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Old Oct 6th 2016, 1:01 am
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I thought the stuff in the news about the Marathon Man was great.

Running 401 marathons in as many days is incredible. That has to be hard on the joints. He must be pretty light on his feet.
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Old Oct 6th 2016, 1:19 am
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Originally Posted by Souvy
I thought the stuff in the news about the Marathon Man was great.....
Funny that...just a couple of days earlier I read of someone whose girlfriend bet him 20p he couldn't run one, so he went out and did it and he followed up with multiple marathons too.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Funny that...just a couple of days earlier I read of someone whose girlfriend bet him 20p he couldn't run one, so he went out and did it and he followed up with multiple marathons too.
20p?

Cheapskate!
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Originally Posted by Souvy
20p?
Yep. Weird that there was so little incentive. What would he have done for 30p?
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Originally Posted by Souvy
I thought the stuff in the news about the Marathon Man was great.

Running 401 marathons in as many days is incredible. That has to be hard on the joints. He must be pretty light on his feet.
Did he run one on the 401?
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Yep. Weird that there was so little incentive. What would he have done for 30p?
15,990 miles.

Probably.
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Got a pick up notice today for a registered letter that was sent from Winnipeg, odd as we don't know anyone there, and not behind on any bills or anything like that, won't know til tomorrow since Canada Post doesn't even try to deliver things like this anymore.

Oh what could it be.
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Oh what could it be.
Absentee ballot from the American consulate?
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Absentee ballot from the American consulate?
Not likely. I already got that via email from California last week.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Got a pick up notice today for a registered letter that was sent from Winnipeg...
It could be anything from anyone using a mail centre there.

Back in my social security work days I would process something on the computer in Bristol and the decision letter/information sheets would be mailed from the North end of the country.

Letters about my UK civil service pension have come to me in Canada via Sweden and France.
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Just to get your attention

Can you look at my thread http://britishexpats.com/forum/maple...s-done-884270/

I just wondered if you're able to comment on what sort of process might be involved in a similar scenario with WorksafeBC.

But you can always take the fifth
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It was a letter regarding Charlee. We had cancelled her health insurance in September and this was just a letter confirming the policy was cancelled.






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It could be anything from anyone using a mail centre there.

Back in my social security work days I would process something on the computer in Bristol and the decision letter/information sheets would be mailed from the North end of the country.

Letters about my UK civil service pension have come to me in Canada via Sweden and France.
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Old Oct 6th 2016, 11:25 pm
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I ordered something on Amazon on Tuesday. It was something I needed by the weekend. I went for 2-day delivery as opposed to next-day (cheaper).

I still got it the next day.
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That's pretty quick. I would be happy if the 2 day stuff got here in 2 days...lol

My prime membership was supposed to expire in April, but because Canada Post always takes 3 to 4 days to get a 2 day prime package 60km, I am up to March 2017 now before expiry.

You would think they would stop using Canada Post when I order.


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I ordered something on Amazon on Tuesday. It was something I needed by the weekend. I went for 2-day delivery as opposed to next-day (cheaper).

I still got it the next day.
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Old Oct 7th 2016, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by Souvy
I ordered something on Amazon on Tuesday. It was something I needed by the weekend. I went for 2-day delivery as opposed to next-day (cheaper).
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I still got it the next day.
Something for the weekend Sir?
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