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I was informed by some one who knows about such things.

A lot of builders have been getting their kicks from drugs over the boom as have been able to afford it.

Running up debts with dealers, now the work has dried up it has left some with an expensive addiction and no money

to pay for it. Dealers are not the most patient and understanding of people and want their money.

Not a good situation to find oneself in.

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I was informed by some one who knows about such things.

A lot of builders have been getting their kicks from drugs over the boom as have been able to afford it.

Running up debts with dealers, now the work has dried up it has left some with an expensive addiction and no money

to pay for it. Dealers are not the most patient and understanding of people and want their money.

Not a good situation to find oneself in.

Yes, there could besome interesting methods of debt recovery employed. Perhaps Casino Royale´s chair with no seat for instance? Ouch!

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Ah, that explains my true life builder story:

My new build house had been broken into over christmas and both the boiler and the electric oven were taken. The builders were in the house finishing off and I mentioned that the theives may have cut the oven cable and left it hanging loose behind the cabinet. My concern was that they had turned the power back on that morning to use their tools.

At this point the site chippy leaned over and tried to pull out the loose cable- there was a strangled scream and the guy shot back 10 feet to smack into the wall, slowly slid down it and lay there stunned- his hair literaly standing on end. His mates just stood there laughing.

I don't know what kind of power an electric oven uses, but I reckon the guy was lucky to be alive.

These were the 'proffessionals' who built my house! (Now sold, thank god.)

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Yes, there could besome interesting methods of debt recovery employed. Perhaps Casino Royale´s chair with no seat for instance? Ouch!

It might give the Banks some ideas to how to get their debts repaid.

If I had the choice of paying back a drug dealer or a bank I think I would pay the drug dealer.

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I have heard that quite a few of the banking boys in the city like to indulge every now and then !! thats another market for dealers that will be drying up pretty soon.

COKEPRICECRASH.CO.UK anyone?

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Ah, that explains my true life builder story:

My new build house had been broken into over christmas and both the boiler and the electric oven were taken. The builders were in the house finishing off and I mentioned that the theives may have cut the oven cable and left it hanging loose behind the cabinet. My concern was that they had turned the power back on that morning to use their tools.

At this point the site chippy leaned over and tried to pull out the loose cable- there was a strangled scream and the guy shot back 10 feet to smack into the wall, slowly slid down it and lay there stunned- his hair literaly standing on end. His mates just stood there laughing.

I don't know what kind of power an electric oven uses, but I reckon the guy was lucky to be alive.

These were the 'proffessionals' who built my house! (Now sold, thank god.)

And the builders will have nicked the appliances to fund their filthy habits.

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I have heard that quite a few of the banking boys in the city like to indulge every now and then !! thats another market for dealers that will be drying up pretty soon.

COKEPRICECRASH.CO.UK anyone?

Yes and just a guess one or two estate agents.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

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And the builders will have nicked the appliances to fund their filthy habits.

Yeah, I'm sure it was an inside job of some sort- a lot of boilers went walking on the site. The saddest part of all was that I had hired a van to bring all my stuff to move in, arriving the night before, only to find no boiler and no oven. So I turned the van around, and as I was leaving a police car stopped me and made me open the back. I explained to them that they had failed to capture the villans, but had done an expert job of snagging the latest victim!

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Get real, this is rife across all professions, and when incomes fall, people get desperate. People have a misconception that only undesirables do this sh!t.

Personally, I don't care about their future problems, providing they don't affect me or my naive youngsters - wait for the fireworks when my eldest is offered this crap.

As for the addicts - you are responsible for your own actions, I don't want a single penny of my taxes spent on these idiots for rehab etc. Hope you cold turkey for months. Leeches.

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Get real, this is rife across all professions, and when incomes fall, people get desperate. People have a misconception that only undesirables do this sh!t.

Personally, I don't care about their future problems, providing they don't affect me or my naive youngsters - wait for the fireworks when my eldest is offered this crap.

As for the addicts - you are responsible for your own actions, I don't want a single penny of my taxes spent on these idiots for rehab etc. Hope you cold turkey for months. Leeches.

NO, you are not my brother.!!!!!

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It's true! Small town, cocaine never used to be an issue here - but since brickies and chippies and sparkies have been earning loads of money cocaine has been everywhere. Little village pubs! Now they are being hit by the 'credit crunch' - but their financial difficulties have got nothing (nothing, I tell yer) to do with the fact that they've thrown five years' worth of profit up their noses.

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I was informed by some one who knows about such things.

A lot of builders have been getting their kicks from drugs over the boom as have been able to afford it.

Running up debts with dealers, now the work has dried up it has left some with an expensive addiction and no money

to pay for it. Dealers are not the most patient and understanding of people and want their money.

Not a good situation to find oneself in.

That explains why the builder came round so quickly when I phoned him about the crack in my kitchen....

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I don't know what kind of power an electric oven uses, but I reckon the guy was lucky to be alive.

They trip based on a cooker, which is about as close to electrocution as possible. 32 amp for 100 seconds is the maximum allowed for trip. (unless someone has 17th edition regs) or 46.4A for trip.

Lucky to be alive, considering he may have touched it with an open hand, therefore muscle clamping onto the supply.

Hence why experts use the back of their hand of first touch.

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That explains why the builder came round so quickly when I phoned him about the crack in my kitchen....

Yes very good.

Wouldn't it be funny if the people who benefited most, that is ended up with all the money after the boom, was the drug dealers.

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Builders joke:

A woman ran into a police station.

"Officer, I've just been half-raped!

"Half-raped, madam?"

"He was a bricklayer, and it started raining..."

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Yes very good.

Wouldn't it be funny if the people who benefited most, that is ended up with all the money after the boom, was the drug dealers.

The same people who call for tighter regulation, or more profit from the flat risk.

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