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General Chat Thread, The credit crunch in General; Originally Posted by andy Why is that? i don't know, i just don't like the smugness about some of these ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy View Post
    Why is that?
    i don't know, i just don't like the smugness about some of these liberal middle-class boho's.....but then i'm making a huge assumption about this guy.

    After all, it's only a lame bit of wit from this teacher whoever he is, he may or may not be all those things....and i don't mind people making light of something that is talked about incessantly in the media, but i just didn't think it was funny or witty. if he'd said it to me i'd have given him a slow handclap rather than a chuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    ... unaffected by the credit crunch as a home-ownin', guardian-reading, flipflop-wearing, pc left-of-centre, recycling, grammar-school educated muppet.
    I thought you knew me then

    Then realised you said home-owning, which I don't and I don't have debt (after having spent 3 years paying it all off) so the credit-crunch only spells good things for me.

    Those who have borrowed at stupid levels deserve to be brought down to earth. I can't wait for the 30% houseprice crash - I might be able to afford a 2up-2down in this area then.

    I love flip-flops!

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    The thing that got me was that they were serious they wasnít joking. Im not bothered by it or anything just thought it was funny

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    I can't see how you thought they were being serious. It's not screamingly funny but I can't see that it was intended as anything other than a bit of a pun. A response like "I'm not affected by the credit crunch because my dad's a millionaire" would probably be intended to be offensive but not this.

    I'd guess I'm missing something - perhaps the person concerned is a "bad guy" and there's more to it than this pointless joke.

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    Honestly she was serious, this teacher isn’t known for being quick.

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    It's always the quiet ones you have to watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Honestly she was serious, this teacher isnít known for being quick.
    Im fairly sure they WERNT being serious....

    Its a mildly amusing joke. Would have got a slight chuckle out of me if Id heard it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Im fairly sure they WERNT being serious....

    Its a mildly amusing joke. Would have got a slight chuckle out of me if Id heard it

    You dont know this person, she was serious

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Honestly she was serious, this teacher isnít known for being quick.
    Perhaps she's been building this up for a while?

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    How do you make that one out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    How do you make that one out?
    Well you said she isn't quick so perhaps she's been thinking of this joke for a while and finally found the right moment to share it?

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    ah right, well i asked her today what she meant and see knows about the credit crunch but just didn’t think at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    ah right, well i asked her today what she meant and see knows about the credit crunch but just didnít think at the time.
    So was she trying to be funny or not?

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    no she was serious

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    or maybe she was flirting....the little minx



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