adults and long walks are a waste of that time especially as in the case of my grandkids and most children I know they are more active in spoerts etc then any of my generation.
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Message 18 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Dec 2, 2005

Frankly 5 or 10 minutes or more in the car to and from school or sporting events is quality time which I and my grandchildren would be reluctant to forego. Its when we talk about school family life news problems or successes or just gossip. Not wasted or lazy. John of Paddington plainly lives in a different world. When I was a child my parents sent us to Sunday School on Sunday afternoons to get us away from them so that they could have sex.Children have as busy lives now as adults and long walks are a waste of that time especially as in the case of my grandkids and most children I know they are more active in sports etc then any of my generation.
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Message 19 - posted by U2448401, Dec 2, 2005

All this 'John of' and 'John from' Paddington is very confusing. I think I've learnt that John of Paddington is the right wing codger from the south hams who was evacuated from west london and stayed. I keep confusing him with John from Paddington who got on the new system of boards a bit before 'John of' and athlough a bit of a stirrer seems more balanced and worldly with reasonably informed opinions on most subjects even if we rarely agree. OR!!! is it a Jeckell and Hyde persona?
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Message 20 - posted by U2487692, Dec 2, 2005

My bro and I do a 32 mile round bus trip to school everyday picking up the bus 4 miles from home at 7.55am.We have to get up no later than 7 longer if we have to do the dogs.We never get home before 6.30pm and later if we have after school games which is at least 3 nights.We have fun on the bus although we sometimes use the time for late prep. No one should have to extend their school day by walking unless they have romantic intentions.
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