Teenagers causing 'chaos' at Kidderminster flats

KNOCK AND RUN: Jamie Morris, who says two youngsters are causing ‘chaos’ for Drake Crescent residents.

KNOCK AND RUN: Jamie Morris, who says two youngsters are causing ‘chaos’ for Drake Crescent residents. Buy this photo

First published in News

A RESIDENT in a Kidderminster block of flats said that two teenagers are causing "chaos" for him and his neighbours by repeatedly pressing their buzzers and running away.

Jamie Morris, 23, of Drake Crescent, said the youngsters "find it funny" to play the knock and run game at least once a week at a number of Wyre Forest Community Housing flats in his road.

He also said one of the offenders threatened to throw a brick through his window last Thursday after he asked them to stop.

Mr Morris said: "We've been having a lot of disturbance with two lads. We're on buzzer systems, we get it quite a lot, they run up and down pressing all the buzzers.They're just generally causing a lot of trouble and upsetting my neighbours."

He added that the youngsters had been destroying copies of The Shuttle that were delivered to flats and tipping over residents' wheelie bins.

"They just don't know when to stop," Mr Morris added. "They just get away with it. They do it because they've got nothing better to do I guess.

"It's just a pain. I've got elderly neighbours and they're putting themselves in danger by going outside to see who it is."

Mr Morris said the problems started a couple of months ago and affect blocks of flats on both sides of an alley connecting Drake Crescent to Manor Avenue.

"They're just generally causing chaos," he added. "They are also verbally abusive and they're causing distress.

"I've spoken to a police officer and I've been told they are going to speak to the person in question. I've also been told to keep a log.

"The police came out on Thursday but they didn't catch them. You can actually turn off the buzzer system that we have but if somebody comes to visit you won't know."

A spokeswoman for West Mercia Police said they are aware of the anti-social behaviour and have encouraged anyone residents to call 101 to report incidents.

Anyone with information about the incident last Thursday can call 101, quoting incident reference 466-S-200314.

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9:45am Fri 28 Mar 14

Graphical says...

Get the local copper to give them a clip round the ear, Or was that long ago in anther time?
Get the local copper to give them a clip round the ear, Or was that long ago in anther time? Graphical
  • Score: 11

5:28pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Lord Newbold says...

Reading this article certainly brings back memories of being a young tearaway.
Well Jamie Morris, you will have been one of those goody-goody youngsters who parents would always say, “Our Jamie would not do that”. Just like mine however, we know what we know.
Knock a door and run is a very old past time for youths. If you had had doors with snick (thumb press) latches then you would have been much worse off than your are today. Thumb operated latches would have been the target for the drawing pin, and a touch of dog excreta.

Imagine you arrive home press the thumb operated latch (with a drawing pin and just a little excreta) what a laugh from those who had been waiting secretly hidden from view. Have guessed where the thumb went.

We have all been young once, and played whip & top, hide & seek, skipping rope, and then we progressed onto more daring outdoor activities. Knock a door run, white rabbit| (that is the length of cotton and a button) fixed to the window frame so the button could be tapped on the window. Remember “Devil in the Drainpipe”.

When drainpipes were made out of cast iron place some newspaper at the bottom of the drainpipe and light it. It made a fearful howling noise.

Like always we never did anything like that just like these teenager who have certainly rung your bell. Remember they will only do it to those who are prepared to chase them off. If you sit tight and ignore them. No doubt, just like we did, they will become bored, and move on to something else.

Like it was in my day “infant, adolescent, teenager, and then proper adults. Who will experience the torments of the youngster of their day? As we are doing now.
Live and let live but never forget you were once a teenager.
Reading this article certainly brings back memories of being a young tearaway. Well Jamie Morris, you will have been one of those goody-goody youngsters who parents would always say, “Our Jamie would not do that”. Just like mine however, we know what we know. Knock a door and run is a very old past time for youths. If you had had doors with snick (thumb press) latches then you would have been much worse off than your are today. Thumb operated latches would have been the target for the drawing pin, and a touch of dog excreta. Imagine you arrive home press the thumb operated latch (with a drawing pin and just a little excreta) what a laugh from those who had been waiting secretly hidden from view. Have guessed where the thumb went. We have all been young once, and played whip & top, hide & seek, skipping rope, and then we progressed onto more daring outdoor activities. Knock a door run, white rabbit| (that is the length of cotton and a button) fixed to the window frame so the button could be tapped on the window. Remember “Devil in the Drainpipe”. When drainpipes were made out of cast iron place some newspaper at the bottom of the drainpipe and light it. It made a fearful howling noise. Like always we never did anything like that just like these teenager who have certainly rung your bell. Remember they will only do it to those who are prepared to chase them off. If you sit tight and ignore them. No doubt, just like we did, they will become bored, and move on to something else. Like it was in my day “infant, adolescent, teenager, and then proper adults. Who will experience the torments of the youngster of their day? As we are doing now. Live and let live but never forget you were once a teenager. Lord Newbold
  • Score: -13

12:57am Sat 29 Mar 14

DOEPUBLIC says...

