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  1. jumartoo

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    Why do Brits have to take books and not exchange them?

    Two years ago I set up three shelves of books in English at the camperstop. Today there is less than one shelf, despite a notice asking people to take one and leave one! I can't replace them as I now only read a Kindle so eventually there won't be a library.

    On the other hand we have over one shelf of books in (I think) Dutch and/or German and a handful in French!!!! This shelf started from nil!

    And another thing ...

    Why can't people pick up after their dogs? We have notices asking for this but we regularly have to pick up deposits inside the camperstop area, but the main problem is that people think that the private access road doesn't matter. We have picked up over a supermarket carrier bag full during the winter season. That's not our job!

    What's the answer, ban people with dogs?

    Well, I feel better now, rant over.
     
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  2. tonka

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    I would ban anyone who's dog is reading a book. !!!!!! That might stop em...


    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Is it possible that people are taking books in English and leaving books in other languages?

    The dog thing is awful. I vote you shoot the owners.
     
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    Best to let off steam! :) However, trying to teach the rest of Humanity how to behave is a futile pursuit - there are just too many of them!
     
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    Still books on the shelves after 2 years? I would think that's a positive.
    I did a car boot sale a few months ago and 7 books went missing ( not paid for) within a couple of hours!
     
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    Yes, we noticed the dog muck on the approach road, when we visited in Feb. Not nice!
     
  7. jumartoo

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    Totally agree! Why do people think it's OK to let their dogs do this?
     
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    Books and dvds .... agree entirely ... given up lending them as they never returned .... human race has some notsohonourable members.
     
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    A Dutch lady we met in France a couple of years ago on the next pitch brought over a couple of potboilers in English she'd just finished reading and offered them to us, so you could have a point.
     
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    Perhaps the dogs are reading the books, and the only way they can register their disappointment in the plot/ending/lack of empathy with the characters etc. in a way that a human being would understand is to do a poo. Knowing this is wrong, they then eat the book to hide their shame, hence the lack of bibliographic hardware on the shelves. That's what I think anyway.
     
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    What are you on :LOL:?
     
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    Just been talking to chap managing the cc&c site here in Beadnell Northumberland and a family in a tent have used the hedge behind as their toilet. He was retching cleaning it all up. And a beautiful toilet block close by, lazy buggers. People !!
     
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    Why blame the Brits? From the info, I would guess that it is the Dutch, French & Germans swapping books and leaving theirs behind as a swap. I'm not surprised though - have you tried reading in Dutch? Bloody difficult. No wonder they leave them behind and take ones in English.
     
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    Sat in the van on an aire in Carnac bored stiff. Pouring rain and cold, the only fun is watching the French camping caristes lying in wait for any users of the bourne filling up with water, so they can steal whatever's left after their tanks are full. One guy has jerry cans lined up to catch the dribblings, and would rather wait for hours getting a bit at a time than pay his 2 euros for his own 60 litres. Hilarious, but my mind still wanders.
     
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    [QUOTE="I'm not surprised though - have you tried reading in Dutch? [/QUOTE]


    Yes:)

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    OK maybe I was being presumptive in blaming the Brits for taking the books, but whoever it is has still taken more than they've left :(.

    And as for the dog owners don't know the nationality of the worst culprits!
     
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    Because people with dogs think they are above anyone else's rules, the dog rules , ok
     
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    We are are dog owners, and we keep her on a lead and clean up after her, as most responsible dog owners do (the word responsible is the clue)(y)
     
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    Would this sh*t guide help?

    English sh*t:
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    French sh*t:

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    Dutch sh*t:

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    My sh*t:

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    American sh*t:

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    It is baffling. Nearly as bad as theones who pick it up then leave the bag somewhere other than the bin ?
     
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