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Unbelievable, the program followed this woman and her (mute?) partner around as they shopped, played bingo, sat around their house etc. In fact, the only thing they were not doing was getting a job.

At one point, the ambitious wench stated 'I would like to start a burger van called Bettys Baps, however, it will never happen, but you have to have your dreams'

The grand finale of the program was her bankrupcy going through. At which point she made a couple of imortal quotes:

"Bankrupt at last, all that worry and all that stress gone out the window"

"At the end of the day, it was their fault for lending me all the money"

I am not sure who I am most annoyed at- the stupid banks that lent her the money? the silly woman herself for her hopeless lack of responsibility? the government for allowing people to wallow in poverty like this? The BBC for promoting brankrupcy as a successful outcome?

Grrrr :D

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Unbelievable, the program followed this woman and her (mute?) partner around as they shopped, played bingo, sat around their house etc. In fact, the only thing they were not doing was getting a job.

At one point, the ambitious wench stated 'I would like to start a burger van called Bettys Baps, however, it will never happen, but you have to have your dreams'

The grand finale of the program was her bankrupcy going through. At which point she made a couple of imortal quotes:

"Bankrupt at last, all that worry and all that stress gone out the window"

"At the end of the day, it was their fault for lending me all the money"

I am not sure who I am most annoyed at- the stupid banks that lent her the money? the silly woman herself for her hopeless lack of responsibility? the government for allowing people to wallow in poverty like this? The BBC for promoting brankrupcy as a successful outcome?

Grrrr :D

Stop watching daytime TV & get a job. :P

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Stop watching daytime TV & get a job. :P

LOL, am preparing my business case for a kebab van. Its gonna be big!!!

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LOL, am preparing my business case for a kebab van. Its gonna be big!!!

Funnily enough, you never see a kebab or burger van pulled by a cheap car or van - it's always pulled by a vey nice 4 wheel drive.

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LOL, am preparing my business case for a kebab van. Its gonna be big!!!

people are more healthy these days, you should set up a salad van outside you local pub, trade will be booming in no time and you will be millionaires :lol:

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Funnily enough, you never see a kebab or burger van pulled by a cheap car or van - it's always pulled by a vey nice 4 wheel drive.

tax deductable and you need engine power to move a kitchen around i would imagine. :)

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people are more healthy these days, you should set up a salad van outside you local pub, trade will be booming in no time and you will be millionaires :lol:

Just look at how well Subway are doing. 2 in Swindon (was one until this year) and 3 in Huddersfield.

Must be doing well.

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They said their only luxury was going to Bingo once a week £6 - Then why were they walking around with fags hanging out of their mouths? How much do they cost? £5 a packet?

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Funnily enough, you never see a kebab or burger van pulled by a cheap car or van - it's always pulled by a vey nice 4 wheel drive.

Where do they goto the toilet? Do they wash their hands afterwards? :blink::unsure:

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there's always money in food - kebab vans that operate at night must make a killing

you're selling cheap nasty food to drunks who just want something to fill a hole - modest overheads - ok some customers will cause some hassle, but still, makes me wonder why more people don't do it.

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Just look at how well Subway are doing. 2 in Swindon (was one until this year) and 3 in Huddersfield.

Must be doing well.

Indeed.

This is even more interesting because someone attempted to open a subway in Swindon about 5 years ago. It lasted about 6 months before it was closed down and turned into a chip shop.

Having said that, Swindon is still has an unbelievable number of pie and cake shops. My wife works for M&S and has trouble with their delivery system, which has trouble believing that they sell hundred of pies and pasties a day even in the middle of summer.

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At one point, the ambitious wench stated 'I would like to start a burger van called Bettys Baps, however, it will never happen, but you have to have your dreams'

she could earn all that back by starting her own 'plumper' porn website. a niche market with steady returns.

Thats an excellent brand extention and she could still use the domain name: BettysBaps.com !

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Maybe some of these people will become Z-list celebrity bankrupts, and they could appear in shows like: 'I'm a celebrity bankrupt get me some designer clothes'.

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"At the end of the day, it was their fault for lending me all the money"

Classic quote :D I declare personal responsibility officially dead :blink:

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how much were people bankrupting for??

If she had no job or either did her partner i doubt it could be that high...

it is pretty much the banks fault though for lending

and TB for reducing bankruptcy lengths on personal bankruptcys - these should be made at least 3 years again!

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I worked from home this morning, I saw this feckless lump - no job, two kids, pay as you use telly, signing credit agreements left right and centre, smokers, satellite telly, tatalogue debts, you name it - £175 a week income from benefits they said (presumably plus rent paid and no CT).

She had about £9K of debt, most of it from being too stupid and wanting everything that people who work for a living can afford - but she got it on the never never then refinanced the never never then was doing doorstep borrowing.It was not from what I saw bank debt, rather HP payments (she had one of those pay as you watch tellies)

Educationally subnormal as usual (In my [arrogant, but I don't need to do anything about it] opinion) and getting away with it.

easy answer - STOP SPENDING YOUR MONEY ON RUBBISH, STOP SMOKING AND GET A JOB.... she only wanted a burger van because it's cash and no need to decalre anything.... [DA mode]

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This is even more interesting because someone attempted to open a subway in Swindon about 5 years ago. It lasted about 6 months before it was closed down and turned into a chip shop.

Actually, the franchisee was forced to retire by Subway (because he wasn't prepared to stay open until midnight on the weekends). He tried running the store as an independant shop, but it didn't work out (presumably because he closed in the evenings!). Only then did it become a Fish & Chip shop.

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Actually, the franchisee was forced to retire by Subway (because he wasn't prepared to stay open until midnight on the weekends). He tried running the store as an independant shop, but it didn't work out (presumably because he closed in the evenings!). Only then did it become a Fish & Chip shop.

Is that what time subway has to open to? There's one opened by us - can't see it getting much trade late at night...

The chippy near where I used to live stayed open only at lunchtimes and teatime ... guy did a roaring trade too.

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Burger vans on ebay seem to go for about 1800 quid. That's about 360 packs of fags. How much can it cost for inventory, £500? That's another 100 packs. Assuming that they go through a pack a day each, that's 230 days of no fags to achieve their dream, or a bit over seven and a half months. There may be other costs involved, but perhaps they could eat less to help save up those costs. Did they have a plasma or similar?

Personally if I needed a new career someday I could imagine doing a mobile takeaway business. But the kinds of food I'd want to sell would be too special purpose to sell sufficient per day to make a go of it.

At the risk of appearing foolish by posting a serious response to a joke question, washing hands in places with no sanitation is quite easy, you can get these alcohol handwashes, which don't clean of actual dirt, but kill all the nasties. We use them when we go to places like the woods where we may get close to animals, and then be eating our own food with our hands.

Billy Shears

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I don't think it is the cost of a burger van, rather the location of it (location, location, location).

From what I understand, prime sites for burger vans (outside pubs, main road lay-byes etc) are well sought after, and competition would probably be robustly discouraged.

Anyone remember the ice-cream van wars up in Scotland?

CF

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Anyone remember the ice-cream van wars up in Scotland?

Didn't they have this in London too, years ago? I know they had some mini-cab wars there (again, years ago), my grandad was shot during this (was a mini-cab driver and the company's office got 'shot-up', for want of a better term).

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There's one in Glasgow, at the bottom of Queen Margaret Drive, next the the Botanics does a "scooby-snack":

1 slice of square sausage

1 cheeseburger

1 rasher bacon

1 fried potato scone

1 fried egg

& onions

all in a bun.

The last time I was there this monster coast less than £3.

Just try not to think what it does to your heart.

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