Well done Jamie for considering the elderly and your neighbours. It is shame that disclosure to the media is required for a response to be made. Hopefully, your local councillor will be of help to you as well as the police.
Well done Jamie for considering the elderly and your neighbours. It is shame that disclosure to the media is required for a response to be made. Hopefully, your local councillor will be of help to you as well as the police. DOEPUBLIC
  • Score: 9

8:34am Sat 29 Mar 14

Allan Whitehead says...

DOEPUBLIC wrote:
Well done Jamie for considering the elderly and your neighbours. It is shame that disclosure to the media is required for a response to be made. Hopefully, your local councillor will be of help to you as well as the police.
DOEPUBLIC:-
Praise to Jamie, is somewhat misplaced and him actually going to the media will more likely give these youngsters some notoriety. They will now be leaders of larger torment groups. “Lord Newbold” was correct “ignore them and they will become bored”. Unfortunately, they have found someone to aggravate. However, the ballpark and rules have been changed. Once if the perpetrators were give a clip round the ears. It was sufficient to reduce the aggravation. Further, if they told their parents “Mr. Quickman” had given them a clout, they would most likely get another one.
Now the rules are on the side of the youngsters. Smacking, caning, and the proverbial clip with the police officer’s cape, are all outlawed. Some may say for the good, others have a right to disagree. Regrettably, the only answer is to wait for the boredom to set in. Otherwise, we have to hope that these pests are given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) in many case this will solve the problem. On the other hand, they can escalate the problem to a degree, which could become far worse.
[quote][p][bold]DOEPUBLIC[/bold] wrote: Well done Jamie for considering the elderly and your neighbours. It is shame that disclosure to the media is required for a response to be made. Hopefully, your local councillor will be of help to you as well as the police.[/p][/quote]DOEPUBLIC:- Praise to Jamie, is somewhat misplaced and him actually going to the media will more likely give these youngsters some notoriety. They will now be leaders of larger torment groups. “Lord Newbold” was correct “ignore them and they will become bored”. Unfortunately, they have found someone to aggravate. However, the ballpark and rules have been changed. Once if the perpetrators were give a clip round the ears. It was sufficient to reduce the aggravation. Further, if they told their parents “Mr. Quickman” had given them a clout, they would most likely get another one. Now the rules are on the side of the youngsters. Smacking, caning, and the proverbial clip with the police officer’s cape, are all outlawed. Some may say for the good, others have a right to disagree. Regrettably, the only answer is to wait for the boredom to set in. Otherwise, we have to hope that these pests are given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) in many case this will solve the problem. On the other hand, they can escalate the problem to a degree, which could become far worse. Allan Whitehead
  • Score: 2

11:48am Sat 29 Mar 14

DOEPUBLIC says...

