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Post by daisy mae Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:34 pm

I have received lots of help from this forum over the years , for which I am very thankful, and in return have tried to help others, which is as it should be.

BUT recently two members I have tried to help, one wanted to view my Topaz, although not for sale she hadn`t seen one , was in same county so quite near, so I agreed, never heard any more, nothing whatsoever, another one about MH details, that is for sale, nothing back from that one either and then I asked a question to a third, no reply,   fedup

I can understand if they have changed their minds etc, surely only polite to reply if only to refuse, 

Think I will remain stum from now on. I think a lot join for information and then disappear, which to my mind is unacceptable.

Sorry for the moan. 

It is still a great  forum, thank you, 
Best regards,
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Post by burlingtonboaby Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:38 pm

Different world we live in Margaret, I agree with your post, keep the chin up.  up!
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Post by Paulmold Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:40 pm

Oh Margaret there are lots of things that annoy me on the forum - those that jump in with their first post as a question without posting in the welcome section (surely it's only polite to say hello) , those that ask a question and get an answer but no thanks or update, hundreds of members that don't have a motorhome (check the membership list to see the hundreds of 'none' models and never post at all.

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Post by burlingtonboaby Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:44 pm

Agree and like your post Paul, 
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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:42 pm

I agree with you all but it seems to be a fact of forum life as it’s not just here it happens so we shouldn’t take it personally. It does irk though.   Sorry a Moan 1f624
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Post by Dave 418 Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:47 pm

I am not sure if it’s a generation thing but I have found communication is a dying art. Recently I have had people saying they will call me back regarding quotes or they will let me know later with a date and time.
The latest gripe was with a scaffolding company that just turned up unannounced. When I said it would have nice to let me know they coming they said it dosnt matter we are here now. When they did the same thing a week later to remove the scaffolding I was about to go out for an appointment so I told them to wait half an hour or call me to make an appointment they were not happy. They were still there when I got home. 
I regard the lack of communication as very rude. In this technology world we are living in it dosnt take a lot of effort. You don’t even need to speak.
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Post by rgermain Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:58 pm

It seems to happen a lot now. "Things ain't what they used to be"  scratch head
Same as saying "Good Morning" when out walking the dog and just get a blank look, if you are lucky.
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Post by HJA Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:38 pm

Had a couple of quotes recently for some decorating.  Chose one.  E mailed the other to say, sorry, but I have chosen another quote.  He emailed back to say thank you - very few people let him know if dont want his services.
To me, it is just polite.  But also with email, it is so easy - if you feel embarrassed or difficult about it, an e mail makes it easy.
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Post by roli Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:09 pm

Margaret you are a long and valued member of this forum and well respected.  I would like to know who these people were, if you would email or PM me please

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Post by roli Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:57 pm

I know names/handles now and will watch out for them.

It is bad manners where things are organised for others then fail to turn up without any notification to the arranger.   

When I was brought up I was educated that if you couldn't go to any appointment/meeting you notified the OP that you couldn't go or were no longer interested.   I know that those of you who I know personally would do the same
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Post by daisy mae Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:31 pm

Thank you all for the feedback from my post. post, also Roli, feel better now , we live and learn as they say, 

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing,
Best wishes,
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Post by burlingtonboaby Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:50 pm

watched a Undertakers car leading a funeral cortege this afternoon, I removed my old mans cap from my head and looked down in respect, the street was full of people, looked like they ignored the event.
Not a lot of people wearing face masks either.
Have a nice day.
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Post by Peatlander 2 Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:38 pm

I think people are more used to faecesbook, ask, get reply (often the wrong one) move on. End of.... Sad, isn't it?

And fir lack of respect... I got in trouble in tescos a few years back, 11th November at 11am. There I am stood silent for the minute at 11, and this guy pushes me out of the way to get at the cheese. Not even an excuse me, let alone his ignorance.

I'm afraid a couple of minutes later I caught up with him and gave him a full on mouthful, not only fir his lack of manners, but his downright ignorance and lack of respect.

I got thrown out of tesco....

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Post by Peatlander 2 Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:39 pm

Can tell the I is next to the O on my keyboard, eh? Fir sure....

