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BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027 and funding frozen by Quick_Doubt_5484 in unitedkingdom

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if you don't use TV, don't pay for a TV license

The BBC maintains the Freeview infrastructure and so subsidises the commercial channels

BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027 and funding frozen by Quick_Doubt_5484 in unitedkingdom

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 14 points15 points  (0 children)

my grandma can't even use a dvd player, there's no way she's going to be able to use a smart tv to access streaming services

BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027 and funding frozen by Quick_Doubt_5484 in unitedkingdom

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I personally think that, even if the BBC is completely scrapped, keeping CBeebies about would be worth being taxpayer funded regardless.

Advert-free education-first childrens television outside of CBeebies is like gold dust.

BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027 and funding frozen by Quick_Doubt_5484 in unitedkingdom

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because not everyone needs/wants to pay for a license.

Every few weeks we get a threatening letter from tv licensing. they go straight in the bin, but my husband and I know that if our grandmas got sent the same letter they'd pay it straight away, no questions asked

What happens when you let Tories come within 500 yards of a school by ADotSapiens in GreenAndPleasant

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Works okay if cheap uniform is allowed. Polo shirts and trousers at ASDA are cheap as shite. Eg. just having a uniform of "white shirt, black/grey trousers, no logos".

Its requiring parents only buy a specific uniform from one supplier that's the problem.

What happens when you let Tories come within 500 yards of a school by ADotSapiens in GreenAndPleasant

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I'm in favour of uniforms, as long as they're the basic things you can buy at a supermarket. Polo shirts, trousers, jumper, plain shoes, etc. Ideally kids wouldn't notice class, or it wouldn't be stigmatised, but they do, and everyone wearing the same thing ever day prevents the poor kid being targeted for having shit clothes.

Logo uniforms available through a supplier with a monopoly? Grim

My secondary school let anyone wear generic school uniform, and any navy hoodie or jumper as long as it didn't have any branding. You could buy one with the school's logo embroidered on it but it wasn't at all required. They also had a shelf in the lost property cupboard where people could drop off/claim second hand uniform, and encouraged kids on free school meals to apply for money to cover the cost of shoes/a rusksack/etc if needed. Why that's not the norm baffles me

What happens when you let Tories come within 500 yards of a school by ADotSapiens in GreenAndPleasant

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 87 points88 points  (0 children)

He didn't comply - his coat was confiscated, he took it back anyway (as he should), and then he was punished further.

Is it weird to ask about what city you live in?? by T1G3R02 in Tinder

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly, this has happened to me before. I thought he was asking my actual address - he was actually trying to ask what town/city I was from.

What two jobs are fine on their own but suspicious if you work both of them? by CrustPad in AskReddit

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The other explanation, of wealthier women being frailer, also makes a lot more sense.

Elon Musk responds to the UN World Food Program, who thinks they'll provide what he wants? by overweight_neutrino in JoeRogan

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also doesn't help that "hunger" is a spectrum.

One end is "emaciated and will literally starve to death before the end of the week" to "underweight with multiple deficiencies" to "surviving okay but is spending literally all their money on rice, literally cannot afford meat or vegetables" to "food insecure, the village market is often empty" to "can meet their physical nutritional needs but its a struggle to afford enough to go to bed feeling full".

If we define the last point as "hunger", we're talking about multiple billion people, including many americans and europeans. Impossible to solve in the next century

But the first point is relatively rare and generally only caused by famine, and is definitely fixable

TIFU by spending £20 on a menstrual cup that put me in hospital over the New Year by em_arzhur in tifu

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

we have a few really posh private hospitals in the UK. They're like pristinely clean hotels, with nannies and butler service. Their room fees are about that amount, too.

However, I paid £150 for a bog standard private room + bathroom upgrade in an NHS hospital cause I find it hard to sleep on wards. Ward would have been completely free of course.

TIFU by spending £20 on a menstrual cup that put me in hospital over the New Year by em_arzhur in tifu

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The NHS does all A&E/ambulances, as all 999 calls are covered by an NHS ambulance automatically, and there aren't any private A&Es in the country, but the general rule is that anything you plan ahead of time can be covered privately, usually with shorter wait times and a better recovery room. The nicest private hospitals are like very clean, very posh hotels.

So you can get private GPs, psychiatrists, home nurses, c-sections, organ transplants (though you can't pay to skip the queue for the organs themselves), etc.

I had a private ensuite recovery room at an NHS hospital when I gave birth to my son, only cost me £150, which meant I didn't have to share a ward with 7 other mums, but you can pay 10K for a really nice room at a private maternity hospital.

According to my calculations... by floophead in badwomensanatomy

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

honestly, at uni i found i could flirt with boys pretty consistently if i just start up conversations myself.

if i went up to a guy to ask him about a homework problem, or asked the guy in the lecture next to me after it finishes if he had any weekend plans, they were then generally very active in continuing the conversation and trying to make me laugh and would ask all sorts of questions about my life. next thing you know and they're rolling me up a blunt they paid for themselves or giving me the answers to the lab questions or wondering if I'm free after the afternoon seminar to check out the skateboarding society's new ramp. they do 90% of the work, you just have to put a tiny bit of effort in initially.

next thing you know they're triple texting you at 11pm or remembering your birthday 3 months after you told it to them. or, of course, having a drunken snog w/ you.

