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(Lancashire Evening Post)   Couple in their 80s have seen off THREE bogus workmen who have tried their luck   (lep.co.uk) divider line 7
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2013-02-09 02:37:05 PM
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"You know what you can do, you're not conning me with all your fancy numbers, and you can get gone."

this is exactly how my calculus career ended.
2013-02-09 02:59:16 PM
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PsiChick: Rich Cream: PsiChick: The Pakistani meter guy?

Nah, the other guy. Roof-off guy.

...Yes. That's my point. The first guys...who knows, the second guy definitely was full of it, but the third was probably not, because some places still do check meters manually. I'd imagine he's probably not actually from Pakistan, either, 'Paki' is an old slang term for anyone from India\Pakistan\that general area (I don't know most of the country names).

Admittedly, it's hard to say for sure, but yeah, I'd lay odds on these two being a bit  too vigilant.

/Nothing wrong with that--Gods know I'm overvigilant at times--but still, it's mildly amusing.



All he had to do was show some ID but well, you know. It must be those doddering old people who are confused.

/youthist
2013-02-09 01:29:43 PM
1 votes:

big pig peaches: dmax: addy2: Hilarious. Why do I suspect those "callers" were legit and she's just a racist nut being patronized by her local journalist?

THIS.

"We can't get those old people to listen to us! They're in legitimate danger but they're so paranoid and delusional that we're just having to give up on them."

I bet you are both waiting for checks from a Nigerian prince.


Well for that comment I'm not sharing my take with you.
2013-02-09 12:20:06 PM
1 votes:
Prayer cloths, magic oil, farting preacher?
2013-02-09 11:33:42 AM
1 votes:

GBB: WTF language do these people speak??

"It doesn't bother me. I get mad rather than upset."


In England it's known as 'English'.
2013-02-09 11:31:07 AM
1 votes:
Hilarious. Why do I suspect those "callers" were legit and she's just a racist nut being patronized by her local journalist?
2013-02-09 11:30:43 AM
1 votes:
City officials say their enormously high utility bill is due to a malfunctioning meter, but every time they send a repairman out, he is menaced by a crazy old lady swinging a shovel.
 
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