Random irritations of the day......

Hobbit

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I think you're mixing up different issues.

The RNLI s an humanitarian charity and does a great job.
The potential migrants are participating in an illegal activity.
They set out hoping / intending to evade detection
I think you’ve over simplified it. There’s a world of difference between an economic migrant and an asylum seeker. And buying a ticket requires an individual to give their passport/visa details. In that way, the only way to make the journey is illegally, irrespective of status.

A genuine asylum seeker, rock solid in the evidence that can support their case will, in all probability, hand themselves in. If they don’t do it within a reasonable timeframe they jeopardise their case. Even then, only 40% of applications are approved.

The U.K. pay millions to France, increased by £54m last week, for them to address the issue on their side of the channel. Why does the French Coast Guard shepherd them out of their waters? Because they’ve been told not to do more than that if the migrants resist arrest, and resisting violently is on the increase. Why do the RNLI get involved? Because by international law they have to. Officials on both sides are doing the right thing. And the immigrants know how to play the system.
 

pauljames87

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Paying for a bill in a restaurant and increasing the amount to leave a tip. The person taking the payment cannot be bothered to say ‘thank you”!
Had this last night,

Went out for our anniversary, restaurant we been going years (curry house) used to be cracking all round...

New owners . Food is still good the service is awful

5 tables in there so wasn't busy , at first was good .. waiter was grumpy (turns out was owner)

Enjoyed the meal then asked for desert menu, waited 20 mins for them to come ask ehay we wanted (3 tables now and them just mulling about)

Just asked for bill. Threw down enough to cover and a tip, not even thanks
 

patricks148

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Still feeling rotted, freezing cold one minute, sweat pooring off me the next. Had a splitting headache for 5 days now. Not eaten in 5 days either, but it's still coming out of me like water. Take a couple of tests now so at least it's not CVD. Invited for a free game at Castle Stuart today, but not a chance of me playing any time soon..poor Rupert is gagging for a walk, to the wife can only manage him for a short walk over the islands
 

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Had this last night,

Went out for our anniversary, restaurant we been going years (curry house) used to be cracking all round...

New owners . Food is still good the service is awful

5 tables in there so wasn't busy , at first was good .. waiter was grumpy (turns out was owner)

Enjoyed the meal then asked for desert menu, waited 20 mins for them to come ask ehay we wanted (3 tables now and them just mulling about)

Just asked for bill. Threw down enough to cover and a tip, not even thanks
Awful service and still tipped?
 

Hobbit

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Great food, didn't want to wait around for change (£46 threw down £50)

Plus they usually very good. Can't judge too harshly with covid hitting them

Will order a take away from them this week still best around
Our fav curry house gave us an horrendous curry a few months back, and gave us the best curry ever a couple of weeks back. Everyone has a bad day.
 

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Having to join the wifes familly for a "fun" night in the local pubs. After a cracking curry their choice of pub was a virtually deserted one with no atmosphere but a pool table. I hate pool. So the men quickly started to play, with winner stays on. Joy of joys. Watching pool being played by people who really can't play and the winner was a young lad who's sole tactic was hit and hope. Plus one of the sons is a loud mouth moron who NEVER buys a round.
 

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Still feeling rotted, freezing cold one minute, sweat pooring off me the next. Had a splitting headache for 5 days now. Not eaten in 5 days either, but it's still coming out of me like water. Take a couple of tests now so at least it's not CVD. Invited for a free game at Castle Stuart today, but not a chance of me playing any time soon..poor Rupert is gagging for a walk, to the wife can only manage him for a short walk over the islands
Get well soon Patrick 👍🏻
 

Dando

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Still feeling rotted, freezing cold one minute, sweat pooring off me the next. Had a splitting headache for 5 days now. Not eaten in 5 days either, but it's still coming out of me like water. Take a couple of tests now so at least it's not CVD. Invited for a free game at Castle Stuart today, but not a chance of me playing any time soon..poor Rupert is gagging for a walk, to the wife can only manage him for a short walk over the islands
I’m sure dishing out a few infractions will make you feel better mate
 

Jimaroid

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Ticks.

Out on the bike this morning and crossing through some woodland, brushed off more than 30. Found 4 attached to my stomach when I got home.

Evil things. I’m sure they’re getting worse year on year.
 

pauljames87

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People who moan about the prices after eating in a restaurant - don't they check the menu outside/when sitting down before they order? ;););)
How many restaurants post their menus and prices outside anymore? Plus never sat down seen a price and been like sod that

By time you found somewhere else to eat not worth it 🤷
 

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How many restaurants post their menus and prices outside anymore? Plus never sat down seen a price and been like sod that

By time you found somewhere else to eat not worth it 🤷
I think most places have a menu by the door. If we can't see what the choice is and price, we won't go in. No point going in if you don't like what they serve or think it is too pricey
 
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