Allan Whitehead wrote:
DOEPUBLIC wrote:
Well done Jamie for considering the elderly and your neighbours. It is shame that disclosure to the media is required for a response to be made. Hopefully, your local councillor will be of help to you as well as the police.
DOEPUBLIC:-
Praise to Jamie, is somewhat misplaced and him actually going to the media will more likely give these youngsters some notoriety. They will now be leaders of larger torment groups. “Lord Newbold” was correct “ignore them and they will become bored”. Unfortunately, they have found someone to aggravate. However, the ballpark and rules have been changed. Once if the perpetrators were give a clip round the ears. It was sufficient to reduce the aggravation. Further, if they told their parents “Mr. Quickman” had given them a clout, they would most likely get another one.
Now the rules are on the side of the youngsters. Smacking, caning, and the proverbial clip with the police officer’s cape, are all outlawed. Some may say for the good, others have a right to disagree. Regrettably, the only answer is to wait for the boredom to set in. Otherwise, we have to hope that these pests are given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) in many case this will solve the problem. On the other hand, they can escalate the problem to a degree, which could become far worse.
Thankyou for your observations. I appreciate what you are saying. However, resolution in this context becomes, in my opinion, a matter of reasonable and proportional response from individuals, within their capacity. Considering also in this instance, that a person can only respond from where things are not where they would hope or expect them to be. Media exposure, hopefully having been conducted with duty of care. The desired outcome that the residence and community can live their lives without being unreasonably provoked.
[quote][p][bold]Allan Whitehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DOEPUBLIC[/bold] wrote: Well done Jamie for considering the elderly and your neighbours. It is shame that disclosure to the media is required for a response to be made. Hopefully, your local councillor will be of help to you as well as the police.[/p][/quote]DOEPUBLIC:- Praise to Jamie, is somewhat misplaced and him actually going to the media will more likely give these youngsters some notoriety. They will now be leaders of larger torment groups. “Lord Newbold” was correct “ignore them and they will become bored”. Unfortunately, they have found someone to aggravate. However, the ballpark and rules have been changed. Once if the perpetrators were give a clip round the ears. It was sufficient to reduce the aggravation. Further, if they told their parents “Mr. Quickman” had given them a clout, they would most likely get another one. Now the rules are on the side of the youngsters. Smacking, caning, and the proverbial clip with the police officer’s cape, are all outlawed. Some may say for the good, others have a right to disagree. Regrettably, the only answer is to wait for the boredom to set in. Otherwise, we have to hope that these pests are given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) in many case this will solve the problem. On the other hand, they can escalate the problem to a degree, which could become far worse.[/p][/quote]Thankyou for your observations. I appreciate what you are saying. However, resolution in this context becomes, in my opinion, a matter of reasonable and proportional response from individuals, within their capacity. Considering also in this instance, that a person can only respond from where things are not where they would hope or expect them to be. Media exposure, hopefully having been conducted with duty of care. The desired outcome that the residence and community can live their lives without being unreasonably provoked. DOEPUBLIC
  • Score: 1

12:48pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Allan Whitehead says...

DOEPUBLIC,
I cannot argue with your views. I only hope I am wrong and you are right.
DOEPUBLIC, I cannot argue with your views. I only hope I am wrong and you are right. Allan Whitehead
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Sat 29 Mar 14

BewdleyBugle says...

Graphical wrote:
Get the local copper to give them a clip round the ear, Or was that long ago in anther time?
Oh what a great idea. How could anyone disagree with physically assaulting children? Can't do any harm, can it? Except perhaps the physical pain. Oh, and the trauma of being hit by a stranger. And the fact that it gives them the idea that problems can be solved by violence. But apart from that, an excellent plan. After all, the old days were so much better than today. In fact, if you ask me, we should still be burning witches.
[quote][p][bold]Graphical[/bold] wrote: Get the local copper to give them a clip round the ear, Or was that long ago in anther time?[/p][/quote]Oh what a great idea. How could anyone disagree with physically assaulting children? Can't do any harm, can it? Except perhaps the physical pain. Oh, and the trauma of being hit by a stranger. And the fact that it gives them the idea that problems can be solved by violence. But apart from that, an excellent plan. After all, the old days were so much better than today. In fact, if you ask me, we should still be burning witches. BewdleyBugle
  • Score: -4

4:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Graphical says...

BewdleyBugle wrote:
Graphical wrote:
Get the local copper to give them a clip round the ear, Or was that long ago in anther time?
Oh what a great idea. How could anyone disagree with physically assaulting children? Can't do any harm, can it? Except perhaps the physical pain. Oh, and the trauma of being hit by a stranger. And the fact that it gives them the idea that problems can be solved by violence. But apart from that, an excellent plan. After all, the old days were so much better than today. In fact, if you ask me, we should still be burning witches.
It is due to bleeding heart liberals like you that we now live in a society where decent people have to think twice about going out after dark. A little SENSIBLE discipline would give us a decent society where people have a little self discipline and respect for others.
[quote][p][bold]BewdleyBugle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graphical[/bold] wrote: Get the local copper to give them a clip round the ear, Or was that long ago in anther time?[/p][/quote]Oh what a great idea. How could anyone disagree with physically assaulting children? Can't do any harm, can it? Except perhaps the physical pain. Oh, and the trauma of being hit by a stranger. And the fact that it gives them the idea that problems can be solved by violence. But apart from that, an excellent plan. After all, the old days were so much better than today. In fact, if you ask me, we should still be burning witches.[/p][/quote]It is due to bleeding heart liberals like you that we now live in a society where decent people have to think twice about going out after dark. A little SENSIBLE discipline would give us a decent society where people have a little self discipline and respect for others. Graphical
  • Score: 10

5:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

BewdleyBugle says...

