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Originally posted by desy

I once got stopped on there to look at the packaging for Stones beer. Went into the crypt of the church spent about 20 mins there. Thought here goes free booze as a gift. The lady then apologised and said that they could not give beer away because we were in a church and would a bar of chocolate do.

 

I once agreed to test a new Aftershave range for Next and got a £10 gift voucher not bad for half hours work.

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Originally posted by Rich

WTF?! :confused::rolleyes:

 

Maybe you should try an alternative mantra Rich?

 

WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF?

 

:clap:

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Hows about we all go and slip or trip on or over the 'have you had a slip or trip in the last 3 years' person, and then put a claim in against him!!!

 

Liz

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LOL

 

Someone once collared me asking if I'd sign up to a charity by standing order. I said I don't sign things like this on the street but here's a quid as a donation. She didn't take the quid but got annoyed that I wouldn't sign up.

 

Needless to say I walked off.

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The 'chuggers' generally get a cut of whatever you donate to the charity in your first year as a direct-debit giver, so unlike the tin-rattlers, they are not philanthropic. I suggest that anyone who wants to donate to a particular charity do so via the charity's website, that way the good cause gets more money, and we might see less chuggers! :)

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I have to walk down Fargate every night after work so by this time the charity people are tired, cold and peed-off.

 

I got an NSPCC guy stop me (or rather block my path) and ask me if I would like to donate £x a month. I explained that I already do give to NSPCC, RSPCA and Cancer Research every month, so he then asked me if I would up my donation to £10 a month!

 

I explained that I couldn't really afford to as I'm already shelling out £10 a month as it is, and he got really narky and starting banging on about it being less than the cost of my dinner etc! Cheeky sod!

 

Mind you, the Virgin Guy took the biscuit last week, they had that stall at the top of Fargate and were (noisily) handing out leaflets. I saw one them stop this guy and when he refused a leaflet twice, the Virgin bloke shouted 'well don't f-ing bother then!' I'd have told him to shove his leaflet where the sun don't shine......:rant:

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When i drive up Fargate in the morning there are always 'teams' of people at the Orchard Sq end with clip boards stopping people...Altough the other day at the top of Fargate there were a group (students?) sat on a Blue sette??

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SOCIALIST WORKERS STILL THERE?

jeesus i thought theyd all died

coming from an anarchist i "hoped" theyd all died :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

anarchism is REAL socialism

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The 'chuggers' generally get a cut of whatever you donate to the charity in your first year as a direct-debit giver, so unlike the tin-rattlers, they are not philanthropic. I suggest that anyone who wants to donate to a particular charity do so via the charity's website, that way the good cause gets more money, and we might see less chuggers! :)

 

Nah, the individuals get paid a (rubbish) hourly rate. It is their employers (an agency no doubt) who get money from your donation. So even if you cancel your direct debit the agency still takes money from the charity for the amount of time you signed up for - leaving the charity out of pocket.

 

Agreed it is far better to go to their website and donate directly :)

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Today battling down Fargate i counted the groups of people saying "excuse me i'm from..." to be 8!!!!

 

They were

 

Cancer breakthrough

Shelter

Direct Line insurance (or some other slip,trip)

Socialist worker

An animal charity selling badges

The usual market researchers

A bunch of students asking questions

Delta Force Paintballers

 

I'm surprised that there was room for anyone else to actually be on their lunch break.

 

Whilst i dont mind the Shelter people or cancer breakthrough i would like to say to the others

 

"IF I WANT YOUR SERVICES I WILL COME TO YOU!!!!"

 

I walked past one of the insurance people and he was badgering this guy asking "you sure you havent even slipped on a paving slab in the last three years"

 

mind boggling¬!!!

 

it was like wacky races trying to get down withouit been asked

The number of times, I have been stopped over the years, Fargate, Moor, Castle Mkt.Library, Surrey St. Pinstone St.

Once by a man who said he was a Tibetan Monk who declared : “I have given all my worldly goods to the poor & I am asking for your help”.

 

Oh, and how do I know you are who you say you are, so he whipped off his cap and said there you are and showed me his bald head : “but there are millions of people with bald heads” so he said “yes, but I have travelled from Tibet & have only just got here !!!

 

Another dirty old man, reeking of booze & fags approached me, so I told him to clear off & as I walked away he shouted at the top of his voice : “ you F****** old C*** !!!

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My housemate got stopped in the street by Delta Force paintballing a few months ago, and got conned into buying 8 VIP tickets! Or so I thought - we finally went yesterday, and it was fantastic. It's one of the best days out I've had in a long time! Everybody should try it! :)

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One of the few advantages of reaching a certain time in life is that they don't bother me or my other half. Too old to insure and too poor to donate:hihi: :hihi:

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