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#445986 - 02/17/09 10:37 AM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: azkaisr]  
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We have a member of our boat crew who has difficulty with hand eye coordination concerning his wallet during shouts at the pub.

We remedied this years ago by taking his wallet on arrival , extracting the estimated expenditure on his part for the night and placing it on the bar any left over he gets to keep .

He complains that we don't trust him, cast flaws to his character , treat him as a second class citizen ,generally demean him and that we are basically a pack of bastards.

We tell him that we do not care .

We have been doing this for the last 18 years .


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#445988 - 02/17/09 11:11 AM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: Gary in Aus]  
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I reckon I need to defend my reputation here. I strongly deny that I have short arms and deep pockets, in fact I will buy any board member a drink whenever they drop into my local.

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#445994 - 02/17/09 12:16 PM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: Boffin]  
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I notice you forgot to include the name of your local.

Was this an accident or just convenient , I wonder ?


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#446002 - 02/17/09 12:45 PM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: Gary in Aus]  
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Originally Posted By: Gary in Aus
I notice you forgot to include the name of your local.

Was this an accident or just convenient , I wonder ?


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Purely an oversight - honestly.


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#446021 - 02/17/09 01:37 PM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: Boffin]  
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Alright. Now I have an invitation, I'll start working on my better half. laugh


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#446025 - 02/17/09 01:43 PM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: Boffin]  
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The less I travel these days the more I think about the things I miss. I miss a good English pub. A lot. Enjoy Andy. thumbsup


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#446063 - 02/17/09 02:58 PM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: Albert]  
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#446083 - 02/17/09 03:51 PM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: Boffin]  
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Andy, my local , fairly crappy website , but a good pub and a flat 200 metre walk from home. Nice balmy evenings on the terrace listening to some easy music , cold beer and good food, and very, very laid back.

http://www.beacheshotel.com.au/node/29

This site has external photos of Beaches and the second pub in town Ryans , Ryans is pretty good but a few hundred metres further away.

http://www.gdaypubs.com.au/NSW/wollongong/thirroul.html

and I return your offer of shouting you a beer when you call in !

{will save the embarasment of taking your wallet at the beginning}


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#446086 - 02/17/09 03:57 PM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: Gary in Aus]  
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Andy,

this is my local when I go up to my farm ,

same offer to pay for your beer there too.


http://www.gdaypubs.com.au/NSW/sofala.html


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#446100 - 02/17/09 04:29 PM Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. [Re: Gary in Aus]  
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My 'local' is actually about three miles away and there are four closer pubs. This one however, has a much better atmosphere, more social activities and a better range of real ales - and the landlord knows how to keep them. It is only a few minutes away on the local bus and the last bus leaves 20 minutes after closing.

I like the sound of 'The Beaches', having a fondness for the Blues. If the lottery comes up I shall take you up on your offer - I have long hankered for a long-trip to the antipodes - especially to take in an Australia-England test match.

Andy


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