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by gottago
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 22.58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1248
Views: 287567

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

Is it just me wondering why watching a virtual Rita Ora trod around some London landmarks through an iPhone is something anyone would want to do? You have to wonder if they're trying to think of cool new things you could do with 5G given there aren't really any compelling reasons at the moment. Yes...
by gottago
Fri 13 Nov, 2020 18.02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1751
Views: 442675

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Wow, John Hays of Hays Travel has died.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-54933410

Very sad, him and his wife came across as really decent people when the Thomas Cook collapse happened. I wonder if the company will be able to recover from this and Covid.
by gottago
Thu 05 Nov, 2020 11.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 510550

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Have fireworks been on sale in supermarkets this year? I don't really live near any that normally stock them so can't tell if things are different, I completely forgot it was Bonfire Night until seeing it on Twitter.
by gottago
Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 644
Views: 176513

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

all new Phil wrote: Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12.23
gottago wrote: Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12.09 This isn't being done as a way to allow them to stay open during lockdowns is it?
Garden centres are allowed to stay open aren’t they?
Oh yes you're right.
by gottago
Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 644
Views: 176513

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

This isn't being done as a way to allow them to stay open during lockdowns is it?
by gottago
Tue 27 Oct, 2020 12.50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 510550

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

I've just tried Aldi on Deliveroo and it's a bit of a game changer for me. It's a flat £4.99 delivery fee but Deliveroo Plus actually includes the supermarkets so you could do a weekly shop and not pay more that their £11ish monthly charge. The range is certainly more limited but there's enough ther...
by gottago
Tue 27 Oct, 2020 12.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MFI and Woolworths
Replies: 117
Views: 35300

Re: MFI and Woolworths

JAS84 wrote: Tue 27 Oct, 2020 12.13 Woolworths is being resurrected?
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... n-19172296
No a fake Twitter account has been set up and all of the clickbaits have gone along with it without fact checking, including the Sun and Mirror.
by gottago
Thu 22 Oct, 2020 12.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39215

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Bit of a dull observation but it is remarkable how effective social distancing can be. We found out our colleague tested positive a few days after our team of six had been in the office together 2 metres apart for over six hours. Work payed for us all to have two private tests - one after 7 days, an...
by gottago
Tue 13 Oct, 2020 16.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 98
Views: 35695

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

Can't find the actual Lloyds thread (if there is one). Is Lloyds good or shit because I've had a true nightmare of a switch to them over the last week. After applying online I was called to say I needed to go into branch to show them ID, after three attempts to - because only specific members of sta...
by gottago
Mon 21 Sep, 2020 11.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1751
Views: 442675

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The EAT branch in Westfield Stratford, which closed at the end of January, isn't showing much sign of reopening as a Pret. I didn't think they'd have had a huge amount of work to do to switch brands, so I'm curious to know how far along they got in February/March before it all ground to a halt, and...
by gottago
Sat 19 Sep, 2020 17.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1248
Views: 287567

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

The oddest part of the advert is the "Pocket tap four times" bit. At least I think that's what he's saying, the audio's so bad and it's such a random bit that I can't be sure. I get that they're trying to make it look homemade but I'm surprised that bit passed any type of quality check in ...