I think my dad must hate MM.
I met my first Amiga contact, a guy from Nelson who was a member of IMPULSE (anyone remember them?) and my dad used to drive me there on a Saturday morning, we'd spend 3-4 hrs trading and reading magazines etc. and he'd wait outside in the car
It is kinda strange looking back because I was like 12-14yo and he was like 40+ I dont think this would be allowed today
Later after I met Sarek, who lived in Garstang which was much closer, he could drive home and come back later. He left me with his mobile phone (at a time when no-one had mobile phones) so I could phone up for the lift back.