Elementary schoolboy errors

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Elementary schoolboy errors

Post by jdaw1 » 12:34 Fri 08 Jan 2016

This thread is to hold examples of Port-related elementary schoolboy errors.

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Post by jdaw1 » 12:34 Fri 08 Jan 2016

Elementary schoolboy error: the missus was in the house at the appointed hour for the Seckford Wines’ delivery man.

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Post by djewesbury » 12:35 Fri 08 Jan 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Elementary schoolboy error: the missus was in the house at the appointed hour for the Seckford Wines’ delivery man.
Doh.
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Re: Elementary schoolboy errors

Post by SCP-DFF » 12:55 Fri 08 Jan 2016

Um. Excuse me. The boxes just kept pouring in. No pun intended.

My thoughts were, "So that's what you've been hiding from me!"

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Post by DRT » 13:23 Fri 08 Jan 2016

Elementary schoolboy error: posting details of your schoolboy errors in a place the missus is likely to look.
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Post by Axel P » 08:29 Mon 11 Jan 2016

Elementary schoolboy error: The missus finds the hidden money kept away for tastings and future Port lots
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Re: Elementary schoolboy errors

Post by griff » 09:06 Thu 21 Jan 2016

Elementary schoolboy error: Failing to appreciate that the magnificence of large format bottles of port will override all sense of restraint, fiscal or otherwise.

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Post by AHB » 09:51 Fri 22 Jan 2016

griff wrote:Elementary schoolboy error: Failing to appreciate that the magnificence of large format bottles of port will override all sense of restraint, fiscal or otherwise.
Now you just have to figure out
(a) how to store them, and
(b) which of your heirs to leave them to
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Post by griff » 13:29 Fri 22 Jan 2016

Well not at home it seems. A 2009 Fonseca magnum just disappeared :roll:

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Post by Doggett » 14:10 Fri 22 Jan 2016

Your heirs appear to be a bit previous in their drinking habits!

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Post by jdaw1 » 15:59 Fri 22 Jan 2016

griff wrote:Well not at home it seems. A 2009 Fonseca magnum just disappeared :roll:
Elementary schoolboy error.

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Post by DRT » 23:31 Tue 02 Feb 2016

Forgetting to declare your company car on your tax return and falling into the trap of believing HMRC were actually going to give you money back :cry:
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Re: Elementary schoolboy errors

Post by PhilW » 08:43 Wed 03 Feb 2016

DRT wrote:Forgetting to declare your company car on your tax return and falling into the trap of believing HMRC were actually going to give you money back :cry:
Note you can notify HMRC of an error on your tax return and still obtain a refund for up to five years.

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Post by DRT » 09:41 Wed 03 Feb 2016

I made the amendment immediately after I realised I had made an error. The credit on my personal tax account only existed for about 5 minutes :sad:
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Re: Elementary schoolboy errors

Post by DaveRL » 10:01 Fri 05 Feb 2016

Ordering another case when cellar full and I had suggested I wouldn't be buying anything for a while, and then finding out Mrs L working at home on day of delivery suggested by website (today). Doh.

Fortunately, website wrong, delivery next week. Phew.

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Post by jdaw1 » 01:22 Sun 07 Feb 2016

Auction, by Christie Manson & Woods, on 29 November 1866, “of A Large Quantity of Capital Wines, Including … Sixty Dozens, The Property of a Well-Known Amateur; Including fine 1847 Port, and some choice Old White Port from John Lambert & Co., of Oporto; fine Sherry, Six years in bottle; very fine Old Madeira; and some fine Moet’s Champagne: also, 500 Dozens of Wines, Including Sherry in bottle and wood, Port, Claret, Champagne, Sparkling Hock and Moselle, and some capital Old Brandy, sold by order of the Mortgagee”.

Elementary schoolboy error: not keeping up with the mortgage payments causing your 1847 Port to be seized and “sold by order of the Mortgagee”.

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