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messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by NewWave August 06, 08:14PM

I'm on the side of the shopkeeper, he gave you 30mins which assuming you are local seems ample time for A;your son to realise he didn't have it and B; you to get back.
My suspicion is that your son realised it had gone missing sooner (it seems unusual for a small child not to miss a much loved toy quite soon after losing it-that is one who is old enough to ride a scooter and verbalise things)
And you having other things to do said "don't worry darling-the man will keep it We'll go back later" and then you 'finally' got round to returning on Friday or saturday a day or two later on the assumption it would be held safe.
When he didn't do that your guilt at your complacent attitude lead to you penning this unjustified rant naming and shaming said store.
Just a thought...

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by jmacED August 06, 08:32PM

This is why London is so messed up. No common sense, no decency, no values, no etiquette.

Everyone who thinks not just keeping something as small as a scooter for as long as it takes for the owner to come back needs to have a hard look in the mirror.

Glad my family and I have all just left.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by Angelina August 06, 08:57PM

wow - now it's escalated to all of London?

# just left London as it's so bad but still on the community forum? #



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was august 06, 08:58pm by Angelina.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by jmacED August 06, 09:11PM

Yet another example of the lack of any decency.

Just left london and just left this forum too...enjoy folks!

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by seenbeen August 06, 10:04PM

jmacED Wrote:
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> This is why London is so messed up. No common
> sense, no decency, no values, no etiquette.
>
> Everyone who thinks not just keeping something as
> small as a scooter for as long as it takes for the
> owner to come back needs to have a hard look in
> the mirror.
>
> Glad my family and I have all just left.

I'm not far behind- for the same reasons

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by pk August 07, 12:28AM

NewWave Wrote:
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> I'm on the side of the shopkeeper, he gave you
> 30mins which assuming you are local seems ample
> time for A;your son to realise he didn't have it
> and B; you to get back.
> My suspicion is that your son realised it had gone
> missing sooner (it seems unusual for a small child
> not to miss a much loved toy quite soon after
> losing it-that is one who is old enough to ride a
> scooter and verbalise things)
> And you having other things to do said "don't
> worry darling-the man will keep it We'll go back
> later" and then you 'finally' got round to
> returning on Friday or saturday a day or two later
> on the assumption it would be held safe.
> When he didn't do that your guilt at your
> complacent attitude lead to you penning this
> unjustified rant naming and shaming said store.
> Just a thought...

Clueless

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by tallulah71 August 07, 08:36AM

Exactly pk - if the scooter was such a treasured possession how come the child didn't realise he didn't have it? Whatever the real scenario, totally misjudged to come on here and bad mouth a perfectly decent shop who frankly have better things to do than to find somewhere to store scooters for forgetful mums.

edited to say: Exactly Newave, NOT pk



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was august 07, 02:15pm by tallulah71.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by Humdinger August 07, 08:45AM

yep, mummy thought the little shopkeeper man would just take care of her kids junk until they were good and ready to have the decency to pop by and demand it back. Obviously had other far more pressing matters at hand rather than retrieving the scooter, yet is stunned and upset when it is isn't there a day later, then blackens the shops name online in the hope of doing it harm.

Nice one!

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by theron August 07, 10:52AM

Commenting on the thread to shame the OP for posting a negative experience on a local business and in turn posting a number of negative assumptions about the OP...

Whatever my view on this matter, this thread has turned vile.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by pk August 07, 11:03AM

To be clear, itís those suggesting that kids always notice what theyíve lost within less than 30 mins that I think are clueless

And those making up what the parent thought, when they havenít any idea

(But, as I said earlier, donít see the need to go on here about someone being mean spirited, thereís too much of that on here already)

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by doogleflip August 07, 12:05PM

I might pop to Londis and get some popcorn for this thread.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by Satellite August 07, 02:36PM

doogleflip Wrote:
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> I might pop to Londis and get some popcorn for
> this thread.

make sure you don't leave any personal items in the store or else they will be put outside !!

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by savvygirl August 07, 06:19PM

Ok, so the OP is at fault for leaving the scooter behind but surely it wouldn't have hurt the shopowner to have kept it safe for a few days in an out of the way place. Don't they have a storeroom or some space behind the counter. It seems a bit mean spirited to dump it outside especially as it belonged to a child. A lot of people leave things behind, if they didn't we wouldn't have such a thing known as "Lost Property".

This was a very mean spirited act on the part of the shopowner and he sounds a bit 'holier than thou' if he said that as a parent he would not have left it behind. "Oh Lord it's hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way"! Just saying .......!

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by anchor August 07, 06:55PM

I agree savvygirl. It is hard enough to retrace your steps when you realise you have left something behind somewhere but to find that the item was not held for even an hour before being put outside would be very annoying as the shopowner just wanted rid of it and didn't care if it was stolen.

Recently a lady left her keys at a till in M and S and when she came back she said it had taken her an hour to realise and to go into every shop to find them, and she was so grateful they were kept safe.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by Ghlpc August 08, 01:12AM

I wonder how many of you would feel if you left your mobile phone, your handbag or your wallet in this shop.

And when you realised and went back the shopkeeper told you he doesn't keep anything here and put it outside after 30mins.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by savvygirl August 11, 12:16PM

Well, I'd feel sickened. It would have been an act of kindness to have kept it safe. Too hard lined in my opinion.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by smith 41 August 11, 12:30PM

Take responsibility for your own mistakes and stop passing the buck itís no ones fault but yours for leaving a treasured scooter behind

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by Penguin68 August 11, 12:56PM

It would have been an act of kindness to have kept it safe.

But for how long? - A day, two days, a week, a fortnight (they could have gone off on a holiday and forgotten the the scooter in the rush to prepare)? The shopkeeper wasn't to know. Once again - space in small shops is at a premium, a scooter cannot be kept in the aisles (for obvious reasons) and room behind the counter or in whatever limited storage they have is at a premium. 30 minutes is often long enough for something as large (and treasured?) as a scooter to be called back for - or did the OP have something else urgent to get done? No shopkeeper can manage such an open ended storage commitment. Very different for a small, valuable, item such as keys or a wallet, which can be stored conveniently. Perhaps if the OP had called the shop (if they couldn't get back in 30 minutes)? And given a firm time to collect?

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by Ghlpc August 11, 03:04PM

smith 41 Wrote:
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> Take responsibility for your own mistakes and stop
> passing the buck itís no ones fault but yours for
> leaving a treasured scooter behind

I don't think anyone is trying to blame the shop for the OP forgetting the scooter, and there have been loads of assumptions on here and silly talk about 'storage space'....

I suppose it comes down to whether you think 30mins was reasonable or not. I personally don't but others obviously think differently.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by KidKruger August 11, 03:43PM

Regardless of that conclusion, itís not cool to be slagging off a business on a community Internet forum.
For obvious reasons.
That itself betrays a sense of self-entitlement IMHO.

messageRe: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by NewWave August 11, 04:58PM

KidKruger Wrote:
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> Regardless of that conclusion, itís not cool to be
> slagging off a business on a community Internet
> forum.
> For obvious reasons.
> That itself betrays a sense of self-entitlement
> IMHO.

Agree!

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