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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: For a change, someone who's not a villain.  Reply with quote

The night before last, I noticed that someone had parked a ginormous van in the space next to mine in the hotel car park. Slightly anxious about this as he would have to swing round quite sharply when reversing out.

Anyway, I was getting ready for work yesterday morning when I heard his engine start up, so needless to say I was compelled to go to the window and look.

What he did was to back out, swing round a bit, then go fowards into the space again. He did this three times, each time getting further from my car, until the last time he had enough space to swing round sharply enough to get out.

What impressed me was the way he did each manouvere quickly and decisively, obviously knowing exactly how far he could turn and reverse. It was a real pleasure to see somebody both confident and competent in their driving - all too rare nowadays. And all without parking sensors too!

So here we are then, a thread for posting about people driving well. Somehow think it'll be smaller than the "villain" thread, though.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used to have an automotive hero thread started by whatever the A2 driver is called at the moment - Chris or something.
Your post reminds me I badly curbed a wheel this morning trying to park.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
We used to have an automotive hero thread started by whatever the A2 driver is called at the moment - Chris or something.
Your post reminds me I badly curbed a wheel this morning trying to park.

Frank Bullitt. Sorry about your alloy, BTW ...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was me.  

I did try but having a positive thread is far less attractive than a negative one, human nature I suppose.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may get used less frequently, but I think a sticky for good-guy-ism is warranted.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sort of had three or four this morning. Approaching a box junction with traffic stopped on the far side, I left the junction clear (as one should) and every car driver turning right across my path waved in acknowlegement.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a couple of instances on my travels today when I was in the middle lane of the motorway, preparing to pass a car using the inside lane, and saw that they would need to move out to pass something themselves.

Imagine my surprise when, having pre-emptively moved into the outside lane, I received a wave of thanks. It's only a little gesture, but it does make all the difference.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt, thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Bullitt wrote:
It was me.  

I did try but having a positive thread is far less attractive than a negative one, human nature I suppose.


It's certainly true. A well known rule of business is that whilst a satisfied customer probably won't tell anyone about you, an unsatisfied customer will tell 10 of their mates to avoid you. Ergo, we only bother to moan about bad experiences than get too excited about our good ones.


On the subject, I had a very nice chap in Tesco's who was about to use the space oposite my car but waited for me to drive forward and out through his space before he went in. Not many people would do that!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the opposite this morning. I was just starting to reverse out of my parking space when a Ka came hammering round the corner into the aisle forcing me to stop. The driver then pratted about taking three goes to back said vehicle into the space opposite me (in a Ka FFS). By the time this manoeuvre was completed the car two to my left then backed out turning behind me, so I had to wait even longer.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the opposite in Cornwall. Carefully parked the rented VW Shuttle in a car park space, making sure I kept it square and between the lines. I walked around the town (in the peeing rain) and got back to find that some prick had parked an even bigger LWB Transit next to the Shuttle. It was parked diagonally so the front of it was about 10" from the front of our bus and about 1" away from the rear. With a car in the space in front, a car to the left and his van having about 2' of length on ours I was stuck. I had no choice but to check for damage (as much as I could, given the tiny gap), write down his plate in case he did some on the way out and go for another wander in the rain!

If you're reading this WVM, I'd just like to say from the relative safe haven of my keyboard that you are a C*NT!!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey!  This is the thread for praising the good guys!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rest my case, your honour
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Not that this chap did anything particularly chivalrous, but I had a DS pull up at the lights next to me today.  I wound the window down and observed 'nice car, mate.'  In broadest Brummie, and wearing broadest grin, he replied 'it's byowtiful, innit?'

I drove off with a smile on my face , having spead just a little happiness!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my youthful driving days, I stupidly attempted to overtake a car without checking over my shoulder and very nearly side swiped a nice clean Sunbeam Rapier.

The look on the face of the other driver was mixture of terror and anger that made me initially feel stupid and angry. But it was a well deserved rebuke I finally concluded and held my head in shame. About two miles further I was behind him at a set of lengthy roadworks, so I leapt out of my Colt Lancer and quickly ran to his car and tapped on the window.

"I'm sorry about that back there!" I said offering him my hand.

"You just gave me such a fright." he said with a laughing smile taking my hand. "I've only just put this on the road after a rebuild!" he added without attempting to coerce me into a grovelling apology

"God. I know! I'm such an arse. Sorry again." I said as I rushed back to my car, so as not to annoy other car drivers by delaying the queue at the road works. Then I sat behind the Rapier until he turned left onto the Exeter road a few miles on. He gave me a friendly wave as he did so. Then sun came out and a feeling of well being spread throughout my soul.

