How many poppies do you get through?

#1
I normally get through about five from the moment my poppy seller appears (at Fenchurch Street station) until remembrance day. I always lose them and end up buying another! I lose them on the tube, at work in the office, in the street, at home - everywhere! Is it just me or do others keep having to buy poppies?

On the plus side I normally donate a fiver a go, which means at least £25 donated!
 
#2
Similar. I either lose them when the pin falls out or I forget which coat they are on
 
#3
Well mine's mahoosive and cost me £30 so I'm better than you.
Due to it's immense radius I don't lose it either which means I can use it for up to 10 years - achieving the aim of "caring" more than you - at a fraction of the cost.
 
#5
I normally have one for my suit, one for work and one spare.
 
#6
i normally get through about five from the moment my poppy seller appears (at fenchurch street station) until remembrance day. I always lose them and end up buying another! I lose them on the tube, at work in the office, in the street, at home - everywhere! Is it just me or do others keep having to buy poppies?

On the plus side i normally donate a fiver a go, which means at least £25 donated!

look at me!!!!!
 
#7
Just the one, it's behind my beret badge so never gets lost or forgotten
 
#8
I normally get through about five from the moment my poppy seller appears (at Fenchurch Street station) until remembrance day. I always lose them and end up buying another! I lose them on the tube, at work in the office, in the street, at home - everywhere! Is it just me or do others keep having to buy poppies?

On the plus side I normally donate a fiver a go, which means at least £25 donated!
Why dontcha just get one tattooed for 25 notes?

This will save you from "losing" them (try using the pin, its included in the price) :)
 
#10
Well I grow mine from scratch - fertilising the soil with my very own blood from my freshly cheesegrated foreskin.
 
#11
I picked up a poppy off the floor of Waitrose, or was it Lid, today. I noticed that it was stuck to the floor. Is this the 2012 version of the poppy? A pin-less poppy that uses some type of adhesive to stick (badly it appears) to clothes? Elf n' safety gone mad. Where were these leeches in WW1??
 

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#14
Dealer's bringing round some later, entirely dependent on whether it's a light or heavy weekend.
Stones were good in Paris.
 
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Taffd

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#15
The first one disintegrated after five or six years. With them being so fragile, I didn't think it was worth getting another one.

Nothing's built to last these days - still, it's saved me a couple of quid over the years.
 
#16
I was going to write something flippant - but that wouldn't be fitting op a Poppy thread.

I get through about 8 boxes in total between now and 11th November, selling them to slack ******* who keep dropping them.
 
#18
I've had the same poppy since I was first voluntold to get one in 1986. It's fabloned to make it impervious to rain showers.
I pick up from the floor, those that have fallen off other people's coats. I then iron them and wear them. I haven't bought a poppy in years. Bloody charity cases should get off their arses and get a job.
 
#20
My mates in Luton are gonna get a big load of poppies - and not just the little bog standard ones, either - and set fire to them on Remembrance Sunday. Some quaint custom of theirs.
 

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