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  • ross1948 10:39 on April 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    The Queen of Canada – Many Happy Returns! 


    Happy Birthday to Canada’s Queen!

    I see there’s some nonsense going on back in the Dominion about a need to issue new banknotes featuring a woman.


    Feminist freakos seem to think it’s never happened before.

    But even those distinguished examples didn’t spend as much time in Canada as HM, or served so conscientiously, and for so long.

    And looking back on happy days, six years old, blasting away at groundhogs in my Grandma’s fields with my trusty .22, I seem to recall handling a large sum given to me by a kindly rel, a dollar bill!


    Looks like a lady to me!

    Aaahaaa! But what Justin Turdo wants is to enhance ‘diversity!’

    So who might be ‘diverse’ enough to win the prized place,which won’t be on a dollar bill- they are apparently not made any more!

    Howzabout that grotesque Porkahontas, who certainly added ‘diversity’ to the meaning of the words ‘hunger’ and ‘strike,’ when she claimed she was going on one, then fessed up to guzzling yummy broth every day.


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    Fatty’s Yummy Diet Reaches ‘Critical’ Stage – NOT! 



    No, because poor old Fatty isn’t nearly as ‘diverse’ as Ontario’s lesbian Premier Wynne….



    ….whose company Turdo likes to savour when he’s out campaigning!

    Now wouldn’t that look great – on a wooden nickel!

  • ross1948 21:38 on November 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: banks, , dollar bills, honesty, hotels, , , , money-chamgers, plus-plus, pound notes, restos, rip-offs, rupiah   

    About Time! Indonesian Tourism Industry To Use Rupiah! Next Step – Honest Prices? 

    Not before time!

    The peculiar self-abnegation practiced by much of the tourism industry here in Indonesia may be ending. By that I mean the weird custom by which if you want a ticket to fly from Jakarta to Berlin or Beijing, London or Lisbon, you’re given a price in USD!

    Bisnis.com reports that Bank Indonesia, the Association of Airline Ticket Agents (ASTINDO) and the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) have signed a cooperative agreement committing to use the Indonesian Rupiah as the currency of exchange in every transaction carried out on Indonesia territory.



    The tri-partite agreement encompasses three elements. First, ASTINDOand PHRI have committed to persuade their respective memberships to fulfill their obligation under Indonesian law to price goods and services in Indonesian Rupiahs and use the Rupiah as the currency of exchange in every transaction for the sale of airline tickets, hotel rooms and restaurants in Indonesia.   http://www.balidiscovery.com



    =        Good!


    It was not only demeaning to their own country and troublesome for us purchasers, who had to suffer the extra cost of getting dollars from money-changers who earn a living by charging open or hidden commissions, but also often resulted in ‘crumpled bill’ tantrums.


    Unless you’ve been here, you cannot begin to understand the infantile antics of travel agents when presented with foreign currency that has even the tiniest nick, the smallest smidgin of a stain, or – and this has happened to me –  just happens to be a bit crumpled.

    I have grabbed back my dollars and walked out of at least one cry-baby cretin’s office and gone elsewhere, though it is hard to find rational outlets – those on Jakarta’s Jalan Jaksa tend to be less uptight!.

    Even getting money changed at banks can be made wearisome by this idiotic mentality. Money-changers actually are more rational, but when I was new here I went round three or four banks and they all refused to take a couple of Brit tenners because there were red ink-dots (almost microscopically small!) that marred their perfection.


    But I fear this badly needed reform will not happen soon. Some bank staff seem to savour the taste of customer frustration.

    And as for hotels? And restos?



    When the Hell will they start quoting honest prices on their ads and menus, the real cost of what’s available, instead of the utterly deceitful ‘plus plus‘ that inflates the price far beyond the actual figures you see?




    That practice should be outlawed!



    • JazPen 14:06 on November 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thats absolutely true, the headaches you get with these stupid little bank clerks showing how hard they can make life for any of us who bring back foreign money thats crinkly or got a smudge on it.
      I have been all over South East Asia and never met such stupid rules as the banks hit us with here in Jakarta.
      Funnilly enough, in Bali they are more sane than here in the capital. Is that possibly down to the fact they understand that tourists might come back if they are treated helpfully.
      Right on RRA.


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