|Mick Henshall||07/12/2018 12:13:51|
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Congratulations to all who have given up smoking, however I am not impressed about the comments made about old people can't work out if they are some sort joke or serious comment, I am 74 like my pipe and use a e cig now and then, I managed to get off fags 3 years ago but on the rare event I have a tipple I like a fag, mind you I do agree about the benefit brigade, well some of them anyway
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When I started work I was shown my bare desk, real wooden one with burns down one edge from stubbing out fags and got an apology that the ashtray had gone missing. Had I been a smoker I would have been able to bring in the cast aluminium one made in the one day workshop training at university. I wonder if they still think that a useful exercise.
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It was a joke. It's all a joke.
|Mick Henshall||07/12/2018 14:00:47|
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Okay but I didn't think so
|jimmy b||07/12/2018 15:48:42|
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I'm not going to judge any one.
Its far too easy to get on a high horse.
Live and let live.
Edited By jimmy b on 07/12/2018 15:53:55
|Roger Williams 2||07/12/2018 17:23:48|
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Hello all, March 19th 1983 I packed in. Had a cold and thought why am I smoking ?. But I didnt tell anyone I was giving up, which strangely helped. Used to love fags too . My mother smoked 40 Woodbines a day until she was 60, packed in just like that. Lived until she was 91.
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Our beloved representatives ( MP's) of all colours, agree that the national minimum wage is around 8 quid an hour, the average working week under the Working time directive is around 40 hours . In my primary school maths, the government are saying that a person can live on £ 320 per week. give or take a few quid.
On that basis,how come anyone can be offered benefits that amount to more than that sum ? Equally important for many of us on this forum how come a young fit able person deserves £320 per week but a pensioner only deserves around £120. ????
Obviously maths is not the Government,s strong suit
|Barnaby Wilde||07/12/2018 19:18:22|
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Are you aware that some of these interviewee's are actually shill's?
|Andrew Evans||08/12/2018 21:46:40|
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Maybe smoking is the only thing she enjoys?
Maybe you could be put in charge of what people are allowed to do. What would be on your list of things a poor person couldn't do - smoke, drink and have children obviously. Could they have a TV? Probably only up to a certain size or else it would be "a massive TV".
|jimmy b||09/12/2018 06:19:36|
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Stopped smoking in 1984 - but at one point I could go through about 50 cigarettes a day. Didn't smoke them all myself but it was customary to "crash the ash" if others were in the room. Of course, you also normally took a fag if one was offered. But this was BAOR and a pack of 200 State Express 555 were 7 shillings (old money) - about 35p new - and for the same money I could buy a litre of Bacardi - so as a young soldier it was possible to smoke and drink as much as I wished really - and many did.
By the 80's I was a family man and wanted to stop (couldn't afford it now) and had several tries. What finally worked for me was to try and not have a fag for as long as possible - and then next time try to beat my own record. I didn't tell anyone - just saying I didn't fancy one at the moment. Since in the early days -- I was only managing a few days between them, people didn't notice at first. Once I got up to six weeks they did but by then I was on a roll and feeling like I could do it. This was helped by the fact that my wife has never smoked, so at home there was no temptation.
Many year later, I sure I'm much healthier but still dread getting a cold, as it does get on my chest and I have nights of coughing until it clears. I'm sure smoking did a fair bit of damage in that respect. I don't drink Bacardi these days - a glass or two of red suits me better - or as a real treat - a measure of Pussers rum if my matelot friend is visiting and he decides to spoil a pongo!
|larry phelan 1||09/12/2018 11:19:25|
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Drinking and smoking are two things which can be cured by lack of money. How do I know ? Very simple,I have yet to meet the barman who will supply me with drink unless I pay him cash. They say it,s "An Old Spanish custom".
If these people want to drink/smoke themselves into a wooden box,let them at it,but dont expect everyone else to help them along the way.
I see the same thing over here and it just gives me A-P-I-T-A Food has never been cheaper so if someone cannot feed themselves these days,they must have very expensive tastes or be downright thick.
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