S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video

Avatar Andy B | 23/02/2022

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Jo saw a sign that stated “No Ball Games”. And, she thought, well that doesn’t sound like much fun.

So, she has become our first guest for an Andy B 2 Minute Video.

Jo takes us through what the sign can mean, whether it means anything, and how it can make us feel!

So, have you seen any signs that seem to have the goal of spoiling simple fun?

Just a thought…

Andy B

Andy 0:00
So, another Andy B 2 Minute Video. And this time we have a special guest in Jo. So yeah, Jo, and no ballgames. Off you go!

Jo 0:11
Yeah!I was thinking about it, the sign that you can get around, on, on walls really and, and different places, near residents, near houses, No Ball Games! And I thought, wow, that's really sad, because ball games are really good fun, football, tennis, just playing catch. Imagine children playing and having fun. And a sign that tells you to stop doing something, that's fun, seemed a bit odd to me.

Jo 0:35
Now, I do appreciate, sometimes, if you're living in an area, and you can just hear this bang, bang, bang, and that could be irritating. But, I was just wondering about the principle, and the heart, of of what how we might react. And whether we like to see a sign that says no ballgames. Or whether that upsets us.

Jo 0:53
Yeah, just to think about that, because if we put that sign up, what are we saying? Children stay away! Stop having fun! What is the message? And do we really need that sign?

Jo 1:03
I did go on the internet, actually. And if you have that sign, there's no legal thing that can stop people playing those ball games. So, in that sense, it has no value.

Jo 1:12
But, what is the message? I mean, would you like to live in a house that has a sign that says no ball games? I'm not sure I would.

Andy 1:20
There you go. No ball games, with Jo.

Andy 1:22
I did, once, to see a bowling green, and it had a no ball game sign

Jo 1:27
No way.

Andy 1:29
Yeah, I thought was hilarious. And that was in Shropshire. Yeah, no ball games, on the wall of a bowling green.

Andy 1:35
I think they meant no ball games, other than bowls, but they didn't say that. There you go.

Andy 1:39
Just a thought…no ball games…

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This post currently has 2 responses.

  1. davidsdailydose

    23/02/2022 at 22:09

    Here in the states we see more, “No skateboarding” signs. I agree, it’s sad to think of children not feeling free to play in their own neighborhoods. But, as Jo found out, there is no legal enforceability with these notices. Someone just sold some cranky people a sign.

    • BerryBunch.family

      24/02/2022 at 09:28

      Thanks David!

      So very true – nice to know it isn’t just a British phenomenon, too (not sure that is a good thing?). And I love your closing thought, that someone just sold some cranky people a sign. Sums it up perfectly!

      Andy B

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