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I'm broke, you're broke, we're all broke. Even the smug guy on the balcony with the croissant hasn't got two AmEx gold cards to rub together these days. Tell everybody your schemes to save cash.

(, Thu 10 Nov 2011, 18:09)
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Fashion victims
Instead of spending £80 on army 'style' boots, with a zip - a bloody zip! - down the side, why not go to an Army surplus store and buy a 'real' pair for £25...my last pair lasted 18 years...

Don't believe the adverts, any of them. It's all lies. Every single company out here wants your cash and don't care how they get it...
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 9:54, 23 replies)
Join the Army and you get them for nowt!

(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 10:06, closed)
and you don't need them for long...
after your legs get blown off by an IED in Helmand....
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 10:53, closed)
Thereby saving you even more money on trousers.

(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 12:03, closed)
OK then, smartarse, answer me this:-
When you get home at 5am after a serious night of misbehaviour and mayhem, and you're so cunted that even your DNA is inebriated, you've flung yourself at the bed, and are just laying there, kinda hanging onto the edges as it whizzes around in ever-diminishing circles...do you spend the rest of eternity fumbling around with the fucking laces, or do you simply unzip your (non)combat boots?
And no, falling asleep with boots on is not an option - that is some low-rent shit.
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 13:22, closed)
You take the same approach as Jasper did (name changed to protect the idiot)...
Take the scissors to the laces, obviously.
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 13:41, closed)

(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 23:49, closed)
This totally makes them worth an extra £55,
she said sarcastically.

Here's another idea for saving money though - how about, right, not getting that drunk.
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 16:30, closed)

(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 23:51, closed)
Frankly if that much of a pussy lightweigh that you can't take your own shoes off you shouldn't drink, you fucking part timer.

(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 17:35, closed)
Ahh fuck it.
I'm on with AB on this 1.
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 20:35, closed)
not everyone is a seasoned alcoholic, pal.
and if anyone got themselves into that (frankly shocking)state, then I suspect that more drugs than just alcohol might be at play.
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 23:51, closed)
and that isn't a 'low rent' scenario?

(, Mon 14 Nov 2011, 0:30, closed)
some drugs cost more than the rent, you know.
I've never taken drugs (except pot) and I haven't had the bed spins for years, but I'm not going to bitterly begrudge anyone else this right of passage.
But if the kiddies next door don't turn their stereo off at the stroke of midnight, I'm totally calling the rozzers. Fuck 'em.
(, Mon 14 Nov 2011, 1:48, closed)
Or, you're just a fucking lightweight.

(, Tue 15 Nov 2011, 14:56, closed)
Pull the laces out of the top five holes
Loop the laces around the ankles and tie them in front, just tight enough that they don't slop around on your feet but will slip off.
Then when you come home pissed just lie on the sofa or bed and get your enabling other to pull them off.
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 19:27, closed)
^ this is the technique I like to employ

(, Mon 14 Nov 2011, 11:03, closed)
None of this should be a surprise to anyone.

(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 16:31, closed)
you can get proper army boots with zips down the side

(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 17:15, closed)
the hi-tech magnums,

quality boot... pricey in stores, but ebay can net you a pair brand new for £40 or less..

and they'll literally last forever.
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 17:55, closed)
I only take army boot-related advice from the leading expert:
Your mother.
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 19:41, closed)
Yeah, your mother wears Crocs.
Seriously; she's got like six different pairs.
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 20:01, closed)
Is dressing like a member of the Weetabix gang
still fashionable? I thought that look died out in the '80s.
Unless this suggestion is targeted at the EDL...
(, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 20:15, closed)
Waste of time if it is, the Tory Army aren't known for tolerating advice.
Or indeed people who can read and write.
(, Mon 14 Nov 2011, 0:33, closed)

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