- From: Theodore <theodoredice@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 15:38:24 +0100
On Thu, 9 Sep 2010 10:37:41 +0100, "Ret." <xxx@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Some 12 months ago our local parish council raised enough money to create a
brand new play area in the village. The usual things - swings, climbing
frames, etc. The entire area was 'paved' with soft crumb rubber 'carpet'
with hop-scotch patterns and footprints' moulded into it. The play park was
surrounded by metal fencing and the gates locked at night.
It was a really nice play area and my wife and I take our grand-daughter
there regularly when she stays.
Of course the inevitable has happened, the local vandals have been in, spray
painted obscenities all over the equipment and the flooring, ripped huge
chunks of the rubber flooring up, and generally trashed the place.
This sort of thing makes my blood boil. You can 'understand' burglary or
shop-lifting because there is something to be gained from it - but wanton
destruction just for the sake of it is beyond me.
Whenever, in my previous occupation, I had to caution youths for vandalism
like this, I always tried to find out just what prompted them to do it.
The usual answer? : "We were just having a laugh..."
Quite frankly, humane destruction is too good for these sort of brainless
You'll like this then:-
"New Zealand vandals forced to dance"
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