AnnoyiNG things. UNEXPECTED MOANING IN BAGGING AREA.

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by Moggy » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:14 am

Our school bus used to cost 50p each way and the driver was a horrible lady. She always used to screech “RIGHT MONEY FIRST!” at us when she pulled up and would look at you like gooseberry fool if you dared pay with anything more than £1.

One day we hatched a plan and all of us on that bus stop arrived with 50p in 1p coins. There were around 15 kids so she had all the strawberry floating change she wanted after that. :lol:

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by Outrunner » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:17 am

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Outrunner wrote:We had someone pay a £10 with 1p and 2p coins. Which she was entitled to do of course. She didn't enjoy having to stay while we counted it. We didn't want her to overpay after all

You don't actually have to accept payment in coppers, as 1p and 2p coins only constitute legal tender up to a value of 20p. You can accept it if you choose, but you're well within your rights to tell them to swivel.

That said, your way is probably more fun.


I genuinely wish I'd known that at the time. I thought (and was told) that since it was a debt rather than a transaction that we had to accept it. Still, it was worth it to see her going from smug to furious as we counted it all.

Thanks for the heads up for the future though.

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by Zilnad » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:12 am

I'm probably being harsh with this one but people who come into work and then go into the kitchen and come back to their desk with breakfast. Can't they just strawberry floating have breakfast at home like everyone else?

It's the constant clanking of cutlery or crunching of burnt toast that annoys me. Just stay in the kitchen and eat it, if you really have to!

At least the milk slurper behind me doesn't work here anymore. :dread:

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by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:35 pm

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Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Outrunner wrote:We had someone pay a £10 with 1p and 2p coins. Which she was entitled to do of course. She didn't enjoy having to stay while we counted it. We didn't want her to overpay after all

You don't actually have to accept payment in coppers, as 1p and 2p coins only constitute legal tender up to a value of 20p. You can accept it if you choose, but you're well within your rights to tell them to swivel.

That said, your way is probably more fun.


I genuinely wish I'd known that at the time. I thought (and was told) that since it was a debt rather than a transaction that we had to accept it. Still, it was worth it to see her going from smug to furious as we counted it all.

Thanks for the heads up for the future though.

It's quite the opposite, actually. Transactions can be settled in any form that both parties agree on, even jelly beans. But debts must be settled in legal tender, so that the debtor can't be sued for non-payment.

The more you know! :toot:

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by Jenuall » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:02 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Outrunner wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Outrunner wrote:We had someone pay a £10 with 1p and 2p coins. Which she was entitled to do of course. She didn't enjoy having to stay while we counted it. We didn't want her to overpay after all

You don't actually have to accept payment in coppers, as 1p and 2p coins only constitute legal tender up to a value of 20p. You can accept it if you choose, but you're well within your rights to tell them to swivel.

That said, your way is probably more fun.


I genuinely wish I'd known that at the time. I thought (and was told) that since it was a debt rather than a transaction that we had to accept it. Still, it was worth it to see her going from smug to furious as we counted it all.

Thanks for the heads up for the future though.

It's quite the opposite, actually. Transactions can be settled in any form that both parties agree on, even jelly beans. But debts must be settled in legal tender, so that the debtor can't be sued for non-payment.

The more you know! :toot:

Indeed, I thought this was the case as well and reading this comment earlier inspired me to double check:

What are the legal tender amounts acceptable for the United Kingdom coins?
Legal tender has a very narrow and technical meaning in the settlement of debts. It means that a debtor cannot successfully be sued for non-payment if he pays into court in legal tender. It does not mean that any ordinary transaction has to take place in legal tender or only within the amount denominated by the legislation.

Both parties to a transaction are free to agree to accept any form of payment whether legal tender or otherwise according to their wishes. In order to comply with the very strict rules governing an actual legal tender transaction it is necessary, for example, to offer the exact amount due because no change can be demanded.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:37 am

Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Outrunner wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Outrunner wrote:We had someone pay a £10 with 1p and 2p coins. Which she was entitled to do of course. She didn't enjoy having to stay while we counted it. We didn't want her to overpay after all

You don't actually have to accept payment in coppers, as 1p and 2p coins only constitute legal tender up to a value of 20p. You can accept it if you choose, but you're well within your rights to tell them to swivel.

