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Is the British pub experience still worth while?

(+) Nice aromas (-) The bogs stink (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Jury Service

(+) Help to put dangerous criminals in prison and off the streets (-) Boring, inefficient, bad for jobs (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Haggling and Price Negotiation

(+) In life, you get what you negotiate.... (-) ....not what you deserve (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2009)

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Member Advice on Brits Abroad

(+) See text. (-) See text. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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Member Advice on Living Abroad

(+) Learning a new language, gaining confidence, new friends, visiting new places (-) expensive country to live in, miss family and friend (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member Advice on Foreign Cultures

(+) Fascinating and unique country (-) Beware the pitfalls - do your research! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member Advice on UK Culture

(+) excellent ballance between organisation/structu re and human face (-) see op (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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The smoking ban is bonkers in pubs!

Advantages: Nice aromas
Disadvantages: The bogs stink

...How's this for irony. According to a survey from the British Medical Council the job that sees staff most likely to die from alcoholism is that of a bar worker or publican, yet its smoking that has been banned in pubs and bars, passive smoking probably th ...

thedevilinme 06.03.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Is the British pub experience still worth while?

Our civic duty? You'd think the Government own us!

Advantages: Help to put dangerous criminals in prison and off the streets
Disadvantages: Boring, inefficient, bad for jobs

...I think it is safe to say that for the majority of us having a scary, big brown official looking envelope dropping through our letter box containing Jury Summons is not going to be the highlight of our day. When this happened to me rather than thinking "f ...

Mildew82 18.10.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
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Do your bit guys or stop ranting about crime!

Advantages: You can make a differance
Disadvantages: No one wants to do their bit

With the news that the European Court of 'Justice' has decided to make sure British prisoners are given the right to vote, curtsey of a pot smoking axe murderer, (only in Europe could that happen) it's yet another blow for the victim's rights. This ruling ...

thedevilinme 06.12.2010 · Read full review
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Souk it to them

Advantages: In life, you get what you negotiate....
Disadvantages: ....not what you deserve

If you really want to upset an oriental trader, it is said, pay his asking price straight away without question. He will stay awake all night cursing himself for not having pitched it higher in the first place. Since I wouldn’t want to upset anyone, I ...

torr 01.05.2009 · Read full review
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Brits away!

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Disadvantages: See text.

I would just like to write a little on British people who go abroad, as I have been on to the continent on a number of different occasions - with both negative and positive aspects. Or rather, for those whom I accompanied more than on my own stance (altho ...

dynamicnurse 15.04.2009 · Read full review
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