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Subject Topic: Go Outdoors glasgow - coatbridge branch
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03/9/2013 at 12:23pm
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i was in there yesterday having a look for a small table to put my single burner stove on.

one of the salesmen there - stuart - very helpful, very chatty, and a camping enthusiast himself and i were chatting about various tents, sites and everything to do with camping when some little kids were screaming around running in and out of the tents on display.

he then told me that they had one kid came into the store with a pen knife and went round slashing the tents and even went for the air tubes on the vango airbeam.

absolutely outrageous - he didnt tell me the outcome as his pager went off and he had to go to someones assistance - but gawd help us all if that kid and/or his family turn up on a campsite somewhere!!!.

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03/9/2013 at 6:23pm
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The kids did this last year too when the tents were outside and that's why they brought them indoors. I think some of the parents in the area just take the kids in there to play in the tents. It gets crazy on a Saturday afternoon!

I always find the staff in that branch really fab.

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03/9/2013 at 6:32pm
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Who is letting their kid have a penknife?!? And where were the parents while this was happening?! Thats outrageous!
If that doesnt show part of whats wrong with society, then I dont know what does!


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03/9/2013 at 8:17pm
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Its the same in the Edinburgh tent display. My wife and I were there in July, browsing not buying.
We went out to the outdoor tent display and I thought we had took a wrong turn and ended up in a childrens playground.

We were the only adults and there were about 6-8 children ages around 6-10 yrs old. They were going mental running in and out tents, throwing themselves against the walls of the tents causing obvious damage.

We just turned and headed to the door to get back into the store when a young couple came through from the store and the man shouted at one of the kids who had managed to collapse an inner tent.
The woman said to him..the tents are only for display, nobody buys these ones.

Oh well thats ok then?

Back in store I passed an employee and mentioned what was happening and he said all the stores have this problem with children in their outdoor tent displays.
He said some parents treat it like a playground for their children and its safe as its fenced in?
They can then shop instore without the kids annoying them.

Good learning curve for children who will end up on a campsite near you!

Anyway the employee went outside and no doubt sorted things out.



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03/9/2013 at 8:25pm
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I do try and not go into "Grumpy Old Git" mode. But behaviour like this just makes me despair about parenting and society.

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03/9/2013 at 8:34pm
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Quote: Originally posted by mikegalagher on 03/9/2013
I do try and not go into "Grumpy Old Git" mode. But behaviour like this just makes me despair about parenting and society.



Thats why we about turned Mike..I can't say what I felt like saying / doing to the little darlings and the mum is another story.

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03/9/2013 at 8:37pm
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Bring back the Birch. Parents 1st in line. I bet they will watch their kids behaviour then.


03/9/2013 at 9:04pm
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Sadly, not new though with much bigger stores and displays it might be more costly. Back in early 90s was looking for new tent at outdoor display site south of B'ham and the number of uncontrolled kids running around doing damage was awful.

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03/9/2013 at 9:21pm
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Poor management from the store for not taking action sooner. They should start by barring the kids and parents.



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03/9/2013 at 9:29pm
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not that i visit ikea very often but on the odd occasion i do, the kids are being dragged around with mum and dad ( or mum + mum / dad + dad / + every other possible combination now lol ) who are debating this sofa or that one, this cupboard or the other one and the kids are bored out of their brains!. so they run ragged and the parents let them because its easier than trying to keep them under control! the whole ikea store becomes a huge disney park to them!.

i dont blame the kids at all, i blame the parents totally.

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03/9/2013 at 9:35pm
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Quote: Originally posted by geoffprinter on 03/9/2013
Bring back the Birch. Parents 1st in line. I bet they will watch their kids behaviour then.



Geoff is playing devil's advocate again, while we wait for mac to get back off his hols and be really offensive

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03/9/2013 at 9:53pm
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Mike I’ve been busy trying to defend a lawsuit for deformation of character.

My only comment is look at the location….Glasgow (apologise if I’ve offended any Glaswegians). I’m not shocked. If it had been a store in any other part of the UK I would have been horrified.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Lewisham has been found to be the most violent place to live in Europe. Seriously, I think they need to spend a Saturday night in Glasgow…


03/9/2013 at 9:55pm
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Quote: Originally posted by hankakampa on 03/9/2013
not that i visit ikea very often but on the odd occasion i do, the kids are being dragged around with mum and dad ( or mum + mum / dad + dad / + every other possible combination now lol ) who are debating this sofa or that one, this cupboard or the other one and the kids are bored out of their brains!. so they run ragged and the parents let them because its easier than trying to keep them under control! the whole ikea store becomes a huge disney park to them!.

i dont blame the kids at all, i blame the parents totally.





Exactly. That's why I said parents 1st.


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Quote: Originally posted by mcguire6078 on 03/9/2013
Mike I’ve been busy trying to defend a lawsuit for deformation of character.

My only comment is look at the location….Glasgow (apologise if I’ve offended any Glaswegians). I’m not shocked. If it had been a store in any other part of the UK I would have been horrified.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Lewisham has been found to be the most violent place to live in Europe. Seriously, I think they need to spend a Saturday night in Glasgow…



You should go on a Sunday night! much quieter for London softies..lol


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03/9/2013 at 10:00pm
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Personally I believe we need to bring back good old fashioned medieval justice. Throw the whole family including relations, close friends and neighbours into a river. If they survive burn them as witches, if they drown….. guilty.

Seems fair…?


03/9/2013 at 10:04pm
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Sorry your right VangoMan02, Sunday night is ladies night in Glasgow…much more sophisticated apparently (If sophisticated and Glasgow should even be in the same sentence..)?



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