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Old Dec 17th, 2012, 10:42 AM
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StCirq: <i>That is, IF he's even real...</i>

Aye, but therein lies the rub...

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Old Dec 17th, 2012, 10:44 AM
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No kidding...
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Old Dec 17th, 2012, 12:41 PM
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St. Cirq - I was going to mention the lack of actual travel experiences as well.

so far he appears to have got as far as the pub.
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Old Dec 17th, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Shock news.

http://www.fodors.com/community/fodo...acy-theory.cfm
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Old Dec 17th, 2012, 02:03 PM
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I see this has made its way into the lounge. I've been following it for pure enjoyment only. That's probably why it's here.

I still wish dobby the best. I am sure there have been some experiences dobby doesn't wish to share with us and that's ok. I hear the UK has Christmas markets so I would love to hear about them.
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Old Dec 18th, 2012, 07:08 AM
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I am sure there have been some experiences dobby doesn't wish to share with us and that's ok.>>

i really can't agree that Dobby has been coy about his/her unpleasant experiences in the UK - so far he's shared exhibitionism, a row with the neighbours, his tussles with what he sees as unreasoning authority - the only things we've not heard about is any good stuff.
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Old Dec 18th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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I'm not sure, ann.

A lot of it depends on the eye of the beholder.

Take his/her "exhibitionism" - it could be exhibitionism or it could be that s/he's saying s/he's enjoying a well-heated apartment (is s/he staying in an apartment? I forget...)

sassy27: my sentiments exactly. You've said it better.
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Old Dec 18th, 2012, 08:19 AM
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There are 550 reference to pubs called George and Dragon on the Beer in the Evening website. Unfortunately none of the reviews list a one legged man on a laptop.

I'm seriously hoping that DTT is just not bothering to write about the good stuff, and that he is enjoying himself and seeing what the country has to offer. It would be a pity if the trip was considered a waste of time once he is back home.

I went to the Christmas markets in Bath, Winchester and Salisbury this year, but I am a local.
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Old Dec 18th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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"<i>I'm seriously hoping that DTT is just not bothering to write about the good stuff, and that he is enjoying himself.</i>"

Considering all his other threads - I don't <i>think</i> fun/enjoying himself/'good stuff' (or at least sharing anything like that w/ us) is in the cards really. He seems more into complaining and looking for ways to be offended
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Old Dec 18th, 2012, 12:46 PM
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I don't understand why everyone thinks I'm fake just because I'm not having the greatest time here. I only came here to see what it's like to be in the UK. I have no interest in going to big tourist areas, huge celeb clubs etc..I've mentioned this before. I'm here living as a normal person. I took a train to Piccadilly and let me tell you it was raining. The weather was nasty, and there was litter everywhere. No different than the streets of New York City. That's what I love about the village I'm staying in. The streets are so clean. Although I hate that the old people are quite rude. I had this old man cough real loudly at me as soon as I walked into the shop. Plus I got lost in the big city. This random guy with a lip piercing stopped me in the streets and asked where I was heading off to. It was so random I think he had an American accent. I said where I was going and he said it was in the opposite direction. The way he was looking at me made me think he was flirting O.o Not everything is bad but so far I'm unimpressed >.>

greendragon- LMAO!

Btw why would anyone write a review about an old man with one leg in a pub?? And I'm not an ''exhibitonist''. I don't go around flashing my business in public. And one more thing, I'M NOT A FREAKING TROLL! It's so insulting having people say I'm fake when I know I'm in England and experiencing things. You don't know how annoying that is! >___> I am real okkaaayyyyy??
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Old Dec 19th, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Why did my thread get moved to the irrelevant part of the site? I'm in Europe, not in a lounge.
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Old Dec 19th, 2012, 08:28 AM
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I think possibly because the editors suspect that most of your time in Europe has been spent in your appartment's lounge. Had their been a "Hallway" forum I think it would've been a shoo-in.

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Old Dec 19th, 2012, 08:30 AM
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"hitchhiking to London"

sounds more like someone who's in their 60's would say. are you sure you're not?

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Old Dec 19th, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Dobby: just enjoy yourself in your own way and don't mind the naysayers too much.

It's just that some of us can't remember when we had real teeth.

"raining" "Litter everywhere" -that makes for a bit of authenticity - wot?

willit: <i>There are 550 reference to pubs called George and Dragon on the Beer in the Evening website. Unfortunately none of the reviews list a one legged man on a laptop.</i>

Maybe he meant a two-legged man on his lap? 'Course that would make it difficult for him to be typing on his clattery typewriter.

Oh, all these mysteries in life...
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Old Dec 19th, 2012, 09:13 AM
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We are hanging on every word!
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Old Dec 19th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Aha. An old man coughing at you in the shop definitely sounds a bit like Royston Vasey, but the train to Piccadilly says Manchester to me, possibly with a - presumably inadvertent - visit to Canal St.

Well, if you live in Corrie-land, much becomes clear: though not quite what you're getting out of the experience, let along putting into it.
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Old Dec 19th, 2012, 09:42 AM
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"Why did my thread get moved to the irrelevant part of the site? I'm in Europe, not in a lounge."

Why did the person who is pretending to support you celebrate more than anyone else when your thread was moved?
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Old Dec 24th, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Well, Dobby...How goes your Christmas where ever, who ever and what ever you are??? Let's hope you find something to say in a positive way about your UK holiday experience.. At any rate..Merry Christmas!!!
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Old Dec 25th, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Went to Old Red Lion this week and ''chatted'' up a group of people. This drunk guy pulled his balls out of his pants. Him and his loud friends thought it was funny. At least he shaved. I officially have nothing in common with anyone here.

I also went to this country club. I was in the corner of the room by myself with my back turned to everyone else. This girl walked by my table, (it was obivous she only walked by to get a look at my face). She then walked away and then walked back with a friend of her's. They both started whispering and then giggled. When they left I turned around and caught, what must have been the dad, glaring at me like I did something wrong. He then coughed real loudly and continued to talk on his phone. Why is everyone here so damn rude and weird?? Are people like this in London? If so I'm not even going to waste 80 quid to get there.
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Old Dec 25th, 2012, 11:42 AM
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Some hidden camera footage of Dobby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrYShIOki70
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