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More trouble for Girl Scout cookie sales

by Steven Haninger / February 25, 2011 6:50 AM PST
No peddler's permit, no cookie stand

C'mon...and citing safety issues as the reason for passing the ordinance to require the permit? No mention of the cost but hope they got it for free. I'm sure they all feel much safer waving a piece of government paper at their cookie stand. Happy
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Bob a Job week!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 25, 2011 9:32 PM PST

When I was in the Scouts, (ohh, in 193... 60's!), we had "Bob a Job" week. A 'Bob' was an old fashioned shilling, or around 5 cents I suppose.

We used to be sent out by the Scout Master at the beginning of the week, sometimes kicking and screaming, and told, "Find some old dear and help them". Helping them cross the road, even if they didn't want to, gardening, washing cars, shopping, anything for a measly shilling. If we didn't do it right, they often wouldn't pay us.

I doubt scouts can do that now. If they did they would probably charge $10 and demand Tax, health insurance and VAT on top!


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Bob a Job
by JP Bill / February 25, 2011 9:56 PM PST
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Shilling a twelfth of a Crown, right?
by drpruner / March 1, 2011 4:45 AM PST
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So twelfth of USD five in those days.

You'll like this: Once a customer gave me an English coin as a "tip". My boss was a Brit, and he laughed and said, "It's a thrup'ny bit."

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We had a really weird monetary system before we went decimal
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 4:53 AM PST

1 Penny
3 Pennies to the "Threepenny piece", thruppence!
6 Pennies to a Sixpence!
12 Pennies to the Shilling ("a Bob)"
24 Pennies to the "Two bob bit"
20 Shillings to the Pound.
21 shillings to the Guinee!!

I won't even mention the Farthing, 4 to a Penny, or the Halfpenny, 2 to a Penny!

No wonder we were in a mess in those days.

Decimalisation, around 1971.


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How about ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 5:02 AM PST

'literisation' (liters in stead of pints and gallons)
'meterisation' (kilometers in stead of miles)
'gramisation' (instead of ounces and pounds, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_%28mass%29)

Still a little bit a mess, isn't it?


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More fees coming, increases, etc.
by Willy / February 26, 2011 12:01 PM PST

If didn't know already license fees for permits of all kinds are going up for many state issued items. So, it doesn't have to be just the state but any govt. outfit that wants cash. regardless, it almost a sin to ask the Scouts to be permitted when its known to happen every yr. or similar and its for a good cause, yada, yada.

I understand in Wis. that fishing is allowed for free on 1 week or day?, so the Amish flock there so they can get the permit, still need one when free. Otherwise, I guess little is seen of them.

I can't wait to get my Golden Buckeye Card, so I can get my senior discount where it applies. Make it snappy laddie...and here's my GBC for the discount. Maybe, I can use the GBC for state fees too, I don't know until I see one, it's suppose to come when your senior birthday hits the magic day. adios -----Willy Happy

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Not to me; I like metric.
by drpruner / March 1, 2011 5:25 AM PST

Easier to calculate withn the system. (In spite of some of our younger generation who can't do mental metric math!)

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