Mingers everwhere!

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  1. ronfleur

    ronfleur Read Only Funster

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    Hi
    Just returned from a stay on corner secluded plot in an idyllic rural setting in Limousin France which was spoilt by a couple of English mingers. (actually the woman was French Canadian)he was English and they had an English van and car. Apart from their early morning cigarette smoke drifting across (nothing like fresh French country air) and the constant coughing day and night due to them chain smoking. Their "conversation" was always at full volume, as was their stereo the first night which I and another camper had to complain about. They even had a blazing row at 3am one morning. They used their awning all the time so there was little respite from their din. Moving within the site wasn't really an option as free spaces were all around them....I wonder why? Just goes to show that there are mingers everywhere!
    PS I hope they read this and recognize themselves!
     
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    Sorry,,,,, Nikki and I are not guilty this time, we I was at work all day Guv:Eeek:
     
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    I hope they don't. They don't sound like FUN people.
     
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    Wasn't us either cos we is in Spain! :thumb::thumb:
    Anyone know where Blisters is????:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  5. wanttobeaway

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    Mingers

    I thought you ment some ugly lasses

    I dont think it was me cannot remember being there
     
  6. madbluemad

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    Sorry you had a bad time. Your definition of a minger is a wee bit different to mine.

    If I smoke and cough I'm a minger ? :Eek!:

    It would take a grenade to wake me of a night, thats if it could drown out SWMBO'S snoring. There's no way I would be woken by somebody coughing.

    What were these people smoking that it could cause such offence out in the open air, where I believe its still legal to smoke.:RollEyes:

    Jim
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    Now we have mingers and whingers:RollEyes:

    Ian
     
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    The glory of having wheels on your home, don't like the neighbours, you can move on.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    If you think that is bad you should try a week end at Billing Aqua-drome .. proper mingers there .. :Eeek:
     
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That place should only be mentioned if you have a statue of Bhuda, a cross, a bottle of holy water, a statue of Khaki, another of Vishnu, and any other possible way to ward off evil spirits !

    Oh and apart from the smoking and coughing it does sound a bit like me and Mo ! LOL !
     
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    This place sounds like a challenge, Ive got to have a go :Laughing:

    Jim
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    I wouldn't do that if you value your possessions.. if it aint screwed, riveted or bolted down it will walk.. and I'm NOT joking .. :Eeek:

    Billing Aqua- hell would be more appropriate :Sad:
     
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    Couldn't have been so bad after all as you stayed put.
    Or wasn't moving off site an option?
     
  14. madbluemad

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    We should put this on the list Jim

    A Frames
    Gas
    Billing Aqua Hell :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Jim
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  15. Jarkin

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    Hi,

    Can you tell us if it was as bad as you say, why you stayed so long, and just how far away were they when they were smoking,

    Be interested in your replies, so I can change my habits:Blush:

     
  16. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    It wasnt me, honest, I was at the Essex Meet - or could you really hear me that far away :BigGrin:

    My goodness what an experience!!!

    I smoke, I drink, I occasionally shout - sometimes I dont realise it as I am actually partially deaf. I occasionally sing and am really game for a laugh but I would be extremely offended to be classed as a minger.

    Certainly where I come from the terms minge and minger have a very different and quite rude meaning.

    Overall I noticed more noise when away in the motorhome this year and I do think it has a lot to do with people trying camping whether in tents, caravans or motorhomes. People dont always realise how much sound travels or that awning walls are not as thick as house walls regardless of it being day or night.

    At one point in the summer we were parked next to a caravan with an awning which had 6 children including a young baby and yes, they were noisy and yes occasionally the adults got to the end of their tethers and shouted and yes after a few nights of being woken by the baby crying at 3am it did start to get to me a little but we were very understanding.

    It should all be about give and take and, if you are brave enough or honest enough to do so, you acquaint yourselves with the neighbours and very kindly and gently give them tips.

    We were all new to this once and there are many more tent and caravan owners who are first timers due to the financial climate.


    With regard to your quote

    PS I hope they read this and recognize themselves![/QUOTE]

    I would very much doubt that they are motorhome fun members because all the motorhome funsters I have met have been polite, courteous and helpful although admittedly we can be noisy when we are partying together.
     
  17. ronfleur

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    Its the Awning!

    Really if people want to make noise if they were to retire to their van or MH it would be less of a problem.
    It was the noise rather than the smoke which i was complaining about!
     
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    Wasn't us either we were at home preparing for the outlaws whoops I mean inlaws:Rofl1:

    what about A and K :Doh:
     
  19. mikel

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    I have sensitive ears too Ronfleur. But the beauty of the campervan is you have your own wheels so if the neighbours are from hell - move on.

    Mind you that isn't always as easy done as said.

    A couple of years ago whilst travelling south through Spain towards the end of the season we found a lovely, near-deserted smallish campsite in a stunning walking location . We arrived at lunchtime and thought how lucky we were. Only two others on site. A caravan at one end, someone with tents in the middle and us at the other end under a few pine trees.

    We were a bit tired after the drive so we had lunch followed by an enjoyable walk in the afternoon. Afterwards we busied ourseves around the van, as you do.

    A white van pulled in to the site leaving a trail of dust in the air. The van pulled up next to the tents and three chaps got out. They weren't speaking but shouting, swearing too. They completely ignored us as I said hello. Anyway it got worse, CD player at full volume, and the shouting more permanent as the beer was consumed. They were three British lads staying onsite whilst they worked during the day. Seemed to be the building trade.
    Even wolf whistling at the wife as she made her way towards the toilet block.

    Oh sh$t we thought. Never mind they may be quiet tomorrow. But alas no. We stayed another night simply because we enjoyed the area.

    We thought about complaining but no doubt we would have become significant personas non grata so we kept quiet content in the knowledge that we would soon be heading further south.

    The morning of our departure arrived. The tentville was quiet as our builder neighbours were off to work. So we headed for the water dumping area. Emptied the tanks, rubbish and checked around the vehicle. Then I had an idea !

    My wife said NONONO. I said YESYESYES. I backed up to our pitch and with my wife as lookout I made my way to the side of the van. A quick look around to check all was well I quietly pulled out the cassette, you know the one I mean. I made my way to the neighbours tent using the trees to hide. I opened the zip to the tent and emptied the contents annoyingly getting a couple of drops on my shoes. Open sandals they were.

    Back to the van we drove off through the site happy in the knowledge that we were free to roam.

    As the say 'don't get angry, get even'.

    So some will think I'm the minger but I prefer to be thought of as a counter-minger.
     
  20. madbluemad

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    I actualy think that, that is disgusting.

    Jim
     

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