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GB72

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The obsession with Primark. Not people shopping there but the media obsession with judging the state of the high street and the outcome of any lockdown easing by how many people are queuing outside Primark. Who decided that Primark is suddenly the great measure of everything, there are just as big a queues outside the butchers in the middle of Grantham on a Saturday morning but I do not see national new teams using this as a barometer of national mood or spending habits.
 

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The obsession with Primark. Not people shopping there but the media obsession with judging the state of the high street and the outcome of any lockdown easing by how many people are queuing outside Primark. Who decided that Primark is suddenly the great measure of everything, there are just as big a queues outside the butchers in the middle of Grantham on a Saturday morning but I do not see national new teams using this as a barometer of national mood or spending habits.
Because poor people shop at Primark so it's fun for the upper echelons to laugh at them.
 

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I sort of got the feeling that there was an element of that and that irritated me even more.
To be fair, I was in Watford last week, and there was no queue outside Hugo Boss.

Primark, yes, Zara, yes. So I guess no queue outside Hugo Boss isn't news worthy, where as a queue outside a budget womens shop is.

Nope, I don't get it either.
 

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A real jobsworth today

Walking towards towards a major retailer from where left hand side of the large doorway is in, right hand side exit. I was approaching from the left, there were no people waiting to go in and it was clear that nobody was on the way out. She wanted me to walk all the way around the trolley park (on the right hand side) of the doorway walk across the right side exit before going in to the store.
 

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The BBC weather forecast, now forecasting rain on Wednesday - 2 days ago no rain at all in the forecast for the next 2 weeks. If they don’t know just leave it blank, don’t guess (we can all make up a forecast for ourselves).

not sure you understand weather forecasts lol, based on your system they would just have a blank page everyday
 

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not sure you understand weather forecasts lol, based on your system they would just have a blank page everyday
Perhaps if they don’t have a certainty above say 75% then leave it blank. Seems fairly useless advising people that it will be dry 4 days hence and changing it several times in the interim - if you are really uncertain better no prediction than a really questionable one.
 

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People riding horses on the road pulling caravans.
I had this going to play a greensome at The Roxburghe, pulling out of Kelso for the approximate 3 mile run to Heiton village came upon a very long queue of traffic moving very slowly, eventually got passed, two caravans being pulled by horses, had been at a fair the day before, just made my tee time with about 5 minutes to spare
 

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Perhaps if they don’t have a certainty above say 75% then leave it blank. Seems fairly useless advising people that it will be dry 4 days hence and changing it several times in the interim - if you are really uncertain better no prediction than a really questionable one.
Its a guess at the end of the day, to varying degrees of certainty depending on how close to the day it is. On all accounts, if you assume tomorrows weather will be the same as todays youll be more accurate than most weather forecasts :)

If they had to post degrees of certainty no one would bother looking lol. Best looking at the radar yourself imho :)
 

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I'm not sure if this is right across the media but a year ago the BBC were the first in the queue to moan about the lack of Covid testing, how it was a national disgrace.
12 months on they are moaning that there is too much testing now, how it's a waste of the tax payers money and there will be thousands of unused test kits sat in people's drawers.
Absolutely stealing my licence fee these days 👎
They've been stealing licence fees for years.
 

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Every contestant but one on Mastermind got 10 questions on their specialist subject - he got 11. The one would be (probably will be!) the youngest ever winner - I call foul!
 

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Careful some will claim you should be grateful of any rise for no work...

Treat yourself mate

Maybe a 3rd wedge 🤣
You're right some people have had a pay freeze this year, they will have to survive on £81,932 plus expenses. You can be fairly sure they will get double next year though, all 650 of them. Order....Order
 

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I'm off to work out how I'm going to spend it all
I needn't have worried, my council tax, gas and electric went up by more than my pension increase so I am
-£10.11p per month better off than last year. :mad:
Thank goodness we only get one 'pay rise' a year.
I'll never get an electric car at this rate.
 
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Shops that sell the cheapest stuff are used by those whose income is low - specifically those on UC or on low paid jobs in such as the service sector. If those on UC see light ahead they are more likely to buy stuff, and if the service sector is opening up and reemploying then those being employed will feel able to buy stuff. Perhaps?
 
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