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The wet bar makes it worse but anybody who puts the coins down to avoid having to make physical contact with a mere barman/shopkeeper is a c**t of the highest order.
I wouldn't do it to avoid any physical contact with a shopkeeper but it seems the done thing in Italy and a few other places in Europe where you put the money in a wee tray and the receipt and change goes into the same wee tray once the transaction is over. Don't know if that's for hygiene or tax avoidance reasons or what but I've seen it in a few countries.

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2 minutes ago, Salvo Montalbano said:
8 hours ago, GordonD said:
The wet bar makes it worse but anybody who puts the coins down to avoid having to make physical contact with a mere barman/shopkeeper is a c**t of the highest order.

I wouldn't do it to avoid any physical contact with a shopkeeper but it seems the done thing in Italy and a few other places in Europe where you put the money in a wee tray and the receipt and change goes into the same wee tray once the transaction is over. Don't know if that's for hygiene or tax avoidance reasons or what but I've seen it in a few countries.

Just the same as restaurants over here. Can't see any tax dodge there.

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Isn't the reason restaurants do the wee tray thingy so that the waitstaff aren't handling the notes and coins? Given the amount of germs cash carries, they'd need to wash their hands every time before picking up the next plates of food. I thought that was it, but maybe I'm just havering. 

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I think it makes everything simple and should provide reasonable expectations for both sides that it gets used.

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Updates to software/apps/popular Scottish football forums that f**k everything up/make them harder to use/make your eyes bleed.

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People who can't find their seats on a plane. I've been travelling with work recently and taken quite a few flights. I'm amazed by the number of people standing in the aisle looking lost and creating havoc at the same time. It's not complicated - an understanding of numeric and alphabetic order is all you need.

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People who refuse to take their 2/3 year old son for his first haircut because they "can't bear to lose his curls". Does anyone other than a half-witted doting mother actually think curls look good on a small boy?

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4 minutes ago, nsr said:

Does anyone other than a half-witted doting mother actually think curls look good on a small boy?

Michael Jackson? 

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On 6/12/2019 at 12:15, Saigon Raider said:

I ran a club in Edinburgh for about 5 years 

Hiya Vlad! 

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When your app signature randomly reappears on a post..

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2 hours ago, Northboy said:

People who can't find their seats on a plane. I've been travelling with work recently and taken quite a few flights. I'm amazed by the number of people standing in the aisle looking lost and creating havoc at the same time. It's not complicated - an understanding of numeric and alphabetic order is all you need.

To be fair, sometimes the numbers are placed in such  a way that it's hard to know if they refer to the seat in front or behind

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People referring to Boris Johnson as “Boris” as if he’s their friend or some cuddly but harmless buffoon.

He’s not; he’s a despicable Tory c*nt.

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22 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

People referring to Boris Johnson as “Boris” as if he’s their friend or some cuddly but harmless buffoon.

He’s not; he’s a despicable Tory c*nt.

Or a Tory, for short.

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Worked in pubs for years, the people who don't say please/thank you or just generally don't acknowledge you're a human are absolute c***s and it's a sure fire way too make sure you get a long wait next time you're at the bar. Also annoying though is people who try and have way too long a conversation when it's rammed, don't want your life story or to tell you all of mine when it's 3 deep on a Saturday night. Finally, people who don't know what they want, who don't order in rounds when all drinking the same thing and people who don't have cash/card ready when drinks are presented should all be shot. The main culprits are usually middle aged women and groups of 18 year old student wanks.

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Just got a new phone.

What the f**k is the deal with sim cards? 

First of all to get the sim out my old phone I had to literally dismantle the thing.  Take the case off, take out the battery and then surgically remove it with tweezers.

Then to put it into my new phone I have to find a paper clip, bend it into a metal spear, stick it into my phone to pop out the sim tray.  Remove the sim tray, as awkward and flimsy a piece of plastic as you can imagine with no indication of what way is up or down or how to actually put a sim card in it.

Then I had to remove the sim card from its adapter without breaking it, the new phone is a nano sim, rather than a micro sim, then fit it into the tray, tray in one hand, nano sim in the other.  Of course I dropped the sim card twice and had to frantically search for the tiny bit of plastic.

The whole procedure is a pain in the arse, I can only compare it to trying to make the cockpit part of a model airplane when you are a kid. 

The phone is amazing.  It does amazing things.  Surely there should be a 21st century way of taking a sim card from one phone to the other. 

Contrast with the absolute delight of putting a CD into a 1990s CD player. 

 

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There is. There will be a 'key' in the box you got with your new phone. 

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33 minutes ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

Just got a new phone.

What the f**k is the deal with sim cards? 

First of all to get the sim out my old phone I had to literally dismantle the thing.  Take the case off, take out the battery and then surgically remove it with tweezers.

Then to put it into my new phone I have to find a paper clip, bend it into a metal spear, stick it into my phone to pop out the sim tray.  Remove the sim tray, as awkward and flimsy a piece of plastic as you can imagine with no indication of what way is up or down or how to actually put a sim card in it.

Then I had to remove the sim card from its adapter without breaking it, the new phone is a nano sim, rather than a micro sim, then fit it into the tray, tray in one hand, nano sim in the other.  Of course I dropped the sim card twice and had to frantically search for the tiny bit of plastic.

The whole procedure is a pain in the arse, I can only compare it to trying to make the cockpit part of a model airplane when you are a kid. 

The phone is amazing.  It does amazing things.  Surely there should be a 21st century way of taking a sim card from one phone to the other. 

Contrast with the absolute delight of putting a CD into a 1990s CD player. 

 

 

9 minutes ago, Dele said:

There is. There will be a 'key' in the box you got with your new phone. 

 

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Just got a new phone.
What the f**k is the deal with sim cards? 
First of all to get the sim out my old phone I had to literally dismantle the thing.  Take the case off, take out the battery and then surgically remove it with tweezers.
Then to put it into my new phone I have to find a paper clip, bend it into a metal spear, stick it into my phone to pop out the sim tray.  Remove the sim tray, as awkward and flimsy a piece of plastic as you can imagine with no indication of what way is up or down or how to actually put a sim card in it.
Then I had to remove the sim card from its adapter without breaking it, the new phone is a nano sim, rather than a micro sim, then fit it into the tray, tray in one hand, nano sim in the other.  Of course I dropped the sim card twice and had to frantically search for the tiny bit of plastic.
The whole procedure is a pain in the arse, I can only compare it to trying to make the cockpit part of a model airplane when you are a kid. 
The phone is amazing.  It does amazing things.  Surely there should be a 21st century way of taking a sim card from one phone to the other. 
Contrast with the absolute delight of putting a CD into a 1990s CD player. 
 
How old was your old phone???

I haven't had a remove battery phone in about 5 /6 handsets and a nano SIM has been present in the last 3 at least.

As been mentioned you get a wee key to open it (sometimes contained in the earphones included) the tray should have an image on the SIM part to show which way, my current one the tray shows the SIM and the memory card / second SIM spot.

But at least you have it done now. Enjoy installing all your apps again and trying to recall all your passwords. That's the real PTTGOYN about new phones.

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