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geek_andy

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  1. Write to the Daily Mail? Seriously though, if there wasn't the demand for these places then they wouldn't exist. There must be, so they do.
  2. I'm not sure if this is a troll but can you honestly not see how a lot of people could end up with this kind of life? How about a girl sexually abused all her life by various 'stepdads' who finally ran away from home at fourteen and drinks to forget cos it's the only way she can? How about an ex-service person suffering PTSD given no support after leaving the forces. Having never managed to get another job, ending up on the streets and developing addictions to cope with mental illness? How about someone who simply suffers a bad breakup? Not a lot of savings and no family/support network. Misses a few shifts at work, gets the sack. Can't afford the rent. Ends up on the streets within a month or so. Are you seriously saying you can't empathise with any of these situations?
  3. "Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it… All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children."
  4. It's a fairly well-known fact that 99% of Sheffield Forum's users live in Ecclesfield, and that Morrison's basically epitomises the general personality of this forum's user base. Add to this the fact that most Sheffield Forum users visit Ecclesfield Morrison's several times a day, and it becomes immediately obvious that this is mere conjecture.
  5. My ex-girlfriend and I worked in the snooker hall and Bar Abbey around 2003-2007 and I have some really good memories of the place. I left Sheffield several years ago but always thought I'd manage to get back at some point and have a frame or two for old time's sake. Pretty sad news
  6. I have to take exception to people taking exception to people using phones. I use: -JEFIT to record weight training stats -Run Keeper to monitor running stats I'm sorry if you're not as switched-on as I am but this is the world we live in. Maybe you should try one of these apps before you ignorantly criticise.
  7. This is a common topic on the weekly Money Saving Expert email. See the following article for info: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/council-tax-bands-change
  8. How responsible do you think this woman's mother was? She could've been the same or worse, causing this woman to have a 'screwed up' life. And what about in 20 years' time when her children are old enough to potentially find themselves in a similar situation due to their mother's actions? Does the sympathy end at some point?
  9. Yes I was going to mention this, although it's not just in London; I assumed it was everywhere. It certainly works this way in Leeds station (although Leeds is known as the London of the North).
  10. Hahaha! A bag of joints? Thanks for confirming how out of touch with reality you are. I can't believe that's your username. Unless you are a great troll, that is a completely inappropriate name.
  11. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I don't expect you to repeat what she said, for several reasons, but I do find it quite interesting. I can only think of two racial epithets that describe someone of the Jewish faith, and I couldn't imagine someone in Sheffield with this obvious ignorance to know either of them. Unless she was from down south, or one of the bigger northern cities where there is a well-established Jewish community, e.g. Manchester.
  12. I love it when southerners mention Yorkshire, and they'll try to do a generic northern accent, mention whippets, or "workin' darn't pit". Then I think, it's all well and good having a go, but what are, for example, Bedfordshire, Suffolk known for? At least there's a strong identity in Yorkshire! Seriously, like, Shropshire, Herefordshire or summet? I have literally no idea.
  13. I do think these parents need to take more responsibility but I'm sure it's not a case of "giving them the password". I assume a lot of people would leave themselves signed in to their Google/Apple accounts. I'm pretty sure the same thing would be possible on the games on SKY, or on a lot of online desktop games/apps. I guess if you've got kids then you can forget ever leaving yourself logged into anything again! Bad times.
  14. The term 'antisocial behaviour' is a relatively recent one and could potentially be used to make scapegoats out of groups of people doing things that other groups of people just don't like. What if some people had a problem with the use of Sheffield Forum? To me, using a fairly anonymous message board is slightly less social than gathering together in the local community. I really don't see what problem these people are causing by sitting there, other than apparent jealousy caused by the fact that they are afforded the opportunity to socialise when other people are working. "Boo hoo, these people are doing things that I'm not. Waaah!" Posted from Sheffieldforum.co.uk App for Android
  15. That's a good point. I can't ever imagine vases would die out. Perhaps some types of ornaments can live forever. I suppose a vase does have a practical use, so this has an immediate advantage over ladies and donkeys that just serve an aesthetic (to some people) purpose.
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