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HEELIES.............annoying children

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bandstand · 11/02/2007 15:44

Using them in the shops today,, i was trying to buy a swimming costume, left kids with dh for the pleasure of looking at myself in a full length mirror in a swimming costume, much tears, and then being confronted families of children using heelies in the shops. grrrrrrrrr., and SOMebody run over my toe with her pram

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crystalpony · 11/02/2007 15:45

Not unreasonable just a bit grumpy

BettySpaghetti · 11/02/2007 15:48

Move to Yeovil -on the news earlier it said that children have been banned from wearing them in the town centre!

bandstand · 11/02/2007 15:49

oh so i can't be the only grumpy one about t, they wouldnt use scooters or ride their bikes in the shops, would tye?

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crystalpony · 11/02/2007 15:54

No but, y'know, they're kids..... Think if you'd have found the swimming cossy of your dreams you'd have been so estatic that they could have done doughnuts on your head in their heelies and you wouldn't have cared (I understand the power of a positive life-affirming swimming costume moment!! And the affects of one that makes you look like a tapeworm!!)

bandstand · 11/02/2007 15:55

maybe , crash diet on the way

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kimi · 11/02/2007 15:57

Bandstand you are not alone, they are a stupid craze brought by stupid parents for stupid children, who then skate up and down the shopping centers and in shops.
Alittle girl ran in to me in a pair a few weeks ago then the same child knocked over an old lady, this was INSIDE WOOLWORTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to say i was not in the least bit sorry when the child tripped over someones foot and hit her face on some shelves, at this point her mother took notice of what was going on but seemed to miss her hellhound creating bedlem before hand.
I did read somewhere that they are a good source of exercise for todays chubby children, but i cant see how, as im sure walking takes more effort the skidding along

However i think the parents who were letting their child scoot around the shop on a bloody scooter win t*wt of the day.

VioletBaudelaire · 11/02/2007 15:57

I find pushchairs in shops more annoying than children wearing heelies, tbh. I've been run over, bumped into and rammed out the way by people who use their pushchairs as a weapon on several occasions. Have yet to be attacked by a heely wearing child, though.
The shops insist on cramming everything in to maximise profit, but this means there isn't room for everyone to move about comfortably.
Just one of life's little annoyances I suppose.

SoupDragon · 11/02/2007 15:59

They're sh!te aren't they? And the children can't walk in them properly which is my big bugbear with them (and the reason none of the Small Dragons will be getting any)

VioletBaudelaire · 11/02/2007 15:59

"I have to say i was not in the least bit sorry when the child tripped over someones foot and hit her face on some shelves."
I can understand being annoyed with her parent for not keeping an eye on her, but .............

hunkermunker · 11/02/2007 16:00

I'm sure that there'll be some muscular-related problem associated with the ridiculous stance children have to maintain to wheel these things along.

kimi · 11/02/2007 16:01

Dont think the old lady who was sent crashing to the floor was in the least bit impressed, far worse then a bruised face.

VioletBaudelaire · 11/02/2007 16:02

Absolutely Kimi, but it was your reaction to the child being hurt that I was wondering about.

kimi · 11/02/2007 16:03

Also they have to walk on their toes when not skidding about, thats not good at all

kimi · 11/02/2007 16:04

The child did not give a stuff when she knocked the lady over, did not even say sorry.
Why should i feel sorry for her?
It was her own fault.

Pinotmum · 11/02/2007 16:11

I was thinking about these today as I walked around Tescos with children rolling past me. It can't be good to have to walk on your toes. I think they look awful and hope the phase will pass before dd gets any ideas!

crystalpony · 11/02/2007 16:14

But they are like any childhood craze aren't they? Potentially dangerous but usually short lived. I mean, what abour pogo sticks for example? Lethal!!

And as for space hoppers - my brother impaled himself atop a spiked fence thanks to his ! Ahhhh- those halcyon days!!!

SoupDragon · 11/02/2007 16:15

It's the fact that they are a danger to others that makes them so blimmin irritating though.

Tirnanog · 11/02/2007 16:15

And Clackers,they were a nightmare

IdrisTheDragon · 11/02/2007 16:16

I was in Tesco today and someone went past on a scooter .

wotzsaname · 11/02/2007 16:16

My 2dds have asked and begged, but im not giving in. They have more than enough things with wheels on them already!

furcoatandnoknickers · 11/02/2007 16:16

betty spagetti -
arf arf arf.....yeovil town have banned children from wearing them????? How are they going to inforce that?? Make them take them off and walk bear foot? Or impound the children till their parents get back?!!
How silly. Its just another craze. Its not gangs beeting up old ladies, or steeling sweets, or vandalizing stuff- they are just children.

I do however agree that in confined spaces THEIR PARENTS should tell them not to.

One of my daughters has them and she knows she musnt use the wheels in shops etc...and she doesnt.

I certainly would also tell another child not to do it if they seemed to be behaving dangerously to others.

We dont need laws for stuff like this, we just need parents to take charge of their kids and if not be prepared to step in.

I wouldnt have any objection if another parent told my child that they thought it might be dangerous.

I know we could get into arguments about how they would say it and would they use threatening behaviour etc. BUT come on honestly would you bollock my child or just politely tell them???
Well I wouldnt bollock yours either.
Neither would most of the people on mumsnet, neither would the people in my town etc. etc.

..........get the pop-corn?...........

furcoatandnoknickers · 11/02/2007 16:18

oh tirnanog - I looooved clackers..banned because someone broke their wrist. We were always trying to do that, so we could miss school!

Tirnanog · 11/02/2007 16:19
kimi · 11/02/2007 16:20

But did we pogo round tesco or wollies??? I think not.

bandstand · 11/02/2007 16:21

nor did we use a spacer hopper in M & S

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