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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 31 May 21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,691
Posted By mickchick
Absurd to blame the media simply for reporting...

Absurd to blame the media simply for reporting what Sage and other scientists are saying. As the government have repeatedly said that they are following their scientific consensus on tackling the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 May 21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By mickchick
Exactly the same happened to me - my seats showed...

Exactly the same happened to me - my seats showed up as confirmed reservations even though all I had done was to enquire about the cost of seat selection. But when I turned up at check-in, several...
Forum: General Chat 25 May 21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,552
Posted By mickchick
Don't stress over it. Just leave it to your...

Don't stress over it. Just leave it to your insurance company to sort out. It's their problem. They will probably finish up paying the other driver's claim, however unjustified, because it's...
Forum: General Chat 16 May 21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,050
Posted By mickchick
Another Dibber just PM'd me to say it's National...

Another Dibber just PM'd me to say it's National Trolls Day on the Dibb, referring to this thread. Of course, he may feel he has a point, but I couldn't possibly comment...
Forum: TV and Film 30 Apr 21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By mickchick
Anyone who applies and is then told they are...

Anyone who applies and is then told they are accepted subject to paying an enrolment fee to go on the extras register, don't do it. This is a common scam and of course no work ever materialises. ...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 Apr 21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,262
Posted By mickchick
I know its usual on here to accuse the media of...

I know its usual on here to accuse the media of misleading people when things don't happen as forecast, but every step of the way throughout this pandemic, the government, through its many spokesmen,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Mar 21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,603
Posted By mickchick
Nothing to do with the figures being newsworthy. ...

Nothing to do with the figures being newsworthy. This is a pandemic and has been officially declared as such by the World Health Organisation. So it is a requirement under international law for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Feb 21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By mickchick
School holidays in the US vary wildly from one...

School holidays in the US vary wildly from one state to another and even by counties within each state. In general, for the summer break, some schools finish at the end of May and resume early to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 27 Feb 21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By mickchick
Alamo's bigger branches only keep their cars for...

Alamo's bigger branches only keep their cars for six months, but some of their smaller franchise operators keep theirs for a year. It is possible that a hugely busy Alamo like the one at MIA will...
Forum: General Chat 26 Feb 21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,464
Posted By mickchick
Be aware that there is no such thing as cheap...

Be aware that there is no such thing as cheap Tiffany jewellery. If it is selling for less than the official Tiffany site price it is almost certainly fake. And there is a LOT of fake Tiffany...
Forum: General Chat 25 Feb 21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,104
Posted By mickchick
You really don't need a solicitor. If you...

You really don't need a solicitor. If you complete the form online (using the official gov website), it takes you through every stage very clearly and simply. All you have to do is to follow...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Feb 21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By mickchick
Miami itself, the downtown and port areas...

Miami itself, the downtown and port areas especially, are like ghost towns at night; there isn't much going on at the best of times. Your best bet would be to stay in Miami Beach (a separate city...
Forum: General Chat 7 Dec 20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,465
Posted By mickchick
The Queen Mother.

The Queen Mother.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 7 Dec 20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By mickchick
OP, there is no blanket answer to your query. ...

OP, there is no blanket answer to your query. All insurance policies are different and underwriters - who make the ultimate decision on any claim - sometimes, indeed often, are tending to treat the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Dec 20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By mickchick
You can have two estas as they are issued against...

You can have two estas as they are issued against the passport number; the name is purely secondary. So an esta for each passport number.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By mickchick
Andy C, it's never a good idea to re-post from...

Andy C, it's never a good idea to re-post from Twitter, which is full of fake news. As is widely reported today, the Department of Health has retracted its rebuttal of the excess deaths graph...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Nov 20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,479
Posted By mickchick
The daughter and grand-daughter came across to me...

The daughter and grand-daughter came across to me as selfish and arrogant with an attitude of entitlement. They had no right to barge their way into the care home (which, on their own admission, they...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Oct 20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,238
Posted By mickchick
Cornishfrogboy pours doubt on the story today...

Cornishfrogboy pours doubt on the story today about NHS staff soon to get a covid vaccine. He wrongly credits it to the Daily Mail, when it was in the Mail on Sunday (different staff, different...
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By mickchick
David Attenborough makes a point of asking people...

David Attenborough makes a point of asking people not to call him Sir David. He jokes that he only uses the title himself when he is trying to book hard to get tables in restaurants over the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Oct 20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,498
Posted By mickchick
Mitch84, take it from one who knows: the Fat...

Mitch84, take it from one who knows: the Fat Duck will do everything they can to wriggle out of refunding. Partly your fault for paying in advance. Never do this, even if the restaurant tells you...
Forum: General Chat 29 Sep 20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,221
Posted By mickchick
OP, walk away from this deal. You seem to be so...

