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simonp
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

It's leased and I won't be keeping it. 😀
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a car wash brush on the Defender. It has too many sharp edges amd protrusions and I am sick of damaging my fingers.  Swirl marks hide the scratches and dents!  
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Chris M Wanted a V-10
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The C-Max looked in a similar state to the Audi every week day last week, so it got washed every time I got home. Saturday I went to see mum and it was too late to wash it by the time I got home and unloaded it, so it got washed first thing on Sunday morning instead.... 6 times in under 7 days.
It's better not to let the dirt get a chance to dry on the car.......
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madness.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is slightly odd WUMing isn't it? Surely.

Either way, seek help.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black cars are much better at hiding the dirt:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it seems better at being upside down.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, you washed your car six times in seven days?  Am I reading that correctly?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Chris, you washed your car six times in seven days?  Am I reading that correctly?


That's right, he isn't doing it as often a usual.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you did.

Defender got a wash yesterday. The TVR is still dirty from its last trip out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Chris, you washed your car six times in seven days?  Am I reading that correctly?


That's right, he isn't doing it as often a usual.


Life's too short.  It really is.

Chris, my car's paintwork is in pretty good nick after a decade and it's spent several expended periods coated in road-based detritus.  I really would argue that as a percentage of the time spent awake over the course of that particular week, that was an unhealthy amount to spend on cleaning a car.  Not to mention that psychologically, you are fighting a battle that you are always going to lose.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Michael wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Chris, you washed your car six times in seven days?  Am I reading that correctly?


That's right, he isn't doing it as often a usual.


Life's too short.  It really is.

Chris, my car's paintwork is in pretty good nick after a decade and it's spent several expended periods coated in road-based detritus.  I really would argue that as a percentage of the time spent awake over the course of that particular week, that was an unhealthy amount to spend on cleaning a car.  Not to mention that psychologically, you are fighting a battle that you are always going to lose.


It doesn't help that one of us pops round every couple of days with a can of spray on mud.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more you wash the car the more you'll scratch it.

Chris, I really think you have some sort of OCD regarding this, it's not healthy. Maybe there are other factors in your life that contribute to this obsession but maybe you should think about talking to someone about it. No offence but it does seem to be the automotive equivalent of compulsive hand washing.
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Chris M Wanted a V-10
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like a clean car, sure I'd prefer not to have to wash it 6 times in 7 days but it's white and shows the dirt easily.  I have an outdoor bucket with a lid to keep the leaves and dirt out, what's the problem?

(or maybe it's all that washing that's given me a streaming cold, sore throat and my first day off work ill [today] for many years?)
At least I won't have to wash it again today
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you need a job at a car wash.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're going to wash it that often (which I agree is mad), then you should get a decent pre-wash / snowfoam so all you have to do is give it a quick spray, let it dwell for 5mins then blast it off with the pressure washer.  You'll have a 90%+ perfectly clean car without scratching the paintwork, which as has been pointed out, you're bound to be doing.  It will probably be closer to 100% perfectly clean if you do it often, I get the 90%+ when mine is as dirty as Simons or Michaels pictures, which is pretty much what it looks like now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the notion that you'll have spent a whole waking day of that week just washing the car.  With respect, what were you thinking of buying a white car?

I read Dr David Adam's account of OCD, and his OCD, called The Man Who Couldn't Stop.  Well worth a read.  It also describes OCPD, the P standing for Personality.  Very different conditions, as OCD sufferers are tormented by their compulsions and would generally rather they could be freed from them.  OCPD sufferers  are generally happy with their desires to have things a certain way, even if the rest of the world things they are somewhere between fussy and barking.

If cleaning the car makes you happy, knock yourself out - you're not hurting anyone.  But if it doesn't and you have to do it to avoid feeling unhappy that's a different thing, and one that might be worth exploring.

Book linky:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Who-...words=the+man+who+couldn%27t+stop

Sad, funny, hopeful and informative.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of all the things you could be doing with your right hand , 6 days out of 7 .   Still , if car washing gives you that much pleasure, fair play
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I'm trying to find out - happy doing it or unhappy if it's not done.  Important distinction.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's off-topic but if I was married to Kelly Brook I couldn't stop bathing her. Not sure if that's OCD or not.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you were doing it because it made you happy, then no!

