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Olympic volunteers

(14 Posts)
Spiral17 Tue 03-May-11 08:49:04

AIBU to think it's not right that older people can't volunteer in the Olympic park or track side? I have put my name down to volunteer but been told I can only be used away from the Olympic park - for instance at the stations. Are we middle aged people so embarrassing?

TwinsetandPearls Thu 05-May-11 22:37:47


BecauseImWorthIt Thu 05-May-11 22:47:56

Are you sure that this on the basis of your age?

Divawithattitude Fri 06-May-11 21:25:26

Twinset and pearls - get back to Mumsnet and leave us old ladies to bitch in peace!!

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 06-May-11 22:28:19

Diva - it's a different TSAP!

Divawithattitude Fri 06-May-11 22:50:46

not sure that it is, have a look on Mumsnet!

TwinsetandPearls Sat 07-May-11 13:14:19

I was being eco friendly, short sweet answer, not wasting resources etc. :D

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 08-May-11 12:42:42

Diva - it is a different poster (I have the 'original' TSAP on my FB and have checked with her!)

TwinsetandPearls Sun 08-May-11 15:36:10

There is another me? I need to find a new name.

Divawithattitude Mon 09-May-11 21:49:33

How very confusing!

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 10-May-11 11:21:19

TSAP - she doesn't post under that name on MN any more, and it would really only be 'old timers' from MN who would recognise that name, so no need to change for Gransnet.

(Actually you can't namechange on here anyway, for some reason)

superdupergran Tue 10-May-11 11:28:17

You cannot change your name to discourage Trolling.

TwinsetandPearls Tue 10-May-11 11:28:49

TY for the reassurance BIWI.

JessM Tue 28-Jun-11 21:29:33

Getting back to original point - if it is on basis of age blooming outrageous and completely out of order I'd say. Boris not allowed in the stadium... ?actually the way he behaved in the closing ceremony of the last one, shuffling around impersonating an unmade bed - very disrespectful to Chinese hosts - maybe that is WHY!!! He has proved over 45s cannot be trusted.