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The new normal?

What will life be like a few months after this crisis is over?

Obviously many people will be dealing with the loss of loved ones. Many of us will be struggling to cope with the new financial reality that they are faced with.

Most likely the genuinely rich will get even richer, the poor can't be much worse off and the thrifty lower middle classes will foot the bill for the rest of their lives.

Other than that...what will change?

Will habits be broken and people decide that they no longer need -

Crappy fast food
To go to the match every week
Cinemas
Churches, mosques etc
Weatherspoons
Scottish independence
Etc, etc

Will folk change or will they still run up massive debt at Christmas to make themselves feel better?

Thoughts?

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by PointyBirds (U21890)
posted 20 minutes ago
Ain't seem my Willy
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Have you looked down the back of the couch?
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Is that what you call her?

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 41 minutes ago
comment by PointyBirds (U21890)
posted 20 minutes ago
Ain't seem my Willy
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Have you looked down the back of the couch?
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Is that what you call her?
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So far.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by thebluebellsarablue (U9292)
posted 1 hour, 8 minutes ago
Guys have to share this one.

Stolen from a poster here.

After three years marriage and now stuck at home, a bloke started talking to his wife again, and found out she was quite nice and no longer works at Woolworths.

Best post today.
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😂😂😂

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by PointyBirds (U21890)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 41 minutes ago
comment by PointyBirds (U21890)
posted 20 minutes ago
Ain't seem my Willy
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Have you looked down the back of the couch?
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Is that what you call her?
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So far.
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Took me a minute

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by PointyBirds (U21890)
posted 14 hours ago
Ain't seem my Willy
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Have you looked down the back of the couch?
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haha😄😄

Dropped off through lack of regular use😢

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 12 hours, 56 minutes ago
comment by PointyBirds (U21890)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 41 minutes ago
comment by PointyBirds (U21890)
posted 20 minutes ago
Ain't seem my Willy
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Have you looked down the back of the couch?
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Is that what you call her?
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So far.
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Took me a minute
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Took me longer

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

I think the reaction of the vast majority of people will be similar to when they have a roasting hangover.

They will swear they are going to change their lives, give up binge drinking and eating terrible food. They will swear to change - to make the most of every free minute when they are back feeling 100%. They will lose the gut, get into exercising properly at at the weekend instead of lying about the house feeling rough.

Then after the first really shi77y week back at work it will be down the pub on Friday night. Blootered.

Wake up next to a half eaten dirty kebab.

Back in the same old glorius rut.

There will be some people though that run their businesses slightly differently. We have always maintained a wide cross section of customers and markets as a deliberate strategy. We could have put all our eggs in one or two pretty big baskets and had supposedly longer term security.

Whether more through luck or judgement it doesn't really matter but that strategy is serving us very well in the current situation and the business will come out of this even stronger because we have been able to keep some pretty key customers happy as this has unfolded.

Lots of businesses will just fold and then start up again which means the folk they owe money to will lose out. I think it was The Rangers who invented this approach if Scottish football experts are to be believed.

And I think there will be a crazy few who will just say 'fook it, life is too short' and go on mad travels around the world racking up bills on credit cards they have no intention of paying off.

And they will probably bring some mad strain of highly infectious disease with them back from the jungles of Borneo

I personally am giving some serious thought to starting up a roadside Tiger Sanctuary in Springburn......gonna get me some guns and some big cats...…

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Wake up next to a half eaten dirty kebab.

A metaphor for my wedding night

comment by NNH (U10730)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Zachsda(change our mindset, treat this seriously) (U1850)
posted 1 minute ago
Wake up next to a half eaten dirty kebab.

A metaphor for my wedding night
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Hahahahahaha

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

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