VAT makes sense IF each parent gets a 15% rebate on all the tax they’ve ever paid, being the proportion spent on an education system they will never use.
As it is parents of kids at private school are basically paying for their own child’s education as well as fully subsidising a state school place. I don’t see a need to charge VAT on top of that.
I am not really understanding why Joe needs to ditch this girl. He admitted they got on really well and that he knows there is no sexual chemistry.
So what is wrong with having a friend that is female, so long as she does her fair share of initiating.
Girls have friends that they like to set up, and a good wing woman can be a very useful thing.
This is what gets me. Private schools save the taxpayer an absolute fortune - just let them get on with it.
It's pure envy politics to start attacking them and doubly shocking to see an alleged Conservative chancellor suggesting it.
I tidied the flat. Stocked up on johnnies, wine, ect...
Invited her over to the flat before we headed out, but she suggested just meeting outside the apartment block. Fair enough, I wasn't going to beg her to come up.
Beautiful day in Belfast today; we ended up spending over 3 hours walking a loop of the most picturesque parts of the city along the water's edge, beautiful weather ect... Was kind of like the best first date ever, minus the lack of sex (which I actually don't mind). Conversation flowed really easily as we have a ton in common, far more than I'd actually thought as I'd never spent more than say 10 minutes with her before. Ran into a mate of mine at one point which was nice as proof that....ya know....I actually have mates.
She casually mentioned, in a not terribly enthusiastic tone, about being 'with' someone toward the end of the meeting, and mentioned something regarding that. I just ignored it and kept talking about what we'd been talking about. As we approached my flat at the end she was saying that she had to go back to her place for dinner blah blah. I invited her up anyway and she declined. I know I'll get mocked for this, but I didn't kiss her, based on the reception to touch earlier in the meeting and the general vibe. I told her I'd had a good time and gave her what was hopefully a non-beta casual hug, i.e. a hand around her waist/lower back, pulling her in ect. No hoverhand. As I said, I know people say I should have gone for the kiss but it really didn't seem the vibe for that.
I actually feel great now. She is exactly the kind of person I'd like to date; she's exactly the kind of person I'd like as a long term relationship. But here's the thing; I won't be contacting her again. She seems effectively unavailable. And I think there's a good chance she doesn't fancy me, even though we had a great time. And this is the good thing that I've learned about myself compared to say 5 years ago; I've become red-pilled enough that I won't be falling into a state of Limerence and pining after her. I seem to have lost the 'oneitis' gene, which is a massive thing for me. What I certainly won't be doing is being the brainy beta that she has interesting conversations with before and after she's being screwed by the big alpha rugby player boyfriend (they are the embodiment of Joe Jackson's "pretty woman walking with gorillas down my street" lyric). I'm making myself scarce again, getting on with life, and if she enjoyed the time with me enough that she wants more it'll be as a dating relationship. Maybe she'll be single again in a few months and we can resume things then, who knows. I can't choose whether she's attracted to me or not, but I can choose not to invest time as a frustrating 'friendzone' type relationship that just ends up breeding contempt both for myself and her.
Here's the odd thing that I'd never have guessed before this - the most prevailing feeling after this is a desire to start dating other women, as opposed to chasing after this one. Like several at once if need be. I think it's restored my mojo a bit after years of not going anywhere near a woman. This has been a good thing for me. And my flat's tidy.
I would reverse the whole system. A £12k tax free allowance for every person in the household. Transferable.
That way, someone earning £60k would be motivated to have a stay at home wife and four kids. Rather than motivating a minimum wage, 16 hour a week idiot to breed.
Someone earning bugger all would see no benefit from breeding.
Reverse the idiocracy.
Be careful with these. Especially if it is a shared car.
One of my son's friends went a couple of miles an hour over the limit twice and they cancelled his insurance. Makes it VERY expensive now as he has to declare that he has been refused insurance in the past.