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  1. I was very lucky that when I actually imploded (carefully chosen word) I had amazing support around me of family and friends - plus one very senior colleague who essentially appeared from nowhere and was just amazing - sharing unnecessarily her own issues with no judgement or knowledge of "me" and basically held my hand towards help sources that she had previously utilised. She still checks in on me every now and again as I do with her - I don't need to meet for coffee or speak on a regular basis but whenever our paths cross in an M&S queue or Victoria St lunch hour a look and a "How are things ????" is enough.
  2. Not just single men - at the time I had my mental health struggles (they don't go away completely but amazing support and self awareness help) I was and still am very stereotyped - married, mortgaged, parent, outwardly fairly successful in a respected profession - the root cause of mine I believe came from work (subsequently changed) but I learned and feel that pressure to succeed and appear to be successful can have huge negatives on your mental well being if this is something that school grades and societies trajectory have you mapped for in a small community - this is massively magnified on the island where people know your name, family, background, schooling etc etc etc.and pre judge individuals layering the pressures. just a snapshot of my experience.
  3. Man in Pub talk warning - one very expensive block of apartments very close to the site formerly known as The Majestic Hotel has a number of residents whom have installed charging points for their electric vehicles - problem being that the power to the garages and grounds is on a communal meter / charge. Essentially everyone else in the complex pays for your "fuel" It's similar to when I wait for next door to have oil delivered and siphon a bit into my tank when they're at work.............
  4. Yes indeed - Skelly can licence the merchandise for his Trinket & Tat site.... Literally “Exit through the Gift Shop”
  5. Available from all good retail outlets (and some rubbish ones too)
  6. I'm pretty certain if you offered to pay for the rest of his house Jonathan Stansfield would take down the Pray Away the Gay links off the LHC site - he might even dunk you in the Lido Sewer and give you a Direct Debit to sign as a thank you .......
  7. Yes Neil - making noise to support a monthly increase of less than 20 Lambert & Butler to appease the few who want rents rationalised Agreeing with benefits going up to pay the increase and in Rob's words and I quote "Supporting the middle Ground"....... All in the first minute.......
  8. The Peoples Prince has started his election campaign already - preaching on behalf of the Onchan Council House dwellers - interview on MR - CBA to link its on his FB pages Crop Rotation in Onchan - Karran used to farm Granny's - Rob now farms Chavs.......
  9. Nice stuff - but can you honestly tell me you have never or been advised, extensively trained by someone into buying a franchised supplied car on credit to hit your own / manufacturer targets (or bike) more recently, without thinking of your reasons over theirs.....
  10. Unfortunately Pongo I would tend to disagree - and whilst neither of us can produce anything other than anecdotal evidence I will still respond. The IOM is almost caught in a poverty trap - and people will use whatever available means there is (From Professional Experience on the other side of the desk) debt goes from card to card to card on balance transfer with increased limits and no increase in initial payment - which is ok if you don't spend the cleared limit on the first cards - and that's where the spiral worsens. The social pressure to conform is enormous and the pressure on youth to fit in is astonishing these days - 5 year old iPhone £250 in CEX add in the credit - or no deposit contract at MT or Sure for the latest model - defer the consequences over 24 months...... Keep the kids happy and socially accepted or ?????? There is a huge debt crisis currently on the Island, phones, cars, mountain bikes, kids nursery fees, it keeps going when credit companies such as Conister sponsor major events the marketing budgets gone up for a reason....
  11. a: Sarcastic genius b: Whoooooooshhhhh c: Stunning irony given the OP d: Mortgage Free Civil Service Pension Recipient
  12. It has long been the case that when a farm / working dog is at the end if it's useful cycle, or produces a litter of unwanteds - they are "disposed of" and replaced - no questions asked. This unproven case has caused a pitchfork waving, straw man situation - for a LEGAL migrant to this Islsnd. If he did what the pitchforkers say he did (because they saw someone say he did on Facetube) then yep he deserves punished. If the Police failed in their duty and the Courts couldn't prosecute - he's still not guilty If he did it and got away with it - he deserves punished as do the farmers who flaunt the same laws. If he didn't do it - shame on you pitchfork wavers - probably the same ones who say "Fur babies........." IF ANYONE SAYS FUR BABY I ALWAYS ASK WHAT BREED FUCKED YOU"...........
  13. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=52841&headline=Taxi driver fined for six untaxed vehicles&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019 I know - everyone else wanted to post it but Xmas cheer eventually evaporates - what a fucking arsehole....
  14. Indeed he did - and now he's at the level / length of service that he'll get visibly involved in some High profile community project, fund raising effort for one final pension boosting pay ruse / rise
  15. Reconnecting with her church - FFS her delusions are only channelled in a different direction to another invisible Mr Big who only wants cash.........
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