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FatpeteIcon...08-04-2020 @ 12:43 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:I'm a big fan of cash and use it for 99% of transactions. I realise this makes me unusual in this day and age, but I intend to hang onto this style of exchange for as long as possible. I like going out with a bag of coins Happy
Electronic exchange is open to fraud/crime, system failure and tracking/monitoring. I'm not tech savvy enough to have confidence in the security of it all.



So am I , and for the reasons you state. 99% is on the high side for me but I do like cash.

Numbers on a sheet don't mean much, but something you can touch and fold and count - means everything
FatpeteIcon...08-04-2020 @ 12:43 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:I'm a big fan of cash and use it for 99% of transactions. I realise this makes me unusual in this day and age, but I intend to hang onto this style of exchange for as long as possible. I like going out with a bag of coins Happy
Electronic exchange is open to fraud/crime, system failure and tracking/monitoring. I'm not tech savvy enough to have confidence in the security of it all.



So am I , and for the reasons you state. 99% is on the high side for me but I do like cash.

Numbers on a sheet don't mean much, but something you can touch and fold and count - means everything
FatpeteIcon...08-04-2020 @ 12:44 
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EDCLARKE said:
the last line of your post had me in stitches.


Excellent, than my day was not wasted. If is a good thing to make people laugh
FatpeteIcon...09-04-2020 @ 18:22 
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Up early when the first alarm went off, out of bed like a man on a mission because I was.

Out the house at 5:30 and in the car and was Tesco bound, took the scenic route there to give the car a run and hit the shop at 6:01, just one minute after they opened and there were still half a dozen there before me. Wandered round the aisles and stocked up for the weekend. They seem to have plenty in, just pasta and eggs in short supply that I noticed. Happily I wanted neither.

For reasons I intend to complain about the splendid Tesco enterprise who do so many splendid things, whilst opening at 6, didn't put a real check out human on until 6:30 so I was forced to either wait for fifteen minutes or go through the evil that is self-serve check out.

I opted for the latter and once again my maxim of "every improvement makes things worse" was as true as it always is. It must have failed about half a dozen times and had to almost fight the damned thing to pay for what I had bought. Fortunately there was a helpful Tesco person there who could reset the damned thing as I finally made it just as the first proper check out was opening. Ah well, c'est la vie.

Made it home by a much more direct route and put the stuff away and I have to report that I was much happier now the near empty cupboards were no longer nearly empty and because I had driven the car.

Does any one know how long one can leave a car without driving it before bad things start to happen. I assume that a fortnight or so will be all right as many take holidays of that length and return with no problems. But six months will see a flat battery, flat tyres and stuck on brakes I would have thought. So a motorist in a twelve week isolation may emerge to a very sorry car indeed.

They drone on endlessly about all things virus related and I have yet to hear this mentioned, but worrying about one's motor (maybe needlessly) seems to get missed every time. My mental health improved much for this morning's drive, as rightly or wrongly I was becoming concerned.
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...09-04-2020 @ 18:51 
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I mentioned this potential car issue earlier today in the coronavirus thread Happy
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...09-04-2020 @ 18:53 
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I'm not a fan of self service machines, but I have found some enjoyment in filling them with 1 and 2 pence coins Happy
Martin1956Icon...09-04-2020 @ 19:04 
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I took my wee car out for a spin on quiet roads yesterday evening. It hadn't been driven for eleven days and the battery just had enough and no more to get it started. I would advise parking the car in gear with the handbrake off unless you park on a significant slope. That will resolve the brakes issue. You also find water collecting in the exhaust and it rots it from the inside out if you don't fires exhaust gases through it regularly. You can also flat spot your tyres. Cars are made to be driven, qand things start to go wrong if they're not. My other car, the big old Volvo, gets regular outings for shopping (me and animal feed for the sheep) and taking the dogs into the wilderness for a run every other day.
RickIcon...09-04-2020 @ 22:55 
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I'm using my car for the weekly grocery run, and taking a slightly roundabout route to get there. Weekly should be ample, though.
FatpeteIcon...10-04-2020 @ 10:34 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:I mentioned this potential car issue earlier today in the coronavirus thread Happy


I try to stay away from threads like that as generally a great deal of nonsense appears, doubtless the posters of such nonsense will pass it of as mere jest but it saddens me.

One of the main reasons I left Muscletalk (if anyone remembers that) was the complete and utter bulls**t that appeared time after time in a thread about a financial crisis of the time. It all basically amounted to several people praying for the economical collapse of in the Western world which would plunge everyone deep into poverty bar them. Exactly why they would remain unaffected was never made clear. It saddened me.

I have worked for my present company for forty years and I remember when I started back in 1979 one member of lower management telling anyone who would listen they the place was on the brink of closing and that the whole thing would be moved 170 miles south and we would all be on the breadline. All bar him of course as the company would continue to pay him even though he no longer worked for them. Very strange.
FatpeteIcon...10-04-2020 @ 10:36 
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Rick said:I'm using my car for the weekly grocery run, and taking a slightly roundabout route to get there. Weekly should be ample, though.


It is my intention to do exactly the same thing, having found a good time to Tesco, I will now incorporate it into my new Thursday routine.

I liked the old Thursday routine a whole lot better

Happy Happy Happy Happy
FatpeteIcon...10-04-2020 @ 10:38 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:I'm not a fan of self service machines,


I hate the f**kers and will do all I can to avoid them. Sometimes however, needs must.
FatpeteIcon...11-04-2020 @ 11:13 
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So yesterday was surely one of the least exciting Good Fridays of my life. Just strapping myself in for one of the least exciting Easter Saturdays. Will confirm or deny tomorrow
FatpeteIcon...11-04-2020 @ 19:52 
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Twelve plus one is an anagram of eleven plus two
FatpeteIcon...12-04-2020 @ 21:07 
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A very dismal easter Saturday was followed by an equally dismal easter Sunday. Highlight of the day was watching for the umpteenth time the original "day of the jackal".

Good film that
FatpeteIcon...13-04-2020 @ 13:22 
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Post Edited: 13.04.2020 @ 13:22 PM by Fatpete
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