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MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 17:55

Gilly, I think I am a pretty strong person, but some of these 'chuggers' are very intimidating and, when you refuse, become quite offensive.  The Charity they are collecting for will tell you they are all trained.  Maybe so, but they are also paid!!!  They are not actually employed by whatever Charity they are touting for but for some organisation who also takes a cut of whatever they collect or, rather, get people to sign up for. It's big business, I'm afraid.

MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 16:12

We wouldn't get a look in Pentillie.

I feel sad for all those who so wanted to be there but never got the chance, A once in a lifetime event.

I actually liked football in 1966 and remember it well.  BIL was fitting us a new bathroom and it had to be finished by kickoff!!  He made it.


Posted: 22/05/2013 at 15:28

Just looked it up FG.  Feel like a right wally now. Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble.


Posted: 22/05/2013 at 15:25

Well, there you go FG,  Learn something new every day.  Young lady couple of doors away is studying to be a forensic scientist.  Long job.  Don't think her mother will ever be taking any money off her!!

My granddaughter can do a wonderful American accent. Better than her English one.


Posted: 22/05/2013 at 15:09

FG, winter has returned here. Have just put heating on as I can't get warm.

Is 'herbology' a new subject or does your daughter speak like my granddaughter where she rolls words into each other.  I am constantly asking her to repeat what she says.  I blame it on the programmes she watches. 

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Posted: 22/05/2013 at 15:02

Petillie, my daughter spent hours every night prior and during the games trying to get tickets even just to get into the park itself as she wanted her 2 children to be part of it.  Nothing. Zilch.  Then had to sit and see empty seats that had been set aside for the elite. We had this stupid idea that, following registering at  the start of it all, those helping to pay for it would be allocated tickets for at least one event.  How very stupid of us. As for the money spent by the Council on the olympic run, we couldn't get near it and the evening bash was not available to the public. The other gauling part of it was that she never got to get into the Park when the games had finished before they closed it down!!  Never been to the area where the Olympic site is, but I think the 'regeneration' is pie in the sky.  Yes, the Olympics was a great event, but at what cost and who benefitted.

MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 12:33

Have just read in my local that my council spent £279,000 on the Olympic torch run and evening celebrations, to which we mere mortals were not privy. It was all centred in one place.  Coupling that with the fact that all London Borough council tax payers paid for these games for years and very few managed to get tickets, it's adding insult to injury. Am fuming.

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Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:54

Oops.  Meant to go back to 'higher archy' and change it and forgot.  Should, of course, be hierarchy. 

That's what I prefer to do these days Pentille.  In the past, I have donated to a particular ward in local hospital where they were wanting a certain item. At least I know it's going where it should be. RNLI is a must.

MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:29

I have to confess that I rarely give to charities these days.  As you say Gilly, the money they receive from donations of any kind is very small.  Did a lot of research into this some years back because I was concerned about what was going on with the charity I then supported and was appalled at how much the higher archy are paid for their services and how much actually went to who it was meant for.  As for these bags, they don't even collect them if they are not used!  How much do they pay to have the printed up and used by recipient for anything except what they are meant for - me included!  Grandchildren like the ones with handles as they use them to have sack races.

I heard on the news this morning that the 'chuggers' are to be targetted and fined.  About time too.  They are out in their droves at times in my High Street and are not too happy when you refuse to stop.  I recently complained to a charity about the attitude of a 'chugger'  who knocked at the door and was unpleasant when I refused to sign up.


Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:15

Morning.  Feel relief that you said that Nut. Exactly how I feel this morning.  Know I should go and make a start but my body is not responding to my brain.  Have an excuse as I am waiting for a delivery of my 8 year old grandson's birthday pressie - a new Chelsea kit.  Very overpriced in my opinion and he's lucky he's got a silly Grandma. 

My son would be envying you Blackest.  Very much into fishing when he can find the time.  Was very surprised when he first said he was going with a friend to fish locally at the age of 12.  He's someone who can't keep still, always taping (drummer) and fidgeting.  Got the bug. I was very pleased as he works hard and it's the only time he relaxes.  Don't know what kind of fishing he does!

Oh, well, times marching on. Brekkie time FG.

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