Graphical wrote:
BewdleyBugle wrote:
Graphical wrote:
Get the local copper to give them a clip round the ear, Or was that long ago in anther time?
Oh what a great idea. How could anyone disagree with physically assaulting children? Can't do any harm, can it? Except perhaps the physical pain. Oh, and the trauma of being hit by a stranger. And the fact that it gives them the idea that problems can be solved by violence. But apart from that, an excellent plan. After all, the old days were so much better than today. In fact, if you ask me, we should still be burning witches.
It is due to bleeding heart liberals like you that we now live in a society where decent people have to think twice about going out after dark. A little SENSIBLE discipline would give us a decent society where people have a little self discipline and respect for others.
'Discipline' is just a politically correct word for beating. If wanting to live in a country that doesn't allow adults to harm children makes me a bleeding heart liberal, I'm more than happy to wear the badge.

I think it's a little simplistic to argue: I felt safer when I was younger and adults gave children physical punishment, therefore bringing back physical punishment will solve the problem. It ignores decades of social change (some for the better, some for the worse). We all felt safer when we were younger. We were fitter, less fearful.

My parents tell me that they used to play the door knocking game in the 1950s. Funny how, when older generations did it, it was just a bit of harmless fun. Now it's anti-social behaviour and the country's going to the dogs. I'm just suggesting we keep some sense of proportion. There's no need to cower in our houses and no need to give anyone a hiding.
[quote][p][bold]Graphical[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BewdleyBugle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graphical[/bold] wrote: Get the local copper to give them a clip round the ear, Or was that long ago in anther time?[/p][/quote]Oh what a great idea. How could anyone disagree with physically assaulting children? Can't do any harm, can it? Except perhaps the physical pain. Oh, and the trauma of being hit by a stranger. And the fact that it gives them the idea that problems can be solved by violence. But apart from that, an excellent plan. After all, the old days were so much better than today. In fact, if you ask me, we should still be burning witches.[/p][/quote]It is due to bleeding heart liberals like you that we now live in a society where decent people have to think twice about going out after dark. A little SENSIBLE discipline would give us a decent society where people have a little self discipline and respect for others.[/p][/quote]'Discipline' is just a politically correct word for beating. If wanting to live in a country that doesn't allow adults to harm children makes me a bleeding heart liberal, I'm more than happy to wear the badge. I think it's a little simplistic to argue: I felt safer when I was younger and adults gave children physical punishment, therefore bringing back physical punishment will solve the problem. It ignores decades of social change (some for the better, some for the worse). We all felt safer when we were younger. We were fitter, less fearful. My parents tell me that they used to play the door knocking game in the 1950s. Funny how, when older generations did it, it was just a bit of harmless fun. Now it's anti-social behaviour and the country's going to the dogs. I'm just suggesting we keep some sense of proportion. There's no need to cower in our houses and no need to give anyone a hiding. BewdleyBugle
  • Score: 1

9:46pm Sat 29 Mar 14

gypsyman1 says...

well done now you will be known as a grass to the youths, and they will find it even more fun now to torment you, just ignore them or move
well done now you will be known as a grass to the youths, and they will find it even more fun now to torment you, just ignore them or move gypsyman1
  • Score: -8

10:36pm Sat 29 Mar 14

DOEPUBLIC says...

Allan Whitehead wrote:
DOEPUBLIC,
I cannot argue with your views. I only hope I am wrong and you are right.
Thankyou for your considered response.
[quote][p][bold]Allan Whitehead[/bold] wrote: DOEPUBLIC, I cannot argue with your views. I only hope I am wrong and you are right.[/p][/quote]Thankyou for your considered response. DOEPUBLIC
  • Score: 5

11:46am Sun 30 Mar 14

Sugar-Works says...

A problem that will always occur, I can remember doing it myself as a kid and you always had the most fun when the other person reacted so well.
The squeaky wheel always gets the oil. Ignore them and they'll move on.
A problem that will always occur, I can remember doing it myself as a kid and you always had the most fun when the other person reacted so well. The squeaky wheel always gets the oil. Ignore them and they'll move on. Sugar-Works
  • Score: 3

5:23pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Jerome K says...

Sometimes I think i'm reading a satirical magazine or a spoof when logging on here.
"It is due to bleeding heart liberals like you that we now live in a society where decent people have to think twice about going out after dark."

