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Are you in touch with UK prices?

Old Apr 6th 2011, 10:33 am
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A very short quiz (just 7 questions) about the cost of living in the UK. How up to date are you on costs?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12974903


I appear to be rather out of touch with these day to day items with a lousy 2/7 and the comment 'Butler do your shopping?'
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Default Re: Are you in touch with UK prices?

Originally Posted by Meow View Post
A very short quiz (just 7 questions) about the cost of living in the UK. How up to date are you on costs?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12974903


I appear to be rather out of touch with these day to day items with a lousy 2/7 and the comment 'Butler do your shopping?'
3/7 with same comment...
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I apparently get the butler to do mine too - 3/10
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Another Butler here - bit offended by that, but then again, it's been 18 years since I spent any considerable time in Blighty
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Another Butler here - bit offended by that, but then again, it's been 18 years since I spent any considerable time in Blighty
Would it have been better if it said 'Maid do your shopping?'
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Would it have been better if it said 'Maid do your shopping?'
I wish - I am one who doesn't have one, and doesn't agree with it - by week I am working wife, on the weekend, am housewife.
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Default Re: Are you in touch with UK prices?

Originally Posted by Meow View Post
A very short quiz (just 7 questions) about the cost of living in the UK. How up to date are you on costs?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12974903


I appear to be rather out of touch with these day to day items with a lousy 2/7 and the comment 'Butler do your shopping?'
1/7.......
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well, even I got 3/7 and I'm pretty in touch with what things cost over there (besides, who buys stamps nowadays - especially individually?!)...
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2/7. Got off to a flier with the first two correct, then rapidly downhill from there....

Guess I'm in for a shock then tomorrow - touch down in Blighty for a short two week break.Inshallah.
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1 - Guessed right on bread....
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Default Re: Are you in touch with UK prices?

Originally Posted by K8-notlate View Post
I wish - I am one who doesn't have one, and doesn't agree with it - by week I am working wife, on the weekend, am housewife.
I was just wondering..why don't you agree with having a maid? I don't see anything wrong with it..helps them by giving them a job and helps me by not having to spend my spare time doing housework..works for both :-)
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3/7 but they were all guesses
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Old Apr 6th 2011, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned View Post
I was just wondering..why don't you agree with having a maid? I don't see anything wrong with it..helps them by giving them a job and helps me by not having to spend my spare time doing housework..works for both :-)
I'm with you on this Pats. I see having help in the house (& I don't have a live-in, but a regular cleaner) as little different to employing a secretary or admin assistant. It means I can focus on what I am best at and get free time at weekends (which I sorely need).

We all know there are those that take advantage, but most of us don't and are good employers. Is is some kind of reverse snobbery?
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1/7 - tea was my saviour

FWIW, i agree that there does seem to be a reverse snobbery about having a maid/ cleaner. I'm all for giving someone the dignity of a job and wish there was some decent regulation for them here.
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Default Re: Are you in touch with UK prices?

Originally Posted by al dente View Post
FWIW, i agree that there does seem to be a reverse snobbery about having a maid/ cleaner. I'm all for giving someone the dignity of a job and wish there was some decent regulation for them here.
I totally agree. This is my maid.

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