doreen dangle wrote:he was claiming disabilitie benefit when he was mowing the lawn and such like
Now, now, Doreen, I think you know that not all disability is physical.
I'm going to say this as nicely as I can manage, and in a forum post only because you have conveniently got Private Message disabled - but PLEASE can you stop posting on here about benefit cheats, perceived or otherwise? There is more than one registered member here who is disabled, or who has a family member who is disabkled, and therefore on benefits, and one person's perception of it is not necessarily the whole story.
It's just possible that you don't do it in order for individuals to feel they're being threatened or victimised, but that has been the end result on more than one occasion, and at least one much-liked and very prolific member has left because of this, and you must have noticed that it's like a ghost town without them. Only two or three of us, it seems, trying to keep the place warm just in case! I have no idea whether they're lurking or not, but these people are not going to start posting again as long as this material is appearing in what has always been considered a place of safety and relaxation.
Result? This forum will either die on its feet or you will eventually be left talking to yourself. It's no fun after the first few hours. (I know, I do it a lot of the time and soon wonder if I'm actually listening)
Please don't reply on the forum to this post. It's no place for a slanging match. Unlike you, I do have PM enabled, so anything you have to say in response can be said direct.
That out of the way, best of luck with your exam next week. It's always a good thing when adult beginners (always assuming you're not the spotty teenage boy I suspected you of being last month) aren't afraid to start with the very early stages - from little acorns etc etc. How has your teacher predicted that you'll do?
(And btw, with so little money to spare, who pays for your exam fees? The exam costs more than a couple of lessons put together and you reckoned you could barely afford that...)
If you really want to post on this forum for the sake of getting good dialogue with other pianists, you'll be very welcome if it's about your piano playing. If you care about the future of this group, maybe the most discreet thing would be to withdraw the previous post of your own accord, and try to stay off the subject.
Gizzy in Cambridge