Quote of the century. A bit disturbing the amount of people advocating violence towards kiddies on here.
Sometimes I think i'm reading a satirical magazine or a spoof when logging on here. "It is due to bleeding heart liberals like you that we now live in a society where decent people have to think twice about going out after dark." Quote of the century. A bit disturbing the amount of people advocating violence towards kiddies on here. Jerome K
  • Score: 9

5:52pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Jerome K says...

http://www.historyex
tra.com/feature/yout
h-culture-and-crime-
what-can-we-learn-hi
story
http://www.historyex tra.com/feature/yout h-culture-and-crime- what-can-we-learn-hi story Jerome K
  • Score: 3

9:42pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Allan Whitehead says...

Jerome K wrote:
http://www.historyex

tra.com/feature/yout

h-culture-and-crime-

what-can-we-learn-hi

story
Jerome K.
What an excellent article according to the writer, we seem to have been living in a society which has only change once since the 1900 hundreds. Once for the good then back to the bad.
[quote][p][bold]Jerome K[/bold] wrote: http://www.historyex tra.com/feature/yout h-culture-and-crime- what-can-we-learn-hi story[/p][/quote]Jerome K. What an excellent article according to the writer, we seem to have been living in a society which has only change once since the 1900 hundreds. Once for the good then back to the bad. Allan Whitehead
  • Score: 1

9:43pm Sun 30 Mar 14

kidderman says...

Hi Jamie , dont worry about this any more, you might notice a few strangers hanging around where you live i am coming with a few mates to sort this for you it will NOT be a probblem any more
Hi Jamie , dont worry about this any more, you might notice a few strangers hanging around where you live i am coming with a few mates to sort this for you it will NOT be a probblem any more kidderman
  • Score: 2

10:13pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Barefoot and different says...

Lord Newbold wrote:
Reading this article certainly brings back memories of being a young tearaway.
Well Jamie Morris, you will have been one of those goody-goody youngsters who parents would always say, “Our Jamie would not do that”. Just like mine however, we know what we know.
Knock a door and run is a very old past time for youths. If you had had doors with snick (thumb press) latches then you would have been much worse off than your are today. Thumb operated latches would have been the target for the drawing pin, and a touch of dog excreta.

Imagine you arrive home press the thumb operated latch (with a drawing pin and just a little excreta) what a laugh from those who had been waiting secretly hidden from view. Have guessed where the thumb went.

We have all been young once, and played whip & top, hide & seek, skipping rope, and then we progressed onto more daring outdoor activities. Knock a door run, white rabbit| (that is the length of cotton and a button) fixed to the window frame so the button could be tapped on the window. Remember “Devil in the Drainpipe”.

When drainpipes were made out of cast iron place some newspaper at the bottom of the drainpipe and light it. It made a fearful howling noise.

Like always we never did anything like that just like these teenager who have certainly rung your bell. Remember they will only do it to those who are prepared to chase them off. If you sit tight and ignore them. No doubt, just like we did, they will become bored, and move on to something else.

Like it was in my day “infant, adolescent, teenager, and then proper adults. Who will experience the torments of the youngster of their day? As we are doing now.
Live and let live but never forget you were once a teenager.
Yes I was once a teenager and yes I could be very lippy and rebellious, But there was also the Strap, slipper and the cane to contend with at school plus a little group of police officers know as the SPG who were very skilled at sorting out gangs of lippy teenagers and other sorts of rebellious folk!

Kids are kids but terrorising the vulnerable impresses No One!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Newbold[/bold] wrote: Reading this article certainly brings back memories of being a young tearaway. Well Jamie Morris, you will have been one of those goody-goody youngsters who parents would always say, “Our Jamie would not do that”. Just like mine however, we know what we know. Knock a door and run is a very old past time for youths. If you had had doors with snick (thumb press) latches then you would have been much worse off than your are today. Thumb operated latches would have been the target for the drawing pin, and a touch of dog excreta. Imagine you arrive home press the thumb operated latch (with a drawing pin and just a little excreta) what a laugh from those who had been waiting secretly hidden from view. Have guessed where the thumb went. We have all been young once, and played whip & top, hide & seek, skipping rope, and then we progressed onto more daring outdoor activities. Knock a door run, white rabbit| (that is the length of cotton and a button) fixed to the window frame so the button could be tapped on the window. Remember “Devil in the Drainpipe”. When drainpipes were made out of cast iron place some newspaper at the bottom of the drainpipe and light it. It made a fearful howling noise. Like always we never did anything like that just like these teenager who have certainly rung your bell. Remember they will only do it to those who are prepared to chase them off. If you sit tight and ignore them. No doubt, just like we did, they will become bored, and move on to something else. Like it was in my day “infant, adolescent, teenager, and then proper adults. Who will experience the torments of the youngster of their day? As we are doing now. Live and let live but never forget you were once a teenager.[/p][/quote]Yes I was once a teenager and yes I could be very lippy and rebellious, But there was also the Strap, slipper and the cane to contend with at school plus a little group of police officers know as the SPG who were very skilled at sorting out gangs of lippy teenagers and other sorts of rebellious folk! Kids are kids but terrorising the vulnerable impresses No One! Barefoot and different
  • Score: -2

