The clumping effect .. puzzling

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    All kinds of animals use herding as a defensive tactic.. birds fly in flocks, fish in shoals, insects in swarms.. cows and sheep in herds

    My chickens wander around the garden in a little gang.. one or more are always on the lookout for an aerial predator.. they run for shelter when they hear or see a Gull

    And so do many humans…. You go on an almost empty site or aire.. pick a nice quiet corner and sooner or later a tosser parks up not 6 mts away.. :Doh:

    Same on the beach.. you find a nice spot and 15 mins later you have a family with four kids playing footie and using you as a goal post.

    I call them clumpers..

    Why is this .. and if you don’t do this.. who does.. which forums are they on because I want to know why they do this..

    hands up you clumpers..:Doh:
     
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    If I see a topless burd on the beach, I often go to sit near her :Smile:

    Then the missus clumps me :Laughing:
     
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    Clumpers

    Hi, 2 years ago we were on an aire in Honfleur and it wasnt very busy lots of room when an Italian van parked so close to our van I couldnt open the side locker door , then out trooped the Italians momma poppa and granpop granmomma and five kids they were a big family in more than numbers :Smile: I watched as they went off without paying the small charge :Doh:
     
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    Perhaps it is a way they demonstrate being friendly and not stand offish. Personally I am really rude and park as far away from the next one as I can :BigGrin:
     
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    Even German tourists of pensionable age? :Wink:


    We tend to like our own "space" as well but it takes all sorts.....
     
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    Exactly why I wouldn't stop on an aire.:Rofl1:
     
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    Not clumpers here !

    We often observe and query this behaviour on beaches and we know it happens on supermarket car parks, here and abroad.
     
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