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Old 21.12.2010, 11:33
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"I've collared the gobby 15 yrs old so&so who - along with his eight mates - chucked a snowball at me as I was coming out of Coop and he's cacking himself. My CHF1100 handmade Japanese spectacles were knocked off and damaged, the CHF550 lenses scratched and I'm pretty sure this kid has no idea what trouble he'll be in if you don't get here pronto presto and I have to settle the matter".

Or somesuch.

Unless of course we agreed in advance to 'play' together.

(Seriously, when did I become middle aged? )
But this is not exactly what is happening, is it? Some kids meet at the school yard as this is often the only place in the village they can hang out, have a large supply of snow and throw some snow balls at a nearby building. They did not break anything, did they? Only the OP thinks that the windows might be to weak to withstand the constant wave of snowballs

Annoying? Yes.
Dangerous? No, not at all. Even if they would break a window... you would call the police and the kids would have to pay it (well, their parents)
Did he ask them to stop? Probably not - he prefers to start a discussion on EF instead...

So complaining that some kids continue to do something nobody told them to stop... that's a bit stupid in my eyes.
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Old 21.12.2010, 12:05
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Dangerous? No, not at all. Even if they would break a window... you would call the police and the kids would have to pay it (well, their parents)
One wonders indeed how a fist-sized ball of white fluff suddenly and resoundingly splatting on your windscreen while you're carefully negotiating a bend to avoid pedestrians could lead to a dangerous situation.
http://www.dgstandard.co.uk/2010/12/...1311-27783683/
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Old 21.12.2010, 12:19
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One wonders indeed how a fist-sized ball of white fluff suddenly and resoundingly splatting on your windscreen while you're carefully negotiating a bend to avoid pedestrians could lead to a dangerous situation.
http://www.dgstandard.co.uk/2010/12/...1311-27783683/
I really really do not see the OP driving his HOUSE around a bend... or does he live in a trailer park?

Yes, you can do stupid things with snow balls. But this time the kids throw some at a house, not a bus, cyclist or anyone else in direct danger of getting hurt - not through the snowball, but the confusion it might cause.

And the most important fact to remember: This is not America...

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But this is not exactly what is happening, is it? Some kids meet at the school yard as this is often the only place in the village they can hang out, have a large supply of snow and throw some snow balls at a nearby building. They did not break anything, did they? Only the OP thinks that the windows might be to weak to withstand the constant wave of snowballs

Annoying? Yes.
Dangerous? No, not at all. Even if they would break a window... you would call the police and the kids would have to pay it (well, their parents)
Did he ask them to stop? Probably not - he prefers to start a discussion on EF instead...

So complaining that some kids continue to do something nobody told them to stop... that's a bit stupid in my eyes.
But you do not know exactly what happened either, do you? Are those kids just being playful and it is a on-off, or are they doing it to try and cause damage? The OP has not written enough for us to be certain one way or the another.

The fact that rrs got a couple of groans for this post cracks me up, did he get more bad rep too I wonder.. and not to mention some of the answering posts that followed, maybe we should slap him harder to get him to lighten up and have a jolly good time

rrs, I would do what jrsept has suggested, a flashing camera and a shout to them that you are going to the police with the photos will put an end to it. You can go back in, have a gluwein, chill and forget all about it.. and this thread too.

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But you do not know exactly what happened either, do you? Are those kids just being playful and it is a on-off, or are they doing it to try and cause damage? The OP has not written enough for us to be certain one way or the another.
No, rrs typically gives no info in order to spark some stupid discussions that have nothing to do with the original question. Like this one:
Travelling from the USA

I guess that's what the groans were for: Oh, he is doing it again...

His two sentence post already includes "police" and "recourse". Maybe it is only me, but the only time in my life I called the cops for teenagers was when a teenager put his knife at my throat... most kids do stupid things, but if you friendly ask them to stop they typically do so. At least in Switzerland.
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Old 21.12.2010, 12:39
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Re: Snowball harrassment

Treverus--you beat me to that link. Classic Video, actually a great commentary on life in America.

As for throwing snowballs here, I have severe issues trying to avoid falling into complete hysterics and laughter---seeing sooo many guys who throw like girls.

I am well aware that kids here don't grow up playing baseball, and we're not in America, but it's still absolutely hilarious! Can't even look out the window at lunch or I'll lose my food--damn carefree students.
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No, rrs typically gives no info in order to spark some stupid discussions that have nothing to do with the original question. Like this one:
Travelling from the USA

I guess that's what the groans were for: Oh, he is doing it again...

His two sentence post already includes "police" and "recourse". Maybe it is only me, but the only time in my life I called the cops for teenagers was when a teenager put his knife at my throat... most kids do stupid things, but if you friendly ask them to stop they typically do so. At least in Switzerland.
The post about travel was real. And that was all that they had said to her. But about the snowballs, funnily enough they run when I go down the stairs and go over and ask them to stop. A few here and there, but constantly is annoying, and yes my windows are old, and not in a situation economically to replace them just like that. And what else did you expect me to say in my post, just wanted to know if the police in general would do anything about it.
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Re: Snowball harrassment

Wow! I find it pretty strange reactions coming from adults on this forum...

My cousin lost her eye because of dumb kids who were throwing snowballs at people's windows. She was next to it when the snow ball broke the glass and she got one piece straight in her eye.

I grow up with long white winters and we knew that cars and windows were a no no!

Being a kid is fun and they should be able to enjoy that time as much as possible. But they don't know consequences of their actions and it is to adults to teach them. But if adults can't see consequences....

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