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by jawafour » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:46 am

Ad7 wrote:...Upshot is there's several nice big a3 prints in there we wanted to get framed, so we can just cut them out of this book now.

:lol: . Ad, this sounds like you're not actually annoyed. Maybe this is an incredible opportunity to post in the Things That Make You Smile thread? :o .

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by Errkal » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:48 am

jawafour wrote:
Ad7 wrote:...Upshot is there's several nice big a3 prints in there we wanted to get framed, so we can just cut them out of this book now.

:lol: . Ad, this sounds like you're not actually annoyed. Maybe this is an incredible opportunity to post in the Things That Make You Smile thread? :o .

Its Ad even this didn't make him smile, you may been a "stuff that made my frown reduce slightly" thread.

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by KK » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Fare dodgers on the train. For the second time this month I saw someone sneak in behind another person at the gate so they could get out without paying. And because smaller stations don’t tend to have guards on both sides of the platform (if at all) there’s nothing you can do. Infuriating.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:55 pm

When I was working in London and getting the tube back from work a bunch of kids were clearly trying to fare dodge. As I went through with my oyster card one of them was literally pressing right up against my backpack, seemingly thinking I wouldn't notice.
Fortunately a guard caught the little shitrag right away and pulled him away.

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by Vermilion » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:25 pm

Ad7 wrote:Those that remember this from a while back, there was an interesting development with this. They send a replacement straight out and didn't give a gooseberry fool about the above one, so we went to recycle it yesterday, took the wrapping off so it could go in the paper bin and it actually had our photos inside, so it was just the cover printed incorrectly :lol: :fp:

Upshot is there's several nice big a3 prints in there we wanted to get framed, so we can just cut them out of this book now.


That reminds me of back when people would send away their camera films in the mail for developing, i did it once and got someone's pics from a cross channel ferry instead.

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by <]:^D » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:28 pm

Lagamorph wrote:When I was working in London and getting the tube back from work a bunch of kids were clearly trying to fare dodge. As I went through with my oyster card one of them was literally pressing right up against my backpack, seemingly thinking I wouldn't notice.
Fortunately a guard caught the little shitrag right away and pulled him away.


i really dont find this so bad - if someone is poor enough to do it then fair play to them as travel is expensive.
if theyre just doing it because theyre cheap then strawberry float them.

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by Preezy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:55 am

<]:^D wrote:i really dont find this so bad - if someone is poor enough to do it then fair play to them as travel is expensive.

So if you're poor it's ok to avoid paying for travel like everyone else? Got it.

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by <]:^D » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:05 am

if youre living hand to mouth then fare-dodging is less bad, i didnt say it was a good thing, but i can understand it.

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by Karl » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:05 am

Preezy wrote:
<]:^D wrote:i really dont find this so bad - if someone is poor enough to do it then fair play to them as travel is expensive.

So if you're poor it's ok to avoid paying for travel like everyone else? Got it.

I don't know if it's strictly speaking 'OK', but it highlights a problem with the cost of public transport. If you're very poor it should be free for you during the day on weekdays IMO.

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by Green Gecko » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am

Paying to earn the minimum wage does represent a rather large economic defecit for the poor I must say.

People moan about paying for yearly season tickets, they're ususually on at least 16k to considerably more and have access to season ticket loans or an overdraft. If you have irregular hours and low wages you're looking at taking home hourly amounts around £5 and only on some days, so you have to stretch that as much as 7x over the course of a week if you have no other work, and if you do, it's often the same. That's how far afield some people have to go. It is not fun. A smart person ignoring the benefits stigma will claim tax credits but get a pitiful amount based on the low hours, meaning this is effectively just state subsidy of low wages that the employer can probably afford to pay but chooses not to. Which is why the min wage has to increase significantly.

There's little worse than the feeling 30-50% of your work is spent paying to be at work, in real terms what you are earning for your self while still delivering exceptional value for the employer if you are good is incredibly depressing. You are literally paying to exist to work. The individual economic argument for staying at home and claiming benefits is actually better, and that's a big reason why so many more people are freelancing and working from home to move out of that trap, and the government is attacking this as well as apparently those people don't pay enough taxes (they do, the government just wants more NI from traditional PAYE employments and more private pensions to reduce state pension reliance).

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by Moggy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:41 am

Preezy wrote:
<]:^D wrote:i really dont find this so bad - if someone is poor enough to do it then fair play to them as travel is expensive.

So if you're poor it's ok to avoid paying for travel like everyone else? Got it.


I’d agree that fare dodging is wrong. But it’s beyond me why anybody gives a gooseberry fool if somebody else does it.

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by <]:^D » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:42 am

Preezy wishes he had the balls to fare-dodge with the rest of us :datass:

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by Moggy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:42 am

<]:^D wrote:Preezy wishes he had the balls to fare-dodge with the rest of us :datass:


Actually his balls are so big that they get caught in the barriers which then forces him to have to pay.

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by <]:^D » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:43 am

hoisted by his own gonads :x

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by Preezy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:45 am

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
<]:^D wrote:i really dont find this so bad - if someone is poor enough to do it then fair play to them as travel is expensive.

So if you're poor it's ok to avoid paying for travel like everyone else? Got it.


I’d agree that fare dodging is wrong. But it’s beyond me why anybody gives a gooseberry fool if somebody else does it.

I rarely have to use public transport (thank goodness, can't be getting too close to the great unwashed :dread: ) but I'd imagine it's a sense of "I pay all this money and some git gets it for free" and a sense of a general lack of respect of the social constructs and norms that modern society has established.

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by Preezy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:45 am

Moggy wrote:
<]:^D wrote:Preezy wishes he had the balls to fare-dodge with the rest of us :datass:


Actually his balls are so big that they get caught in the barriers which then forces him to have to pay.

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by <]:^D » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:48 am

Preezy why do you have such a distaste for plebs and poors in general? are you a true toff or are you a Mrs Bucket who cant stand to be associated with whence you came from?

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by Moggy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:49 am

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
<]:^D wrote:i really dont find this so bad - if someone is poor enough to do it then fair play to them as travel is expensive.

So if you're poor it's ok to avoid paying for travel like everyone else? Got it.


I’d agree that fare dodging is wrong. But it’s beyond me why anybody gives a gooseberry fool if somebody else does it.

I rarely have to use public transport (thank goodness, can't be getting too close to the great unwashed :dread: ) but I'd imagine it's a sense of "I pay all this money and some git gets it for free" and a sense of a general lack of respect of the social constructs and norms that modern society has established.


I agree. But I still don’t see why anybody cares.

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by Preezy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:51 am

<]:^D wrote:Preezy why do you have such a distaste for plebs and poors in general? are you a true toff or are you a Mrs Bucket who cant stand to be associated with whence you came from?

Definitely Mrs Bucket :slol:

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PostRe: ANNOY: The new thread by Ad7
by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:06 pm

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
<]:^D wrote:i really dont find this so bad - if someone is poor enough to do it then fair play to them as travel is expensive.

So if you're poor it's ok to avoid paying for travel like everyone else? Got it.


I’d agree that fare dodging is wrong. But it’s beyond me why anybody gives a gooseberry fool if somebody else does it.

I rarely have to use public transport (thank goodness, can't be getting too close to the great unwashed :dread: ) but I'd imagine it's a sense of "I pay all this money and some git gets it for free" and a sense of a general lack of respect of the social constructs and norms that modern society has established.


I agree. But I still don’t see why anybody cares.

Surely it's a basic sense of fairness? There are plenty of things that people justifiably get annoyed about because of a lack of fairness.

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