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MMP-I used to carry spare pants around in my pocket-(for the kids potty training not for me...honest!) and one day I needed a hanky when I was in a cafe with youngest daughter and thought I'd found one in my pocket but it was a pair of pants...at least they were clean!
"Deeply shocked"? "Haven't lived"? where is it you live?? "ah yes, Bridgend" where a young innocent Northern Lad was inducted into Welsh ways by dark haired fiery eyed Bridgend girls.Oh how I suffered and escaped by the skin of my teeth, only to discover the Hampshire girls were not much safer. Sometimes you are better off in a foxhole.
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Blackest..handbags??...is there something you're not telling us..
Blackest..handbags??...is there something you're not telling us..
no just curiosity which wasn't clarified since there was 100's of em.
besides i reckon even frank would agree know the opposition
Hello Blackest just saw your link to the petition against Monsanto:
Thanks for that I've signed and passed it on
Blackest-I've also signed. Tried yesterday - link wouldn't open but fine now.
Boots, made around a 100 mile round trip to buy some. I am just so fed up with the rubbish that is available today, I don't think until yesterday in recent years I have bought any footwear which has lasted over 3 months with regular use. Everything seems to be cheap glued together rubbish.
I was lucky enough yesterday to track down a pair of para boots unfortunately in need of resoleing but worth doing, it will probably cost more than the boots did to get the job done right. But I probably will still have them in years to come. Happy with them strong and comfortable, but why is it so hard to buy quality these days.
and why couldnt i get this in the right thread the first time
thanks to everybody who has signed monsanto worries me.
I think it might be that, to get the quality of that kind of boot, one would have to pay a heck of a lot today. I live near one of those retail outlets where posh things are cheaper, and I paid $48 there for a decent pair of everyday walking shoes. And I don't mean hiking boots. I'm a cheapskate. I was just desperate for something solid enough.
I get all my footwear at Clark's, they last for years, are solid for walking, never leak or fall apart.I love to see my Daughters face when I ask for a particular shoe and it comes out with a label saying £95, "DAD" she does not know I have been on line checked out they were in a sale and the new price can be half.Last time the girl put them through the till and said £50 just as the manager came to the till, no he said we took another £10 off today. Daughter is still moaning I can get three pairs for that, maybe so but she will have a lot of pairs of shoes in the lifetime of mine, I call that economy.Years of army boots gave me good feet and apart from the odd touch of gout that is still so today, good feet deserve good shoes.
“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.
Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.
But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.
This was the Captain Samuel Vimes 'Boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”
Actually about €200 will buy good quality boots new, and they can be resoled as necessary. Trouble is shops that stock them are quite rare and to get them resoled properly in Ireland this is the only approved Vibram sole specialist.
C&D SHOES LTD.
41 CHARLEMONT ST, D2DUBLINTelephone/Mobile: 00353 14754832E-mail: email@example.com not cheap but then you will get years of use out of them.
RANT, why oh why am I sitting here looking at £8 of money of my next shop tickets for T____ plus a £5 off you next shop over £40???They say my comparable shop elsewhere would have been cheaper????Then why the h@#@ don't they just drop the prices on that day, I have yet another one for Saint berry who apparently do the same, I at times wonder if it is me or them off their trolley's.
Hi Frank/dad-had the same conversation at work last week! They are all the same these supermarkets-could we do them under the trades desc. act -they're anything but 'super'
I've had terrible phone calls with the liars at Barclaycard -yes I called them liars-and the utility co I was at in previous rented house.
I told First Utilty to tell Head Office to expect a bill for my (wasted)time spent phoning and emailing which was due to their incompetence. Don't think she was too chuffed. Strangely enough - later that day I got a reply to the email I'd sent at end of March about their mistakes- it's only taken 3 weeks....
Barclays are sh***ing themselves that I'm going to Ombudsman cos I've messaged them several times to say I'm NOT happy with the way my complaint's been handled (d debit set up , they didn't take payment, blamed my bank then charged me a late fee and interest.)
You couldn't make it up.
Got my charges refunded-but they removed them on my online statement then reinstated them after I'd paid the bill through bank. Was ready to blow my top but next day they had sorted it.
They are bleeping useless-all these companies.
Glad I got that off my chest -off outside now!
Frank it would cost them to just take the money off. By giving you a voucher you have to remember to use it plus you have to buy more stuff from them and of course they will make money from that too.
That £40 you spend to get your discount won't be going to morrisons, thats reason enough for them.
Fairygirl/Daughter, Language, I discovered you can get your message over very firmly without resorting to bad language so behave.Had a four month run in with Santander and after getting no answers withdrew what I had with them and placed in the other Bank I have been with since a child with my solid round piggy bank that took pence, three penny bits and tanners.I also dropped them as my insurers so last week I got a phone call, "would I answer a quick quiz on my assessment as to how the call centre handled my calls"???They got a firm reply and no I did not use one foreign word in the process.Blackest, I know why they infuriate us but it still rankles, if they can check at the till that I have paid too much then the till could also deduct that amount why not.
I always do my online shop at Asda, and I always check their 10% cheaper price promise. Occaisonally I get vouchers off my next shop but not often. I run on double choca mocha coffee, I drink it by the bucketful, it's £1.50 in asda on offer (so I always stock up when it's that price), in Tescos it's £2.98, hardly ever on offer.
Today's rant is OH (again). Have informed him that Homebase apparently take NGC vouchers, and he's busy calculating how many bucketfuls of plaster he can buy!! They're not for him, they're mine, I NEED a wolf cultivator tool (the nasty one with three big bent prongs on it), as it will save work de-weeding his Dad's garden,, I can use it as a grabber to pull all the stuff towards me, so less to-ing and fro-ing.
I suppose I will get the used plaster bucket to plant stuff in, but not very happy about it. Why doesn't he submit his own flipping gardening tips?? Vouchers were from GW magazine for submitting some top tips. The only top tips he can suggest are leaving gardening to someone with no money and no energy to do it. Grrrr. Ranty pants, angry trousers and shouty hat all on at once.
Just say no and after enough saying no he will cave , i'm sure.
Oh MMP - shouty hat (like that one!) Get it on tight and give it laldy!
I've got to phone council on Monday now cos they've cocked up the new council tax...what is wrong with these people ..
I asked the tw**s at Barclaycard the other day if they ever actually read anything that people write in emails or messages.
Verd-I'm at the stage where I want to walk in their offices and stick my wand where the sun don't shine...
Go Fairygirl, go, you give to them!
Fairygirl/daughter, walk in to the bank and then take all your clothes off, refuse to put them back until they sort your case.Of course men in white coats may arrive but you can handle that with your wand.A chap in Durham deposited a tractor load of smelly manure in the bank doorway, it got him noticed.