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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jonah, Jan 29, 2013.
I went to the pub tonight.
Not the Waggon & Horses.
I had three pints and came home with €5:70 more than I went out with.
This seems like a good scheme.
I'm liking the sound of Irish Currancy...
... Major panic at work today after a customer presented us with Irish £20 notes, 2 of them were different from each other! How didn't we know that there are 4 banks in (Northern) Ireland that print their own Currancy, so there are 4 completely different versions of each bank note....
How does one join this scheme then?
The furniture used to move around in the Sheridan back in the day. Mind you, that was because the customers were throwing it ….
Had walk to the main Post Office pick up bit on the Newport Road this dinnetime, to get a parcel.
Could see people queueing out the door as I approached. 1 lady on the desk dealing with everyone.
As I left, they were out the door and waiting at the bottom of the ramp.
The car park was once again full with staff cars, Customers were parking anywhere they could, and there was a queue starting on the NewPort Road.
I always park on Tesco & walk over, waste of time trying to park there even on a normal day
I have never seen a Northern Ireland note in my entire life. Most people up there are aware that they aren't really accepted anywhere else in the 'United' Kingdom - it's hard enough trying to pay with a Scottish one...
When I 'looked after' a student house, we once had two lads from NI* there - one had arrived with 'local money' and, landing on a Saturday evening, he had to last until the Monday morning on the coins in his pocket, until he could get his NI notes changed into 'real money'.
And yet, in the land of the "failed Euro currency", you can travel from Portugal to Finland without the slightest hassle or having to pay some tosser to change the pictures on your notes...
* It was also interesting that, although they both had lived their whole lives in Omagh, population about 20,000, being 'one of each', they had never met until they ended up in Stafford.
Poor old Ruby has died the rust has finally got to her, a parting ceremony will be held at a nearby scrap yard in the near future.
On the bright side of life I pick up my newish van tomorrow, the new vans name is Lily On (account of her being white)
and I become a reincarnated white van man again, Stafford beware, if the van has an old white bearded man in it, "It's my road get orf my road"
Don't tell @Glam
When I worked in a bakery we got a few scottish notes. Could have been monopoly money for all I knew. Used to just try to off-load them to the next customer who would accept them in their change.
Now the owner of more contents of hubbys closing down work place. They had a free auction today for items that had to go......... he 'won' a dirty extension lead , to join the many clean ones in the cupboard. A pair of safety glasses to join the other 3 never used ones in the garage. An old pen. And a tape measure with the broken end taped up . Couldn't say much to dampen his excitment of 'winning' the goodies
That's just taken me back to my younger days, sitting in the Sheridan with pop and crisps with my younger brother, while we being "looked after" by our big sister while Mum was at work . We would spend the afternoon in there then she would drive us home in her mini, no seat belts, and all was well with the world. Different times .
I don't really think it fully deserved its reputation, I used it quite a bit back in pub crawling days.
I'm sure there was a perfectly good explanation for those bloodstains on the carpet ….. and when I say carpet .. I'm stretching the truth a tad. Not so sure about the severed head in the toilet cistern …. but HEY, some people just can't hold their beer.
One thing I have just noticed tonight on my way back from my local after having a nosh. The old fashioned red telephone box at the end of my road has disappeared !!! Apparently BT came along yesterday and whisked it away !! It was always useful when giving directions for people to find the road, … just look for the old fashioned red telephone box and turn right … but now it's gone.
All her Christmases come at once...
I used to go in the Sheridan each weekend as part of the nightly pub crawls. Used to be a hell of a lot more pubs around to go pub crawling around in those days. Didn't take so long to get between pubs!
I went in the Sheridan once.
Stafford was a good town for an epic pub crawl back in its day … almost on a par with Rose Street in Edinburgh during my student days.
Now Rose Street is all bistro's and restaurants … and people wearing ties ….
How are the mighty fallen ….
We used to manage to get the Sandon rd pubs in , Four Crosses , Hop Pole etc, as well as The Gate, Prince of Wales. and town pubs. Mostly The Lamb, one across the road from the Lamb what ever it was called (only got vague memories of that one , but remember it having a disco) , Lord Nelson, The Shrew, Sheridan, Vine, Rose & Crown, The Chains, Nags head, The Bird in Hand ,( and another down Millstreet I can't remember..??? ) Coach & horses, Railway & The Grapes and Dirty Duck / Malt & Hops & The Sun. Before going on to the Grot. No-wonder I was always ill next morning