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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby poliopete » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:54 am

"GREEN" :!: :shock: then what the #### have I been washing up with :oops: :Slap: :?
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby prospero » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:53 am

I've got an old solid-oak till. The previous occupants at my old shop left it behind. It isn't much use as an actual till, the
paper roll mechanism is missing, but it's handy for putting cash in nonetheless. The really cooooool thing with it is that
when you open the drawer it makes a nice 'ker-ching!' sound that I find enormously satisfying. :D None of your new-fangled beeps. :lol:
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby poliopete » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:42 pm

When you tell your grandchildren about how, when you were their age "you could go to the pictures on a Saturday night, buy 10 Dominoe ciggies', get fish and chips and including the bus fare get change out of 5 shillings" :D

And they say "whats the pictures" :?
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby Dan Smith » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:39 pm

Pete, soon kids will be asking what ciggies were..." Is that like pre-historic Vaping?" :head:
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby prospero » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:38 am

And what's 5 shillings? :roll:
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby Bobble » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:00 pm

...all upcoming programmes on E4 are totally unappealing. 'The Big Bang Theory' is the only gem in an ocean of dross.
Anyone remember listening to Radio 1?
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby prospero » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:08 pm

Or Radio Luxembourg?


"We are the Ovaltinees, happy boys and girls......" :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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You know you're getting old when..........

Postby Bobble » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:14 pm

Horace Batchelor from Keynsham was your financial adviser. No need to spell it for you!
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby prospero » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:19 pm

I think you might.... :thinking:
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby Steve N » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:25 pm

Keynsham is about 3 miles from my workshop, even have a few customers there :clap:
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby prospero » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:26 pm

It doesn't seem long since I bought a very tasty PC monitor. 22" crt job, which was quite a lump. Been stuck in a cupboard for a year
or two and I just thought What the heck am I saving this for. It cost fair bit of cash and it's still works, but it is never going to be used
ever again. So out it had to go. I don't remember carrying it up the stairs, but I'll remember carrying it down. :thinking:
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby featurepiece » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:17 pm

prospero wrote:It doesn't seem long since I bought a very tasty PC monitor. 22" crt job, which was quite a lump. Been stuck in a cupboard for a year
or two and I just thought What the heck am I saving this for. It cost fair bit of cash and it's still works, but it is never going to be used
ever again. So out it had to go. I don't remember carrying it up the stairs, but I'll remember carrying it down. :thinking:



Ahh, I know what you're saying but I can't bring myself to get rid of old tech - even if I have no use for it. I just can't! I've got an attic full of 'treasures'
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby prospero » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:16 am

I have all my '70s Hi-Fi kit squirrelled away. Linn-Sondek turntable which I paid £360 for. That was about six weeks wages then.
Came without tone arm and single speed. :roll: Also TEAC open-reel tape recorder which I bought second-hand from a shop on
the Edgeware Road in '75, the week before VAT went up to 25%. :lol:
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Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Postby Dan Smith » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:17 pm

Ah the Linn.....Nirvana, isn't it, mmmm?

I could only run to a Rega Planar 3/A&R A60 amp / Heybrook HB1 speakers. MP3/CD man these days, with remote control :D

Seriously thinking of getting rid of my old vinyl albums, as they seem to be valuable these days (all only played twice: once to check it, 2nd time to put it onto cassette...TDK SA 90). I can feel an ad coming in the stuff for sale section!!
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