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HOW WE CAN BE CONNED

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DIZZI

DIZZI Report 2 Mar 2013 08:13

HOW JOE PUBLIC GETS CONED
NOT SAYING WHO OR WHERE BUT
A PUBLIC SERVICES WERE MAKING BRANCH CUTS,
THEY NEW THERE WOULD BE HELL TO PAY,SO THEY ANNOUNCED
THE BRANCH WILL CLOSED,AFTER MONTHS OF CAMPAINING BY PUBLIC
THE BIG GUNS SAID
BRANCH WILL STAY OPEN BUT HOURS CUT,,
CAMPAINERS WON SO THEY THOUGHT,BUT IT WAS WHAT THEY
WANTED IN THE FIRST PLACE A BIG CUT IN TIME AND STAFF,
SO YOU THINK YOU BEAT THE ESTABLISHMENT BUT THEIR
ALWAYS TWO STEPS AHEAD

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Mar 2013 11:32

So few Post Offices now. So few banks. Mine (6 miles away) had a fire and was closed for 3 months. Nearest was 10 miles further on and 3 bus changes if you had no car.

Am going to move my bank account to village Post Office later this year, but will my local Post Office stay open?

And I get really upset when they keep closing Police Station counters. It is reassuring to know that you can visit a police station and talk to a nice lady on the counter. But not round here you can't :-( :-( :-(

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 2 Mar 2013 12:01

There has always been an inevitable tide of change and people have always disliked it. They get used to a certain way of doing things and are reluctant to change especially as they get older.

Although there will always be people who hang onto the old technologies for fun and nostalgia ( sailing, steam railways, baking bread, knitting, horse riding ) for better or for worse what was once main stream becomes a hobby.

Communications are no different.

The last typewriter has been made in the UK. Telegraph has gone. Fax came and went. Keyfax on TV has gone. Analog TV has gone. The skids are under FM radio.
Phone boxes have almost completely disappeared. Schools try and teach kids to write but they won't. What for ? When I was at school ball pens were banned for some reason in favour of "real ink".

Post offices and branch banks are functionally obsolete, they are disappearing as surely as the tide goes out.. It is possible to live your life without ever visiting either. They are expensive to run and like any other business with a loss making defunct technology steps will be taken by the mgt.

A tide can often turn into a flood. Towards the end of this decade there is going to be a digital crisis with a great raft of the country more or less cut off. This is already happening and can be very sad. Just look at the current occupant of 10 Downing Street.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 2 Mar 2013 12:10

Lot of things in your post I disagree with, Rollo.

But will just mention ball pens vs ink. My father's generation wrote beautifully and I still love to find a letter or flowing signature in my family history research.

With a biro, you sometimes have to grab it and force down hard on the paper to make an inkless mark. It makes you cross and ruins your writing. :-( :-(

And many things come round again like a big wheel. I can remember when a leading supermarket company decided to rip out deli counters because they used too many staff, took up too much premium footage and food wastage was ridiculously high. That was 25 years ago. Accountants didn't win that battle because of customer power. :-)

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 2 Mar 2013 13:36

There is life after Tesco.
Pond life ?

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 2 Mar 2013 15:45

NOW YOU TWO BEHAVE
OR YER GET CLUMPED WITH ME ZIMMER FRAME