OP, walk away from this deal. You seem to be so anxious to buy this car that you are arguing against good sense here. By doing things the seller's way, you will, in law, have zero rights and 100...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By mickchick
Steve30, you have done the right thing in...

Steve30, you have done the right thing in deciding to declare your pre-existing medical condition. The fact that you are continuing to take medication for it, even though you have had no issues...
Forum: General Chat 27 Aug 20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By mickchick
Mrs Grumpy - NHS England are telling it like it...

Mrs Grumpy - NHS England are telling it like it is. There has been no policy change since the outbreak of coronavirus because the requirement to keep catchment areas under constant review has...
Forum: General Chat 24 Aug 20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By mickchick
Sorry to be the bearer of disappointing news, OP,...

Sorry to be the bearer of disappointing news, OP, but the NHS has instructed all Health Trusts to tell GPs to carry out an audit of patients and to deduct those who fall outside their catchment area...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By mickchick
Purely in the interests of accuracy,...

Purely in the interests of accuracy, SussexFamily, the mainstream media, in this case the Daily Mirror and several northern newspapers and local TV outlets, are simply reporting what residents are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Jul 20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By mickchick
You all need to be on the same policy. Reason:...

You all need to be on the same policy. Reason: suppose, God forbid, your niece needed ongoing extended treatment while there, or perhaps needed to return early. Her insurance would of course...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Jul 20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,358
Posted By mickchick
I see the ostriches are on here today, as usual...

I see the ostriches are on here today, as usual blaming the latest localised Covid figures on 'media scaremongering'. All the newspapers, TV and radio outlets and on-line sources are making it...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Jun 20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,486
Posted By mickchick
Not only the Daily Mail and the Sun but all other...

Not only the Daily Mail and the Sun but all other national newspapers and most regional ones and the main broadcasters carried the same story about the easing of some travel restrictions. As is...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Jun 20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By mickchick
In any case, terms and conditions as to changes...

In any case, terms and conditions as to changes depend on the class of ticket you buy.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 19 May 20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By mickchick
As an earlier poster warned, there is not enough...

As an earlier poster warned, there is not enough to do on the Keys to hold much interest for children the age yours are. Key West itself is a long, slow, boring drive and when you get there it's...
Forum: General Chat 5 May 20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,214
Posted By mickchick
The thread starter is not getting a lot of...

The thread starter is not getting a lot of sympathy on here, and rightly so. She owes a meaningful apology both to the stranger and to her friend. There may be mitigating circumstances for the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Apr 20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,840
Posted By mickchick
Following this thread with interest as I couldn't...

Following this thread with interest as I couldn't understand from ClaireNJs original post why she is angry or what business it is of hers what the people next door do or don't do. Still don't...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Apr 20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,545
Posted By mickchick
Some very nasty comments on here from people who...

Some very nasty comments on here from people who ought to know better, but seem not to. FYI, Laura K. asks the same questions all the time and will go on doing so until she gets a straight and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Apr 20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,036
Posted By mickchick
Don't blame the messenger for the message. The...

Don't blame the messenger for the message. The mainstream media simply reports what scientists, doctors and other experts are saying. In every case their statements and predictions are fully...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Mar 20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,610
Posted By mickchick
There are a lot of ostriches burying their heads...

There are a lot of ostriches burying their heads in the sand and saying there's really nothing to worry about and it is all media hype. Apart from the indisputable fact that the media is not some...
Forum: TV and Film 22 Feb 20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,928
Posted By mickchick
You are taking it too literally.

You are taking it too literally.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 29 Jan 20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By mickchick
This is a very ambitious plan which, given the...

This is a very ambitious plan which, given the traffic-choked areas you will be driving (or rather crawling) through, will give you very little time to actually get out of the car and see anything! ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Jan 20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By mickchick
Her timing is a bit unfortunate if funds are...

Her timing is a bit unfortunate if funds are limited: Memorial Day weekend is a huge holiday and also marks the start of college breaks in many states. Hotel accommodation will be at a premium,...
Forum: General Chat 23 Dec 19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,477
Posted By mickchick
As an earlier poster told you, this is text book...

As an earlier poster told you, this is text book cat-fishing. It would be naive to believe otherwise. Now your posts are becoming increasingly self-critical, over-analytical and even showing signs...
Forum: General Chat 22 Dec 19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By mickchick
Are you sure he will want aftershave (as opposed...

Are you sure he will want aftershave (as opposed to Cologne)? Aftershave is very 1970s these days in the view of many men, as it is too astringent and invasive. Nowadays a lot of men who want...
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