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Apr 27th 2008, 5:52 am
Replies: 88
Views: 9,917
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Prudish Americans

Between people peeking through the gap at you to see if it's occupied and the automatic hurricane (flush?) that sets off before you've had time to pull your knickers up.
Not prudes, just not gay or...
Apr 27th 2008, 5:35 am
Replies: 97
Views: 8,071
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........

:rofl::rofl::rofl: Oh please - someone - post the rest of the list
Apr 23rd 2008, 4:54 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,429
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: The OTHER 'R' Word...

It's highly offensive to me. It's one of my friends favourite words and every time she says it I want to rip her face off and feed it to dogs but I could never figure out why.:curse:
On the other...
Apr 23rd 2008, 4:33 am
Replies: 77
Views: 3,038
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: 20 worst foods in America

I KNEW ckicken select were all crap. What's that grizzly stuff they call meat in it anyway.
Pepperige Farm pot pie. Darn it. It was expensive but the closet thing to UK chip shop pie here.
Apr 23rd 2008, 4:16 am
Replies: 224
Views: 7,538
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: A Taste of America

Honey Maple Baked Beans eeeeeew - yes I know I'm late. I was busy throwing up.
McDonalds apple pies - better than the UK crispy ones
Hershey bars (tastes like chocolate flavoured puke but keep you...
Apr 23rd 2008, 3:55 am
Replies: 97
Views: 8,071
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........

First time in the US, came out of the terminal dying for a leak and spent an hour standing right next to a door reading 'restroom' thinking it was for passengers to sit down and rest after their long...
Apr 23rd 2008, 3:44 am
Replies: 88
Views: 9,917
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Prudish Americans

I'll tell you another thing, those American loo cubicles (hello McDonalds etc) with the gap in between the stalls that's so wide you may as well leave the door open for all to see....enough said.
Apr 23rd 2008, 3:42 am
Replies: 88
Views: 9,917
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Prudish Americans

Per-lease. I went home to UK for a visit, switched on the tele and thought I was watching a porno. You forget how open it is at home after a while.

I tell Americans when they ask why we're so...
Apr 23rd 2008, 3:26 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,676
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Is this an impossible dream? I have to do it!

Oh another things, they'll let you into the country if you provide a letter with signature from a family member, or someone who knows you well verifying that you have somethng to come back to the UK...
Apr 23rd 2008, 3:20 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,676
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Is this an impossible dream? I have to do it!

Adobepinon is right. This is not like the UK where you need a job and just apply to as many places as possible thinking eventually someone will take you on. You need to find out your skill set and...
Forum: USA
Apr 10th 2008, 1:42 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,017
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: When visiting family leave....why does it never get any easier..??

My family is like an epiode of Eastenders on holiday. Everyones got something to moan at. Nowhere I take them here seems to be fun for them.

Email and IM are fne. Not mising them at all.
Forum: USA
Apr 10th 2008, 1:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Green card holder and work

Yes she can apply for part time work with a green card but as she's still at school permission has to be given from her high school to do so beforehand.

I'm not sure if this applied during the...
Forum: USA
Apr 10th 2008, 1:16 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: No work references. help!

So...I basically did what NYC-ites are known for. Talking bull****.

Boss: Did you bring your 3 references with you?
Me: I don't need references, I'm that good;). (boasty and lengthy to that...
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2008, 4:15 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,774
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Moving UK -> US soon - Any tips?

No flippin' way. Keep the clothes because 95% of the fashion here is crap.:frown:
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2008, 4:11 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,251
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Where tp propose in NYC?

Me neither.

What about getting married in the Marriott in Times Square on that floor that has a great view of the city. They told me in there that its a popular plae for weddings.
Forum: USA
Apr 4th 2008, 3:59 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,774
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Moving UK -> US soon - Any tips?

Bring a very open mind.

Erase from your brain any Hollywood versions of the US you've seen on UK TV. The reality of living here and experiencing the truth will give you culture shock.

Take...
Apr 4th 2008, 3:47 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,640
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Staying here 'legally', but working illegally NYC?

[QUOTE=KJ2007;6156384]If you care for your girlfriend, why would you risk the consequences? She could get caught. She could get banned. Those are pretty serious downfalls to your plan. [QUOTE]
...
Forum: USA
Apr 4th 2008, 3:38 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: No work references. help!

That's even better.
Forum: USA
Apr 4th 2008, 3:26 am
Replies: 64
Views: 3,610
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Do you live in an "english" neighbourhood?

Eh up!
How did you guys get 'all white' from the phrase 'do you live in an 'English' neibourhood?
You guys must have been living in some other parallel universe to me because on my planet England...
Forum: USA
Apr 4th 2008, 3:13 am
Replies: 226
Views: 11,194
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Just tell me it will get better

Eh. It started out with getting her out of depression and ended with a recipe book and hairy armpits.
What happened?
Forum: USA
Apr 4th 2008, 2:23 am
Replies: 64
Views: 6,251
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Where tp propose in NYC?

Giantaxe
Aw. That is sooo romantic. Great place to propose at night with the downtown Manhattan skyline.

Juswus: definitely do the carriage ride through Central Park...with the stench of rotting...
Forum: USA
Apr 4th 2008, 1:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: No work references. help!

No, there was no HR dept. The boss was also the owner of the company and she 'ruled' over us like the (solo) Mob.

... just give employer the contact details and let them have the fun
They want...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2008, 10:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Has anyone let their property in the UK without a management company?

I agree.
If you don't hae anyone else to watch the property you have to have the management company do it for you. You should never trust tenants, especially if they know your abroad.
It's not...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2008, 10:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By GoldFinger

No work references. help!

Need some quick advice.
I'm embarking on a new career path and applying for jobs but some of them are asking me for at least 3 references pertaining to the job I want to do now.

Problem is, I...
Forum: USA
Mar 26th 2008, 4:28 am
Replies: 122
Views: 5,363
Posted By GoldFinger

Re: Missing British fashion-boohoo!

Monsoon clothes are definitely timeless and beautiful.
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