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Forum: Middle East
Feb 9th 2009, 7:27 am
Replies: 75
Views: 6,101
Posted By Rapido

Re: I left before with debts and came back

Stu - having knowingly done the wrong thing, you should steel yourself for an onslaught from the Schadenfreude Cyber Army.

But since your confession has been up for over a day now, maybe a...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 8th 2009, 12:24 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By Rapido

Re: Hauled over coals at Hatta

LOL. A long story which would likely engender a remarkably similar suite of responses - let's not go there.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 8th 2009, 12:12 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By Rapido

Re: Hauled over coals at Hatta

'Deceived' has connotations of deliberate wrongdoing, which was not the case.

I have never before been in the position of having to do monthly border runs for visa renewals, and thought (wrongly,...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 8th 2009, 11:28 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By Rapido

Re: Hauled over coals at Hatta

I didn't set out to set a bad example or to deliberately undermine the process. I was simply naive and ignorant.

But you are so right to slap me down. Feel better?
Forum: Middle East
Feb 8th 2009, 11:07 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By Rapido

Re: Hauled over coals at Hatta

The visas were due to run out today so it was a now or never situation yesterday. As for common sense, I do think that leaving young and sick kids at home was the responsible thing to do.

But yes,...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 8th 2009, 10:18 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By Rapido

Hauled over coals at Hatta

Thoroughly unpleasant experience while doing the monthly visa run to Oman yesterday.

Left the kids (4yo and 1yo) at home with their mum as (a) I had no probs a couple of months ago when I did the...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2009, 11:47 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,718
Posted By Rapido

Re: Is LPG conversion worth it in Australia?

Caliburn, the cost of LPG will remain lower as it is exempt from duty until 2011. If consumption increases significantly by that time then you could say with some certainty that the fed. govt. won't...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2009, 11:35 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,737
Posted By Rapido

Re: How much more expensive is Sydney?

Caliburn, Sydney is like most other major cities in that salaries tend to be a bit higher to compensate for the general extra cost of living there.

If you cut rental costs by living in the outer...
Forum: Australia
Feb 1st 2009, 2:23 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Rapido

Re: British Gas

Been discussed a little while back, Gassy. See link to thread below.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=572770
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 31st 2009, 4:54 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,629
Posted By Rapido

Re: A penis statistic..........

Yeah, he's always going off half-cocked, TD.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 30th 2009, 4:17 am
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 26th 2009, 2:34 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Rapido

Re: Murray the New Henman?

Don't worry about those Aussie mates, Sky. Australia has nothing in the tennis ranks these days. Not a whole lot in F1 either, just M Webber, whose driving form would suggest he'd be better off in a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 26th 2009, 1:14 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Rapido

Re: Murray the New Henman?

Talking? Typing actually. But glad you found your own little gag hilarious.

Sky Blue - not being much of a follower of F1, I wasn't aware of the significance of Hamilton's achievements. If what...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 26th 2009, 11:32 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By Rapido

Re: Poll - Best Sporting Commentator Ever?

I think 'Whispering' Ted Lowe (snooker) deserves a gig on this poll too. And Peter Alliss (golf). And Richie Benaud of course.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 26th 2009, 11:31 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By Rapido

Re: Poll - Best Sporting Commentator Ever?

Lol, how hopeless were they both!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 26th 2009, 11:29 am
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Rapido

Re: Murray the New Henman?

I don't believe you can compare the two sports. F1 relies so much on technology whereas tennis is much more about raw talent.

In the right car, any number of F1 drivers could be world champion.
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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 25th 2009, 11:48 am
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Rapido

Re: The "Shoe Throwing" Phenomenon

It ain't exactly a compliment in other cultures either, I'd say.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 13th 2009, 8:06 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 2,562
Posted By Rapido

Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 13th 2009, 7:59 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 4,883
Posted By Rapido

Re: What your most tenuous / ludicrous claim to fame ?

My wife's (late) aunt shagged him.

As for me:

Stood on the spot where an atomic bomb was detonated (Monte Bello islands, WA).

Shagged Paul McCartney's secretary

Had a few beers with Jack...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 11th 2009, 8:30 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By Rapido

Re: Boycott Israel on a world scale to achieve peace?

Queer Attendants, Nice Trousers, Always Smiling
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 11th 2009, 8:11 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By Rapido

They saved their best till last...

I'm talking bands/artistes whose swansong was their best effort. I nominate the following, keeping in mind that one-hit/two hit wonders are disallowed:

The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
Franki...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 11th 2009, 7:58 pm
Replies: 246
Views: 36,575
Posted By Rapido

Re: Exodus: Brits Leaving Dubai

I can handle blunt.

Mortgage, Full-time childcare (x 2), Tax, Tax, Duty, Tax, Duty, Car + associated expenses....there's lots mate. Even the banks get away with stuff that the Europeans would...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 11th 2009, 9:54 am
Replies: 246
Views: 36,575
Posted By Rapido

Re: Exodus: Brits Leaving Dubai

That's all of it, MrsHaps, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's more: income tax, goods and services tax (10%) on everything, council rates, land tax, stamp duty (shitloads), capital gains tax.....it...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 11th 2009, 9:41 am
Replies: 246
Views: 36,575
Posted By Rapido

Re: Exodus: Brits Leaving Dubai

Don't ever live and work in Australia then. I used to dream about only a quarter or so of my salary going to the taxman. The reality in Oz is that when you add up all the taxes you actually pay, you...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 11th 2009, 9:28 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,132
Posted By Rapido

Re: Visa run to Oman today

66 views and not a single reply? I'm just not feeling the love.

We had a nice day but wouldn't recommend the first coastal town (Shinas?)you come across in Oman to stop for a picnic (we decided...
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