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Making the most of a Chinese 'All You Can Eat' buffetMaking the most of a Chinese 'All You Can Eat' buffet
Why is it when people go to a Chinese buffet, they always get stuff like fried rice, chips, chow mein etc., and then order pints of beer or fizzy pop - [7 January 2020 - 5 comments]

Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP can stick their #Indyref2!Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP can stick their #Indyref2!
We're done with Brexit at last and I don't want to hear Nicola Sturgeon bleating on about another Scottish Independence Referendum. - [29 December 2019 - 7 comments]

Getting a job when you're young isn't as easy as you thinkGetting a job when you're young isn't as easy as you think
Old people who think it's easy to get a job these days: It's not 1965 any more. It's not like you can walk out of one job and into another. - [8 December 2019 - 3 comments]

Apple and Google are screwing app developers with a hefty commissionApple and Google are screwing app developers with a hefty commission
It's pretty tough to make a living these days as a an app developer. The issue I have is the commission of 30% that both Google and Apple take when - [14 November 2019 - 1 comments]

Brexit and why I'd consider voting for Boris JohnsonBrexit and why I'd consider voting for Boris Johnson
I've never voted Tory in my life and come from a mining town. But I might just vote for the guy that can guarantee Brexit. - [5 September 2019 - 37 comments]

A couple of gripes about Blackpool Pleasure BeachA couple of gripes about Blackpool Pleasure Beach
I recently spent a day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and whilst I did have a lot of fun there and really enjoyed myself with even the British summer - [18 August 2019 - 3 comments]

Bullying, controlling and domineering - Small Person Syndrome?Bullying, controlling and domineering - Small Person Syndrome?
Unfortunately, you will always find someone somewhere who gets involved in order to dominate, take control and look better rather than to participate - [30 May 2019 - 14 comments]

British customers often rude to waiters and waitressesBritish customers often rude to waiters and waitresses
I've rarely been sworn at, had personal insults, been threatened and intimidated or just treated as inferior by customers from other countries, but - [26 April 2019 - 2 comments]

Shamima Begum shouldn't be allowed back in the UKShamima Begum shouldn't be allowed back in the UK
In the news recently about Shamima Begum, one of three teenage girls to leave the UK for a new life with the Islamic State group. - [17 February 2019 - 11 comments]

Why do people no longer respond to emails?Why do people no longer respond to emails?
Email used to be great way to communicate and to my mind it's still one of the best ways to communicate on the Internet. At least it would be if the - [22 January 2019 - 5 comments]

Kids run amok in the restaurant while parents play on their phonesKids run amok in the restaurant while parents play on their phones
Recently a restaurant in Gloucester has been handing out notices to parents requesting them to keep their children quiet. The question that I'm - [21 May 2018 - 6 comments]

Shops open all hours around the Christmas periodShops open all hours around the Christmas period
These days we are too commercial and not enough time is given to spend time with our families. I remember when all shops closed every Sunday giving us - [28 December 2017 - 10 comments]

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