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Is it only me that finds this annoying?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Robbo, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. Robbo

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 2 Jan 2009

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    The hordes of chavs/youths who sit in the corner of the Tesco/Aldi car park in the evening for hours on end with the windows down talking to each other?

    I honestly can't see the point in it, why not just go somewhere and have a beer and not sit in your cars trying to act cool in your P Reg Nissan Micra sport? :confused: :p

    To top it off, when they leave, the proceed to floor it out of the car park doing about 40.

    Anyone else think this is a bit daft, and pointless? Why do people do it :p
  2. panthro


    Joined: 19 Nov 2004

    Posts: 11,957

    Location: Wokingham

    Who cares. Its not like they are drinking, causing mayhem in neighbourhoods, terrorising neighbours etc.

    I see no problem with them sitting around chatting in their cars, although they do the occasional wheelspin, it doesnt bother me.
  3. r3loaded


    Joined: 20 Mar 2006

    Posts: 383

    Location: Manchester, UK

    You've answered your own question there! :p

  4. Robbo

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 2 Jan 2009

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    Well they are often the same people who are flooring it around the town potentially endangering people, so them not causing problems isn't strictly true.

    You are right though, it doesn't directly affect me, I just find it incredibly pointless.
  5. BigglesPiP


    Joined: 8 Mar 2006

    Posts: 13,293

    Location: Near Winchester

    Because nobody here would hoon into a car park for a chat and hoon out again. :D
  6. ci_newman


    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,609

    Location: Hook, Hants

    We certainly wouldn't all meet up in the car park of a Holiday Inn Hotel - that would be mega-chav :o
  7. eidolon


    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,868

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    I found it particularly annoying at 11pm last night. I was riding back from my girlfriends, passing the local hang out car park when 3 of the chavs pulled out from the car park exit without looking, racing each other, bouncing off the limiter all the way down the road. They must've missed me by about a few feet and I almost became another mangled biker statistic.
  8. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    They are meeting up and chatting with these things called 'friends'.
  9. Howard


    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 16,175

    Location: South East

    And we certainly wouldn't dream of nailing our cars up and down a nearby dual carriageway.. :o

    As for the OP, if they're not driving dangerously causing trouble, who cares?
  10. markweatherill


    Joined: 16 Jun 2009

    Posts: 2,567

    Location: Bucks

    I find it funny that they park so darn close to each other so people don't see what big businessmen gangster deals they're doing.
    What annoys me is when they drive in and out and around the carparks at night with no lights on, for the sake of coolness.
    Oh, and in McDonald's drive thru lane, the car that has its buddy alongside all the way through. Grrr
  11. skimpybeardy


    Joined: 26 Mar 2009

    Posts: 95

    Location: Oxfordshire

    We get it in Homebase car-park here which I don't mind as they are out of the way. Occasionally in Tescos, 'the chav' gather in the corner - its only annoying when they all drive off and leave piles of litter on the floor.
  12. Robbo

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    I was expecting a reply like this. I am not saying I found it annoying to be anti social, more that the driving behaviour of these sort of people is so often dangerous. Not in all cases though. :p
  13. Gaygle


    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,298

    Location: East of England

    I agree, i would rather they did this than get drunk in the town centre and smash a shop window.

    However, their actions, in these car parks, are often anti social. Their loud exhausts and constant wheel spins can be a PITA for local residents. Not to mention when they try and show off to their moron friends by trying to do handbrake turns in their 15 year old Vauxhal Corsa 1.2 with stick-on-tat (tm).

    I saw a chav do exactly this, in Tesco carpark, a couple of years ago and he ended up binning it into the bollards protecting the cash machines.

    Why they can't just go to a local industrial estate is beyond me?
  14. Cosimo

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    Location: Londinium

    We don’t get this subspecies in our local supermarket car park. :D
  15. lordrobs


    Joined: 30 Sep 2003

    Posts: 15,029

    Location: Norwich

    Imagine that for about 3/4 mile and you have basically described Great Yarmouth seafront on a Saturday night :D To be fair the conduct of your average "boy racer" seems to have improved massively over the last 10 years. They rarely seem to cause any trouble round here now.
  16. ScarySquirrel


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 23,605

    Location: South East

    I've never seen anything like this before.
  17. NathanE


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,022

    Location: London & Singapore

    Better than loitering on streets shouting abuse at people though.

    PS: Boy racers aren't chavs. A proper chav can barely afford £5 petrol for a stolen moped.
  18. 4T5

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    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

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    Location: Middle of England

    :mad: People like you (OP) annoy me more.
    The kids are Legal & out the way not bothering nobody with there tunes or chat & still you have to Moan whinge & cause them trouble. :mad:

    At Tesco my Manager used to move them on until I said summit. Do you want them roaring around housing estates or hanging around local shops or do you want them in a reasonable place.
    Was you ever Young ???

    Also you say Go have a Beer, So you also encourage drink driving.
  19. Mr^B


    Joined: 25 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,436

    I don't see the problem.

    1. They're probably not drinking
    2. They're hooning about in a car park, so not on a main road.
    3. They've probably not got anywhere else to go.

    I can think of 1001 more dangerous/anti-social things for them to be doing.
  20. eidolon


    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,868

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    The ones that I see certainly bother people. They sit in the car park for a bit, blast their music then get bored and go roaring around the local streets (and in last nights case almost knocking me off my bike)

    Groups of young drivers in cars inevitably leads to showing off, just look at the OCUK RR meets, remind me how many crashes/near misses there have been....