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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 24 Jan 2019, 14:47 
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I saw a story on the Internet about someone whose boss told them "Next time you call in sick to go to a festival, don't stand in the front row". He had seen them on TV!


Or be filmed dancing at the Notting Hill Carnival...

Or say to the tellyperson holding a microphone in front of your chest "But don't tell anybody - I'm supposed to be at work!"


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 24 Jan 2019, 15:11 
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Or be filmed with someone you shouldn't be with - it cost a German gentleman a very expensive divorce!


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 16:09 
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Sending me a letter to tell me I have a tuition debt of 6 agarot (approx 1.5p) is a waste of money.

All debts below the cost of a stamp should be dealt with by email - or preferably cancelled.

Given that the smallest coin is 10 agarot, I don't even know how to pay this - but they won't let me sit exams until it is paid... Trying to pay something like that by credit card is even more ridiculous.

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 17:23 
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Unfortunately, it's all computer-generated! There are quite often pictures in the papers (on slow news days!) of someone clutching a letter from HM Revenue & Customs, their local council or one of the utility companies, telling them that they owe 1p or 2p. You'd think someone would check them before they go out, but apparently not. It's ridiculous that they won't let you pay your exams until it's paid, though. They joys of technology!

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 17:26 
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Do you still have cheques? I would write them a cheque for that exact amount - it's their problem how they get it cleared...

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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2019, 06:09 
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In Australia the smallest coin is 5 cents (apparently making 1 and 2 cent coins wasn't cost efficient). Shops still sell items at any whole number of cents, but after the cashier totals the bill, the amount is rounded up or down to the nearest 5 cents if paying by cash. Any other legal tender (credit card etc.) the full amount is paid. I think most cashiers would have a fit if you tried to pay by cheque - I write one every year or so for accounts that aren't easily paid any other way.

Is there an option to pay by a 10 agarot coin and they credit you the remaining 8.5 agarot?


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2019, 10:39 
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Couldn't agree more that that sort of sum is a waste of money to collect, but the 'no debts' condition may be in the university's charter. When I did the paperwork for graduating in 1973 we were all informed that any debts to the University had to be settled then and there, right down to the return of any library books! And that wasn't some bit of Ancient Rule - the university had only been in existence for ten years at that point.


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 19:04 
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Do not drop your glasses case (complete with glasses) into the bath.

When you have fished them out, do not put your glasses on the slightly sloping edge of the bath. They will fall into that tiny gap behind the wash basin where the pipes come through.

When you fetch your toolbox, do not balance it on the loo. You will knock it off with your shoulder after taking apart the boxing surrounding the pipes and retrieving your glasses. Those little pots containing small things will burst open and scatter their contents all over the floor.

Do not stand on said small things with bare feet...


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 Post subject: Re: Public Service Announcements Part Four
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 19:47 
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Impressive.


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PostPosted: 22 Mar 2019, 16:49 
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When things start to go wrong ……… :)


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