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  1. Jokes

    "That's what you are".   A band was playing in a club and a person requested that they play the above song. After consulting with each other, they were forced to admit defeat, as nobody knew this song.. The man was devastated, as he really wanted to dance this song with his girlfriend so he could propose to her in the most romantic way.   The band asked him if he could sing it for them, then perhaps somebody would know it.   The man said ok and began "Unforgettable,....."   (Courtesy of the late, great, Peter Sellers)
  2. Vegan coming for dinner

    My dog eats carrots.
  3. Vegan coming for dinner

    How ghastly. Better not to be born.
  4. Vegan coming for dinner

    Maybe the consumers are not wholly to blame. The supermarkets are full to bursting with food. Whether it be meat, poultry, fruit, vegetables, whatever. They can't possibly ever sell all the stuff they have. So they throw it away. Great! Please stop with the insect food.  What next?
  5. Translation software for freelancers

    Maybe you should tell us what you need to translate? Some are better for some applications than others.
  6. Vegan coming for dinner

    The real problem is population growth. I'm with Harry and Meghan here. 2 kids should be enough for anybody..
  7. Atm charge

    That was the whole point of the post, Sir Percy.
  8. So, HEM and TAP, are they worth the paper they are printed on after Brexit? I trust mine is. If not, I'll be in real trouble.
  9. Atm charge

    On the same subject, I used my Germany EC debit card in a cash machine outside a supermarket in England last year. The screen asked if I would like to pay in Euros and I pressed Yes. It gave me a horrible exchange rate and I lost 20 pounds for no reason. Tip? ALWAYS say NO. Then the transaction comes to your bank here and they can decide the rate.
  10. I'm afraid I'm really confused now. You are a British national, right? Why did you need this when the UK was in the EU?
  11. Do you know what ' unbefristet ' means?
  12. Maybe a half-arsed reply? BTW Chris, I still don't feel sorry for myself.
  13. Correct. 10 out of 10 Chris! Anne k? Why would a EU citizen need a residence permit?
  14. A colleage of mine went back to the States on vacation after living a few years in Germany. She called on her sister and saw her niece at the house who had grown up in the meantime. She looked at her and said, " Wow! You are SO GROSS!!" The poor girl ran away and wasn't seen again for the rest of her stay.
  15. treatment of dogs in boarding kennels

    You can't 'arf speak a load of rubbish mate!
  16. Difference when you dress up and down

    I haven't seen any 'dirty' words yet. But here's one for you. You are either high on drink or drugs or  a real arsehole.  (Yes, that is the British spelling before our cousins from across the ocean get on my case again.)
  17. Difference when you dress up and down

    This thread gets my vote as the stupidest ever on this site. Who cares what Ms Lee says and thinks? She has no problems with insulting total strangers. She clearly has no manners at all. Why don't we just ignore her? She can't even speak acceptable English.
  18. Difference when you dress up and down

    If you want honest opinions here, you have to post a photo of you! Otherwise, we're all in the dark, imagining all kind of things.
  19. Also, the person told be to be sure to carry the permit forward when my passport expires in 2023, long after Brexit methinks.
  20. The person at the Ausländerbehörde office in Berlin was quite aware that I needed this, as a British citizen, to stay in Germany after Brexit.So I must contradict you Anne k, This is a residence permit for me irrespective of what happens later.
  21. Anne, I have a page in my passport which amounts to the same in America as a green card. It is a residence permit which has no expiry date. The German is 'Aufenthaltstitel unbefristet'. This allows me to live and work in Germany. Of course, after Brexit, I'll still be a British citizen and therefore not allowed automatic right to move to other EU countries, but this doesn't matter to me. I have no plans to do so.
  22. Hi, am calling from Microsoft. Your PC is infected

    Could you tell us what happened then, Black? In the early days of this scam I was also nearly duped until I asked the woman what time it was in Microsoft land and she couldn't reply.
  23. Jimmy Savile has died

    Your comment was the ultimate in bad taste then.
  24. Jimmy Savile has died

    How stupid. This was not a laughing matter.