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barleycorn

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  1. No need, they'll probably just chuck a black box in your car and you'll pay a tax per mile. Depending on what type of car you tend to get that could work out cheaper for you, you can usually get a cheap/free service package thrown in too.
  2. Given the variety of names there I'm surprised they couldn't think something up for Q, U, X, Y and Z.
  3. Think it reopens next week. Membership £32.50 with £20 joining fee. The jacuzzi is apparently fubared and will not be repaired and they've done next to nothing renovation wise.
  4. Top Gear did it too. They soaked the insides of a caravan in several litres of petrol, chucked in a couple hundred mobiles and called them all simultaneously. Nothing happened.
  5. He doesn't owe the money, his businesses do. Personal finances =/= business finances Can I ask, do you have a private pension?
  6. Why does everyone have four cars? Is that not a bit overkill?
  7. That depends, cycle tracks may or may not have a right of way for pedestrians, it would depend upon the TRO. (HA 329)
  8. He's sort of right, but also very, very wrong. Right of way doesn't mean what many people think it does. Simply, it means you have the right to use a particular thoroughfare. For example, cars have right of way on motorways but not on footpaths, bikes have right of way on cycle paths but not motorways. What we do operate is a system of give way and priority at junctions etc. You should always give way if it helps to avoid an incident. In the case in hand where you have pedestrians in the cycle lane they do no have the right of way to be there, but if they are you do have to give way. You don't have the right to just plow into them.
  9. From the evidence presented in this thread I can point to a couple which don't.
  10. How can you kill something which isn't truly alive? ---------- Post added 31-05-2018 at 12:17 ---------- Why not just complete the slippery slope and wind the clock back to the ova. Each one after all is a potential life, that's around 2million lickle babies being murdered for every woman on the planet. Maybe we should be harvesting them all at birth to prevent the loss of 11 thousand a month that are going to die before puberty? While we are at it lets hook all the men up to some form of electroejaculation contraption to harvest all their semen, we wouldn't want to waste any cos that makes God quite irate.
  11. Bit of superglue in the lock of the one they've fitted should suffice, cheaper and you get to use it on any others you come across.
  12. Seems more like a hearing test for those who don't mind being groped by strangers to me.
  13. Spot on. If you want to assess how someone is going to perform selling shoes then why not do a mock up scenario of selling shoes, or have them on the shop floor for an hour doing something like, oh I don't know, selling shoes maybe? ---------- Post added 16-05-2018 at 11:11 ---------- Except wearing a bag on your head and mooing like a cow is not an indicator for working as part of a team. I've successfully worked as part of a team for countless years and if my boss asked my to do that as part of an exercise I'd tell him to stick his head in a bucket of water an only come up for air when he'd thought of something better. Far better to give them a task which requires cooperation and individual participation in order to succeed.
  14. Yes, it's crap. In fact it is complete and utter bllx. I've had to put up with plenty of totally pointless 'team building' exercise and the like. I've walked out of a few too and made my displeasure known to those at the top. These things are generally crap, thought up by idiots and hated by those who have to participate. When management resort to these type of shenanigans you know that they're grasping at straws trying to solve a problem which either doesn't exist or is beyond their capacity to deal with.
  15. I've only been once and that was to Santorini to the south of the island in kamari. Stayed at Tamarix del Mar. Lovely little place, we hired quad bikes to tour the island, only takes about half an hour end to end. Plenty of stuff to see and boat trips to take. It was a few years ago but at the time we found food cheap and booze dirt cheap. We went at the end of the season and got loads of freebies thrown in, we even drank free all night in some local guy's bar until bout 6 in the morning.
  16. My old Doctor's surgery at Grenoside ran a system alongside the appointments system whereby if you turned up by, IIRC, 10am you were guaranteed to be seen by 1pm. It could involve a wait but at least you would get seen. Why other surgeries can't run a similar system is beyond me... they also guaranteed an appointment within two weeks.
  17. Can the video by viewed anywhere other than through The Star's site? I refuse to register for that tat.
  18. If we use trumans example: Then some of those who chose not to plan ahead have paid more in tax by the time they retire (because they spent their money, which will in turn have helped support local businesses etc), so why shouldn't they get the same state pension?
  19. How are you measuring the temperature? Does it have some sort of fancy temperature readout? It may be that this is broken.
  20. Not a difficult roundabout but when heading out of Sheffield on the A61 the Tankersley rb has an alarming number of people pulling out of the petrol station exit in front of cars continuing down the a61. Yes, the left hand lane can be used for the third exit, and no, its not complicated.
  21. Already started our Xmas shopping.
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