(I know no-one here is doing it, but having read about the condition one of my pet peeves is people saying they're 'a little bit OCD' about something, when what they really mean is they prefer tidy to untidy.)
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Chris M Wanted a V-10
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
With respect, what were you thinking of buying a white car?


Don't foget I didn't choose the colour, it was sitting in the showroom discounted being a superseded model, and I haggled.

5 to 10 minutes for most of the evening washes, just a quick wipe-down with a wet sponge to remove the worst of the dirt, not to get it spotless (Sunday am's wash took about 20 mins and included opening all doors, bonnet and tailgate to clean inside the shuts). These aren't proper washes, just "slightly vigorous rinses".

It's not OCD, it's just that a white car shows the dirt terribly and I don't like having a dirty car (plus as I have said before, a clean car runs so much better than a dirty car)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Michael wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Chris, you washed your car six times in seven days?  Am I reading that correctly?


That's right, he isn't doing it as often a usual.


Life's too short.  It really is.


Agreed - the A2 was last washed before Christmas and the DS4 today as it has been serviced (saves me a job and they use a jet wash rather than a dirty bucket), both cars got a cake of polish in October so they aren't having any damage done by the crack sitting on them
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, you definitely chose the colour.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Nissan has been sitting in my garage for about 8 weeks, it was dirty when it went, it's got dirtier on the rare trips it's had out and it'll get even dirtier before I wash it.

My name's Tim and I don't care  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:


It's not OCD, it's just that a white car shows the dirt terribly and I don't like having a dirty car (plus as I have said before, a clean car runs so much better than a dirty car)


This'll give you sleepless nights then:



It'll be worse by the time I get back from Aberdeen on Thursday.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ford's reeeaalllyy dirty, too!

I still haven't washed mine either. Last of my four days off today and it has been raining all four.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rain is little deterrent to washing a car, I've washed mine in the rain many times (and yes, it got another lower-body wash when I got home from work this evening).

Re Bob's comments, I really must get back to Aberdeen again one day soon
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, if you're in Dundee on your way to/from Aberdeen give me a shout.

I won't make you wash my car!!
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Both our cars are fucking minging right now. Mine shows it a lot less mind.... We've been busy lately, and when I see rain forecast and know I have a lot of miles coming up, I tend to leave it... I am slightly OCD in that I like to clean it before a long spell of good weather and/or light mileage, so it looks good for longer.... The interior I keep spotless, but that takes minutes.

Lately I've considered taking the car to the Romanians around the corner for a hand wash -I would not use those people in supermarket car parks who have no running water, but the local lot jetwash then hand wash it for well under a tenner with good results. But I have not been arsed to do that either  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim wrote:
Chris, if you're in Dundee on your way to/from Aberdeen give me a shout.

Is the Turkish restaurant still open, opposite the Queen's Hotel?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Tim wrote:
Chris, if you're in Dundee on your way to/from Aberdeen give me a shout.

Is the Turkish restaurant still open, opposite the Queen's Hotel?


Yeah I think so.
There's a nice takeaway just round the corner from my work too although it only opens at 4:30!
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Impatient woman who stormed up behind me whilst at the lights on a stretch of dual, 40 limit.  I was turning right after about 400 yards, and opened up a gap when the lights changed before settling at 40.  Lights ahead were red, so no point in hurrying.  She disagrees and catches up, clearly wanting to zoom up to the lights and sit there behind someone else.  And when I say caught up, I mean to the degree that I could only see the top half of her bonnet.  I just kept slowing down, and got to the lights as they changed.

If she hadn't been so rude I'd have let her by, but what's gained I have absolutely no idea.
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Drove up to see me dad last night and the amount of times I got boxed in behind a lorry on the inside lane of the motorway by some dozy middle lane-hogging shit head with the cruise control set was fucking infuriating!

