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Not even kidding :-D
I can only hope! What was it you were doing again every night of your life, again? Sweet fuck all.
Jog on, tubs.
How very meta.
people like me going "LOOK YOU CAN PRESS THE OPTION FOR TAKING OUT A PONY" holding everyone up!
my local atm has a cock setting....it just shows you a picture of a cock.
It's OK, I'm just joking. I'd have made the same joke whoever posted.
THEREFORE YOU REALLY THINK HE'S A COCK AHAHAHA
Same as the normal ones, just with ", ya cunt" after each option.
But John Strachan, 52, an IT worker from Dundee, found the experience troubling: "It’s complete pants,” he said. “Using an ATM is a very sensitive moment"
Some of the responses are great:
Roy Parker, 62, a bona fide Cockney: “Real Cockneys don’t have bank accounts or all that palava,” he said. “They put it under the mattress.”
someone totally owes me £10. don't care who ;)
in that hole in the wall at the estate agents, just down from white's row.
I don't trust it one bit.
Incidentally, I read that in central LA some cash machines now offer to dispense dollar bills in denominations of luciens.
But still - mildly amusing.
"three pints of Paul Weller please guv"
its also translated in case you cant understand it.
It's moody make no mistake.
A joyless pile-up.
we're all just a lot more used to and immune to East London Wacky than you are.
But I think perhaps the cynicism overload means that anything that's even mildly fun has to be condemned as HIPSTER WACKY due to its location. A geordie bank translator would probably receive a lot less ire on here...
There's an irony to people being sneery about this sort of thing, isn't there? All just a case of trying to out-cool the people they think are trying too hard?
And buynikeshoes shouldn't really count as he just hates everything southern.
i just mean that in the past, when i've made mention of fun/weird stuff going on, everything passes muster until the words 'east london' are added, and then the cynical alarms are all triggered at once.
And buynikeshoes shouldn't really count, generally.
Mildly amusing for all of 2 seconds, after that it's pointless.
I don't hang out at cash machines for fun/japes. I hang out of my pants for that.
I just want to get my cash as swiftly and with as little effort that I can. Twats spend too long at cash machines doing all sorts of nonsense like topping up their phone and transfering money. This is just going to make the queue even longer.
and for some reason mentions of East London on here actually just mean a very small area of East London.
For me it's more I'm at an age where I can legitimately be boring and moany about these things whereas 10 years I probably would have found it hilarious. I welcome this.
*this* is a lot more believable answer than those fighting the good fight on behalf of people they assume exist against people they assume exist.
Being boring and moany is always an acceptable defence!
I tend to avoid them lest I get sucked into their boring moany faux-worthy little existence :)
And jacques, you're just a bit grumpy, certainly not boring. Moany, hmm, possibly ;)
I can't abide by this grumpy old men/rant/negativity culture that seems to exist. I like it when people are happy and smile and if this kind of thing does that then it's ok in my book.
It just smacks of matey try-hardism from some oxygen thief 'creative' working for a fucking bank of all things.
I think the random wacky joy of it would wear pretty thin anyway - "Sorry geezer, this cash machine is bleedin well OUT OF ORDER you mug."
so it's most likely to make tourists/newcomers to the area wandering through chuckle.
having a particular gripe with this sort of thing... i mean, *that* is what seems try-hard, from my perspective.
if they've done something touristy like the Jack the Ripper tour, they might well understand that they're in range of the bells. Astonishing and super-tryhard, I know.
theres "fun" that's fun and then there's "fun" that comes from an educated, middle-class, socially and economically mobile demographic moving to a down-trodden area that 'has potential', raising prices and changing it beyond belief, skewering all new development towards their narrow niche and then appropriating the culture in a quasi-ironic way of the people who, really, they've not helped out all, and then being exceedingly proud about the whole endeavour.
it's 2:45 in the morning, why am i typing these words.
having witnessed it. I believe you know artbaretta, for instance, who's every bit the 'real' cockney by definition, and he sees it as a bit of fun, nothing more, nothing less.
And the only other particular wackyness I've mentioned on here/noticed since moving was a pub covered in turf, to be all festival-like. And the landlords of the pub are from Durham, certainly don't fall into that ^ stereotype and are just doing things for a laugh.
