stokiescum

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    stokiescum reacted to Frank Hovis in Can't afford a house, can't afford a car   
    A very good point sir.
    Diesel is currently about £6 a gallon so my 100 mile commute costs me about £12 a day at 50mpg (or rather slightly less because the mpg is higher but I'm having easy numbers thank you).
    I commute typically four days a week so that's £48.  Which is fine, happy with that.
    If however diesel cost £60 a gallon I would be paying £120 a day or £480 a week.  I wouldn't be happy with that.
    I would either stay in a hotel three nights a week to take it down to one commute - £120 + 3 x £80 = £360 vs £480.  Which is stil a lot.
    Or I would move house, or job, or get a stealth camper and live in that during the week or buy an EV and keep commuting.
    Either way it would massively cut my use of diesel.
     
    And that is the way I expect them to take it - big fuel price increases to price people off the roads.
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    stokiescum got a reaction from the gardener in Miley Cyrus   
    I would
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    stokiescum got a reaction from DeepLurker in Miley Cyrus   
    I would
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    stokiescum reacted to crashmonitor in What a difference 35 years makes..   
    Ok it's a cooperative. But if you wanted all that kit back then it would have set you back thousands in today's money.
    You'd have to be pretty geeky to want to shell out that on something so useless unless you were making a career out of IT and it was a learning tool.
    "So what do you use it for?" Well I use it to track what food I have got in the fridge. " .Talk about a sledge hammer to crack a nut. I guess they were the trail blazers, however, that got excited over nothing so most of the rest of us could join in when computers could actually do something.
    Tbf I was always a bit of a computer luddite. When I was an accountant in private practice I used to just complete business starements of accounts from control accounts without recourse to trial balance or computer because after 30 years of doing it the mechanics fell together just using my brain. So hearing people need a computer to manage their fridge appears to lack commonsense.
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    stokiescum got a reaction from ccc in Miley Cyrus   
    I would
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    stokiescum reacted to The Masked Tulip in Guess the song from a lyric contest, thread type thingy.   
    I only know the lyrics to 'Two Little Boys' but I don't get the chance much to sing them these days.
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    stokiescum reacted to MrPin in When exactly can you be called an old person and not be insulted   
    Names can be tied to a particular era.
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    stokiescum reacted to MrLibertyRedux in When exactly can you be called an old person and not be insulted   
    I had a lad of about 12 offer me his seat on a crowded tram at the grand old age of 43...
    Didn't take offence as I thought it was quite gentlemanly, although I did think "Christ, I can't look that knackered can I" - I was recovering from a back injury but didn't think it was noticeable at the time.
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    stokiescum reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Free childcare possibility for non-working parents in Wales   
    I'm happy to pay more tax. 
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    stokiescum reacted to Hopeful in Retire at 75   
    Paid off house, gold pated pension, shit life.
    Makes me feel like a poor winner.
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    stokiescum reacted to Libspero in Fat Fucks   
    Yep..  I seem to remember at uni being told I was overweight despite not having an ounce of fat on me at the time. 
    Sadly I can’t make the muscle excuse any longer..  I really should shed a few lbs!
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    stokiescum reacted to the gardener in New Car Registrations   
    If you're wondering why it's because then I pay virtually zero tax and NI. I'd put more in but I can only salary sacrifice down to minimum wage. 
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    stokiescum reacted to Frank Hovis in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    Would you not like to have a family?
    Whilst a person hoping for Miss, or Mr, Right is always going to be disappointed it is only by opening yourself out to somebody, and their opening out to you, that you stand a chance of having a life partner.
    There aren't many women I fancy these days, as fertility is the unconscious measure of attractiveness for a man and that starts going rapidly past 40, but there are some.
    I really have no desire to bang a string of women in their 40s and 50s on the pretence that I am after a relationship; because I am genuinely after a relationship. So I have no interest in some raddled PoF serial dater.
    Women absolutely fail to understand what makes them attractive to men; and I would say more so then men failing to understand what makes them attractive to women.
    I do hope for another relationship but the women currently chasing after me (and I make it four, at variying degrees of kennness) are not for various reasons women with whom I want a relationship, and as my desire for sex is these days controllable I am not about to get into an unsuitable relationship for the sake of a few shags.
    Credit to @stokiescum for still acting like a teenager but for me it is really not worth the candle for most.
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    stokiescum reacted to MrPin in US White Clock   
    Well there's fuck all else to do out there. It's a fish canning factory stuck on a volcano.
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    stokiescum got a reaction from Great Guy in US White Clock   
    Both country’s are shit holes and I’ve got friends that I see every week that will testify to that
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    stokiescum got a reaction from one mile two pence in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    The drama is good I’m watching friends spend cash they don’t have on shit they don’t need they ridicule me for my surposed tightness one bunked a night off work to go out on a bender last week with the lads result was him and his girlfriend spend 250 quid they managed to loose 80 he lost 140 quid in wages and the hotel was 80 that’s close to 500 quid for a day out on the piss I’m like I’d of rather bought 12 cans of Aldi larger and stayed in watching shit films talking crap on the internet 
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    stokiescum reacted to Austin Allegro in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    There's also no 'thrill of the chase' or 'will she won't she' with whores.
    Although for some men constantly told that sex is something that can only be had as a sort of favour from a higher being (women) that involves jumping through endless hoops and tests to get a lucky glimpse of, the idea of just getting it by paying a few quid can be mind-blowing - I know someone who even got hooked on it.
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    stokiescum reacted to Frank Hovis in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    That wouldn't be for me but given @stokiescum 's pursuit of pump and dump I do wonder why he doesn't just pay out for it so avoiding the fall out he gets.
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    stokiescum reacted to DTMark in My Art Installation   
    That's quite clean for our kitchen
    If you look really closely at the glass, you can see a cheetah's head.
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    stokiescum reacted to onlyme in My Art Installation   
    Are we still about the kitchen or have you moved on? 
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    stokiescum reacted to Durabo in My Art Installation   
    It says to me that you need to clean your kitchen 
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    stokiescum reacted to Austin Allegro in Where’s the cheap patio shit   
    Spendthrift! PVC furniture can be mended with glue and duct tape, you can even get white duct tape to match.
    That said, even the 'posh' stuff isn't that expensive nowadays, I got my patio set  (vintage metal 'bistro' style) on Ebay for about £35 including delivery.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Selections-Grey-Metal-3-Piece-Garden-Patio-Bistro-Furniture-Set-Folding-Chairs/283377485759?epid=21017020534&hash=item41fa9d47bf:g:zjwAAOSwdUVdQ-R~
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    stokiescum reacted to spunko in Where’s the cheap patio shit   
    I got my fake rattan set on eBay. They're so common nowadays I don't think even the pikeys want fake rattan.
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    stokiescum got a reaction from Barnsey in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    Abbots Bromley’s nice
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    stokiescum got a reaction from one mile two pence in The pain of EBay   
    Well this is the madness of the world I’ve just been given 32 inch tv that’s less than 2 years old and a firestick the reason being they wanted a tv with YouTube and Netflix build in i sometimes feel like the one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind