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    In the rare cases where they die on holiday and their families cannot afford repatriation.

    It costs several thousands, I believe. Insurance is about £15 per week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pollution View Post
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    Those on overseas holidays who don't have insurance.
    Agreed, the amount of crowd funding, pleas for help from folk sick Iíll or injured without insurance is ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollution View Post
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    In the rare cases where they die on holiday and their families cannot afford repatriation.

    It costs several thousands, I believe. Insurance is about £15 per week.
    Gotcha ta.



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    Two from me and they are linked.

    Firstly people who don't adhere to rules at an events, organisers who don't enforce the rules and why we leave the rules in place if they aren't enforceable or there's no desire to do so. I was running at the weekend and the rules clearly stated only bone conduction headphones were allowed, breach of this rule was a disqualification. At the start there was the inevitable site of hundreds of runners putting all manner of headphones into their ears and setting of. Do I want to see people disqualified for this considering a lot of people train with music? Probably not but it's annoying. Firstly on tighter stretches of track or road if I want to overtake someone I often can't because they can't hear me coming and carry on blocking people behind them oblivious to anything else going on. Secondly if the rule isn't going to be enforced just get rid of it; state on the entry form that if you can't hear traffic, other runners or marshals then any injury or accident is your responsibility and be done with it.

    The second peeve is littering. I ****ing despise littering. It's so pointless and it's just unadulterated laziness. At the same running event a lady in front of me went into her pocket, took out an energy gel, used it then threw the empty wrapper on the ground. Why? If you can carry it full then why can't you carry it empty? I picked it up and handed it to her and said 'I think you dropped this.' She seemed a bit puzzled for some reason. Again it was stated in the rules litter should be disposed of properly, I often find this is a particularly common way of acting amongst active people who really should know better. The number of hillwalkers I see tossing banana peels and the like onto the ground on mountains is scary. When you challenge them you get a 'it will degrade mate'. Maybe at 20 degrees over a few months but at -1 near the summit of a mountain it's going to lie there for years. These lazy barstewards rely on other people cleaning up after them though and they know someone else will pick it up.
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    The second peeve is littering. I ****ing despise littering. It's so pointless and it's just unadulterated laziness. At the same running event a lady in front of me went into her pocket, took out an energy gel, used it then threw the empty wrapper on the ground. Why? If you can carry it full then why can't you carry it empty? I picked it up and handed it to her and said 'I think you dropped this.' She seemed a bit puzzled for some reason. Again it was stated in the rules litter should be disposed of properly, I often find this is a particularly common way of acting amongst active people who really should know better. The number of hillwalkers I see tossing banana peels and the like onto the ground on mountains is scary. When you challenge them you get a 'it will degrade mate'. Maybe at 20 degrees over a few months but at -1 near the summit of a mountain it's going to lie there for years. These lazy barstewards rely on other people cleaning up after them though and they know someone else will pick it up.
    Amen to all that, though I don't think active people should be singled out for special scorn. The huge amount of litter on roads leading into and out of Edinburgh is almost all thrown there by people sitting on their ***** in cars. More trouble to lower the window than to take your crap home with you, but there you go. They've paid their road tax - who are we to tell them how to behave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    Amen to all that, though I don't think active people should be singled out for special scorn. The huge amount of litter on roads leading into and out of Edinburgh is almost all thrown there by people sitting on their ***** in cars. More trouble to lower the window than to take your crap home with you, but there you go. They've paid their road tax - who are we to tell them how to behave?

    McDonalds cars parks and the general area of roads around McDonalds are bad for litter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Two from me and they are linked.

    Firstly people who don't adhere to rules at an events, organisers who don't enforce the rules and why we leave the rules in place if they aren't enforceable or there's no desire to do so. I was running at the weekend and the rules clearly stated only bone conduction headphones were allowed, breach of this rule was a disqualification. At the start there was the inevitable site of hundreds of runners putting all manner of headphones into their ears and setting of. Do I want to see people disqualified for this considering a lot of people train with music? Probably not but it's annoying. Firstly on tighter stretches of track or road if I want to overtake someone I often can't because they can't hear me coming and carry on blocking people behind them oblivious to anything else going on. Secondly if the rule isn't going to be enforced just get rid of it; state on the entry form that if you can't hear traffic, other runners or marshals then any injury or accident is your responsibility and be done with it.

    The second peeve is littering. I ****ing despise littering. It's so pointless and it's just unadulterated laziness. At the same running event a lady in front of me went into her pocket, took out an energy gel, used it then threw the empty wrapper on the ground. Why? If you can carry it full then why can't you carry it empty? I picked it up and handed it to her and said 'I think you dropped this.' She seemed a bit puzzled for some reason. Again it was stated in the rules litter should be disposed of properly, I often find this is a particularly common way of acting amongst active people who really should know better. The number of hillwalkers I see tossing banana peels and the like onto the ground on mountains is scary. When you challenge them you get a 'it will degrade mate'. Maybe at 20 degrees over a few months but at -1 near the summit of a mountain it's going to lie there for years. These lazy barstewards rely on other people cleaning up after them though and they know someone else will pick it up.
    I really hate littering, people who leave rubbish on a train instead of putting it into the bin. I do the same PB, excuse me but you left this on your seat

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    People in tenement buildings that are quite happy for others to put out their bins, without a word of thanks. My old man has stopped doing it at last. The oldest folk in the stair put theirs out, seems to be below the younger folk in the stair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    People in tenement buildings that are quite happy for others to put out their bins, without a word of thanks. My old man has stopped doing it at last. The oldest folk in the stair put theirs out, seems to be below the younger folk in the stair.
    Nobody takes a turn cleaning the stairs either. Were they born in a barn?

    With all the rented flats now, the life in stairs has really deteriorated.

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    Nobody takes a turn cleaning the stairs either. Were they born in a barn?

    With all the rented flats now, the life in stairs has really deteriorated.
    No-one wants to clean a stair but often folks are willing to chip in to pay someone else to do it. Sometimes just needs someone to start a ball rolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    Nobody takes a turn cleaning the stairs either. Were they born in a barn?

    With all the rented flats now, the life in stairs has really deteriorated.
    Life in stairs is gruesome when you realise that this week is your turn for the back passage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Life in stairs is gruesome when you realise that this week is your turn for the back passage.

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    I shouldnt really laugh but this comment has cracked me up

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    It must have been covered already, impatient folk at baggage carousels.
    Just back from a (wet) week away on the Costa Blanca and both going there, and on the return we encountered the same idiots at the baggage reclaim carousel,,,, most people were standing back a bit so you could see the bags coming along but this family barged in and blocked off about 4 metres with themselves and trolleys then proceeded to poke at nearly every bag that passed (is this ours, is this ours, is this ours?).

    An exasperating experience!

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