There was a convoy of a Kuga and a Focus who went past at the Basingstoke junction of the M3 and even though I was using the motorway properly I still caught them up again around J4 and the pair of cunts were still nose to tail in the middle lane! Did a quick route check and that's almost 20 miles.


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Motorcyclists and scooter riders that ride with their feet out. I don't understand this; when you move your body on a bike it makes the bike move about. If I'm at really low speed I take a foot (usually my left, despite it's accident a couple of years ago) off the peg and wave it about to balance the bike, along with a quick rev of the engine to balance up. This is for about 1-2 seconds at most.

I see loads of bikes riding the entire length of the Chelsea Embankment with one or both feet flailing behind them, presumably because the rider is worried about losing balance and needing the comfort of having their foot ready to touch down. The mere act of having your feet hanging about is making your bike more unbalanced in the first place, ya divs!
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Big Blue wrote:
Motorcyclists and scooter riders that ride with their feet out. I don't understand this; when you move your body on a bike it makes the bike move about. If I'm at really low speed I take a foot (usually my left, despite it's accident a couple of years ago) off the peg and wave it about to balance the bike, along with a quick rev of the engine to balance up. This is for about 1-2 seconds at most.

I see loads of bikes riding the entire length of the Chelsea Embankment with one or both feet flailing behind them, presumably because the rider is worried about losing balance and needing the comfort of having their foot ready to touch down. The mere act of having your feet hanging about is making your bike more unbalanced in the first place, ya divs!


Used to see that a lot at TT - must be an English thing!  
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Young cunt I see driving a tatty Seat around the village often in the evenings, 60 in 30 zones, cornering stupidly, wheelspinning his way out of junctions.  He's going to hurt someone if he carries on like this.
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Report him and they should issue a section 59 - especially if someone else does too.
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Nobber in a van on my way to work tonight. Driving at 30 for miles on a NSL road with more cars stuck behind than I could count, the queue went that far back. We then got to some lights where they stopped, despite the lights being green. Then, after being tooted, they turned left and we're now doing only 15 mph (limit now 30). Then they just stopped dead, making everyone stop and wait until they could get past. When I did just that I couldn't help noticing that the mirrors on the twat's van were folded in!
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Foreign drivers of all kinds in London that have absolutely no idea how traffic signals work. I'm including van drivers, Uber drivers and TfL licensed private hire cars that clearly have done a license swap based on the DVLA rules on which countries can swap licenses.

So now you know who: here's what I'm on about. You are at a traffic signalled crossroads. You want to turn left or right and are on the red light. To allow you to turn the cross traffic must clearly have a red light. So your light goes green, you turn in then see that the light for the cross traffic is red so do you:

(a) just carry on because that's the purpose of traffic signalled junctions? or

(b) stop because you've seen a red light meaning the vehicles behind cannot turn behind you and those two or three cars back cannot even go straight on?

Several times this week alone have I seen this, today being the worst as it caused a jam in the crossover section and hindered the progress of an emergency vehicle.
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Yesterday's was an unliveried brown van, and I can safely say I've never seen more aggressive driving.  No gap was too small for him to barge into, no lane too wrong if he thought he could gain the slightest advantage.  His overtaking consisted of getting within two feet of his victim, luging at right angles so that he 'changed' lane within the blink of en eye, getting eighteen inches ahead and then repeating the lunge back in.  He did this over and over again.

At one five-lane junction (where the right two are right-only), he barged back across to go straight ahead, causing other traffic to have to come to a complete standstill.

Why is there never a traffic cop around when you need one?
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Sometimes, just sometimes...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?...8238886457&id=143233165824638
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Roadsterstu wrote:
Sometimes, just sometimes...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?...8238886457&id=143233165824638


Karma at work.
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Yesterday I came across a woman in need of some of nature's natural selection: She was 300/400 yds ahead of me in her Astra when she pulled in opposite a shop. She opened her door a couple of inches and looked back straight at me. There was a car coming the other way so I was wary but thought she had seen me and wouldn't be stupid - No, she swung her door open as wide as it would go and rolled out, bringing me to a very abrupt stop. She then proceeded to stand where I couldn't get past, until she could cross the road. Ignorant arrogance.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yesterday's was an unliveried brown van, and I can safely say I've never seen more aggressive driving.  No gap was too small for him to barge into, no lane too wrong if he thought he could gain the slightest advantage.  His overtaking consisted of getting within two feet of his victim, luging at right angles so that he 'changed' lane within the blink of en eye, getting eighteen inches ahead and then repeating the lunge back in.  He did this over and over again.