That said, your way is probably more fun.


I genuinely wish I'd known that at the time. I thought (and was told) that since it was a debt rather than a transaction that we had to accept it. Still, it was worth it to see her going from smug to furious as we counted it all.

Thanks for the heads up for the future though.

It's quite the opposite, actually. Transactions can be settled in any form that both parties agree on, even jelly beans. But debts must be settled in legal tender, so that the debtor can't be sued for non-payment.

The more you know! :toot:

And in other fun turn of facts, although I'm not sure if this is true anymore, it at least was possible to pay a debt you owe to the government in the form of stamps because they were considered legal tender for a time.

I think there was a case of someone trying to settle a debt using commemorative mints which are NOT legal tender (5 pound coins etc, except for the one with all the trumpets on it maybe which was actually put into circulation), you'll have to ask Vermillion about that.

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by Vermilion » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:45 am

Green Gecko wrote:I think there was a case of someone trying to settle a debt using commemorative mints which are NOT legal tender (5 pound coins etc, except for the one with all the trumpets on it maybe which was actually put into circulation), you'll have to ask Vermillion about that.


Five pound coins ARE actually legal tender, it's just they're not intended for circulation which is why you never seen them used in that context.

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:13 am

Vermilion wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:I think there was a case of someone trying to settle a debt using commemorative mints which are NOT legal tender (5 pound coins etc, except for the one with all the trumpets on it maybe which was actually put into circulation), you'll have to ask Vermillion about that.


Five pound coins ARE actually legal tender, it's just they're not intended for circulation which is why you never seen them used in that context.


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by Vermilion » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:20 pm

Moggy wrote:
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Green Gecko wrote:I think there was a case of someone trying to settle a debt using commemorative mints which are NOT legal tender (5 pound coins etc, except for the one with all the trumpets on it maybe which was actually put into circulation), you'll have to ask Vermillion about that.


Five pound coins ARE actually legal tender, it's just they're not intended for circulation which is why you never seen them used in that context.


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by Green Gecko » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:55 pm

Well I must have got that one backwards then. I only own two 5 pound coins after all.

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by Knoyleo » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:32 pm

These strawberry floating Ola adverts in front of every single youtube video when I'm watching through the app.

I'm not interested in another strawberry floating gig economy ride hailing app, just strawberry float off.

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by Zilnad » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:56 pm

Personally I'm strawberry floating sick of adverts for Audible :x

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by Blue Eyes » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:58 pm

strawberry floating Peloton and strawberry floating Oral B and that strawberry floating William Hill advert can all strawberry float the strawberry float off.

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by Green Gecko » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:59 pm

I found the one for Anchor very annoying. Read a great essay on Spotify's attempt to privatise the largely open podcast space, which is a Bad Thing. For anyone interested: https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/will ... g/comments

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by Ironhide » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:19 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:strawberry floating Peloton and strawberry floating Oral B and that strawberry floating William Hill advert can all strawberry float the strawberry float off.


I don't often agree with you but this is an exception.

See also ads for Corsodyl, the latest diet coke ad, and strawberry floating Sun Life.

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by Vermilion » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:21 pm

Another 50GB 'update' for Modern Warfare today.

FFS! :fp:

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by Tomous » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:29 pm

:lol:

What's the total size of the updated game now?

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by Vermilion » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:42 pm

Tomous wrote::lol:

What's the total size of the updated game now?


When i last looked it was 120GB i think, but that was a while ago.

50GB though means i'll be lucky if it's updated in time for the weekend, so no team deathmatch for me tonight.

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by Moggy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:43 pm

50gb patches :dread:

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by Preezy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:45 pm

Annoying woman at work (the one who slurps her tea and starts talking to me when I have headphones on, even though I clearly can't hear her) has developed a habit of butting into conversations and making the person repeat their story. This is bad enough, but she then mishears what they say and goes off on a tangent asking questions or completely not getting the conversation, which means the person telling the story has to correct her or start again and everyone else just idles awkwardly. Very annoying.


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