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  1. Wonder what they would do if you replied 'No' and just broke down?
  2. I find it surprisingly difficult to get grown-ups to buy me alcohol... This actually did happen to me in NZ about 15 years ago. They brought in a new rule that anyone under 30 needed proof to purchase booze. Only NZ ID/drivers licenses or a passport were acceptable. I'd had to send my passport to the Embassy for something and didn't have any valid ID to buy booze for 2 weeks. So I had to resort to hanging around outside Off Licenses in my mid 20s trying to get people to buy me booze!
  3. Isn't this the case with most laws however? Most of us know what is right or wrong and don't need it spelled out to us. Idiots, share several identifying traits: they are abundant (often moreso than people realise), they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being. There's been studies into this, noting that the greatest threat to mankind is probably stupidity. There are no defenses against stupidity. The only way a society can avoid being crushed by the burden of its idiots is if the non-stupid work even harder to offset the losses of the stupid. Which brings us back to Covid and vaccines etc...
  4. Which would have been ironic considering my comments! I'd rather not talk about it thanks. Still regret selling the 'Rado! I've actually had a few cars over the years that have now turned into 'modern classics'. I just sold a mid 2000s car that I had for 5 years for the same price I paid for it. Probably would start appreciating in the next couple of years, but it's the effort/cost of storing them etc. If only I had a barn...
  5. Earlier this week there were 23 teachers off sick at Balla. They tried to work it with cover teachers etc, but it just wasn't viable. Years 9 & 10 proposed as they are old enough to stay at home and don't have exams this year. Frankly I don't see what else they could do?
  6. Nope, pretty much why I don't own a £20k car. That and general depreciation. Still manage to get very specific niche classics below that price. Years ago I had a VW Corrado. That had a pronounced ridge down the sides that was the perfect impact point for other people's doors. Still got PTSD from Tescos with that car....
  7. There was someone 25ish on here a month or so ago moaning about the price of property, couldn't afford etc. Turns out he had a £20k car! I earn reasonable money, in my 40s and a car nerd. I still don't own a £20k car!
  8. The big white building on Prospect Hill?
  9. Wow, she is special. I am amazed how tolerant High Baliff seems to be. Perhaps she actually finds it amusing? I've found that people only really tend to get angry when they know they are arguing against the truth. Would explain why the normals don't seem to get as wound up as these Anti-Vaxxer/Conspiracy theorists do when arguing the other way...
  10. I had an 'Airport Survey' come through work from the Govt a few days ago, to 'understand the requirements of business/leisure travellers'. It seemed to have been purposely designed to get me to say that I didn't want to fly to London.
  11. Here's another one that seems to think that laws don't apply to them! http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=63999&headline=Woman accused of causing unnecessary suffering to animals tells court her name is a 'legal fiction'&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2021
  12. Agreed. I happily rented 3 properties for around 10 years total up until about 5 years ago. Two of these were found through friends of friends etc because it was so difficult to find something reasonable that wasn't snapped up right away. I'm guessing it's still a similar scenario. Lets face it, the vast majority of issues many people have with rental landlords is due to jealousy. They seem to be regarded as some sort of evil, rich property hoarders. In my experience renting 3 properties, only one landlord was someone who owned many properties. The other two were people who moved away or had legacy family properties.
  13. I understand that people wanting 'starter' homes, wish for them to be detached, in the country, with a garage, garden, hot tub, tennis court, day spa, dog grooming room, maze, swimming pool, stables and helipad. But the government has to pay for it.
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