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The Voice of Reason

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  1. Hmm, well you obviously made the right choice by not entering the leisure industry. May your soft furnishings business prosper. Off now to tour the Med in my 200 metre yacht. Will have a video conference from there with my kids at Eton before setting sail. That nice Mr Ramsey is preparing supper on board tonight before we settle down for a private concert on deck under the stars from the divine Ms Celine Dion. Cock
  2. Completely agree, it might encourage a few more cyclists to use public transport, thus making the roads that bit safer.
  3. Can they post some nice pictures of building work like those Chapters people have on their website? Menus and the like are so last year.
  4. Yes I'll establish and run a permanent ice rink - if the government will underwrite any losses I may incur in it's operation (sound familiar?) Jellybean you do come across as a bit simple. We just don't have the critical mass to support these type of things here. What next, a Blackpool type Pleasure Beach? Manx Legoland? I despair sometimes.
  5. You may well feel that way (as you are perfectly entitled to so) but there may be others who have met this chap, or know others who know him (or even worked for him) who would prefer him to get in rather than Mary Poppins. It's called democracy. Perhaps if you were to give your reasons for your opinion (in a factual, non-libellious way) you may contribute something useful to the debate.
  6. Judging from the comments from yourself and other Evertonians on this very forum, that doesn't seem to be the case. Don't despise them at all. Will always be a bit of banter between the two local rivals, thats quite natural. Perhaps you are being a bit over sensitive?
  7. Gilly, I'm afraid I understood very little of your post. If you are saying that your vehicle has been effectively imprisoned without prior notice that does seem a bit off.
  8. Hold my hands up. I was opposed to the leaving of GP for Kings Dock. A missed opportunity if ever there was one. But the Kirkby proposal was hardly in the same league Ground sharing? Heart says no, head not entirely conviced. Redevelopment of the Grand Old Lady? Well I'm no architect but the Park End was redeveloped to provide unrestricted views. Why not Bullens, Gladwys Street and the Main Stand. Manure have stuck storey upon storey to provide great capacity with a Birds Eye view of the pitch. Top top Balcony? The pitch itself has to be of certain dimensions so there is a physical limit to the viewing quality that spectators can enjoy. Having been to the Nou Camp on a tour I can't imagine that those on the top row can see what's going on without the aid of opera glasses. Never been to Stamford Bridge but viewing it on MOTD does not look to dissimilar to GP. if Chelsea can have that success with, I believe, not dissimilar capacity, does it not show that success does not depend on a flash ground (just money to buy decent players!) Been to the Reebok, very nice, modern facilities but no soul. Anyway DK gone thank God. Let's hope Sunday proves a win by class over hype.
  9. I wonder if you drink in there after work on a Friday? I know I actually know very few forum members, but I probably bump in to a few more without realising it. Rarely on a Friday (other commitments). Yes weird this anonymity thing, could well have had social interraction with other forum members without realising it.
  10. Are these colleagues imbeciles by any chance? Quite apart from (in my opinion) how wrong what they're saying is, who even says something like that to another person? Hell, who even bothers thinking about such things, running a tally in their head accounting of who qualifies as Manx and who doesn't and think it important enough to keep track and share with others? Yeah, but who on earth even gets bothered by such comments? ("my Manx colleagues and friends? tell me I'll never be Manx. They even tell me that my kid's aren't Manx or ever will be") Boo hoo Sorry but if that's the worst insult you suffer in your life I reckon you've got off pretty lightly Sorry, I've reread my post and don't see where I've said that I'm alienated or insulted by these comments. I certainly don't cry about it. It's just the way things are. I'm still mates with all these people, I don't feel left out. Our kids are friends, we go to each others houses, pubs, parties, I've even been on holiday with a few. But I have asked the question, and the reply is always "Oh, you'll never be Manx Yessir". I'll try not to get too bitter about it. Perhaps if you didn't ask the question and just accepted your friends for what they are be they Manx, English Scottish, Ukranian or whatever your paranoia might subside. Anyway seems the healing process has begun. Good luck in the future
  11. Well perhaps say you were an Asian family being jeered at every time you left your house, having dog pooh pushed through your letter box etc, even encountering physical abuse you would have a point. But to feel "alienated" by some idiot saying you will never be Manx is stretching things a bit don't you think?
  12. Have always enjoyed going to the Prospect for its fine selection of real ales so decided it might be worth a punt for lunch. Paid a few pennies short of £9.00 for a steak sandwich, with a handful of (what tasted like frozen,- obviously not when served) chips and a tiny amount of greenery. My dining partner had a cheeseburger with chips etc for the same price. Whilst meals were OK and fitted the Trades Description Act, previous experiences have taught me that nicer tasting food can be bought elsewhere for a more reasonable price, and for that I will give them a generous 6 I will be returning there for their aforementioned fine ale but will not be tempted back by their cuisine. Such mediocre pub grub I'm afraid does not command those premium prices.
  13. Are these colleagues imbeciles by any chance? Quite apart from (in my opinion) how wrong what they're saying is, who even says something like that to another person? Hell, who even bothers thinking about such things, running a tally in their head accounting of who qualifies as Manx and who doesn't and think it important enough to keep track and share with others? Yeah, but who on earth even gets bothered by such comments? ("my Manx colleagues and friends? tell me I'll never be Manx. They even tell me that my kid's aren't Manx or ever will be") Boo hoo Sorry but if that's the worst insult you suffer in your life I reckon you've got off pretty lightly
  14. Can't help you with that one, but I know he's been here for a while as we used to go to the same sundae school. You never know, he may get in with a wafer thin majority.
  15. Yep, looks like we may have to write this season off in terms of acheivement on the pitch. But rejection of DK is the greatest result of the season. OK, maybe a new stadium is required (a proper one in an appropriate location) but maybe the option of redeveloping GP may be revisited seriously now.
  16. Christ. Why should you be doing the tourist boards job for them free of charge? Sign up to be a freelance tourist consultant. You could claim at least £1,000 a month. That's just silly, why did you say that. Sign up where? I'll do it for £500 p.m.
  17. A reputation for being insular on an Island with a reputation for being insular. Confusing. Well not really, someone say from Salford, who is only interested in things happening in that neck of the woods could be deemed to be thinking in insular terms notwithstanding that they themselves live on an Island. Sorry you were confused by my post, hope the above has cleared things up for you.
  18. Jeez what a naive post. The guy might have bought himself a pint in the British Hotel, North Quay, Douglas. What's wrong with the Creek? Please don't tell me you have bought any furniture/ home goods from B & Q rather than Paradise & Gell. God forbid that any Peel resident does any grocery shopping from Tesco's. Is it any wonder that Peel has this reputation for being insular (and the associated more malign inferences that derive from that)?
  19. Not quite with you there LDV, can you elaborate? (To clarify my position, I like England, I like the Isle of Man, these two likes are not mutually exclusive)
  20. This thread takes me back to my friends teenage days of buying Fiesta/Mayfair/Playboy in his teenage years. Waiting outside on the street, looking furtive until the shop was empty before entering - then some bastard would walk in just as he was paying for the publications at the till Thank god for the internet (my friend says) - you can even buy condoms online.
  21. Fair enough. Afraid I don't have the statistics to hand.
  22. OK I'll ask the obvious -why do you want to know?
  23. I'm English and proud of it. Equally proud to be living in the Isle of Man. I find all this anti English/UK sentiment very depressing. We're not really that (if any) different.
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