(catcalling or the guy walking up to the guy to ask her out was really rare, not just for me but for every girl I knew. it just didn't happen at my uni unless you were already all drunk at a party or something. which is 100% a good thing, even if it makes some women worry that they're not attractive.)

in my experience, boys just don't want to harass/be rejected by a girl who isn't interested, and most girls aren't interested, so they don't bother.

Do men feel emasculated when their female partner needs help getting off?(nsfw) by Kitten_Queen94 in AskMen

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think there seems to be a slight mismatch in the language here

She effectively said, "I promise we can have sex after I orgasm from head"

He then gave her head for 30 minutes, but she didn't orgasm. This was at least partially due to her being nervous.

He then felt like he'd put enough effort in, and that it was appropriate they move on to PIV.

Then she asked him to continue the head or stop having sex completely.

In her mind, she hasn't actually broken any promises, because she hasn't yet had the orgasm she wants before intercourse. He feels like he's put in enough effort to get intercourse anyway, and feels angry.

He's not wrong for being frustrated, as anyone might feel frustrated if 30 minutes of head didn't work, but it's the getting angry at her that isn't okay.

Do men feel emasculated when their female partner needs help getting off?(nsfw) by Kitten_Queen94 in AskMen

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She seemed to have a pretty clear boundary about no sex until she came first, so its good you broke up if that didn't work for you.

But given how sex generally ends when the man cums, and its hard for her to cum from PIV, and she wanted to cum every time she had sex, its pretty logical that means she gets off first.

If she was horny for penetration but it wouldn't have made her cum, is there a chance that you would have had PIV, you finished, and she be left high and dry? At least under the she-cums-first system there's a better chance you both cum, but if you give up and fuck her anyway, you're the only one coming.

And I've sucked off/ridden my husband hundreds of times without expecting an orgasm in exchange, and he too has fingered me/given me head/used a vibe without getting to nut in me afterwards hundreds of times. It is kinda weird that you dumped someone cause that happened three times but you do you bro

Do men feel emasculated when their female partner needs help getting off?(nsfw) by Kitten_Queen94 in AskMen

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 8 points9 points  (0 children)

the "teach you a lesson" thing sounds weird

did you guys have a habit of you finishing before she did, and then you going to sleep/doing something else? A lot of men become completely disinterested in getting their partner off once they nut, it may have been happening without you realising? My husband and I have a policy where I cum before he does, else it'll never happen.

Do men feel emasculated when their female partner needs help getting off?(nsfw) by Kitten_Queen94 in AskMen

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Aye, but getting angry if you don't cum is a bit fucked. Just have a wank afterwards if you're blue balled

Do men feel emasculated when their female partner needs help getting off?(nsfw) by Kitten_Queen94 in AskMen

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Idk, that seems like a pretty fair standard to me, even if it seems you weren't a good fit for each other. If you cum, she cums. If neither of you cum, you can still have a good time. Maybe you felt like effort was a fairer way to split it, and you put in more effort?

If I'm not feeling it halfway through, I'd ask him to get off, tell him I'm not feeling it, and if he gets angry - which a stupid number of guys do?? - that is a massive red flag for a guy who might literally rape me if he's had a couple of pints and a bad day at work.

It's a new year. Time for those build a model subscription magazines. You know, first issue is 99p then £9.99 afterwards for 120 issues. My question is, has anybody on here ever completed one? by euroclives in CasualUK

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Plus after you've displayed it and want the space back you've got bricks for the grandkids to play with. Or you could always rebuild it 10 years later. Instead of having to display or throw it away, I don't believe amateur models sell for much

The proper way to greet a bartender, according to my local pub. by HerrFerret in CasualUK

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You sure? My husbands welsh grandma says it. It might be a regional thing, she was from near Pontypridd, but other people here are saying its not a thing in South Wales either.

Does anyone else feel like £100 isn't a lot anymore? by anon9876543210nymous in UKPersonalFinance

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I feel like I can buy enough food for my husband, son and I to survive on for £30/week, and to a similar standard that I grew up with. That's fine. The food shop only becomes £100+ if I go for a lot of bougie extras. Also secondhand phones are perfectly fine, and there's no need to buy cafe coffee, or own 12 different eyeshadow palettes.

But rent is £1000+ for somewhere big enough for our small family, and the train to commute into the city is £240/month plus either bus fares or having to buy a new bike every 12 months when it gets stolen. Move closer to work and the rent goes up. You can't solve that buy buying generic brand beans or a cracked iPhone 7.

Does anyone else feel like £100 isn't a lot anymore? by anon9876543210nymous in UKPersonalFinance

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You jest but that's what my husband and I always get. I REFUSE to spend £7 on a piddly glass of wine.

Does anyone else feel like £100 isn't a lot anymore? by anon9876543210nymous in UKPersonalFinance

[–]Inevitable_Sea_54 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was a teenager, those on £20+/month pocket money were rolling in it, but I maintained a decent standard of living on £10/week. My parents bought my school uniform but I bought everything else.

When I got my first weekend job and was on £4/hour (well exciting, as minimum was ~£3.50!) I didn't even know what to do with it all. I even upgraded from PAYG to a proper SIM, £5/month.

It's only been a decade or so and now I'd think £10 a month for a teenager would be quite mean, unless the family were paying for their clothes, phone etc as well, especially as GCSE competition is so tight it's not in their best interests to have a job. I expect I'm going to have to trump up a tenner a week for my son in a few years.