The UK has somewhat different customs in this area (and possibly different laws). I recall reading a comment a few months ago from someone in the UK talking about how many more cars get through a green light in the UK than the US because the UK drivers are all ready to start moving as soon as the light is green, rather than waiting for the car in front of them to move before taking their foot off the brake. It is perhaps unwise, but if that's the habit, it's more understandable.
That is probably explained by the UK having a red and amber phase, about 2 seconds between read and green, meaning the green does not come unexpectedly and drivers are ready to move as soon as the lights turn green. Like the US, in the UK, 100% of the blame lies with the person doing the rear ending.
Don't know how it works if you fancy a Chinese, Indian or Kebab on the way home from the pub.
Where I come from Chinese and Indians don't come in bags.
Well they come in aluminium or plastic trays, but getting them home without a bag is a little difficult.
I have corrected your post for you.
No you haven't. The fact that the welsh parliament has created a 5p levy does not mean that the supermarkets didn't fight against it.
And not only are you logically wrong, you're wrong in actuality: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8265754.stm
That article is from 2009, they fought against it, but how am I wrong? the 5p levy has happened.
I can't vouch for San Francisco, but in the England, the supermarkets have always fought against plastic bag bans. Which suggests to me you are inventing a conspiracy where there isn't one.
I have corrected your post for you. Wales has a 5p levy on plastic and paper bags. Living close to the border we do get to experience this, people almost never pay the 5p but do tend to take bags/walk out with shopping piled precariously in their arms or just take it out to the car in the trolley and dump it in the boot (trunk). At McDonald's you can have a small paper bag for your fries (as they are not wrapped), but a bag big enough for you Big Mac as well. Thats 5p. Amusing in the drive through watching them handing over each Big Mac/Quarter Pounder one at a time. Don't know how it works if you fancy a Chinese, Indian or Kebab on the way home from the pub. Northern Ireland is looking at a similar idea, but as a tax. In Wales the money goes to charity. Don't know about Scotland, but it is usually the world leader in nanny state legislation.
Norfolk is not a town. Norwich is not "nearby". Norwich is in Norfolk. It indeed, Norfolk's county town.
Norwich is a city.
Which is why they wanted a unique cell phone number to identify my account...
Which is when I stopped using Facebook (about 7-8 months ago).
Just use a Pay As You Go SIM card, just keep it for facebook and nothing else.
Debit cards and credit cards look the same but they're completely different things.
They look similar, my debit card has debit printed on it. Not that a shop ever gets close enough to read the card. They can tell them apart from the number however, hence how they know to offer cashback with a debit card but not with a credit card. It also allows different surcharges.
I haven't lost my mind -- it's backed up on tape somewhere.