Chastised for Blowing Bubbles

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  1. Stewart J

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    Have been on a C & CC Rally (temporary holiday rally) at Seaburn on th NE coast near Sunderland. Our tenth and last night rally bends tomorrow so number of units has dropped to 28 in a huge show-field. Great location and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and meeting some very nice folk.

    In the afternoon sunshine I was entertaining our 15 month old grand-daughter with a bubble wand blowing bubbles for her to chase which she excitedly did. Next thing a jobsworth from a caravan appears followed by his wife. Opening line "Do you know its in the C & CC rules that your not allowed to blow bubbles on any of their campsites or rallies"!!!:Eeek:
    If they land on an awning they destroy the waterproofing, by this time his other half was having her oar in saying she'd had words with a family yesterday about the exact same thing, kids blowing bubbles. They both stressed repeatedly how damaging bubbles were to awning waterproofing and they were not trying to cause a scene or argument. :shout:

    This is the last day only 2 tuggers still have awnings up most took advantage of the weather to take them down this afternoon and neither unit is within a hundred yards and not downwind.

    You couldn't make this up could you :Eek!::Eek!:

    Not wishing to start a big argument in front of our grand-daughter OH and I agreed not to create any more bubbles. Some folk really need to get a life,:Eeek:

    Anyone else come a cropper over this rule?
     
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    Not heard of any rule like that. The following advice is on their website:

    And don’t forget you can inadvertently decrease the water resistance of your tent yourself. Detergents are designed to allow water to penetrate grease and muck so it can be washed away. If you allow detergent on to your tent it will do the same thing and let water in. As a result,[HI] don’t let children blow bubbles round the tent[/HI] (if they ‘pop’ on the fabric you could find a damp patch later) and avoid drying wet towels on the side of your tent (there’s every chance some detergent will be left from the towel’s last time in the washing machine).

    Seems to me though someone really does need to get a life, as you say.

    Steve
     
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    What is about retired Police Officers
    Causing trouble wherever they go.:Rofl1:
    don't think C&CC Ruling would go well in East London.
     
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    Anyone who has camped under canvas will understand the pitfalls,two main ones are not to touch the sides of the canvas when wet,especially when raining as this can cause the ingress of water at that point and soap DOES destroy the waterproofing qualities of canvas.
    However 'Captain and Mrs Mainwaring could have been a bit more polite than barking rule 'so and so' to you. BTW flying kites isn't allowed either.
    If you think club sites are draconian THS has its own brand of jobsworths,give them a high vis jacket and they turn into Hitler.
    Bearing in mind the protection of waterproofing issues CLs & CSs are better.
     
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    That is why I go on adult only sites
     
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    But you still get sad bar stewards worried about their blinking awning.

    My response would have had an "off" in it somewhere, once I had established that they were serious.:Doh:
     
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    Sorry, you are a lot more tolerant of 'jobsworths' than i would be.

    I would have given them chance to show me a WRITTEN rule to that affect or failing the production of such, told them to f*** off and annoy someone else..

    no time for people like them.
     
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  8. Stewart J

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    I should add neither of the rally marshalls seemed bothered one was enjoying watching the antics of our granddaughter.:Rofl1:
     
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    Isn't There a law against ?:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    There are some seriously sad people around.

    I don't suppose bird sh**, acid rain or pollution does anything to an awning at all......

    And a few drops of diluted bubbles will???

    They really need to get a life.....
     
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    I truly can not believe this.

    Nikki and I are literally peeing our pants reading this story.

    How on earth did you hold it together?

    I would of fell about on the floor laughing my cotton bits off....


    With so much going on in the world these people really really need to get a life. These people would of seen my sense of sarcasm at its best.


    Well done for holding it together:thumb:
     
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    Didn't Michael Jackson get into trouble for blowing bubbles:Rofl1:
     
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    Think they have gone over the top! It's not as if you were surrounded by tents and lots of awnings either. My theory is they forgot to bring theirs and were jealous!

    Kath
     
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    Int that remark... sexist or is it rasist,,, or sumfink like that...:RollEyes:

    I like 18 year old`s... :Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    and that, is the best line I've seen all year!
     
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    dont mind 18 year olds myself Mo....

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    Taken from C&CC site just for Stewart Js education:Smile:.

    "And don’t forget you can inadvertently decrease the water resistance of your tent yourself. Detergents are designed to allow water to penetrate grease and muck so it can be washed away. If you allow detergent on to your tent it will do the same thing and let water in. As a result, don’t let children blow bubbles round the tent (if they ‘pop’ on the fabric you could find a damp patch later) and avoid drying wet towels on the side of your tent (there’s every chance some detergent will be left from the towel’s last time in the washing machine)."
     
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    Who cares???????!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you like rules and those who enforce them, or you even get a thrill from enforcing rules yourself, carry on using club sites.

    If you have a life, stick to Fun rallies, CLs, aires, laybys and Haven sites!:BigGrin:

    I do emphasise with the Tuggers though, a leaking awning might cause water to go in their electric heater they constantly seem to run in there!:Laughing:

    The regimented behaviour of some caravanning kids is a bit worrying, also. It makes me laugh when all the kids are sent off on their errands during pitching. I wonder if they rebel by p****ng in the aquaroll and only drinking bottled pop?:Eek!:
     
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  20. Stewart J

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    How do you guys expect me to sleep soundly tonight knowing how I,very caused such upset and possibly damage to a tuggers waterproofing :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Its like a Monty Python parrot sketch is it not. Hope I can come face to face with the jobs worth tomorrow :thumb:
     
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