A bit council (Vol 3)

A bit council (Vol 3)

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CoolHands

10,427 posts

145 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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austinsmirk said:
I meet a lot of full time unemployed people, who don works hi viz tabbards, or works jackets. two theories- it makes them look like they have a job.

secondly the free coat provided by an employer, decades ago, for the one week of work they ever did: is the only coat they own.
Thirdly, also hiding in plain sight while they nick anything that’s not nailed down. See also, Orange lights on top of van

technodup

6,199 posts

80 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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"The wean".

I had the misfortune to take a bus today, and overheard someone at the stop talking repeatedly about getting 'the wean' from school. Then when on the bus the guy behind me took a call and did exactly the same.

Not calling your children by their actual name. Cooncil.

Barga

10,719 posts

156 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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technodup said:
"The wean".

I had the misfortune to take a bus today, and overheard someone at the stop talking repeatedly about getting 'the wean' from school. Then when on the bus the guy behind me took a call and did exactly the same.

Not calling your children by their actual name. Cooncil.
Glasgow = Council.

Kierkegaard

2,587 posts

48 months

Tuesday 15th January 2019
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OpulentBob said:
Lumps of "brown" sugar in a bag of granulated. Lazy s who use the WET coffee spoon to then double-dip and get sugar. Always a council kitchen.
Once the bag is left with clumps, put it in the microwave and there's another coffee made. Even drink it from the bag. Bingo!

nonsequitur

11,325 posts

66 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Barga said:
technodup said:
"The wean".

I had the misfortune to take a bus today, and overheard someone at the stop talking repeatedly about getting 'the wean' from school. Then when on the bus the guy behind me took a call and did exactly the same.

Not calling your children by their actual name. Cooncil.
Glasgow = Council.
Taking, or making, a call on public transport. Council (and other social strata), on so many levels.

technodup

6,199 posts

80 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Barga said:
technodup said:
"The wean".

I had the misfortune to take a bus today, and overheard someone at the stop talking repeatedly about getting 'the wean' from school. Then when on the bus the guy behind me took a call and did exactly the same.

Not calling your children by their actual name. Cooncil.
Glasgow = Council.
Most of Glasgow is cooncil as fk but not all. But scheme taxis, especially to the hospital are pure bred cooncil. Having said that these buses now have wifi, USB charging, leather seats and contactless payment, so even cooncil is moving up in the world.

Lugy

706 posts

133 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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This must belong here; https://www.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-gran-left-...

Custard reference too.

Saleen836

7,086 posts

159 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Lugy said:
This must belong here; https://www.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-gran-left-...

Custard reference too.
This line....
The mice have even wrecked her new £499 silver, crushed velvet sofa – making watching TV impossible.laugh sums it up for me

I guess if she had accpeted the help offered by the council it would have all been sorted a long time ago, but no chance of a compo face photo in the paper that way!
Guess the next thing she will be trying to claim compo rolleyes


Edited by Saleen836 on Wednesday 16th January 13:07

V8mate

43,255 posts

139 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Lugy said:
This must belong here; https://www.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-gran-left-...

Custard reference too.
Custard Chereme?

I Love Cake

2,394 posts

121 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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As if that awful place wasn’t council enough.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/16/mum-called-police-d...

Bullett

9,229 posts

134 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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The names!

That's almost a full house. Just needed a disability mentioning.
Why are they always starting work/training next week?

Thesprucegoose

20,488 posts

145 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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I Love Cake said:
As if that awful place wasn’t council enough.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/16/mum-called-police-d...
What were they going to eat the next day. Why is it poor people always buy takeaways, 37 quid a lidl would last a week.

JPJPJP

8,234 posts

118 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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6.5 years that rodent issue has been going on..... hmmmm

illmonkey

12,320 posts

148 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Thesprucegoose said:
I Love Cake said:
As if that awful place wasn’t council enough.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/16/mum-called-police-d...
What were they going to eat the next day. Why is it poor people always buy takeaways, 37 quid a lidl would last a week.
£37 of dominos would probably last 3 people a week too!

