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January Sails
Posted - 08 June 2018 09:13
The assumption that most people with a decent house and expensive cars are likely to have decent jewels and watches that they will keep in some kind of safe?
Wellington
Posted - 08 June 2018 09:31
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The assumption that most people with a decent house and expensive cars are likely to have decent jewels and watches that they will keep in some kind of safe?


Especially when the person concerned is an asian Doctor. Asian families often targeted because it is traditional for them to keep loads of gold / expensive jewelry apparently.
struttah
Posted - 08 June 2018 09:56
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And this is why old fashioned upper middle class people don’t get this sort of bother

‘Give us all your valuables’

‘Erm, you are welcome to the Le Creuset, we got a lot of it from grandma so obviously enormous sentimental value’

‘No, the money, where do you keep the money?’

‘Well my old chum Charlie mostly looks after that, but if it is cash you want there’s about a tenner in change in the pot on the dresser in the hall’

‘Ok, we’ll take your car’

‘You’re welcome to it. I’ve been thinking of changing it for the last 10 years but never got round to it, so you’re actually doing me a bit of a favour. Mind when you change down from 3rd, there’s a bit of a trick to it. Sorry about the hairs by the way’
Wellington
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:00
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heh @ strutts.

Funnily enough i've never been bothered by moped gangs in my ancient Volvo. Despite the fact that any of my watches is comfortably worth 10 times the value.
Cyprian
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:09
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Pere Cyp has always subscribed to the two-safe model.

A decoy one in the bedroom (how fucking stooped are people to put the safe in the bedroom), which has passports, certified copy of birth certs, a few k in cash and 2 fake Rolexes from a market in Spain.

There's another one, in the airing cupboard behind a false panel (no-one ever seriously checks an airing cupboard) - it's got the things of real value.

Used Psychology
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:25
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A serious burglar would check their Biff. If they felt they had time.

Dr Solanki should just have a good long word with himself for his level and sense of taste before making other lifestyle choices.
Legal Alien
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:29
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Even I have a safe.

Mainly used to store drugs in tbh.
January Sails
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:31
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Strutts reminds of my mother being quite happy that someone stole the old freezer from the garage as it saved her having to clear it out and by chance she'd insured it on a new for old basis so got a nice little cash bonus.
struttah
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:41
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I had no doubt whatsoever that your folks are entirely the right sort of people sails
Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 08 June 2018 10:54
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It's horrific what they went through but does he have to go down the path of "if they had studied hard they could be where I am"?
Patience Groove
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:16
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I don't get dentists. How do you get rich fiddling around with peoples teeth? Why does it take as long to train to treat a relatively simple and non-crucial part of the body as teeth as it does to treat everything else put together?
Tee Pottt
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:22
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When in PP I went through a phase of buying and selling dental practices.

They are a bit like hairdressers where the head dentist takes a proportion of the more junior dentists fees.

This guy seems to own a chain of dentists so is getting a share of a lot of other dental fees other than his own.

Hard Man of Flanders
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:38
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My mother's husbands kids are a dentist and corporate law partner in the US. Dentists have a really high suicide rate apparently so when this one threw himself out of the third floor of his house, his big bro law partner brother was asked to read insurance policies etc and discovered little brother dentist was earning a crap tun more than him. And he's not even a proper dentist, just what they call a drill n'fill guy.

It's a cool story and I'm your bro.
struttah
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:52
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I see that your comprehension skills are as bang on as ever big man.

What I wrote - “old fashioned upper middle class people”

What you read - “definition of the true middle class”

Do you see how one is a very small subset of the other?

And then the erm, interesting, bit which you’ll be chatting to your analyst about later.
Force me Jaw
Posted - 08 June 2018 11:52
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"Why does it take as long to train to treat a relatively simple and non-crucial part of the body as teeth as it does to treat everything else put together?"

Eating, not crucial. Not crucial at all.

I've often said to my dentist, this is so straight forward what you're doing. I could've learnt this in my lunchbreak.
Misshoolie
Posted - 08 June 2018 12:15
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Dentists earn a lot because NHS provision has been weirdly patchy and difficult to access for decades

They have a high suicide rate because many are self employed (hence high stress) and they have easy access to drugs with which to act on suicidal ideation.
Cyprian
Posted - 08 June 2018 12:28
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Sailo - my neighbour couldn't be arsed taking his old washing machine to the tip, so put it into the box the new one came in, taped it up again, and left it on his doorstep with the delivery invoices etc taped to the box. Someone nicked it within an hour.
Hard Man of Flanders
Posted - 08 June 2018 12:33
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So basically the guy isn't actually a dentist, he's a businessman involved in dentistry.

Judging from the fvcking pain my new crown is in after a Magnum, it's clearly possible to fvck up being a dentist.
Cyprian
Posted - 08 June 2018 12:42
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Yipper, you could say the same with a law firm partner.

!Threepwood
Posted - 08 June 2018 12:47
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Lol@strutter
minkie
Posted - 08 June 2018 13:00
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Biff mr m kinda did that with an old garden table, put it in the new ones box and it vanished.
Wellington
Posted - 08 June 2018 13:03
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tbf the guy probably owns a dental practice rather than being a bog standard tooth merchant
Tee Pottt
Posted - 08 June 2018 13:20
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Bif, am loving the washing machine trick.
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Posted - 08 June 2018 16:21
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I'm surprised no one has suggested that the victim got wealthy by owning a whole practice, rather than just being an employed dentist?
Lydia
Posted - 09 June 2018 13:12
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We have a lot of people locally with £100k of gold at home ( wedding stuff etc) to such an extent police have had to put leaflets through the doors suggesting it not be kept at home.

Whereas if they came in here I don't even have a wedding ring, my watch is £12.99 Argos 15 years ago - i just keep getting the strap replaced and as i found out recently when getting it repaired my father's old Saab is probably worht less than the repair cost cost me so they would be very disappointed here. Yes by all means take the second hand piano music although I doubt you'll be able to fit the piano on the back of your bike. Safe - what safe? Money, what money? Would you like 1000 paperback books? What about this skirt I bought 10 years ago?

However this hard working denist and his trophy blonde wife who like showing off what they have (and why not - it's his money) can spend his money on whatever he wants and is entitled to feel safe at home.

I've done a few dental practice sales etc. There can be quite a bit of money in it if you get it right but it's hard to qualify. He is entitled to his money and to spend it how he likes.
Groot
Posted - 09 June 2018 13:23
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“trophy blonde wife”

Boom Lydia, keep it nice
Oslama
Posted - 09 June 2018 14:25
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moving flat from a side street flat in shepherds bush, i piled up everything i didnt want on the pavement. It wasnt quite Coming To America with locals in my gold lame capes, but it all went