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moorfield
20th February 2009, 20:08
Does anyone have a linky handy for explaining this one to the missus? Missus M is struggling a little with this concept.

NotAllThere
20th February 2009, 20:13
I earn it, she spends it.

Where's the difficulty? "It's just like printing money".

moorfield
20th February 2009, 20:14
I earn it, she spends it.

Where's the difficulty? "It's just like printing money".

Benched at the moment ... :frown

NotAllThere
20th February 2009, 20:20
Put her on the game. A man of your discerning taste - you should make a huge profit.

EternalOptimist
20th February 2009, 20:25
Does anyone have a linky handy for explaining this one to the missus? Missus M is struggling a little with this concept.

explain to her that she grows potatoes, and her neighbour grows cabbages.

a few times a year they meet and swop vegetables. She gives ten potatoes for each cabbage.

The bad news is this, Potatoes are ready in June, cabbages are ready in September, so your missus hands over ten potatoes and gets a promise in return. I owe you one cabbage. Your neighbour writes it down, it's an IOU.
It's also currency.

I owe you one cabbage. I promise to pay the bearer on demand, one cabbage.


Funny thing is, that piece of paper has nothing to do with real cabbages. You cant eat it either. Your neighbour could print the missus another one, I owe you TWO cabbages. BUT.. she might not even be growing cabbages when september comes, she might have nothing to back it up.



:rolleyes:

threaded
20th February 2009, 20:29
Put her on the game. A man of your discerning taste - you should make a huge profit.

I'm having my birthday party at the moment(my birthday isn't today, but, the party, it'll take a few days). You've just made an awful lot of people laugh. So your joke works in/across a multicultural paradigm.

It was really very good. I'll buy you a pint one day. :D

NotAllThere
20th February 2009, 20:34
We aim to please. :smile Give 'em my love. :wave:

milanbenes
20th February 2009, 20:38
tell er it#s simple,

just buy

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Milan.

dyor do your own research etc

moorfield
20th February 2009, 20:39
tell er it#s simple,

just buy

a


u



Milan.

dyor do your own research etc


Cheers mate. You managed to get round to changing all those passwords yet?

BrilloPad
20th February 2009, 20:57
Does anyone have a linky handy for explaining this one to the missus? Missus M is struggling a little with this concept.

It means we have become Zimbabwe.

HTH

PM-Junkie
20th February 2009, 21:29
Does anyone have a linky handy for explaining this one to the missus? Missus M is struggling a little with this concept.
Point her to:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8ada2ad4-f3b9-11dd-9c4b-0000779fd2ac.html

It explains all.

MPwannadecentincome
20th February 2009, 21:36
I'm having my birthday party at the moment(my birthday isn't today, but, the party, it'll take a few days). You've just made an awful lot of people laugh. So your joke works in/across a multicultural paradigm.

It was really very good. I'll buy you a pint one day. :D

You call that a party - a group of you on these forums?

threaded
20th February 2009, 21:43
It means we have become Zimbabwe.

HTH

With carp waether,

HairyArsedBloke
21st February 2009, 13:22
This (http://bastardoldholborn.blogspot.com/2009/02/let-me-explain-quantative-easing-to.html) is a good one too:


It is as if you are a beer-maker and the Government pitches up at your warehouse in the dead of night with a truck of water and a truck-load of barrels.

It breaks in without permission, waters down your beer and takes away barrels of beer for its own use. Because it gets first dibs on the barrels, those least diluted will be taken away. You wake up and count your barrels and all seems ok.

When you come to sell your beer you find there is more in the marketplace and what you have is weaker, so the price you get is lower.

Your beer is now less valuable yet the State has beer - money - it never had.

Liability
21st February 2009, 14:40
Does anyone have a linky handy for explaining this one to the missus? Missus M is struggling a little with this concept.

Show her the door.

If she cant understand simple things - she needs to pack the bags and go.

Just tell her to walk out the door, dont turn around as she aint welcome anymore.

Paddy
21st February 2009, 21:27
Show her the door.

If she cant understand simple things - she needs to pack the bags and go.

Just tell her to walk out the door, dont turn around as she aint welcome anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjxY9rZwNGU&feature=related

Doggy Styles
21st February 2009, 22:38
You're at an auction with a tenner. A bloke with 20 quid outbids you.

More money is printed. Hooray! Everyone has twice as much to spend!

Now you're at an auction with 20 quid. A bloke with 40 quid outbids you.