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by Tripps
01 Jul 2012, 12:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2115
Views: 151991

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

I heard on the radio recently that the LIBOR is fixed daily,and that 16 banks send in their figures. The highest, and lowest four are eliminated, and an average is taken of the middle eight. I don't see how the figures of one organisation eg Barclays, can have much effect. There may be much more to ...
by Tripps
01 Jul 2012, 10:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10828
Views: 514602

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

"a splendid world trip class yacht"

Is this connected with the fact that Doc's house came off the market recently? Is the great adventure now about to happen? Perhaps best to start the pirate ransome fund now. :smile:
by Tripps
29 Jun 2012, 17:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2115
Views: 151991

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

"you would be in breech of the Law"

Only if you trousered it. That's a bit subtle for me, but I couldn't resist. :smile:
by Tripps
26 Jun 2012, 16:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7561
Views: 329133

Re: POLITICS CORNER

"What's the difference between an entitlement to rule and an entitlement to support " Perceptive comment - reminded me of a song from the Geordie folk singer Jez Lowe The Bulldog Breed. Sounds better with a geordie accent though...... Son of mine, tell me why are you sighing What worries and cares a...
by Tripps
26 Jun 2012, 16:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2115
Views: 151991

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

The "line to take" by Natwest spinners on bonuses seems to be "that's the last thing I want to think / talk about at the moment - I want to concentrate on the wonderful work our wonderful staff are doing to fix the problem. The think we have short memories - trouble is they're probably right.
by Tripps
25 Jun 2012, 10:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2115
Views: 151991

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

They should have got Pluggy to do the job. :smile:
by Tripps
24 Jun 2012, 12:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2115
Views: 151991

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

I don't think she said that she wouldn't get a bonus though. Be interesting to see how they spin next year's bonus.

My son said "Dad - you know your idea of having two quite seperate current accounts, and credit cards doesn't look so silly now". :surprised:
by Tripps
24 Jun 2012, 12:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10035
Views: 422532

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

"picking up muck from the ponies field and ironing " Couldn't help think of Catgate when I read that :smile: He'd have pounced on it a while ago. Sorry to hear about you veg. I sent the "before" pictures to my son who is a first year allotment student, with the caption "This is how it should be done...
by Tripps
20 Jun 2012, 10:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7561
Views: 329133

Re: POLITICS CORNER

"Like the great Dickens quote, you can only spend what you have"

Where have you been for the last twenty years? "For everything else there's Barclaycard" :smile:
by Tripps
18 Jun 2012, 11:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2608
Views: 178271

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

After a great deal of thought - it might have been - "Two bites of the kitchen table, and a jump at the cupboard door."
by Tripps
18 Jun 2012, 08:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2608
Views: 178271

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Yes - I've heard it, but never used it - not very elegant is it? A bit too confrontational for me.

I've heard the other one too, but it had two parts - the second part was "and a jump at the cupboard door". My day will be ruined now trying to remember the first part.
by Tripps
18 Jun 2012, 08:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6482
Views: 309856

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

It'll be the same for me tonight - you know you're getting to your sell by date when your kids bring you a tray of lamb chops for a Father's Day present. :smile:
by Tripps
18 Jun 2012, 08:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CUNNING WHEEZES
Replies: 298
Views: 65241

Re: CUNNING WHEEZES

In total contrast - My Tesco order was late last week, so I rang the help line to see why. Got through immediately to a very nice woman in Dundee ( I think she was Janet in Dr Findlays casebook), to confirm that the order had been received. She apologised, confirmed the order, and said - " I'll just...
by Tripps
18 Jun 2012, 07:59
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5095
Views: 362393

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Even more remarkable that Pluggy found himself able to buy something from Microsoft. :smile:
by Tripps
08 Jun 2012, 07:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2115
Views: 151991

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

" 'Management by walking round' "
You mention Lord Sieff above - I saw him once in the late eighties when he had been retired a few years, but still inspecting the Marble Arch branch of M&S and examining the stock closely. They say "retail is detail". He certainly thought so.
by Tripps
07 Jun 2012, 13:29
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5095
Views: 362393

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

"Are there no internet providers with UK call centres?"

Try Plusnet - "Good honest broadband from Yorkshire". Calll centre is in Sheffield - last time I called a lady apologised fror not having a Yorkshire accent. :smile:
by Tripps
04 Jun 2012, 06:09
Forum: Seasons
Topic: SUMMER 2012
Replies: 283
Views: 35911

Re: SUMMER 2012

I don't usually read this thread, but just for the record - I threw the towel in yesterday ( June 3rd) and switched the central heating on for the day. Even the JML Snuggie wasn't working. Global warming?
by Tripps
04 Jun 2012, 05:58
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10828
Views: 514602

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Thanks for the good wishes gents, much appreciated. I winced just reading about your dad Ian !
by Tripps
03 Jun 2012, 06:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10828
Views: 514602

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I didn't - it was at 5.43 am, and I was dozing when I heard the name St Mary le Ghyll Barnoldswick. I've recently had a hip replacement operation and must still sleep on my back. Consequently there's not much sleeping being done at the moment. I'm not a much of a fan of bells, but this peal was merc...
by Tripps
08 May 2012, 12:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2320
Views: 160759

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

I heard some of this highly defferential interview. He said he, or his colleagues, were doing experiments, in which live hamsters were frozen, and then revived by applying very hot spoons to their chests. So hot that they burnt the fur. His solution to this problem was to "invent" the microwave oven...
by Tripps
06 May 2012, 11:14
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4367
Views: 200966

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Cecil Woods powders! here we go again things you forgot you had forgotten. Always featured in the bathroom cabinet.
by Tripps
06 May 2012, 11:07
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5095
Views: 362393

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

"Any advice as to what else I can do?" Just delete it. Plenty of other places to share photos etc. I am on Photobucket, Evernote, Filedropper, and I have had family photos on Webshots without any problem for ten years or so. Audioboo is Ok as well. Yes - I need to get out more - I'm working on it. :...
by Tripps
05 May 2012, 10:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4367
Views: 200966

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I think you were conned Nolic. It was a cough mixture, not a tonic, and the bad taste was garlic. My grandad used to take it. Horrible stuff. I'm surprised to see that it is still available today.
by Tripps
04 May 2012, 12:57
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)
Replies: 277
Views: 38607

Re: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)

Remember the black fox, which was photographed the died in a road accident a few weeks ago? Well DNA tests have revealed that though anatomically it was a fox, though with very thick fur, it had genes of a Russian raccoon dog, and is believed to have been either an exotic pet or an escapee from a fu...
by Tripps
04 May 2012, 12:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7561
Views: 329133

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Thought of this thread when I read the following on Jim Greenhalf's blog. As Mr Speaker Bercow might say ' The spoilers have it, the spoilers have it'.

"Subsequently: Ian Greenwood (Council Leader), did lose his seat, after four recounts, by 17 votes. There were 22 spoiled ballot papers"

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