At one five-lane junction (where the right two are right-only), he barged back across to go straight ahead, causing other traffic to have to come to a complete standstill.

Why is there never a traffic cop around when you need one?


Sometimes I encounter a van on my way home from work that is driven by a complete nutter. He (I assume it's a he) overtakes every vehicle he comes up behind, whether there is a corner coming up or there are vehicles coming the other way, he don't give a fuck. Last time I saw it there was a car with its hazard lights flashing stopped at the side of the road a few miles further on. I've convinced myself that car was like that because it had been damaged when the driver swerved to avoid a head on collision with van boy...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yesterday I came across a woman in need of some of nature's natural selection: She was 300/400 yds ahead of me in her Astra when she pulled in opposite a shop. She opened her door a couple of inches and looked back straight at me. There was a car coming the other way so I was wary but thought she had seen me and wouldn't be stupid - No, she swung her door open as wide as it would go and rolled out, bringing me to a very abrupt stop. She then proceeded to stand where I couldn't get past, until she could cross the road. Ignorant arrogance.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boxer6 wrote:
JohnC wrote:
Yesterday I came across a woman in need of some of nature's natural selection: She was 300/400 yds ahead of me in her Astra when she pulled in opposite a shop. She opened her door a couple of inches and looked back straight at me. There was a car coming the other way so I was wary but thought she had seen me and wouldn't be stupid - No, she swung her door open as wide as it would go and rolled out, bringing me to a very abrupt stop. She then proceeded to stand where I couldn't get past, until she could cross the road. Ignorant arrogance.


Sometimes, a good case can be made for properly affixed bull-bars. This is one.  


I nearly ran into the back of someone who slammed their brakes on at a roundabout a couple of weeks ago The Land Rover would have been fine, but I suspect the Hyundai hatchback would have been toast!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simonp wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Yesterday's was an unliveried brown van, and I can safely say I've never seen more aggressive driving.  No gap was too small for him to barge into, no lane too wrong if he thought he could gain the slightest advantage.  His overtaking consisted of getting within two feet of his victim, luging at right angles so that he 'changed' lane within the blink of en eye, getting eighteen inches ahead and then repeating the lunge back in.  He did this over and over again.

At one five-lane junction (where the right two are right-only), he barged back across to go straight ahead, causing other traffic to have to come to a complete standstill.

Why is there never a traffic cop around when you need one?


Sometimes I encounter a van on my way home from work that is driven by a complete nutter. He (I assume it's a he) overtakes every vehicle he comes up behind, whether there is a corner coming up or there are vehicles coming the other way, he don't give a fuck. Last time I saw it there was a car with its hazard lights flashing stopped at the side of the road a few miles further on. I've convinced myself that car was like that because it had been damaged when the driver swerved to avoid a head on collision with van boy...


Like this twat from today. I hope he started to twitch a bit because I made sure there was only just enough room.


Mrs R had a good one yesterday. School run bint ahead of Mrs R stopped in the middle of the approach road to drop her child off. She just stuck her fingers up at Mrs R but once Mrs R had  parked, the silly lazy bint, still trying to find a space nearer the school, wound the window down to throw a few choice words at Mrs R. She was so busy doing so, she didn't spot that car ahead had stopped.... crunch!
Mrs R said she couldn't stop laughing. Neither could a few other parents. Karma at its finest.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karma at its finest would also involve her rectum prolapsing, I'd have thought...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I the only one who's found the army of chimpanzees our supermarkets have put on the roads to drive their delivery trucks have no sense of safe or considerate parking?

I've just almost run into the back of one who was parked midway along the inside of a blind left corner on a nsl road! Luckily I don't get anywhere near the speed limit on this road as I know there's plenty of hazards to fall upon but many drivers exceed the speed limit.


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