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« Reply #3450 on: 02 December 2019, 06:56:31 PM »
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Transport for the masses. Got a problem with that?

I tend to use my automobile, or if it’s a nice day one of my motorcycles.
I suppose somebody has to use the bus.
 
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« Reply #3451 on: 02 December 2019, 07:02:40 PM »
 
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I try to use cash wherever possible otherwise…………………..
I’ve noticed now and again when I’m paying for stuff, the person operating the till or whatever will exclaim “oh cash!”
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it just gives them an excuse to do away with it.
I was at the dentist the other day.  It was 11.40 for my check up and polish (nhs prices), so I pulled out a 20 spot as I was low on change.  Oh she said, you couldn’t pay by card could you – just we don’t have any change.  It won’t be long coming.
 

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« Reply #3452 on: 02 December 2019, 07:25:53 PM »
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I try to use cash wherever possible otherwise…………………..
I’ve noticed now and again when I’m paying for stuff, the person operating the till or whatever will exclaim “oh cash!”
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it just gives them an excuse to do away with it.
I was at the dentist the other day.  It was 11.40 for my check up and polish (nhs prices), so I pulled out a 20 spot as I was low on change.  Oh she said, you couldn’t pay by card could you – just we don’t have any change.  It won’t be long coming.


I'll miss it when that day finally arrives. I love to try to go with cash when buying


How much is that for cash then?
Do you want a receipt?
No.
Then i'll let you have it for xxxx


Doesnt always work though, but I have to confess that the wife is ace at it

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« Reply #3453 on: 02 December 2019, 07:31:50 PM »
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Bus drivers who pull a face when you try to pay with any denomination note or anything other than the exact coinage.
A bus?  Really.  A bus?


Cant beat it. You can talk with people, strangers even. Socialise, observe others, smile at people. Bumped into a n old school pal a few weeks ago, not seen him for 50 years but he recognised me instantly I got on the bus. Turns out he only ever moved half a mile away. Its even better now I'm on oldie and its free between 9.30 am till 11pm

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« Reply #3454 on: 02 December 2019, 07:35:48 PM »
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I love to try to go with cash when buying
The world is changing Agricola.  Was recently in one of these new gold-plated palaces that pass for bike shops these days.
I was drooling over some bike or other, the sales man was trying to run me through his deal, ‘.......so then it’s just 150 quid a month......... blah blah blah blah'.
How much fae cash mate, I asked.
I’m sorry he replied. 
You’ll do me a nice number for cash pal – yeah?   
Oh, hmmm, cash, I see, err don’t get many of em now, and he started back on his PCP deal.


I figured every single punter that walks in the door of that gold plated palace is, to them, a potential new bike buyer – just get em singed up on the PCP.  But when some bugger walks in that can actually afford to buy what they are selling they ain’t foccin interested. 
 

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« Reply #3455 on: 02 December 2019, 07:44:17 PM »
No wonder you've got cash if you only pay 11.40 for a dental checkup. It's almost 3 times that here and you'd pay extra for a polish.

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« Reply #3456 on: 02 December 2019, 07:44:39 PM »

I’ve noticed now and again when I’m paying for stuff, the person operating the till or whatever will exclaim “oh cash!”


Yep, on occasion they've had to restart the transaction because I've pulled out notes and they'd automatically assumed it was going to be card.


I'm not totally dogmatic about it. I'll pay for big items with card because it makes sense to have the extra protection that provides in the event of an issue and obviously everything online is card + garage bills etc...


It's just for the day to day stuff I still like good old cash.


I was at the dentist the other day.  It was 11.40 for my check up


I thought you were going to say 2:30 for a minute there :lol . Sorry, that's an old one. I'll get my coat :o .....
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« Reply #3457 on: 02 December 2019, 07:49:27 PM »

No wonder you've got cash if you only pay 11.40 for a dental checkup. It's almost 3 times that here and you'd pay extra for a polish.


Yeah I pay about double that NHS. Why so cheap VNA?
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« Reply #3458 on: 02 December 2019, 08:28:02 PM »

No wonder you've got cash if you only pay 11.40 for a dental checkup. It's almost 3 times that here and you'd pay extra for a polish.


Yeah I pay about double that NHS. Why so cheap VNA?
Cause he only has 3 teeth  :rollin :rollin :rollin
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« Reply #3459 on: 02 December 2019, 09:32:40 PM »
 :lol

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« Reply #3460 on: 02 December 2019, 10:10:38 PM »
 
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Cause he only has 3 teeth  :rollin :rollin
Ho foccin ho – bloody comedian.


