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About kevinjohnsonmbe

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  • Birthday August 31

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  1. Making the news today....

    Apparently, about 150 people have phoned the Home Office helpline... Administrative cock-up..... Maybe. Law of unintended consequences.... Maybe. Grand conspiracy..... Not buying it. Massive issue..... See above. Should it be resolved..... Undoubtedly. Is it really a mass media hysteria story... Not really. Are dick heads like James OBrien on LBC flapping like a tattered wind sock... Nauseatingly!
  2. Making the news today....

    Time.... never enough of it! Dale Winton shuffled of his perch at 62. On a personal level, it’s not so much the loss of a “celeb” that troubles me so much as the age of departure! Mission from now on - to always try and make the next 10 years better than the last, I might only have 1 crack at it!! (This should probably be in the 50+ thread!!)
  3. What skillset makes for a good Groundie?

    Tough day Khriss?? (Replying from IPhone 📱😳)
  4. Turning down work

    I make a conscious effort NOT to spend too much time and go into too much detail.... I've found on a couple of occasions, it's just a ploy to suck the info / sensible approach out of someone that has a clue so that they can describe what they want doing to the local idiot. Certainly a fine balance and it takes some doing to spot the chancers before too much time is wasted!
  5. Man van and chipper

    My gf charges £18 per head and has 4 other full time cutters in her shop. But the rent is 40k a year before any bills are paid. Agreed it’s all smoke and mirrors Rupe! Was chatting to the girl sharpening my pencil the other day... They are “self employed” but get told their hours and give a share of each cut to shop owner - no punters, no income! I wouldnt change places.... PLEASE! Re-word your text above!!! I’m experiencing extreme anxiety trying to suppress the wholly inappropriate smart ass comment that is bursting to escape.... 😂
  6. Man van and chipper

    Are they 2 box new saws Khriss? Is that a trading course? If not, I am now fully converted and convinced that “refresher training” has a valid claim to legitimacy!! 😂
  7. Man van and chipper

    Barber - £10/cut 4+ cuts an hour.... maybe the grass really IS greener over there.....? 😂
  8. Running business from home

    Maybe it’s just my inherent confrontational disposition, but.... My very brief reply would along along the lines: How about you try and decide if it’s “expedient” before you next write, my time is too valuable to be filling in forms and writing back to your BS letters! (In all seriousness, they are TELLING you they don’t know if it’ll be worth their effort.... Oblige them with even less effort! Depending upon your confidence levels regarding the shed’s eligibility)
  9. Making the news today....

    Whilst acknowledging that it’s dodging the question.... If it was a case of - what 3 items would you take, I’m pretty certain vinyl discs wouldn’t feature. 🤔
  10. Making the news today....

    Legend! That is brilliant!
  11. Making the news today....

    Best not mention the giant African land snail to him then - he’d likely go off on the sick! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lissachatina_fulica bloody African snails, coming over here eating all our veg 😡
  12. Making the news today....

    There’s a separate thread in it! Youre stuck in a nuclear bunker for the next 30 years, which Arbtalkee would you take with you to: (a) talk (b) batter (c) recreate with (c)’s are gonna be a bit thin on the ground but there was that post that referenced weapons, lingerie and lube.... 😳
  13. Making the news today....

  14. Making the news today....

    Which one was that Gary? I went and looked at this one a year or 2 back.... http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11008109.Secret_underground_nuclear_bunker_up_for_sale_near_Newquay/
  15. Making the news today....

    It’s certainly an historic and ground breaking departure from long standing and deeply ingrained UK military doctrine.... the greatest concern will be if we have just witnessed a precedent being set which will forever change military ethos in the UK? RAF working on the weekend......? i can feel the shockwaves from here.....


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