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[challenge entry] I don't know if I'm any closer to that good idea yet

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(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:09, archived)
# ARF!
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:11, archived)
# damn you to hell!!
Farepak Xmas Card

edit: woo.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:12, archived)
# Oh fuck-em
yeah its sad that its a christmas fund that got shafted but when it comes down to it, its just an investment decision that went wrong.

Nobody gives a fuck about pension schemes being ransacked by companies/the government, but a bunch of chavs lose their christmas hampers & we all lose our collective minds in a sentimental meltdown.

(rant over)
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:13, archived)
# ^ That
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:15, archived)
# ^this
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:16, archived)
# an' yo Mother...
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:17, archived)
# Even my most slow witted of friends asked me
"Why didnt they just put their money in a bank"

Who knows.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:17, archived)
# and why doesn's a savings scheme fall under the same code of practice as a bank?
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:25, archived)
# erm...
isn't that just a little presumptuous to assume that they are all chavs?
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:18, archived)
# Yes
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:19, archived)
# Not really.
"I'm in a Christmas Savings Club" is just another way of saying "I shop at KwikSave" or "Burberry is actually quite nice, isn't it?"
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:19, archived)
# hahaha
'i can't trust myself to use a proper bank, so i'm happy to convert all my cash into lidl vouchers'
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:21, archived)
# Accurate social comment No. 543
^^This with nobs on
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:22, archived)
# Who invests money in a company called Farepak?
Also, if it's not all Chavs, the non-chavs who have been absent from all newspaper sob stories are hiding because they are ashamed of being outed as 'Chavs'.


Posh people like me use banks and spunky socks.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:23, archived)
# excuse fucking me
i lost 450 to those cunts and I am no chav.
the majority of people doing the savings scheme were actually being sensible and saving for christmas rather
than getting themselves into serious debt. we were all royally fucked over by a company that was very
badly run and is being investigated for it.
so keep your fucking nonsense opinions to yourself. cunt
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:21, archived)
# You saved £450 with Farepak?
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:24, archived)
# thief!
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:26, archived)
# :D
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:27, archived)
# why didn't you use a bank account like normal people?
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:26, archived)
# saving money is tricky
there's too much temptation to spend it
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:27, archived)
# but if you put it in a high interest account
you have to give 3 months notice to withdraw it

problem solved
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:28, archived)
# funnily enough
we're doing that for next year.
the mrs is running a xmas club with her pals.
i reckon i'll tell them we went into administration in about October and fuck off with their money.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:32, archived)
# hahaha
christmases in barbados with the aphex's
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:34, archived)
# i'll send you a card
i might even put a fiver in it
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:39, archived)
# That's the thing with those savings clubs
Having the company go bust is a one-off occurrence. Having the chav collector fuck off with the savings for fags 'n' booze is about as likely as you needing a shit this week.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:46, archived)
# I am sorry for your lost £450
I have made bad financial decisions myself.

I was basing the chav comment on every person interviewed on tv that I have seen, which admittedly were probably chosen by news produces for their percieved low income status (and chavvyness).

But I stand by my comment that nobody gives a fuck about people who lost their personal pensions (such as my father) in a supposedly risk free mutual govenment/FSA approved financial institution. They dont make attention grabbing headlines.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:31, archived)
# so because
one set of people was fucked over and didn't
get attention then anybody else that gets fucked
over deserves no sympathy?
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:33, archived)
# That's not actually what he meant, but hey ho.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:37, archived)
# I dont remember any charities being formed
Or newspapers/businessmen/public making donations when Equitable Life decided to sentance it's customers to financial poverty.

But look, I really dont want to make any enemies on B3ta, life is too short & messageboards are easy places to get carried away.

If I could grab Sir Cuntychops (the CEO of Farepack) and get your cash back I would.

I apologise completely for any offence taken.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:41, archived)
# apology accepted
what this world needs more of is vigilantes
grab your gun and meet me at downing street
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:44, archived)
# Cheers.
I have an airpistol, it might even break skin (at point blank range).
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:51, archived)
# You are joking?
The Mirror pensioners got plenty of coverage, and rightly so, but no help from the government. Different story when the Clowes-Barlow investment bank went under. That was people who could afford to lose the money (and only paid in out of sheer greed to start with) and the government at that time (Tories funnily enough) couldn't do enough to rally 'round and compensate everyone. What happened to the Farepak savers is fucking scandalous. Don't get me wrong, they're fair game for a piss-take like everybody else but label them all chavs is ridiculous.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:51, archived)
# Fine
If i'm just going to get stick for airing my smug lower middleclass attitudes in public, I shall never express a smug lower middleclass attitude again.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 16:02, archived)
# Hahahaha...
Bad Hampers Bad!
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:14, archived)
# What is Farepak?
Is it like Fortnum and Masons?
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:17, archived)
# yes
but with a higher gristle ratio
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:19, archived)
# Why don't they just buy a hamper from elsewhere?
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:22, archived)
# hahahahahahaha

yeah, im sure well all have 5000 for a hamper from fortnum and mason!
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:37, archived)
# I say!
I'll get my valet to order one of those immediately.

*rings tiny silver bell*
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:40, archived)
# ...yesh Squire...
...'Ampers is it... Shertainly Squire...
*Doffs Cap*
*Backs away*
*Is careful not to make Eye contact for fear of swift Retribution*
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:44, archived)
# I got a hamper from Fortnum and Masons
last year, the year before and will probably expect oner this year . ( Ex business partner of my father's buys one most years for all our family ) and I must say that whilst I'm not averse to a spot of gourmet food and don't care how many geese you have to abuse to make my pate, there is some seriously fucked up shite in those hampers. Luckily most of it is preserves and shit that we can keep to send to harvest festival.
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:33, archived)
# I find that people who buy Fortnum's hampers
have delusions of monarchy
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 15:50, archived)
# Wannabe Queens ;P
(, Thu 14 Dec 2006, 16:15, archived)