Lemming Train

4,224 posts

22 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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illmonkey said:
Thesprucegoose said:
I Love Cake said:
As if that awful place wasn’t council enough.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/16/mum-called-police-d...
What were they going to eat the next day. Why is it poor people always buy takeaways, 37 quid a lidl would last a week.
£37 of dominos would probably last 3 people a week too!
You're joking right? Have you see their prices? £37 sounds about right for a single 11" thin base margherita! hehe

Rawwr

22,675 posts

184 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Lugy said:
This must belong here; https://www.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-gran-left-...

Custard reference too.
"We had a bag of 24 crisps on the kitchen table..." - council Sunday lunch.

kingston12

2,599 posts

107 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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illmonkey said:
Thesprucegoose said:
I Love Cake said:
As if that awful place wasn’t council enough.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/16/mum-called-police-d...
What were they going to eat the next day. Why is it poor people always buy takeaways, 37 quid a lidl would last a week.
£37 of dominos would probably last 3 people a week too!
Last time I use Dominos, it was about £25 for a pizza, but if you clicked in the offers section it came down to about half that. I’m guessing that this lady probably didn’t do that, so her £37 might not have gone that far.

illmonkey

12,320 posts

148 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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kingston12 said:
illmonkey said:
Thesprucegoose said:
I Love Cake said:
As if that awful place wasn’t council enough.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/16/mum-called-police-d...
What were they going to eat the next day. Why is it poor people always buy takeaways, 37 quid a lidl would last a week.
£37 of dominos would probably last 3 people a week too!
Last time I use Dominos, it was about £25 for a pizza, but if you clicked in the offers section it came down to about half that. I’m guessing that this lady probably didn’t do that, so her £37 might not have gone that far.
You can get 5 large pizzas for Just under £40. If being sensible, you'd get 20 portions out of that, so for an adult and 2 kids is 7 days.

kingston12

2,599 posts

107 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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illmonkey said:
kingston12 said:
illmonkey said:
Thesprucegoose said:
I Love Cake said:
As if that awful place wasn’t council enough.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/16/mum-called-police-d...
What were they going to eat the next day. Why is it poor people always buy takeaways, 37 quid a lidl would last a week.
£37 of dominos would probably last 3 people a week too!
Last time I use Dominos, it was about £25 for a pizza, but if you clicked in the offers section it came down to about half that. I’m guessing that this lady probably didn’t do that, so her £37 might not have gone that far.
You can get 5 large pizzas for Just under £40. If being sensible, you'd get 20 portions out of that, so for an adult and 2 kids is 7 days.
Indeed, but someone who spends all the money they have on takeaway pizza probably isn’t remotely sensible!

SpeckledJim

20,719 posts

203 months

Wednesday 16th January 2019
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kingston12 said:
illmonkey said:
kingston12 said:
illmonkey said:
Thesprucegoose said:
I Love Cake said:
As if that awful place wasn’t council enough.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/16/mum-called-police-d...
What were they going to eat the next day. Why is it poor people always buy takeaways, 37 quid a lidl would last a week.
£37 of dominos would probably last 3 people a week too!
Last time I use Dominos, it was about £25 for a pizza, but if you clicked in the offers section it came down to about half that. I’m guessing that this lady probably didn’t do that, so her £37 might not have gone that far.
You can get 5 large pizzas for Just under £40. If being sensible, you'd get 20 portions out of that, so for an adult and 2 kids is 7 days.
Indeed, but someone who spends all the money they have on takeaway pizza probably isn’t remotely sensible!
I'd refuse to define anyone as 'poor' if they can happily spend £37 on a meal they can adequately replicate for £6 from any UK supermarket.

They're not poor if they have £37 for pizza. Most people on UK average income would consider that an example of rash spending.
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