Am I being a Christmas gringe

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  1. Howard H

    Howard H Funster Life Member

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    We are on the Chester cc site and there are many mh and caravans on here ,I believe the site is full many people have a very nice and discrete display of Christmas lights around there vans ,no problem but this caravan has a 20 foot pole with the brightest lights I have ever seen the picture does not show how bright these lights are they are driving us mad in our mh they flags and change colour every few seconds .The question is am I being unreasonable or not :xdoh:
     

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    Go across around 3am and cut the cable.............. Simples:xsurprised:
     
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    I dislike Christmas more than anyone I know but even I cannot see what's wrong with a few lights on a pole. Now if it was a yapping dog, I could see why it would spoil your day.
    Only my opinion but I suppose different things annoy different people.
     
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    No I don't think you're being unreasonable, it's a distraction when you should be able to relax in your caravan - I assume it's directly next/across from you? Perhaps going across and telling them that it's giving you a migraine would help?

    It could of course be that the owner of the caravan has an inferiority complex and this is his way of compensating. :rolleyes:
     
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    You asked, so yes. It's Christmas, there's an awful lot of sadness and destruction around, few flashing lights to cheer someone up is nothing to get mardy about in the scheme of things is it?
    :xgrin:
     
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    Could be worse ... he could be running them off a Kipor genny!
     
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    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    I see you're 'dislike' and raise you with a 'hate'. xroll:

    ... I wish we never had Christmas at all but others like it so I 'suffer' it too whilst trying to ensure that my not wanting it doesn't affect their enjoyment. :cautious:
     
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  8. Howard H

    Howard H Funster Life Member

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    This is more than a few lights on a pole these are the brightest lights I have seen its like day light outside and a disco in our van even with the blinds shut but as its Christmas I think the best thing for us to do is say nowt and wander off to the pub:xgrin:
     
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    Good thinking. :xThumb:
     
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    I was being polite really as I don't won't to end up off thread about Christmas 'joy'. I could not print the way I usually describe it. Bah humbug!
     
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    ...... or get some sunglasses [​IMG]
     
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    Could be worse, could be someone with a bloody great flagpole with flags, making loud rippling noises in the wind keeping you awake.
     
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    If these lights on a pole really are that bright and causing you bother then simply go over to the van in question and politely ask if they could either reduce the brightness or turn them off altogether as they are bothering you.

    I do however struggle to understand how they can be so bright as to cause a problem with your blinds closed though because (assuming you have Seitz or Remis type blinds) they should give near total blackout. Those that I have seen will certainly give near total blackout on a bright summer day so unless these "lights on a pole" are lasers directly aimed at your van I don't quite understand how they are bothering you.

    D.
     
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    Change your van your blinds are crap, what a load of tosh! You could turn your van around and look the other way.

    I feel sorry for you having to put up with fairy lights at Christmas it must be awful.
     
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    Change your pitch
     
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  16. Howard H

    Howard H Funster Life Member

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    Sorry if this thread had upset some of you but you are not here ,my van is brand new so but there is a gap around the rear view mirror that lets light in but I don't think they are "crap" and have you tried parking the wrong way round on a cc site . Any it's not a problem now as I am in the pub now with people a sense of humour :xgrin:
     
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    I agree Christmas or not, these things are a bloody nuisance. We go to the countryside and camp under the stars and some inconsiderate person wants to polute the place with flashing lights.

    There is nothing nicer than sitting outside your 'van with just your thoughts an nice drink with peace and quiet and a clear night sky.
     
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    as your on a CC site whats the wardens views; and ask to move pitch.

    must admit when oiur blinds are closed not a lot of light gets in; if any;
     
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    yep on most vans ; you need a " silver screen, also keeps the heat in
     
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    Lol, always makes me laugh when people get worked up over a simple post like yours, shows your not the only one who let's things bother them. Enjoy Chester beautiful City, you can camp on the the Roudee Car park for £1.50 many vans stay there over night, could be a change while you are in the area. Enjoy your break (lights permitting)
     
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