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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tilly, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    HMRC pay by bank transfer if they already have your details on file. We get our VAT refunds this way as they have our bank details from setting up the direct debit
     
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  2. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Not just the details, but, in the case of a personal cheque, an actual sample of their signature.
     
  3. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Only up to £500 though .(Been recently increased) Our amount 'stopped in error' from a pension draw down is a bit more than that though , through a monumental big time c0ck up by the pension company office.:mad:

    I usually do all things banking related online. I tried ordering a replacement 'contactless ' card online , as son said that where he is most places are contactless only since this virus reared it's ugly head.
    Replacement card came and was another chip & pin one,
    Rang LLoyds , as banking app said I couldn't order another replacement within 3 weeks.
    45 minutes on hold...eventually got an advisor , who said he didn't know how to order it 'contactless' but to solve the problem would put me through to the 'Wallet team' so that I could at least organise to do contactless with my phone.......got cut off!
    Rang them back , another 30 minutes in queue, but at least this time I got through to a different lady who straight away said she could reorder a contactless card for me. Supposed to be arriving tomorrow.....

    I do all my banking online, but the building society still works on passbooks to do all transactions. So had to go in person to get the money out of building society the other day , to have money readily available to pay for food deliveries , and took from Saturday to today for their cheque to clear in Lloyds.[/QUOTE]
     
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  4. Withnail

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    Yes, it doesn't.

    Christ alive the rest of this page is a train wreck - you won't necessarily see this if you are already on the next page - get a fecking grip.

    Seriously, @Bob just give me coordinates and i'll have bog roll to you by sunset.

    Don't put bananas in the fridge, they'll just turn a funny colour and you won't want them in your country anymore.
     
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  5. Withnail

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    Archiving, don't mind me.
     
  6. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    Thanks @Withnail but I’m not a resident of Stafford, I’m well out in the sticks now.
     
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  7. Trumpet

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    Just heard Prince Charles has tested positive for Covid 19
     
  8. Trumpet

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    William on the fast track?
     
  9. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    Nah he's just feeling a little horse.
     
  10. Trumpet

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    LATEST NEWS:

    Prince Charles is isolating at Balmoral with Covid 19. Prince Andrew is isolating at Windsor with Jennifer 14
     
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  11. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

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    Oooooooooooooo!!!!
     
  12. Mikinton

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    Off with his head!!
     
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  13. Bob

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    :facepalm:
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Or as Thomas the Tank Engine used to say - Coughs and Sneezles spread Diseasels...
     
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  16. Bob

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    ........I've been feeling a bit on edge, miserable, stressed.....

    I’ve had a light bulb moment, while I’ve watched the kids playing Today. I’ve got a lot to be thankful for!

    We have a beautiful outdoor space, well beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s a work in progress but we have plenty of space, it’s safe and secure and now we have time to work on it.

    My kids are happy and healthy, they are a pain in the backside, constantly drive me insane but they are the loves of my life, also the hubby is ok too!

    The sun shining, we’re heading into summer.

    I don’t currently have cancer anymore, and after a decade of routine appointments oncology sent me a letter to say that they don’t want to seem me again.

    We were waiting for spring before we sold the hot tub, we haven’t yet sold the hot tub, new filters will be been ordered today and by the weekend hopefully we’ll be enjoying the bubbles with a glass of bubbles.

    Life’s too short to worry about loo roll, I have wine!
     
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    Im glad you feel better, Ive also struggled over the last few weeks. I work in a supermarket, over the last 2 weeks I've worked double shifts as we are so short staffed, I've worked on all of my days off for the last 2 weeks till yesterday, I've been shouted at by customers because they can't get what they want or how many of what they want and frankly I've been spoken to like I'm shit. I've woken up every single day between 3 & 4am worrying about what's happening, thinking of things that have happened at work, worrying about my children and grandchild. Wondering when I can do my food shop. Wondering if this will ever end. Wondering if because I've had a transplant and cancer twice that ill be stopped from working. Worrying about my good friends that are also in the same position as me ( @Glam).

    At the end of the day, only 3 things matter.

    Look after yourself & your family, enjoy what you have, make the most of what you have, enjoy time with your children.

    STAY AT HOME. I don't have a choice, I HAVE to go to work. If you have any opportunity to stay at home and isolate then DO IT, you have a massive opportunity to stay safe and keep your family safe. I don't care how bored you are, BORED IS BETTER THAN DEAD.

    Be kind. Try to help where you can. Yesterday I was in a queue for the chemist, I let someone (lady with a little girl in a wheelchair) go in front of me as they were in more need than me.... Do you think anyone else before me in the queue let the same person go infront? NO & I was absoloutly disgusted - 2 even said what a kind thing to do, but they didn't do the same. Arseholes. Just be kind.



    *sorry for the rant, people are twats.
     
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  19. Thehooperman

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    Rant as much as you need to @littleme you've earned the right to.

    It must be a constant worry being in the potential firing line of the virus.

    I have nothing but absolute respect for the bravery and commitment people like you and our NHS staff are showing.

    I have been avoiding contact and going out due to being diabetic but may have to do a shop dash and vets visit next week.

    If I do have to go shopping I could pick some shopping up for you as well and drop them at your door if it helps.

    If so drop me a message and I'll see what I can do.

    Thank you for the great work you and your colleagues are doing.
     
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  20. Trumpet

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    Wish I could have liked this twice.
     
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