Angry trainspotter 'threatens to break disabled teen's legs' in Walsall

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  1. 433N

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    Probably best to avoid them both.

    I do find this spotter thing of barging to get the best photo ever which no one is ever going to see, a little bit bizarre. I mean get a grip dudes ... and actually I include dudettes in that because I've seem similarly testosterone-fuelled, obsessive behaviour from middle-aged ladies over steam trains.

    I think the autism thing is a complete non-issue here . Whilst I have some (perhaps limited) understanding of the range of issues faced by people who are on the spectrum and issues surrounding interaction in social situations, are people really saying that the 'victim' can't read, or has no inkling, that the other guy is angry and that goading him to be aggressive and 'go on then' and break his legs is a good thing to do ; if so, why is he filming him if he thinks the other guy's behaviour isn't abnormal. There are many, many places where he would get a battering for that and for his own safety, if he is unable to read that level of anger in people, then his carers really need to take more interest to ensure his safety. Most people with autism that I know, prefer to work to improve their social interaction skills.

    I don't have to make allowances for anyone being autistic, I take people as I find them. If I want to interact with someone, it is because it is pleasant interacting with them; if I don't, I won't. I feel no compulsion to interact with people that I don't want to whatever their issues (or mine) are.
     
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    Typical of the sites run by Trinity Mirror, now Reach PLC, unviewable without adblock, & most of the stories are garbage clickbait anyway
     
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    Proud PC user here kind of wondering how forum members would feel if they witnessed a total stranger pointing a camera at them, even if said camera was supposedly being used for another genuine purpose
     
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    you have cameras pointed at you almost every second of the day. They are all controlled by total strangers.
     
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    And goodness knows enough train spotters (autistic or not) seem to suffer with that. Nowadays I won't go anywhere near the end of a platform on a decent-sized station, thanks to many past instances of spotters bizarrely thinking that I have the slightest desire for them to invade my personal space and talk at me about trains.
    I feel much the same. The capacity for homo sapiens to act with remarkable stupidity and thoughtlessness never ceases to amaze / depress me and, as a result, I don't suffer fools gladly. Thus I can be somewhat abrasive and people are happy to mention this to me, yet they are far less amenable to having their own shortcomings pointed out to them.
    And how many of us ever think that every time we look at our smartphones someone may well be looking back at us through the front-facing camera?
     
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    Why do I think of Brexit voters when you say that? ;)
     
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    Which one?

    By the way I suggest we may need to have another "Taylor" report - segregation on platforms and all-seater spotting areas.
    That'll stop all this nonsense..
     
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    If they want to look down my earhole, best of luck to them, 'cause that is where my phone is!
     
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