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Tess Lewsey on air Sundays 10am - 1pm featuring guest interviews, her take on the week's news and Tess' Talking Point.

Should you charge your grown-up child rent if they live at home?

Did your parents charge you rent for living in their house? 

Do you charge your children rent? Is it the full amount or have you struck a deal?

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Thank you for your comments so far.  Keep them coming in for my talking point on my show on a Sunday between 12-1pm, repeated during the week.  Check the schedule on our website for details.

Previous Talking Points

Multi coloured sweets like Skittles, Smarties or M&Ms. How do you eat them?  Do you sort them into colours or just eat them randomly?

Loyal customer or shop around?
Home or car insurance - do you shop around or stay loyal to one company?

Ketchup, Mayo or Gravy? When the chips are down, what do you prefer? Salt? vinegar? gravy?

Gender Neutral
Following a story in the media about a couple who kept their child's gender a secret, I asked if you thought they had gone one step too far.

Snickers
Snickers are to change their name back to Marathon. And while we're at it should Starburst change its name back to Opal Fruits?

Cream Teas 
Do you put the jam on the scone first then the cream - or the other way round.


Tess's Talking Point

 

Multi coloured sweets like Skittles, Smarties or M&Ms, how do you eat them?  Do you sort them into colours or just eat them randomly?

I got the idea for this talking point from a friend's facebook post. She gave me permission to use it. 

There are numerous varieties of multi coloured sweets to choose from. Like my friend, some of you like to eat your sweets in colour order, starting with the colour that has the lowest number.  But some of you don't care what order you eat them in, you just eat them. 

However, a few of you do have a particular colour you will leave until last, quite possibly because it's your favourite. 

One person said they eat all the M&Ms except the blue ones, as these have a different taste. Someone else said they like to eat the fruity flavours first and leave their favourite - the chocolate ones - until last. Another person said she likes to sort all the Smarties from the jumbo tubes into a certain order, then put them back into the tube in that order. 

There is no right or wrong way. However you eat your sweets, whatever they are, enjoy them how you like.

Loyal customer or shop around?
Home or car insurance - do you shop around or stay loyal to one company?  And what about your gas and/or electricity provider?  

According to the Financial Conduct Authority, loyal customers are paying 200 a year more in premiums than those who shop around.

So what did you make of this talking point?  I strayed off the subject of food this week and used something that was in the news.  It seems that majority or you like to shop around to see what deals you can get, although some people are happy to stay loyal to the company they are with for various reasons.  These people tend to be from the older generation. 

 

Ketchup, Mayo or Gravy? When the chips are down, what do you prefer? Salt, vinegar or both? 

When it comes to chips it seems you don't mind whether they are fat or thin.  Some of you like salt with your chips and a few people like vinegar.  

Tomato ketchup was a favourite at 38% followed by mayo and gravy taking joint 2nd place with 19%.  Just below that was curry sauce at 14% and 10% said they liked ketchup and mayo mixed together. Apparently Heinz are now selling a bottle of this. 

One person mentioned cheesy chips and another person (a bit too late for the show) said brown sauce.  However you like yours, enjoy your chips.

 

Gender Neutral.  Following a story in the media about a couple who kept their child's gender a secret, even from family and friends, used the pronoun 'they' and said they could choose their own gender when older, I asked if you thought they had gone one step too far. 

And should we still dress out girls in pink and boys in blue?  Comments were mixed and made for an interesting read.  Overall you decided that it didn't matter what colour you dress your child in and that you are born either male or female. But the important thing is to let your child be themselves. 

From one comment: All any of us need is love and acceptance at the end of the day.

Snickers
Snickers are to change their name back to Marathon. And while we're at it should Starburst change it's name back to Opal Fruits?

Do you remember when Snickers was called Marathon?  It changed its name in 1990 to come in line with the rest of the world. The company Mars are changing it back to Marathon for 3 months to celebrate 85 years of putting chocolate on our supermarket shelves.  But should Snickers stay Marathon?  It was a close call. About 50% said yes and 50% said leave the name as it is.

Starburst used to be called Opal Fruits.  This was quite interesting.  About 80% of you think we should change Starburst back to Opal Fruits. Then this discussion widened to feature other sweets from our childhood.  

You can hear my talking point during my show this week. Check the schedule to find out when it will be repeated.


Cream Tea. 
Do you put the jam on the scone first then the cream - or the other way round?

(15 September 2019)

This was an interesting first topic for my talking point.  It seems about 60% of people like jam first then cream on their scone - the Cornish way and 40% like it the other way round, cream first then jam, the Devon way.  And it has to be clotted cream.  Is there any other kind!

Do check our website, facebook and twitter to find out next Sunday's talking point topic and leave your comments.

 

 

 

 


 

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