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Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by wfcmoog, Nov 9, 2023.

  1. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Why don't Tunes, Lockets or Halls advertise on the telly anymore? Have people stopped getting stuffy noses?
     
  2. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I chewed a Locket just ten minutes ago.
     
  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    What did you do with the clump of hair inside that your sweetheart left you before you went to sea?
     
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  4. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Apart from the obvious (tobacco etc.) what other products used to be advertised on TV but aren't anymore?
     
  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    R Whites lemonade.
     
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Cinzano Bianco
     
  7. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Our local Royal Mail sorting office serves a town/area of around 100k people, it was handy for taking items in of which you have already printed the postage (because they like that) and for picking up items which can’t be left on the doorstep (I don’t have any of those). It has been reducing its hours of serving the public and now is only open 08-1000 Mon - Fri and 08-1200 Sat. I went there on Monday at 0940 and queued while the postman (Jobsworth) behind the counter argued with someone whether or not something had been delivered, when I left at 0955 there was a queue outside the door with all of those people that had sold items over the weekend etc. How is it acceptable to offer a drop off service for 2 hours per day! It’s pathetic!
     
  8. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I found out last week they'll now pick up a parcel from your house and bring the printed postage label sticker with them to put on it too. Suspect they want to nudge people towards that. Don't think it was any more expensive either.
     
  9. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Yes I have used that service which is handy, however I don’t think management is very good which their CEO Simon Thomson proved when he was grilled by the parliamentary committee

     
  10. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Is that a euphemism, you dirty devil?
     
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Luckily in Chorleywood, Lords has designated a small part of its counter to the Post Office which serves the village and its satellites. The woman in there is keeping all the ebayers, pensioners and many others going single-handed.
     
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  12. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Now we have phone apps, why in the name of all that’s holy does anyone still go into a betting shop?

    The sub Wetherspoons level camaraderie? The ambience? The cachet?

    Baffling.
     
  13. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    The Bantz m8.
     
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  14. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    When the fun stops, stop.
     
  15. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Nostalgia I think for most. Majority of the people I see in them are older gentleman betting on horses. Sitting on your phone tapping a button is probably not as thrilling. However, they are getting rare and I reckon in a few years they will be obsolete. Plus, where else are they going to go to get away from a nagging missus? :p
     
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  16. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Where exactly is Lords as I’m not sure I remember it.
     
  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    St John's Wood. Big green bit in the middle.
     
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  18. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Context is everything, although I appreciate pedants can find that challenging.
     
  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Used to be Poores
     
  20. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    What's the deal with Belgium Chocolate? Is it like champagne or a Cornish pasty? Just chocolate isn't it? Why do marketers decide their product is made from "Finest Belgium Chocolate". What the **** is it? And what makes it better than west country chocolate, French chocolate or Australian chocolate?
     
  21. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Squad Player

    What happened to the "marketing boards" like the milk marketing board and egg marketing board?

    Who remembers the "go to work on an egg" and the famous "Accrington Stanley" milk adverts?

    Actually what was the point of them? Did they actually make people drink more milk or eat more eggs?

    There was even this advert for " British Cheddar"....

     
  22. hornmeister

    hornmeister Tired

    I want some cheese now.
     
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  23. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Still partial to it on occasion. Those small pens, horse races starting every 10 mins and a last minute urge to not only put £20 on the 5 dog but also be convinced that 2 dog is coming second. Don’t smoke anymore but used to love rattling through a packet of 20 and £500 in an afternoon if nothing else to do and occasionally winning a bundle!
     
  24. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Are they nicer these days, with the odd beverage available or did I dream that?

    I used to occasionally frequent as they always had the Sporting Life pinned up. I like the horses and wanted to read it. That dates it. Mildly misspent youth.

    I did work in one for a very short period when I was at university. It’s an eye-opener on human life.

    To be fair, going to the bookies is probably far more rational and enjoyable than the bizarre forms of betting people enjoy now, like online slots, casino or daft football bets.
     
  25. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Still struggling…what road’s it on…1976 was a long time ago!
     
  26. Lubaduck

    Lubaduck First Year Pro

    On the very rare occasion I pull Mr Ladbrokes pants down it's nice to be able to walk out with
    a bundle of notes as opposed to seeing an amount on your mobile phone .
     
  27. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Lower Road. The main shopping road, at the far end, just before it turns residential. Close to the library.
     
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  28. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Thanks… not sure what it was called when I used to rush past between the bottom of Berks Hill and the back entrance to the station, usually with about 30 seconds to spare before the train arrived.
     
  29. CYHSYF

    CYHSYF Academy Graduate

    Well I have just booked a second class return to Nottingham for Friday without the help of Tunes!

    Mind you I did it online rather than queueing up at a ticket window so maybe that has taken away the need for advertising?
     
  30. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    I didn't know Amy Nuttall could sing!

    Omg...

     
  31. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Not sure I’ve been in one in 10 years now for any length of time to be honest. Some of the central London ones look like they have tried to be upmarket but I was always a fan of the pokey independent regional ones for the full authentic experience!
     
  32. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    What ever happened to JR Hartley?
     
  33. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Where does the sky start?
     
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  34. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    1992 with Premier League football.
     
  35. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    It begins at your feet and ends 300 miles up. Gravity keeps everything lower than the atmosphere.
     

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