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maggiewinchester Report 30 Mar 2013 01:22

Sylvia - It's not just the homeless who retrieve 'stray' trolleys :-D

If it's in my way - I clear it away!!!


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Mar 2013 03:10

maggiew ....................

I mean "clear away" not just by moving them out of the way, as you do

but taking them back to the stations where they should be, re-attaching the chain, and gaining 25c


jax Report 30 Mar 2013 03:17

Only 25c Sylvia? It's a £1 here


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Mar 2013 03:37

I always say that things are more expensive in the UK :-D


JustJohn Report 30 Mar 2013 09:11

Lolly. No good arguing about what I said or what I didn't say. Cos someone decided to whoosh 3 of my posts. Will have to wait to see if they are upheld by Genes - but on past few weeks I am not holding my breath that you will see those 3 posts again :-( :-( :-(

I do see the plumpest people parking nearest the entrance. That has been remarked on many times on TV and radio phone ins without station being closed down. So it is a common observation.

They are not the only ones who cause problems for the elderly and disabled, but they usually tell you they are trying to lose weight whilst causing traffic congestion round the store entrance.

And, in my very simple mind, losing weight is consuming (slightly) less calories that you use. So, if you are sedentary and small, you need very few calories.

And if you want to eat 1500 calorie meals and exceed 3,000 calories a day (which many of these large people do), you must be prepared to have a very intensive fitness regime. Which includes parking miles away from your destination and walking. And pushing trollies back to their places if others can't be bothered. And bending over and picking up litter and putting it in bins provided.

Yes, plenty of people are lazy and uncaring about others. But these lazy people I am referring to are always banging on about how they have low self-esteem, want to lose a couple of stone. I am just being sympathetic and suggesting how they can help others and help themselves.


Sharron Report 30 Mar 2013 09:13

I think £1 is very good value for a shopping trolley.

In Bognor Hospital you can get a wheelchair for the sameprice.


KittytheLearnerCook Report 30 Mar 2013 10:12

My sister works for a large supermarket chain and has seen lots of people abandoning their trollies, young, old, middle aged, well to do, not so well to do, some slim, some not so slim.

The common denominator seems to be lack of manners and respect for others.



JustJohn Report 30 Mar 2013 10:14

PP. I still say it is calories in-calories out with almost everyone. Very simple. I do understand there are mental and physical conditions - but doubt they are quite as many as claimed.

And if anyone has big bones, low metabolism (both of which I have used) they have to consume considerably less calories than those who have a high metabolism.

It is irritating to watch thin people shovelling lovely fatty food down when others seem to put on a stone looking wistfully at a lettuce leaf, but I have always written down each day exactly what I eat when I have had a weight problem. And we so easily forget the snacks, the glass of wine, the cups of coffee with cream, the biscuits......

And most of us have an "ideal weight" that we feel best at and that probably needs to reduce slightly as we age. Personally, I ignore all the ideal weight nonsense in the official literature. We just all individually know roughly what weight makes us look and feel good. And makes us energised - and not falling asleep and appearing to be lazy all the time.


KittytheLearnerCook Report 30 Mar 2013 10:18

*removes wooden spoon from the thread and makes the porridge* ;-)


ButtercupFields Report 30 Mar 2013 10:23

*waddles on to thread and eats sixteen bowls of Kitty's porridge...yummmmmm :-D ;-) <3


terryj Report 30 Mar 2013 10:25

i used to be one of those that could eat like a horse with the body of a stick insect 10stone wringing wet
then 1 year went to majorca for 10 days and if it had been 14 would not have had a pair of trousers to wear home turned out thyroid gland and needed partial removal due to goitre
now struggle to escape from 15 stone especially since finishing work and not moving around as much (had thyroid function test and can't blame that) must be cake retention


KittytheLearnerCook Report 30 Mar 2013 10:26

*glows with pride and goes shopping for rennies* :-D ;-) <3


Mayfield Report 30 Mar 2013 10:29

Well there was this alternative!

Mayfield ;-)


KittytheLearnerCook Report 30 Mar 2013 10:33

LOL at Mayfield :-D


JustJohn Report 30 Mar 2013 10:53

BK. Welcome back. Not seen you for ages. Spent ages wondering what you might have written before I opened your post.

I must try to be a fortune teller - would make a fortune :-D :-D


TheBlackKnight Report 30 Mar 2013 11:07

I must try to be a fortune teller - would make a fortune

I don't think so John you need talent for that. :-D :-D

As much as I would like to chat, I have a life & must go & live it as I have much to do in it.


JustJohn Report 30 Mar 2013 11:11

Bye. Love you lots, The BlackKnight <3 <3


AnnCardiff Report 30 Mar 2013 11:43

and there was me, thinking you had eventually got the message and realised how much people detest most of what you post - you changed your avatar for the better but you, you've not changed one little bit have you - still a WUM and a stirrer


wisechild Report 30 Mar 2013 14:23

To get back to the original topic of shopping trollies.
At Madrid airport, they have decided to stop returning the €1 that you deposit. They will no doubt generate a considerable income from this, although they may have to employ people to recover all the abandoned ones as there will no longer be any incentive to return them.
Wonder how long before the supermarkets jump on the bandwagon.


JustJohn Report 30 Mar 2013 15:11

Did I notice TheBlackKnight's first post was reported and has since diasappeared.

I assume from that report was upheld.

I would just like tio say that the mild abuse he wrote in that letter to yours truly did not upset me at all. I am sorry it upset anybody else. :-( :-( :-(