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Old Jun 1st 2016, 1:07 pm
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family parking bays
People take notice of that?
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People take notice of that?
You park in the handicapped spot anyway, don't you, given that Mrs. H. pushes you around in a wheelchair?
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
You park in the handicapped spot anyway, don't you, given that Mrs. H. pushes you around in a wheelchair?


I have family... They just aren't with me right now.

That's how most of the disabled spots get used anyhow.
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Got my P11D showing me that the Big Financial firm that prepared my UK tax return last year cost £1380. It's going to cost me in tax almost as much as I got back from HMRC.

To rub salt into the wound, in previous years this cost has been invisible to me as part of my relocation package, now the company has decided it's a taxable benefit.
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.... now the company has decided it's a taxable benefit. ...
Surely it's HMRC that decided that?
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Old Jun 1st 2016, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Surely it's HMRC that decided that?
well, technically yes. But it didn't show up on my p11d form when I exited the UK and it never showed up on any of my US tax paperwork while I was there, so assumed it was treated as a relocation benefit, like my air fares.

Had I known they were going to charge that much for a relatively straightforward UK tax return I'd have done it myself, like I'll be doing from now on.

Honestly, the paperwork from this international move lark just never ever ends...
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family parking bays p!ss me off. Why do 30 somethings and their walking age kids need to park close to the shop entrance? and the amount of disabled bays!! there are just not THAT many disabled people! and 50% of those are just fat or may have a slight limp...
HA! Amazing.

I only once had someone throw some abuse at me for parking in a 'mother & toddler' bay. It was funny. I enjoyed it a lot.
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HA! Amazing.

I only once had someone throw some abuse at me for parking in a 'mother & toddler' bay. It was funny. I enjoyed it a lot.
Ha, yeah, **** that shit. Every rational parent I know parks the car in the middle of the row like a normal person (ideally next to the trollies for efficiency), then carries/walks with their child to the nearest trolley and heads in.

The only people who need a designated space are the genuinely disabled. You have a child? Fat bastard? Generally lazy? **** off and walk like the rest of us.

Bears mentioning again, also, **** every single person who sits at the front of the aisle and waits for that one person to pack a few thousand bags into the boot of their car, so they can get a parking spot a whole 20 feet closer to the door. I have no joke gone up the next aisle, parked at the back and bloody walked in to the shop before the arsehole has even unbuckled their seatbelt.

Absolute unbridled twattery, is what it is.
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HA! Amazing.

I only once had someone throw some abuse at me for parking in a 'mother & toddler' bay. It was funny. I enjoyed it a lot.
did you have a young (non walking age) child with you?
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did you have a young (non walking age) child with you?
It doesn't matter. Just because a child fell out of someone doesn't mean the entitlement to a parking space was wedged between its buttocks.
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Old Jun 2nd 2016, 5:29 am
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Ha, yeah, **** that shit. Every rational parent I know parks the car in the middle of the row like a normal person (ideally next to the trollies for efficiency), then carries/walks with their child to the nearest trolley and heads in.

The only people who need a designated space are the genuinely disabled. You have a child? Fat bastard? Generally lazy? **** off and walk like the rest of us.

Bears mentioning again, also, **** every single person who sits at the front of the aisle and waits for that one person to pack a few thousand bags into the boot of their car, so they can get a parking spot a whole 20 feet closer to the door. I have no joke gone up the next aisle, parked at the back and bloody walked in to the shop before the arsehole has even unbuckled their seatbelt.

Absolute unbridled twattery, is what it is.
I don't mind a little car park stroll either. It's hardly the end of the world to walk 100 yards instead of 35 yards.

Can't tolerate the Mum and Toddler bollocks. It's just Sainsbury's et al trying to make the regular spending Mums think they care about them beyond just getting their cash.

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did you have a young (non walking age) child with you?
Absolutely not.
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Old Jun 2nd 2016, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
It doesn't matter. Just because a child fell out of someone doesn't mean the entitlement to a parking space was wedged between its buttocks.
fair pont
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Old Jun 2nd 2016, 5:35 am
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
I don't mind a little car park stroll either. It's hardly the end of the world to walk 100 yards instead of 35 yards.

Can't tolerate the Mum and Toddler bollocks. It's just Sainsbury's et al trying to make the regular spending Mums think they care about them beyond just getting their cash.



Absolutely not.
Oh i get it,, you're a rebel
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Originally Posted by TGA View Post
Oh i get it,, you're a rebel
Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't park in a mum and small person space on purpose just to piss people off. I'm not THAT bad. But if I'm struggling for a space and it's busy and there's one there, I will. 100%. Stupid idea anyway.
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Old Jun 2nd 2016, 5:44 am
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I don't mind a little car park stroll either. It's hardly the end of the world to walk 100 yards instead of 35 yards.
Exactly, and it's not as if I can't use the exercise ...

Never mind the fact that you're going to spend your entire time in the store walking around anyway. It really makes no sense then.

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Can't tolerate the Mum and Toddler bollocks. It's just Sainsbury's et al trying to make the regular spending Mums think they care about them beyond just getting their cash.
They're flashing a not-so-subtle V-sign at fathers with toddlers as well

It is bollocks though. I do about 95% of our shopping because I'm the only one who can be trusted to go there and not overspend, but that aside, quite a lot of the time I would go after work, after I picked our daughter up from the babysitter. It was not hard to carry her around until I could secure her carrier in a trolley, I certainly didn't need VIP parking to do so!

Now she can walk, but she also never wants to come with me anymore. Which is nice because it means I can get out of there in half the time.

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fair pont
Had to be said
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