That is a far better feeling than driving along making excuses for yourself and trying to find blame with the other driver and getting all bitter. If the internet had been around then, I would have been some wanker in a brown Colt Lancer.
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In my youthful driving days, I stupidly attempted to overtake a car without checking over my shoulder and very nearly side swiped a nice clean Sunbeam Rapier.

The look on the face of the other driver was mixture of terror and anger that made me initially feel stupid and angry. But it was a well deserved rebuke I finally concluded and held my head in shame. About two miles further I was behind him at a set of lengthy roadworks, so I leapt out of my Colt Lancer and quickly ran to his car and tapped on the window.

"I'm sorry about that back there!" I said offering him my hand.

"You just gave me such a fright." he said with a laughing smile taking my hand. "I've only just put this on the road after a rebuild!" he added without attempting to coerce me into a grovelling apology

"God. I know! I'm such an arse. Sorry again." I said as I rushed back to my car, so as not to annoy other car drivers by delaying the queue at the road works. Then I sat behind the Rapier until he turned left onto the Exeter road a few miles on. He gave me a friendly wave as he did so. Then sun came out and a feeling of well being spread throughout my soul.

That is a far better feeling than driving along making excuses for yourself and trying to find blame with the other driver and getting all bitter. If the internet had been around then, I would have been some wanker in a brown Colt Lancer.


Do that today and you'd probably end up as another stab victim in the Daily Mail. - Oh that reminds me, haven't checked out the mash recently!
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I must congratulate pretty much all the drivers on the M40 southbound yesterday, between junction 11 to the Stokenchurch cutting, for demonstrating that the British can drive properly on a motorway. By and large, lane discipline was exemplary and the road was flowing beautifully.
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Hgv Driver who noticed I was nervously looking for a way passed..all at 5.15 am...

He knew he was holding up the force and that any minute a torrent of power would surge through...

Thus blinked on the near side indicator on a straight bit...

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4 hours driving yeaterday, no villans but a few decent drivers worth mentioning.
First chap was in a 996 Turbo. I was pressing on and he didn't hold me up (Yes, it does sound a bit ridiculous), but ended up going in tandem with me for about 20 miles on the M1 to Belfast. We both made good progress with out going too quickly.

Second was a chap in a 1 series hatch. I think it was a 120 petrol as there was no plumes of smoke when he accelerated and it was way too quick for a 116- it had a single wide exhaust . Anyway, he was seriously quick on roads he obviously knew well, I struggled to stay with him.

Third was the Sprinter driver who let me overtake along with the Truck and the HGV in front of him in one go. It's good to use a bit of local knowledge in planning a decent overtaking manouevre, and the straight, downhill stretch of wide B road that went for about 1/3 of a mile was perfect for it.

Most of the motorway drivers were excellant yesterday too. They all seemed to have learned lane discipline, and allowed me to overtake when necessary.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The V-Reg Yellow smart fortwo driver I follwed from Looe on the A roads towards Plymouth this morning.

Driving very quickly (60-70) with good lines and only used the brakes a handful of times and overtook a couple of vehicles moving that were doing 45-ish.

Don't know why, but I am always surprised at how nippy they are off the line and that they do seem to tackle twisty bits of road very well!

The guy driving it did let himself down slightly - he had a pink steering wheel.  Must be the wifey's car.
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I imagine theyre quick, up to a point, whereby their power drops off rather sharply.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very pretty smartly dressed red haired lady in Sainsbury's who smiled the kind of smile that lights up a room and waved me through with my trolley in the spirits aisle when she had 'right of way'.

After I paid for my weekly shop and returned to my car I noticed she had arrived back at her Ignis that was parked next to the MX5 at the same time. I let her get into her car first and got another smile and then another as she reversed out.

Ah -  one of the simple pleasures in life.
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Not really sure where to put this but I thought I'd commend the efforts of a Camry 2.4 driver the other day. I caught him on a B road and stayed behind him, despite his best efforts to leave me. When we got to a few straighter roads, he pulled away a few car lengths, mainly because I'd eased off, so I increased my rate of velocity, and once I was in 3rd gear, hauled him in very quickly.

So Camry driver, I don't think much of your car, but thanks for making the effort and making the journey a bit of fun.
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A very pretty smartly dressed red haired lady in Sainsbury's who smiled the kind of smile that lights up a room and waved me through with my trolley in the spirits aisle when she had 'right of way'.

After I paid for my weekly shop and returned to my car I noticed she had arrived back at her Ignis that was parked next to the MX5 at the same time. I let her get into her car first and got another smile and then another as she reversed out.

Ah - one of the simple pleasures in life.


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You do know stalking is a crime don't you??  


