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Old 09-28-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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The Stupid Door
I went to the mall this evening with my grandson Ryan (he's 7) and there was a boy skating around in his Heelies. A definite no-no at the mall according to the signs.

Ryan's comment? "He must have come in through the Stupid Door."

I had had such a rotten work day and this set me straight.

It's my new favorite expression.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:07 PM   #2
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Way to go Ryan...that is great...


My son keeps asking for those shoes...everytime I get him to the point he gets 'no'... another first grader comes to school with them and the I want starts again.... be glad when they move onto another shoe or something...

My son just couldn't handle a shoe with a wheel...he is like me...we trip over our own feet...we fall when nothing is around...we run into stuff...we don't need help with heelies this is why we say no...we just know it would be a big accident...daily...
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
I went to the mall this evening with my grandson Ryan (he's 7) and there was a boy skating around in his Heelies. A definite no-no at the mall according to the signs.

Ryan's comment? "He must have come in through the Stupid Door."

I had had such a rotten work day and this set me straight.

It's my new favorite expression.



OMG Ingrid! I'm going to have to start using that line. That was too funny.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:05 PM   #4
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Kids can just turn your day around, eh?
I hate those Heelies. In a day where childhood obesity is rampant, we're encouraging children to stop walking and just roll everywhere...hmmm it seems to be the epitome of lazy to me!
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:17 PM   #5
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Yeah, it's just another gimmick to get money. Ryan rides a 2-wheeler, does ok on a skateboard, rides a razor scooter, but can he roll on the Heelies he got for his birthday? No.

Not that anyplace lets you anymore.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:28 PM   #6
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That's too funny! Yeah for Ryan!!
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:44 AM   #7
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Kids come out with some cracking gems - gave me a good laugh that did and now it's on my "favourites" list as well.

OK - here we go again: Can someone explain what Heelies are, please? Are they anything like inline skates - roller blades?

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Old 09-29-2007, 04:40 AM   #8
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Wheelies are these stupid shoes/trainers that have a wheel in the heel. I've seen a couple of accidents in my local town involving kids on these. I know my local primary school has banned them.

For a bit of fun, (like a skateboard or roller blades) I can see the the point. For an actual shoe that is supposed to be worn to school, town etc, I think they are very dangerous.

P.s, I had a really good laugh on 'The Stupid Door'! Brilliant!
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Haha! Stupid door! I love it!


As for the wheelie/heely shoe things, I think they are awful! I've seen kids being dragged around on the by their parents. They might as well just stick them back in a pushchair!
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:18 AM   #10
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Thanks very much for the info. DQ and Nobones - Hmm - I'm going to have a quick Google because I've never seen these beasts at all.

I might get a pair for when Sam and I go for walks - but I'm not sure which one of us will wear them though.
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