Foc off Dazza.   :finger



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Yeah I pay about double that NHS. Why so cheap VNA?
Scottish NHS standard rates.  See loads of the stuff in the Labour manifesto – like free personal care etc etc – it’s just following what we have already implemented up here.
             
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Ops.  Say no more. :lol
 

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« Reply #3461 on: 02 December 2019, 11:31:09 PM »
There's a 'craft beer' Micropub near us that only takes cards. Lots of punters arriving, ordering, then turning round and going back out again.


Mind you, fairly soon you'll be able to spot the crims. They'll be the ones paying in cash.

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« Reply #3462 on: 03 December 2019, 06:25:32 AM »
There's a 'craft beer' Micropub near us that only takes cards. Lots of punters arriving, ordering, then turning round and going back out again.


Mind you, fairly soon you'll be able to spot the crims. They'll be the ones paying in cash.


In my local, in the past 5 or 6 weeks, the card machine has failed 3 times during busy nights.
It was quite clear that there are a lot of people who don't carry cash anymore, including myself.
Luckily for everyone there's a bank only a few doors up the road, so it wasn't too much of an issue.
More people are born because of alcohol than will ever die from it.

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« Reply #3463 on: 03 December 2019, 09:20:44 AM »

No wonder you've got cash if you only pay 11.40 for a dental checkup. It's almost 3 times that here and you'd pay extra for a polish.


Yeah I pay about double that NHS. Why so cheap VNA?


Subsidised by the English ;)

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« Reply #3464 on: 03 December 2019, 09:29:17 AM »
:lol


Wow. Childhood memories. OMO, VIM, bathing in the kitchen sink. Friday night after school, the old copper would be boiling up, water bucketed into the sink, youngest in first

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« Reply #3465 on: 03 December 2019, 10:56:33 AM »
 
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Subsidised by the English
Umm NO. 




Keep kidding yourself.  The truth is Scotland has been subsiding England for decades.  And that graph doesn’t quite show the true picture as Westminster redrew the maps in 1999 moving some 6000 square miles of Scottish sea to England. 



Anyway you lot are voting Tory, so youse are gonna get fucked even more than you are just now :lol
 

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« Reply #3466 on: 03 December 2019, 11:06:37 AM »

:lol


Wow. Childhood memories. OMO, VIM, bathing in the kitchen sink. Friday night after school, the old copper would be boiling up, water bucketed into the sink, youngest in first


Bathing in't kitchen sink?! :eek . A luxury. We were so poor we had to hope it'd been raining and rely on't puddle in't gutter using dead pigeon as sponge. Aye we were poor, but happy mind :)
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« Reply #3467 on: 03 December 2019, 11:20:35 AM »

:lol


Wow. Childhood memories. OMO, VIM, bathing in the kitchen sink. Friday night after school, the old copper would be boiling up, water bucketed into the sink, youngest in first


Bathing in't kitchen sink?! :eek . A luxury. We were so poor we had to hope it'd been raining and rely on't puddle in't gutter using dead pigeon as sponge. Aye we were poor, but happy mind :)
A GUTTER - you were rich - we didn't even have a gutter
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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« Reply #3468 on: 03 December 2019, 11:38:16 AM »


:lol


Wow. Childhood memories. OMO, VIM, bathing in the kitchen sink. Friday night after school, the old copper would be boiling up, water bucketed into the sink, youngest in first


Bathing in't kitchen sink?! :eek . A luxury. We were so poor we had to hope it'd been raining and rely on't puddle in't gutter using dead pigeon as sponge. Aye we were poor, but happy mind :)
A GUTTER - you were rich - we didn't even have a gutter


Well I say 'gutter'. It were down in't sewer actually.
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« Reply #3469 on: 03 December 2019, 02:59:24 PM »
We used to dream of a sewer!

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« Reply #3470 on: 03 December 2019, 03:11:21 PM »
By sewer I meant it were in't a big pile of shite. Grateful to have that too was we :)
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« Reply #3471 on: 03 December 2019, 08:00:54 PM »
Pure luxury,we'd 'ave shite for t' christmas treat.
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« Reply #3472 on: 03 December 2019, 08:25:12 PM »
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Subsidised by the English
Umm NO. 




Keep kidding yourself.  The truth is Scotland has been subsiding England for decades.  And that graph doesn’t quite show the true picture as Westminster redrew the maps in 1999 moving some 6000 square miles of Scottish sea to England. 



Anyway you lot are voting Tory, so youse are gonna get fucked even more than you are just now :lol


Oi. No politics  :lol