10:21pm Sun 30 Mar 14

BewdleyBugle says...

Barefoot and different wrote:
Lord Newbold wrote:
Reading this article certainly brings back memories of being a young tearaway.
Well Jamie Morris, you will have been one of those goody-goody youngsters who parents would always say, “Our Jamie would not do that”. Just like mine however, we know what we know.
Knock a door and run is a very old past time for youths. If you had had doors with snick (thumb press) latches then you would have been much worse off than your are today. Thumb operated latches would have been the target for the drawing pin, and a touch of dog excreta.

Imagine you arrive home press the thumb operated latch (with a drawing pin and just a little excreta) what a laugh from those who had been waiting secretly hidden from view. Have guessed where the thumb went.

We have all been young once, and played whip & top, hide & seek, skipping rope, and then we progressed onto more daring outdoor activities. Knock a door run, white rabbit| (that is the length of cotton and a button) fixed to the window frame so the button could be tapped on the window. Remember “Devil in the Drainpipe”.

When drainpipes were made out of cast iron place some newspaper at the bottom of the drainpipe and light it. It made a fearful howling noise.

Like always we never did anything like that just like these teenager who have certainly rung your bell. Remember they will only do it to those who are prepared to chase them off. If you sit tight and ignore them. No doubt, just like we did, they will become bored, and move on to something else.

Like it was in my day “infant, adolescent, teenager, and then proper adults. Who will experience the torments of the youngster of their day? As we are doing now.
Live and let live but never forget you were once a teenager.
Yes I was once a teenager and yes I could be very lippy and rebellious, But there was also the Strap, slipper and the cane to contend with at school plus a little group of police officers know as the SPG who were very skilled at sorting out gangs of lippy teenagers and other sorts of rebellious folk!

Kids are kids but terrorising the vulnerable impresses No One!
Wow - bring back the SPG? Really? Want them to kill a few more special needs teachers do you?
[quote][p][bold]Barefoot and different[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Newbold[/bold] wrote: Reading this article certainly brings back memories of being a young tearaway. Well Jamie Morris, you will have been one of those goody-goody youngsters who parents would always say, “Our Jamie would not do that”. Just like mine however, we know what we know. Knock a door and run is a very old past time for youths. If you had had doors with snick (thumb press) latches then you would have been much worse off than your are today. Thumb operated latches would have been the target for the drawing pin, and a touch of dog excreta. Imagine you arrive home press the thumb operated latch (with a drawing pin and just a little excreta) what a laugh from those who had been waiting secretly hidden from view. Have guessed where the thumb went. We have all been young once, and played whip & top, hide & seek, skipping rope, and then we progressed onto more daring outdoor activities. Knock a door run, white rabbit| (that is the length of cotton and a button) fixed to the window frame so the button could be tapped on the window. Remember “Devil in the Drainpipe”. When drainpipes were made out of cast iron place some newspaper at the bottom of the drainpipe and light it. It made a fearful howling noise. Like always we never did anything like that just like these teenager who have certainly rung your bell. Remember they will only do it to those who are prepared to chase them off. If you sit tight and ignore them. No doubt, just like we did, they will become bored, and move on to something else. Like it was in my day “infant, adolescent, teenager, and then proper adults. Who will experience the torments of the youngster of their day? As we are doing now. Live and let live but never forget you were once a teenager.[/p][/quote]Yes I was once a teenager and yes I could be very lippy and rebellious, But there was also the Strap, slipper and the cane to contend with at school plus a little group of police officers know as the SPG who were very skilled at sorting out gangs of lippy teenagers and other sorts of rebellious folk! Kids are kids but terrorising the vulnerable impresses No One![/p][/quote]Wow - bring back the SPG? Really? Want them to kill a few more special needs teachers do you? BewdleyBugle
  • Score: 5

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