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Old 12 Aug 2015, 08:07 (Ref:3565514)   #1501
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Iain, perhaps if you leave Mike behind next time youll be able to have a nice healthy pizza.
Well, Iain did try to lose me on the way to Germany. After finishing up on a later ferry after his 'A20 incident', I promised to park up at Wetteren overnight and wait. Iain then went another route, and at 10am next morning I'm still waiting at Wetteren......

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Old 12 Aug 2015, 15:35 (Ref:3565596)   #1502
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Old 12 Aug 2015, 15:45 (Ref:3565598)   #1503
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I did my engineering apprenticeship in a steel tube works. Our maintenance engineers used a similar mantra:-
If it moves, weld it up.
If it doesn't move, burn it off.
If it moves, but slowly, hit it with a sledge hammer.
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Old 12 Aug 2015, 16:09 (Ref:3565605)   #1504
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Brilliant- are they available on fleabay?
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Old 13 Aug 2015, 05:03 (Ref:3565739)   #1505
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Well, Iain did try to lose me on the way to Germany. After finishing up on a later ferry after his 'A20 incident', I promised to park up at Wetteren overnight and wait. Iain then went another route, and at 10am next morning I'm still waiting at Wetteren......

He's probably had another bbq to go to Mike.
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Old 13 Aug 2015, 06:34 (Ref:3565744)   #1506
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Talking of fags, as mentioned a few posts back, I hear this morning that there is a move being considered in UK to ban smoking in shared open spaces?

On the odd occasion am able to visit a posh coffee outlet and the sun is shining, any thought of sitting outside to enjoy the ambience is destroyed by the fact that every table is occupied by people smoking. Same thing sitting outside at a restaurant at Nurburg last w/end. So where do I vote for the ban........
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Talking of fags, as mentioned a few posts back, I hear this morning that there is a move being considered in UK to ban smoking in shared open spaces?

On the odd occasion am able to visit a posh coffee outlet and the sun is shining, any thought of sitting outside to enjoy the ambience is destroyed by the fact that every table is occupied by people smoking. Same thing sitting outside at a restaurant at Nurburg last w/end. So where do I vote for the ban........
I'm right with you on this one Mike, the same goes with sitting outside in the supposedly fresh air in an outdoor beer garden, then there's having to walk through a fog of cigarette smoke as you push your way through smokers clogging the doorways of shopping centres... (I coulod go on but had better not for blood pressure reasons!)
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For sure I smoked when younger . Just don't understand the kids these days smoking . Must cost a fortune . I will not employ anyone who smokes . Just wish mrs delta would give up .
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Old 13 Aug 2015, 08:14 (Ref:3565753)   #1509
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It's almost impossible to enjoy a meal down here without being fumigated by someone, yes you can sit inside with aircon but most people want to sit out where smoking is allowed.
If you happen to be near a table with teenagers you know that the first thing they do is light up, I think that they come out of the womb complete with a fag on !
Mind you I am a past winner of The Victor Meldrew race
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Old 13 Aug 2015, 08:27 (Ref:3565756)   #1510
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Issue a written warning Iain

30 years ago we adopted a no-smoker policy when recruiting, quite a radical thing to do at the time. One telesales girl on the local rag insisted it was illegal to discriminate and refused to accept my advert! Unfortunately as the business grew we couldn't afford to be so selective so resorted to trying to convert new members of staff, with some success I'm pleased to say. One lad who came to us at 21, a heavy smoker and serial binge drinker, hasn't smoked for 10 years and now cycles 200 miles a week, and only sups the occasional pint (although he has been known to get fairly legless when I'm paying). He reckons he's saved £50-60K in the process.

Another guy we work with, who runs his own business, had a huge heart attack and had to give up. He was a seriously heavy smoker and worked out he's saved £40K in only 4 years.

How can folk afford it? Presumably by not motor racing.
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Old 13 Aug 2015, 10:23 (Ref:3565765)   #1511
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A while back a chap I knew said to me "how can you afford to have decent holidays like you do", as he was talking there was this "white thing" waving at me from his mouth.
I found out that he smoked about £130 of fags every week !!!!!! and pointed out that he could go on decent cruises for that sort of money !
However he never got to go anywhere as shortly afterwards he died of lung cancer !
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The financial argument is a good one.

However one should not forget the the tax take both from local smokers and the profits of UK based tobacco companies who find most to their sales abroad.

I say this not to justify smoking but to point out the complexity of the argument for a moral stand. The smoker's saving, mostly tax in the UK price, will be tax redistributed amongst everyone else in other ways and over a longer period and with less discriminating selectivity of who should pay.

I note in the paper today a report suggesting there has been a dramatic rise in the number of identified cases of diabetes with a suggestion of a close link to obesity. The thought crossed my mind that the reduction in the number of smokers and the rise in obesity may had some sort of relationship, smoking being identified as an appetite suppressant.

Maybe the tax saving are being re-invested in "tax free" food consumption? Or are they just fuelling the property market?

Thinking of rarely enjoyed pleasures that might be enhanced by bans on the actions of others many people might justify their pleasure being enhanced more than rarely by a ban on, for example, "noisy" motorsport of any kind.

Once broader society become accepting of the "ban" habit it may become more than a little tricky to influence where bans are applied, especially to minority interests unless they are represented by some serious political clout.

We should always be careful about what we may wish for no matter how personally desirable it may seem. This is especially the case in the national madness of the modern age.
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I've just had an email appear purporting to be from Octane and advertising "an evening with Max Mosley".

Assuming that such an event might involve remuneration one wondered how much he was paying for the privilege of having people join him (ok, I was really wondering what might be on offer ...) I opened the mail to discover that, rather than being paid, any interested parties were expected to stump up £125.

£125 quid?

£125 quid and, presumably, not a whip or massage in sight?

The world's gone mad.

Still, apparently it's at the RAC club (is that more upmarket than a private flat?) and includes dinner and wine.

So that's Ok then.
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I am no lover of 'Soaps', East Endless, Cornation Street, Neighbores, are an anathema to me, I assume that they are watched by sad people who do not have a life of their own, so live vicariously via the TV. But, lately I have become a dedicated fan of a long running 'social drama' currently featured on the Ten Tenths Historic Forum!
I refer of course to the interminable saga of Iain and Mike and their travails as they journey from town to town, city to city, port to port, country to country, continent to continent. Here we all of life laid bare before us, adventure, hardships, dodgy dealings, Johnny Foreigner at his worst, all mixed in with comment on current events that affect us all. Immigration, smoking, the cost of beer, trade union practices, and even a smattering of sport to complete the smorgasbord of entertainment.

I am seriously considering penning a trial script and forwarding it to ITV as a replacement for 'Home and Away', however, I would appreciate any help members may have in suggesting a suitable title for the show, and maybe a few hints as to who, from Hollywood, might best represent the main characters. Tom Cruise as 'Delta? Clint Eastwood as 'Mike'?

No doubt in my mind that I am on to winner here, the only snag being the lack of a strong female presence other than occasional references to 'Mrs Delta'. Angeline Jolie, perhaps?

Any guidance appreciated.

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You must of missed the chat we had on here a few years ago bob . Patrick Stewart is my double . As I said then be good if I was a couple of quid behind him . All this seems pointless today as I am at my good friends wife funeral . She was only 61 . Life not fair sometimes .
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