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Have you ever been photographed sat on a balcony eating a croissant; or wallowed in luxury just for the sake of it? What's the most ostentatious thing you ever seen or done?

(, Thu 28 Jul 2011, 13:18)
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Some years ago I was skint.
Not skint as in ‘I can’t go out til I get paid on Friday’, properly flat broke with no idea of where my next meal was coming from and too proud to ask for help.
Sat in a cold house, terrible hunger pain and even worse nicotine craving I was bouncing off the walls. I decided to have a bit of a clear out and under the bed I found and found a five year old brown envelope. I looked in it and nearly fainted. A twenty pound note! A fucking twenty fucking pound fucking note in my hands. I was trembling, then I started screaming and jumping around the room. Twenty fucking pounds! I got some credits to heat the house, food & fags and invited a friend round for the chicken curry blowout. Sitting that evening in the kitchen with my mate, warm, full and slightly fuzzy from the booze he’d brought, knowing there was enough pasta and rice in the cupboard to keep me going for a few days is something I’ll never forget.

There’s no extravagance I can think of that will ever match that 20 pounds.
(, Fri 29 Jul 2011, 14:23, 7 replies)
That's how it's done.
(, Fri 29 Jul 2011, 14:29, closed)
You've got me craving chicken curry now.
Curry, booze, and fags. My perfect night there.

(, Fri 29 Jul 2011, 14:49, closed)
You made me think.
I love your story. I could actually feel your thrill of finding that 20 pound note. A small thing that meant so much. Thanks for sharing.
(, Fri 29 Jul 2011, 15:43, closed)
Nice story. Been there before! CLICK x
(, Fri 29 Jul 2011, 16:45, closed)
What year was this?
1960? £20 would just about buy you the fags, now.
(, Fri 29 Jul 2011, 20:24, closed)
Look what I found under your sofa...
It's a click. Just think, now you can warm your very cockles with all the love coming over the datawaves.

Worth shit, mind.
(, Fri 29 Jul 2011, 21:18, closed)
I've had that thrill, too. Nice story
(, Sat 30 Jul 2011, 9:37, closed)

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