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Travelling through Seattle a good 15 years ago, I remembered an old friend I used to blow up Action Men with. We were bored, nothing to lose , so I looked him up in the phonebook. He was the only one of that name in there. "Come and stay," goes he.

Me and my mates were living in a car at that point so a bed was a novelty. After searching for a while, we rock up to a very posh mansion on Puget Sound with its own Helipad. "Come flying," goes he.

Has your luck held out recently?

(, Thu 14 Sep 2006, 18:43)
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TV quiz show
Went on a TV quiz show many years ago. Failed abjectly to win, but that's not the point (it was 15-To-One anyway, so the grand prize was something like a mouldy old Greek vase).

Was at Manchester Uni at the time, but had posted off the application from the parental home in Burnley during the summer holidays. The letter from the production company said to catch a train to London and go to a particular hotel, and I'd be reimbursed the cost of travel.

Off I go from Manchester on an Apex Saver return, have a jolly old time being on TV, and, at the end of the day, get handed my travel expenses. Without wishing to see receipts or tickets, they gave me the full cost of a return rail fare from Burnley. £120. To pay for a 26 quid cheap return ticket from Manchester and a couple of Tube tickets.

"If that doesn't cover it, come and see us and we'll sort it out"

"No, I think that's fine..."

*pop* Gosh, wasn't it long?
(, Tue 19 Sep 2006, 0:38, Reply)

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