How many poppies do you get through?

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  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.
     
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  4. 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.
     
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  5. I normally have one for my suit, one for work and one spare.
     

  6. look at me!!!!!
     
  7. Just the one, it's behind my beret badge so never gets lost or forgotten
     
  8. 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) :)
     
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  9. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    About one every 3 or 4 years.....
     
  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??
     
  12. I get mine free on the tube, they're lying all over the floor.
     
  13. I refuse to wear one on the grounds that I love to see muppets with the veins throbbing in their necks emoting about how terrible it is.
     
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  14. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

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