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to think that some of the people on the news are abit "sad"

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2shoes Mon 28-Jul-08 22:19:43

some woman was just interviewed about the weston supermare pier fire. she said she was "heart broken"
ffs ok so maybe it is sad to see a lovely building in flames but heartbroken
she was in tears as well.

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 28-Jul-08 22:20:58

yy, I saw that earlier.

Blonde lady?

I did snigger.

2shoes Mon 28-Jul-08 22:21:58

so glad it wasn't just me,

RusselBrussel Mon 28-Jul-08 22:22:31

Yes, have just seen that too! She had real tears too!!

I can sort of see it from the point of view that she said there was 'nothing here now', it must be awful to see the mealticket for your town destroyed. Especially with recession looming.

But to actually cry is a bit 'sad', I am with you on that one!

AnotherFineMess Mon 28-Jul-08 22:24:50

Oh, meanies!

Maybe she has had some very special times there, like being proposed to, taking her PFB for their first seaside outing...

Maybe her grandparents had met there and she wouldn't exist if it wasn't for that pier...

Maybe she had something very valuable hidden under a pierplank...

Maybe she worked there and has now lost her job...


PeaMcLean Mon 28-Jul-08 22:26:46

I'm sort of with AFM, and to be fair, there's not a lot in Weston.

I could see the smoke from Cardiff this morning.

Rachmumoftwo Mon 28-Jul-08 22:31:19

You meanies- it is very sad! An iconic building has burned down, one that is special to many people, from WSM and further afield. Not to mention the detrimental effect it will have on trade in the town where the pier was the main attraction.

2shoes Mon 28-Jul-08 22:32:37

of course if she had said "oh my dh proposed there" or some heartwarming tale, i would get it, but she didn't just how sad she was type thing.

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 28-Jul-08 22:32:52

But she was blardy crying, soppy woman.

I am a meanie.

solidgoldbrass Mon 28-Jul-08 22:34:17

Well, the news crew probably went looking for a hysterical buckethead: they are not hard to find. (They could have come here and dug around in the In the News thread to find a whole pool of people with nothing better to do than fill their knickers over stuff that's nothing to do with them.)

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 28-Jul-08 22:45:11

actually I can empathise with heartbroken pier lady - I cried when Concorde flew over my house for the last time

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 28-Jul-08 22:47:05

I will make an exception for Concorde. Stood on the road at Portishead, shivering, as she went over.

PeaMcLean Mon 28-Jul-08 23:03:15

Cried at an aeroplane???? And you think crying at a pier is weird?

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 28-Jul-08 23:08:11


cadelaide Mon 28-Jul-08 23:17:25

AnotherFineMess "Maybe she had something very valuable hidden under a pierplank..."


This pier fire thingy is not terribly far away from me. I thought I WAS ALONE IN FINDING THE (sorry caps) responses a bit.....well....OTT. Should have known I'd find a more earthy approach on MN.

cadelaide Mon 28-Jul-08 23:19:01

Nobody died, after all. In local chat forums I've been reading words like "horrific" and "devastated".

herbietea Mon 28-Jul-08 23:25:59

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Anglepoise Mon 28-Jul-08 23:27:49

I was genuinely sad when a tree in my parents' garden blew down. I was not alone!

On the plus side, it made a nice big space for a marquee for our wedding

People get attached to daft stuff.

cadelaide Mon 28-Jul-08 23:30:49

Now a tree I can understand grin

LittleBella Mon 28-Jul-08 23:31:54

People are upset that a place where they have happy memories and is part of their mental furniter, has gone up in flames.

I still feel sad every time I go past the building that used to be Jones and Higgins in Peckham Rye. It's a part of my past that isn't there anymore. It's where a roll of linoleum fell on me and I got an ice lolly as a reward. I felt sad when the Italian restaurant in New Cross closed down, when the Synagogue turned into a Kingdom Hall and when the cinemas in Lewisham shut. It signified that the world had moved on and shunted my memories into the past. It is sad when that happens.

So yes, on the whole I think you are being a bit harsh.

Chocolateteapot Mon 28-Jul-08 23:47:00

I have memories of Weston. When I was 5 I lost my parents on the beach and ended up the lost children's place on the seafront where Dad found me.

Then a few years ago in a post natal moment I persuaded DH it would be a good idea to move there, only to find that someone had been murdered in the park next door. Then last summer we narrowly missed being in a bank in the town centre when it was held up by armed gunmen.

Weston has 11% of the Uk's rehab places along with a rubbish council who have failed miserably to get the Tropicana redeveloped in goodness knows how many years, so I can see why someone might cry.

Actually it is sad as I think it has been gradually improving over the last few years and the loss of the pier will be a big blow to the town.

booge Mon 28-Jul-08 23:50:44

Weston is rubbish, the pier was an overgrown amusement arcade, good riddance, perhaps they can use the insurance money to rebuild something better.

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 29-Jul-08 16:58:24

I was really upset when my dead silver birch tree had to be cut down...I still have a piece of it in my shed sad

southeastastra Tue 29-Jul-08 17:04:39

i keep thinking, insurance job.

2shoes Tue 29-Jul-08 19:03:50

oh come on, the lady never said anything about it holding treasured memories, if she had I could have understood,
tree's are different as theya re living things.

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