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To wonder where the people in the Rovers Return get their money?

(39 Posts)
bangheadhere Sat 30-Jan-16 07:50:31

I mean they are in there nearly every night.
Who can even afford to do that?


ShamefulPlaceMarker Sat 30-Jan-16 07:51:55

For being an extra? I've heard it can pay okay

jollyjester Sat 30-Jan-16 07:53:58

Same as eastenders. Lunchtine drinking? Does this happen?

And no one ever just nips to the bank machine unless thry are at the tube station and normally then they are leaving forever!

rainbowstardrops Sat 30-Jan-16 07:54:19

I know, I always think that when they show scenes in Roy's cafe!

Do these people not have their own kettle or toaster?! grin

bangheadhere Sat 30-Jan-16 07:57:50

Yes yes to lunchtime drinking.

I mean some of them get breakfast in Roys Rolls, lunch time drink or two, in after work too.

Surely knicker stitching doesn't pay that well?

ratspeaker Sat 30-Jan-16 08:41:48

And baby sitters. Everyone seems to be able to nip out for a drink without co ordinating who's coming into look after the bairns. I mean you see all the adults in there gossiping, flirting, having dramas without a worry about the kids

Lauren15 Sat 30-Jan-16 08:44:50

I laugh when they get a takeaway coffee from Roys. It's in the same street. Can't they just get one at home? It's hardly barista standard coffee!

Xmasbaby11 Sat 30-Jan-16 08:46:40

I know - cake runs too! Surely someone would bring in a job lor from Freshco?

Xmasbaby11 Sat 30-Jan-16 08:46:57

Job lot!

ToucheShay Sat 30-Jan-16 08:48:00

I thought the same about the launderette. Doesn't anyone have a washer at home? I mean, you can get a cheap one for £200.

minesapintofwine Sat 30-Jan-16 08:54:10

I'm always amazed that everyone seems to have so much time and a life outside of work. You never see anyone just vegging on the sofa. Nor do you see anyone doing the school run

Dreamonastar Sat 30-Jan-16 09:02:31

I remember when the kebab shop opened on corrie and all the characters were eating lunchtime kebabs. NO ONE has a kebab at lunchtime grin

ditavonteesed Sat 30-Jan-16 09:05:43

also why are they not all really overweight, I mean if I had a bacon butty every morning, cake mid morning, beer at lunch time, beer in the evening and a crafty kebab I would be huge.

Twowrongsdontmakearight Sat 30-Jan-16 09:07:11

I agree dreamon kebabs here are late night post drinking!

MidnightAura Sat 30-Jan-16 09:19:26

I think this too! How can they afford to go out drinking so much? I also think it's weird that they all seem to work on the street and I a new character comes in they immediately get a job usually at the factory, no questions asked!

PennyHasNoSurname Sat 30-Jan-16 09:23:47

The prices are quite high too. Sally paid £2.50 or similar for a small white wine in there the other day

FarrowandBallAche Sat 30-Jan-16 09:26:49

And Kevin's kid Jack.
Who looks after him ALL the time??

PeggyBlomquist Sat 30-Jan-16 09:40:09

ToucheShay ( nice name!) they don't have £200 'cos all their cash is in the pub till!

BrieAndChilli Sat 30-Jan-16 09:52:19

And it's not just the money either, time must work differently there because there's no way I can get myself as the kids ready for school and work as then go have a leisurely breakfast at a cafe (bearing in mind the time to order it and wait for it to be cooked) then get kids to school and then on to work!

CaptainCrunch Sat 30-Jan-16 09:56:18

There's an amazing thread on digital spy called coronation street suspension of reality, it's hilarious.

BarbaraofSeville Sat 30-Jan-16 10:06:44

The prices are quite high too. Sally paid £2.50 or similar for a small white wine in there the other day

That's not high. I don't think I've ever seen any amount of wine in a pub for less than about £4 in years.

CalleighDoodle Sat 30-Jan-16 10:16:19

I actually know people who have had similar lifestyles on the past. One example is a friends partner used to be dropped off at the pub every night after work, and would get the bacon butty everyday. He would be in the pub all weekend too. How? Because he had nothing else. Thats where his
Money went. He spent on alcohol the equivelent of a mortgage. He got together with my friend and she immediately put a stop to that! He now tips his wage to her and she sent him to get the next qualification up in his field and has been promoted. No more week day drinking. Basically he needed someone to take control.

The £200 washing machine is not cheap to people on low wages. That would require saving for some time. If youre living hand to mouth launderette is the only option.

AnguaResurgam Sat 30-Jan-16 10:37:04

Well, they all do have their own washing machines so at least there's no launderette in sight.

And they don't seem to have any other social life or hobbies (now that Deirdre's demise means no-one's doing a pottery class) so The Rovers is all that is left as a place to spend. Because only a couple of characters ever go shopping or to Spain.

I assumed the factory did the cake run to Roy's because of Hayley.

BTW, did Roy, Cathy and Nazir all give up their allotments? Or is that just the scriptwriters being bored?

No-one ever has school allocations angst, or has problems renewing passports either.

SweetieDrops Sat 30-Jan-16 10:39:50

None of the Corrie lot seem to have their own car either, Steve McDonald must be minted between streetcars and the rovers.

CalleighDoodle Sat 30-Jan-16 13:08:02

I didnt have school allocations angst either. Im also in the north west.

It makes financial sense for the residents to support business in their community.

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