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Michael Rolls

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Re: Young People
« Reply #15 on: Oct 12, 2020, 05:55:52 PM »
Yuck!
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« Reply #16 on: Oct 12, 2020, 06:09:27 PM »
 ;D ;D  I'll not tell you what we used to call black puddings but one of the words was 'knees'.. ;)
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Young People
« Reply #17 on: Oct 12, 2020, 06:18:21 PM »
I can guess - an alliteration?
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Re: Young People
« Reply #18 on: Oct 12, 2020, 06:35:31 PM »
Certainly..One might call it an RAF pov..
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Young People
« Reply #19 on: Oct 12, 2020, 06:43:25 PM »
Certainly..One might call it an RAF pov..
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Re: Young People
« Reply #20 on: Oct 13, 2020, 06:47:51 AM »
I love this quote :-


“Children; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. They no longer rise when elders enter the room, they contradict their parents and tyrannize their teachers. Children are now tyrants.”


From Socrates, circa 470BC.


There is nothing new about young people being a pain in the ****


That is so very true Bobcat,...... it has gone on through the ages that older people are always complaining about the young people.
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Young People
« Reply #21 on: Oct 13, 2020, 07:01:13 AM »
And I have heard the odd complaint from the young about the old  ;D  Daughter never tires of saying how easy our generation had things compared to today. Apparently time spent in air-raid shelters as the bombs came down doesn't count!
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Re: Young People
« Reply #22 on: Oct 13, 2020, 08:26:02 AM »
or perhaps it counts as 'fun' Mike
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Re: Young People
« Reply #23 on: Oct 13, 2020, 08:32:20 AM »
Mike you can argue all day on that one, yes we did have it very hard at times. In many ways the young of today have it even harder. In out day it was far easier to get a council house, and work was much easier to find even for the less brainy. 

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Re: Young People
« Reply #24 on: Oct 13, 2020, 08:32:32 AM »
And I have heard the odd complaint from the young about the old  ;D  Daughter never tires of saying how easy our generation had things compared to today. Apparently time spent in air-raid shelters as the bombs came down doesn't count!
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Or the time spent getting pіssed-wet through walking to a phone box whenever you needed to phone someone.

Or the time spent getting pіssed-wet through when you had to walk to the post box whenever you needed to contact anyone in writing.
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Re: Young People
« Reply #25 on: Oct 13, 2020, 08:52:00 AM »
or perhaps it counts as 'fun' Mike
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Re: Young People
« Reply #26 on: Oct 13, 2020, 09:42:31 AM »
Or the time spent getting pіssed-wet through walking to a phone box whenever you needed to phone someone.

Or the time spent getting pіssed-wet through when you had to walk to the post box whenever you needed to contact anyone in writing.


Or when you had to go to the outside loo, or on your almost daily trip to the shops because you didn't have a fridge or freezer and there were no supermarkets anyway!  Eeh, the good old days. 😂. 

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Re: Young People
« Reply #27 on: Oct 13, 2020, 09:44:28 AM »

Or when you had to go to the outside loo, or on your almost daily trip to the shops because you didn't have a fridge or freezer and there were no supermarkets anyway!  Eeh, the good old days. 😂.

Yes, timing the trip to the shop to get a block of ice cream for dessert, that didn't melt before the meal.

Worrying that polio didn't get you & you ended up in an iron lung.

Today's kids worry about their Instagram image.
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Re: Young People
« Reply #28 on: Oct 13, 2020, 09:49:01 AM »
Mike you can argue all day on that one, yes we did have it very hard at times. In many ways the young of today have it even harder. In out day it was far easier to get a council house, and work was much easier to find even for the less brainy.


It wasn't easier to get a Council house for us.  Despite trying hard my parents never got one (I shared a bedroom with my parents until I was 13) nor did my cousin and husband living in one room plus tiny kitchen with two small children, that was partly the reason they went to New Zealand. 

People we knew were encouraged  to move out to New Towns from what Harold Wilson called overcrowded London, which was nothing like it is now, ethnic cleansing for sure.   Look at London now and who is living in Council accommodation, you have only to look at the make up of the tragic Grenfell Towers.

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Re: Young People
« Reply #29 on: Oct 13, 2020, 10:26:05 AM »

It wasn't easier to get a Council house for us.  Despite trying hard my parents never got one (I shared a bedroom with my parents until I was 13) nor did my cousin and husband living in one room plus tiny kitchen with two small children, that was partly the reason they went to New Zealand. 


And the benefits were nowhere near as generous as they are today & that was if you managed to get past the National Assistance Board scrutiny.
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