No, I've just lived in London since 2003. Life experience, budddddddd-y.
but I guess I'm saying: if you don't find it funny, ace. But let's not pretend it's about defending some sort of homeland heritage unless you were actually a part of it in the first place.
fine, you might have prospects that they don't but you can see with your own eyes exclusion and local people's sense of being shoved out by people that have exactly that attitude ('if it's not your 'heritage' why give a shit')
also, i'm against anything that means that the average mong in shoreditch spends even longer wasting my time while trying to work out a basic cash machine
i'm entitled to insult fellow londoners. it's what makes this city go round.
I have already referred to some buggers who knocked me off the pavement onto the road this morning as 'cunts'- fairly deservedly so.
I think what gets my hump is the way people in london, more than in any city I've ever lived, seem to have a kind of cultural possessiveness. It's anti-inclusive, divisive, and I can't understand it. Probably not lived here long enough, I guess!
I mean, you've probably got me over a barrel, because I'm assuming you know the history of the area, some even VERY basic stats about house prices and the 'exclusion and local people's sense of being', and of course have made acquaintance with at least a few people that feel that way.
But I'm sure you do - otherwise you'd just be another indier-than-thou couch activist fighting the fight for no one other than your own self-aggrandising, smug glories. Right?
but deciding that a cash machine clearly meant to entertain tories is stripping the locals of their inner selves is utterly fucking farcical and smacks of point-scoring.
but actually both will probably find it particularly twee.
i've worked on a few oral history projects based in areas of london that are being regenerated. most people would up sticks if they could afford it (hence parts of essex essentially becoming extensions of london), but it must suck being living somewhere you can't afford to buy anymore (especially now that social homes building has pretty much halted).
it's complicated, i'm in favour of regeneration, but there seems to be a really very narrow view of what it involves (but maybe that's another thread)
because that, there ^ is interesting, and fair, and reasoned. I come from a countryside town that used to be full of families who grew up there and is now about 75 per cent rich folk from nearby cities. And it DOES suck.
I just found the ire directed at a bizarre cashpoint idea ridiculous, and the resulting arguments more than a little bit strawman
I worked in regeneration for 5 years and it is so hard to get right (for one project I did that seems to be working well, have a look at north solihull). I don't think is a problem exclusive to East London, or even London, though. And you're absolutely right when you say it's complicated! :)
i just did interviews and transcribed them. not sure anyone said that it was confined to east london, except that area doesn't get talked about so much - maybe because so much of the media have a vested interest in not talking about how it affects people in up-and-coming trendy areas.
there have been people flocking to the suburbs for years but it seems much harder to be mobile now.
Might be in that link i posted, dunno.
People arguing over an ATM?
(Save your grief for people who say things like "ATM Machine" instead. They deserve it.)
I note Barclays have trademarked 'Hole in the Wall' or something.
The RBS "Cashline" trademark is the more common generic term up here.
cockney ATMs: ok by me
pirate language on facebook: gtfo
None of whom seem particularly to be complaining that their formerly ghettoised area now has mixed tenure and decent amenities ;)
I don't know if I'd chose it though because I just want my cash please :(
All I saw were zeroes.
*Waits for Theo to tell me all zeroes isn't a binary number*
Worst play ever.
ones that buy sat navs and find it hilarious that you can get mr t to give you directions.
i really think there are few worse things than someone who gets really really aggressive because you don't find their sense of humour amusing
relax a bit...
actually, haven't been worked up on here for a while. I just get sick of the overly-knowing lot. Surely they must get bored of sticking their noses up.
see I'd welcome that, because the voice of the woman on my sat nav, is so bleeding quiet (I have yet to find the volume control) I can't hear her at all.
Alright mum, stop playing it now.
if it weren't always so bloomin difficult to find a bloomin cash machine anywhere east of the bloomin Barbican.
I'm indifferent about several parts of London, but I actively hate that whole hub of Old Street to Whitechapel scenester nonsense. Even the Brick Lane Festival became the Peter Doherty Festival one miserable year. It's too try-hard to ever be enjoyable. It's like people walk down the streets at night shouting "I own a couple of Fall records! And Black Monk Time!"
took a serious turn for the worse
drive through Starbucks'. And drive through pharmacies.