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Post by Bilbobaggins Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:53 pm

Just thought you were typing in Scots dialect, as I was reading it I was hearing. Sutherland accent, just as with Groundhog imagine the words with a Cornish accent. Boaby leaves me a bit confused with Scottish background tinged with Yorkshire.


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Post by Peatlander 2 Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:23 pm

I do that too Bilbobaggins!

The irony is... Dad was in the Seaforth Highlanders, and when he left he took a job in the Cheshire Constabulary as they were 'recruiting' and his officer recommended him to the chief super. So I was born in Cheshire, and sound like a strange mixture of Manc and Inversnakey! Apparently when I get aerated I sound like a weegie!

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Post by Askit Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:55 am

Peatlander 2 wrote:I do that too Bilbobaggins!

The irony is... Dad was in the Seaforth Highlanders, and when he left he took a job in the Cheshire Constabulary as they were 'recruiting' and his officer recommended him to the chief super. So I was born in Cheshire, and sound like a strange mixture of Manc and Inversnakey! Apparently when I get aerated I sound like a weegie!

Nothing wrong with that  biggrin

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Post by Askit Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:24 am

We were alighting from a double decker on our first trip into town for nearly two years. As I got to where the stairs are, I could see a couple were struggling to get down from the top deck so stopped to let them get off first. 

A guy behind my wife started mouthing off about us "hurrying up". He got a "death stare" from my wife, much more effective than any weegie rant from me  hugegrins

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Post by Peatlander 2 Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:32 am

Askit wrote:

A guy behind my wife started mouthing off about us "hurrying up". He got a "death stare" from my wife, much more effective than any weegie rant from me  hugegrins
Yes, I would concur, my better half has the same ability. A look is all it takes.... 

Your post though, first part, the reaction to your patience and manners, it sums up what's wrong with society nowadays. No patience, and no compassion.

I go through a door and I hold it open for the person behind. If its a lady behind I'll open the door and let them through (which is apparently wrong now?), but you wonder why you bother when the person going through the door before you lets it slam in your face!
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Post by Peatlander 2 Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:35 am

Askit wrote:
Nothing wrong with that  biggrin
Better than Panyan, maybe? :)
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Post by scmarf Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:55 pm

We had a stranger call at our front door to ask if our MH was for sale. The market is inflated and some people just want to find someone who doesn't know the value of their van so they can buy and sell at a big profit. Same thing happening on-line by the sound of it.
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Post by Peatlander 2 Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:09 pm

All our vehicles are covered by cctv. As is the front and back door. Mainly to capture anybody up to no good, but also just for peace of mind.

Anybody asks is the m/h, or Land Rover, for sale, first thing I do is say no, then point at the obvious camera. But not the 3 not so obvious ones ;)

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Post by scmarf Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:44 pm

Peatlander 2 wrote:All our vehicles are covered by cctv. As is the front and back door. Mainly to capture anybody up to no good, but also just for peace of mind.

Anybody asks is the m/h, or Land Rover, for sale, first thing I do is say no, then point at the obvious camera. But not the 3 not so obvious ones ;)
This incident un-nerved us so much that we also invested in two cameras. Not sure if they would be much use if someone was wearing a hoody and ballaclava at night but they help.
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Post by Peatlander 2 Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:48 pm

It all helps.

Sad that we should have to, though.

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Post by groundhog Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:00 pm

Bilbobaggins wrote:Just thought you were typing in Scots dialect, as I was reading it I was hearing. Sutherland accent, just as with Groundhog imagine the words with a Cornish accent. Boaby leaves me a bit confused with Scottish background tinged with Yorkshire.


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Except I have a sort of mid Atlantic Canadian accent, at a typical drive thru in Canada and I can't understand a word the youngsters are saying, Canadians think I am Australian, English think I am American and the Cornish haven't got a clue except they know I am from somewhere up country! My French is akin to the policeman in Allo Allo and don't get me started on whether a bonnet goes on your head or is part of a car or should that be automobile or even veeeehicle....!
Back on thread bugs me to when people don't say thankyou if their posts are responded to. Pet hate ( apart from the expression "Not fit for purpose" is when people come round to quote for a job and you never hear from them again. At least say at the time "Sorry it is not for me" or " I would rather not quote thankyou" anything else is just plain rude!
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