My opposition to PAYD is well documented on this site, however, don't take my word for it A poll currently running on Armynet with the question: "The introduction of Pay As You Dine (PAYD) was intended to offer Service personnel the freedom to choose what, where and when they wished to eat and to only pay for meals taken. Do you think this principle has been a success?" This poll has had over 4100 responses (pretty impressive) and currently sits at 79% of voters saying No. With Tidworth & Bulford about to convert (a super garrison of the future) and the contractor making all the right smoochie noises in the 'consultation' process. Is it time for a complete rethink? Or am I an old dinosaur who needs to get with the programme? I understand that the old way is dead never to be resurrected, however, it is plain to all (non ostriches) that other than in a few isolated cases PAYD messes are dying on their arrses and contractors are monopolising sites and providing less choice at more expense (certainly the case at remote sites). so what is the answer?