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Budget day today


Terry Brown

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I believe today is the day we have all been waiting for, when 'SANTA' shows us his bag of goodies.

Sorry- I was dreaming, it is the day when we show him all our goodies and then he decides how much he wants this time.

I've heard about getting blood from a stone, but how much more can he take?. I know it is bad because I work in a multinational group and some of the immigrants who come in about 5 years ago are complaining about the 'NEW' immigrants are getting everything and they are losing out.

Terry

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Quickbeam

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Terry Brown

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talking of falling apart, do you remember the story of Gerald Ratner (Jeweller),who was doing very well until he said that a lot of his stock was crap. A very sharp fall followed, and the company disappeared.

They dare not make the same mistake!

Terry

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spuds

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Terry Brown, the last I heard about Gerald Ratner, he was still doing very well for himself!.

Bingalau, a Mars bar into eight slices, you must have been poor. I recall my trip once a week to the corner shop with the ration book, asking for "My Favourite", then having it all to myself for the next week. Then there was the "penuff of scraps", which usually consisted of a couple of bruised in season fruits, or the bag of batter scratching from the local chippy,then the possibility of the slice of bread and jam from a neighbour, with your mother returning the favour the next day or so. The kid's of today haven't lived?.

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Aitchbee

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We were lucky, although my mum and dad were poor, they managed to bring the five of us up, through 'thick & thin'.

A 'Stork' margarine sandwich, sprinkled with granulated sugar, was a tasty treat.

Our childish eyes would light-up, after mum had a win at the local church bingo night, when she would treat us all to 'Creamola Foam' and 'Tree Top' fruity drinks...dilute to taste.

And despite the sugary overload, I've still got my own teeth, 50 years later.

Perhaps sugar sandwiches will make a comeback.

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badgery

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AitchBEE "I've still got my own teeth, 50 years later"

That's nowt, my old man is 97 and has his own teeth, as well - he bought his in 1980 he tells me!

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badgery

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Sorry, should have finished that last post with "Boom, boom"

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