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Contact us on 0800 027 9777 or 020 7911 5000 or visit westminster.ac.uk/clearing TAKE YOUR PICK: COURSES IN CLEARING CONSTRUCTION TOURISM ENGLISH ACCOUNTING ECONOMICS MARKETING PROPERTY URBAN ESTATE MANAGEMENT BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY Overheard on a bus -- teenage girl talking about Usain Bolts 100m run: I know he broke the world record, but did he run faster than last year? Jo, SW2 SImOn (Txts, Tue): dont feel bad about nodding back to the guy with the twitch. I have Tourettes and you should see some of the reactions I get! T-guy, London Why cant they get rid of the Olympia Tube service and run a couple of golf buggies from earls Court for the six people who use it? Steve, SE8 fed Up (Txts, Mon): I once dated a petrol pump attendant who called himself a fuel injection technician! Dingbat, SW6 TUBe announcer at Kings Cross: please wait for the doors to open before attempting to board the train. Tahir, Cambs IS IT just me or is mail disappearing in these postal strikes? Ally, SE25 I have a stalker on my morning train who just stares. I have tried to stare back but he continues unfazed! Say something or change carriage? Nervous, Essex JUST seen someone using a hands-free kit in a way that doesnt involve using their hands. Its a revelation, someones finally read the user guide. Fanta, SS7 SOnBall (Txts, Tue): that is the worst advice I have ever heard. Us blokes were in love with footy way before we were ever into girls. Who wins? Dunst, TW1 dOeS anyone know why it says give peas a chance in graffiti on the northbound m25 bridge? Rachel, Sg2 nICOla (Txts, Tue): northern line trains are kept at highgate, Golders Green, Barnet, edgware and morden, and 91 trains run in the peak! Train geek, Upminster Jen (Txts, Tue): you forget blind people have extra-sensitive hearing, so surely the bus and train announcements are doubly bad for them? Eggbert, E8 Jen: Waterloo east station announcements all blast straight into my bedroom. We really suffer around here! Barb, SE1 fraGGle (Txts, Tue): want to rock? Go for geek. Geeks deliver. project managers are just bean-counting, box-ticking bullies. Diamonds, WC2 fraGGle: stick with the geek, for the geek shall inherit the earth. Evil genius, Kent JInny (Txts, Tue): not true! I much prefer confident, forward girls. prudes are boring. If men are too stupid to stick around, thats their problem! Adam, HA8 have you ever noticed most people use their right leg first when getting on or off a bus or train?! Suzy, Harrow Shoulddouble payoutATMusers give money back? Marilyn Monroe, right, is an icon wholl never be matched. Can you imagine such an online clamour to buy the crypt space above anyone else 30 years after their death? Cheryl, Dulwich i dont get the whole Marilyn Monroe thing. Werent her films rubbish? She wasnt even that good-looking. not by todays standards anyway. F Sakeld, London Marilyn had everything -- looks, talent and charisma. She transfixed a generation. Albert, London iS nothing sacred? Sure, Monroe was a star, but essentially auctioning off her grave is too much. Cupid, London BravO Stefan Gatward for correcting the apostrophes on signs in Tunbridge Wells (lite, Tues). If Banksy had done it, the signs would have been on eBay by now. Paul, London I am uncomfortable with abdelbaset ali al-megrahis decision not to appeal his sentence for the lockerbie bombing. I think he was a scapegoat who suited the UK, US and libya. like the 270 victims, hell never get justice. Michael, London Another thing DoXFactorhopefulsneedshrinks?WouldBritneybeatPalin? CantodaysstarsmatchMarilyn? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite S upermarkets make too much money out of people, so I say its fair to take back every now and again. this instance of a cash machine doling out several thousands of pounds of free money to the masses might prove to tesco that the customer is still king. every little helps! Ayyaz, Stockwell CongratulatIons to them. I think most of us would take advantage, I would have taken the maximum amount! Ed, London I would have struggled between taking the money and informing tesco staff, but why not do both? that way youre covered from both angles. Emma G, Haringey as a child, I was shopping with my grandfather when he realised he had been given too much change at a caf. He went straight back to return the money. times have changed! someone -- probably working on minimum wage -- will likely get fired because of this small error and it is all down to greed. Andrea W, E9 tHIs is nothing new. I remember a similar incident in a surrey village in the late seventies, when a long queue formed at an unmanned petrol station because it was dispensing free fuel. to read into this incident that standards in our country are falling is nonsense. Adrian, Dorking sHame on all who have taken advantage of similar situations. If someone plun- dered your account for as little as 10 youd be calling for life imprisonment. British people! Just arrogant, moaning, infantile hypocrites! James, London tHose in the queue all seem to be of a similar age. Is it a generation thing? tesco is quite wrong not pursuing these people to make them pay it back. why pursue shoplifters, but not those taking from their cash machine? B Gare, east London I wonder how the local busi- nessman who took money from the machine would feel if people took double what they were entitled to f r o m h i s business? Esc, Camden no douBt all those who queued to get the free money were the same ones moaning about City bonuses and mps expenses. double standards spring to mind. JL, London Can anyone tell me why tesco will not try to recover the money? look at the queue! those people knew what they were doing and the transactions were recorded. H, London w H I l e I admit that supermar- kets pre- side over a system of distri- bution that distorts competition and extinguishes choice, I cannot condone this. If you want to get one over on big business, try campaigning to protect small shops. that would be more honest. Red, London Textpoll Q: Would you swap office air-con for open windows? OurlastresultShould councils pay school fees of hard-up parents? YES 25% NO 75%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. 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