lanceing car park attendant

Shoot the breeze and stay in the loop with the unhinged and unhooked word on the street.
stig31
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Just want to let people about the rude and abusive old bloke who is the attendant at lanceing.
I turned up on sat 21st and payed my £1 and commented about there being no kitesurfers out. Walking across the lawn i was told no kitesurfing or windsurfing by a fellow kitesurfer
Due to shoreham air show turned round got back in my van and asked for a refund from the attendant.
Then he said bo***ks to you i pointed out he could have told me then he turned round and took a £1 from a windsurfer i told the windsurfer he also swore at him the windsurfer had not even parked and was refused a refund.
he then refused to give me his name or any details the windsurfer gave me his name and mobile as a witness he swore at us both about 3 times in a 5 min talk.
I am writing a letter of complaint at the moment but am amazed this old bloke is allowed to work with the public
Has anyone else had the same problem with lanceing car park
slogo
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Location: Croydon

That is quite funny... Ive found that old boy very polite in the past as he shuffles over from his little yellow hut.
I might ask for a refund myself next time just to witness this tirade of abuse. Maybe he forgot his thermos flask and was having a bad day...
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Hobbsurf
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Location: Cleethorpes - Nothing but oil spills, sharks and it's a Pikey Beach in the summer. Try Skeg!

Has GRF branched out into carparks? Diversity in business in good after all:shock:
old surf dude
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Does this mean he,s a fukka?
danny_boy
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You should meet the car parking attendant at Brancaster in Norfolk - not rude but certainly a strange character. I believe some people call him the Griffin?

In my eyes he is more like living proof of evolution, being the missing link between man and monkey!
bri
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perhaps he was just thinking that anyone who had spent a few grand on kitesurfing kit deserved a mouthful for asking for a £1 back.
Roland
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bri wrote:perhaps he was just thinking that anyone who had spent a few grand on kitesurfing kit deserved a mouthful for asking for a £1 back.
I was thinking the exact same thing... :lol:
waverider
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danny_boy wrote:You should meet the car parking attendant at Brancaster in Norfolk -
He's still collecting is he, at least he works, must have been doing that job for 12 years. I hope you don't take the piss, doubtless he's had difficulties as a child and he's less weird than a lot of normals I've met.

I remember about ten years ago he'd saved-up for a trip to the USA, he was so-excited he was bubbling. Introduce yourself and be nice to him, shake his hand, be his friend.
Hobbsurf
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Location: Cleethorpes - Nothing but oil spills, sharks and it's a Pikey Beach in the summer. Try Skeg!

waverider wrote:
danny_boy wrote:You should meet the car parking attendant at Brancaster in Norfolk -
He's still collecting is he, at least he works, must have been doing that job for 12 years. I hope you don't take the piss, doubtless he's had difficulties as a child and he's less weird than a lot of normals I've met.

I remember about ten years ago he'd saved-up for a trip to the USA, he was so-excited he was bubbling. Introduce yourself and be nice to him, shake his hand, be his friend.

Yeah he's a really nice bloke. Kitesurfers park cheap too!

Russ
pilch
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Car Park John, a legend:- Drop him half a bottle of cheap brandy and you may never have to pay to park again....
Hemanblob
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now he is just gna be a piss head with no one paying... you just cost the NHS a 5 figure sum! :lol:
danny_boy
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He's still collecting is he, at least he works, must have been doing that job for 12 years. I hope you don't take the piss, doubtless he's had difficulties as a child and he's less weird than a lot of normals I've met.

I remember about ten years ago he'd saved-up for a trip to the USA, he was so-excited he was bubbling. Introduce yourself and be nice to him, shake his hand, be his friend.
Ahh I am always polite and nice to him but I can't help but wonder!

He's a nice guy though, always polite and helpful too and will let you check out the beach to sea if the winds on before you pay him!
JonnoP
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All of this over £1.....? :lol: It's going to cost you more to send the letter to the council. Just man up & stop being a tightwad as the council won't do anything!
stig31
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The money was not the issue the issue was the fact i told him i was there to kitesurf and he didn't tell men about the restriction took the money then was rude and abusive
Up until that point he has been fine
He also swore at the other guy and failed to tell him either the guy had not even moved and got the same attitude
e mails don't cost and it may make him think twice in future
pjs199
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Kite at Lancing quite a bit and never had a problem with any of the people that work in the parking hut, doing what must be a pretty tedious job. I guess it isn't their job to advise on suitability of conditions for kiteing that particular day! Can't argue how cheap it is for a day by the beach, particularly as they have got to get money for a new roof since the hut got blown over lol. They sometimes let you drop-off or pick-up for free too.
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