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swiftyisNOTevil writes, "I have recently become obsessed with the BBC Three show 'The Real Hustle' - personally, I think of it as a 'How To' show for aspiring con artists."

Have you carried out a successful con? Perhaps you hustled a few quid off a stranger, or defrauded a multi-national company. Or have you been taken for the wide-eyed, naive rube that you are?

(, Thu 18 Oct 2007, 13:02)
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Back in the day
when the Tay Road Bridge cost 30p each way (rather than the 80p for a return trip that it is today, although it's about to be abolished - yay!) I used to keep a stash of miscellaneous coinage in the tray in the centre console of my orange Mk II Cavalier to pay for it. So as often happens, once all the higher denomination stuff was used up, I was left with a pile of coppers. I would count out 28 or 29p in coppers, hand it to the toll collector and drive off before he had a chance to count it.

I must have saved myself, oh, 35p by doing this on repeated occasions.

Tight? Who, me?
(, Tue 23 Oct 2007, 10:58, 4 replies)
If it was Scotland they were probably used to people doing that.

How do you get a drink out of a scotsman?
Stick your finger down his throat!
(, Tue 23 Oct 2007, 11:05, closed)
On holiday in England once
my dad once drove over a toll bridge without paying anything.

In his defence, the tollbooth was a shed with a bloke sitting in it, collecting 5p (yes, that's all!) from each car, and my dad hadn't noticed until the bloke came running after us.

(I think this may have been in Selby - any locals confirm that there a toll bridge there?)
(, Tue 23 Oct 2007, 11:26, closed)
LunarJim . . .
Do you read the sun at all?
(, Tue 23 Oct 2007, 17:14, closed)
They're charging a kidney and half to wait in the three mile queue to get onto the bridge now.

Don't ask what the fare is to get over it though. It's like the riddle of the Sphinx.
(, Thu 25 Oct 2007, 2:05, closed)

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