Yeah but I decided not to press charges.
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Parked at the garage yesterday,  pump on left so I had to pull quite far forward as my nozzle is on the right.  Idiot in a van had abandoned his chariot directly in front despite ample parking not ten yards away.  Not the end of the world, as it would just mean heavy steering lock.

On returning from paying, I see an Accord estate parked behind me.  When I look in my mirror before pulling away, I see that entirely unprompted he has reversed to allow me space to roll back and exit more easily.  I wave, and so does he.

I wish I'd got out of the car and shook his hand.
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Barreling along in the outside lane as the Motorway speed limit dropped (due to roadworks), I approached and overtook what looked from a distance, like a normal Transit van. As I drove past, I realised it was actually a police vehicle but was filthy, hiding most of the badges etc.
I was a good 15-20 over the limit and was braking into the lower limit when the driver pulled out and followed me. I indicated left and slowed a bit more, he drove past me and went on his merry way.
He could have easily pulled me over as I was doing about 70 in a 50, but he didn't.
Well done that copper.  
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I nominate me!

I was queueing at a point where two lanes merge, and it's notorious for the sort of cuntbuntery barging in at the last minute that I hate. Anyway, I catch sight of a van pulling out from the opposite side of the road, and rather than barge to the front he stops between me and the bus behind and indicates. I can see the bus and the car behind it bunch up to stop him getting in.

I think for a second, then motion to him that he can pull forward and come in front of me when the lights change. Cue the 'thank you', 'no, thank you' stuff and a flash of hazards when we move away. Left me feeling uncharacteristically good about my fellow road user.

I'm just hoping he wasn't one of the car-blind, and might even tell someone about 'that nice bloke in the RS4...'
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Yesterday leaving the car park i noticed a girl in a scruffy looking Yaris trying to get out.  The car park was overfull and she was trying to turn right round a 90' bend.  She wasnt going to make it, not by a long shot.  Her right side was an inch from a car and her fron left bumper also wasnt going to clear the cars and that side.  I was predicting a crunch when low and behold, she stopped, straightened the wheels and went back to come at it from a better angle.  Better car control you couldnt hope to see from anyone.  I thought she was going to turn the wheel left as she reversed, but she went back dead straight, the right way.

Good show.
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I think that when I need to use the M5 motorway in future I shall do it after 10pm.

Yesterday evening the motorway was lightly trafficked and used correctly by everyone! Lane discipline and all. I was amazed.

Some truckers did the 'flash' to indicate that it was safe for me to pull back in front of them when I'd passed (although it may have escaped their notice that I was not towing a 40-foot trailer behind me and I was therefore able to work this out for myself!) but the gesture was nevertheless appreciated.

Thanks also to the trucker on the A46 who saw me having a look to see if I could overtake, who indicated that it was safe to do so.
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The nice lady in a debadged 3-series who let me change lanes at a roundabout in the snow this morning with the result that the total cock in the Mercedes CE behind her who was obviously trying to block me blasted his horn at her for about 30s which got him all of about three feet further up the road.  
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Needing some stuff from M&S I decided to take advantage of their 20% off day and brave the Christmas crowds at Merry Hill this morning. On leaving the traffic trying to leave the car park was solid and I was attempting to join the outgoing queue on the main exit road. A Mondeo driver was sticking resolutely to the back of a 156 and the Vectra behind him was even closer but, much to my surprise, when the traffic moved, the Vectra driver waved me out into the queue. I salute you, Sir.
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Todays hero's are the people that broke up for Xmas early and made my final commute to work a dream.
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I've been meaning to thank a local traffic warden from a few weeks back.
There's a disc parking scheme in the town beside my workplace and I'd driven there during my lunch break. I keep a book of parking discs in the car so got the latest one out, scratched off the date and time and realised that I'd scratched the time off in the date section.
I decided to put the correct date in too, got out of the car and walked towards the shops. I met the traffic warden who was walking in the direction of my car. I explained to him that I'd made a mistake on the disc and pointed out my car.
He told me it was fine (technically I could have got a parking ticket as the disc would have been void).
Nice to see some humanity and common sense being applied. He may have been happy that I'd paid, as the road I'd parked on regularly has other cars with no discs displayed.
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PR wrote:
Thanks also to the trucker on the A46 who saw me having a look to see if I could overtake, who indicated that it was safe to do so.


Beware - he's probably got a love of seeing violent car smashes and has "offed" 6 drivers already...
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Roadsterstu wrote:
Beware - he's probably got a love of seeing violent car smashes and has "offed" 6 drivers already...


Did the truck look like this one?


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Classic film.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to raise a glass to the local councillor who increased the speed limit on the bit of dual carriageway on my way to work.

It was popular with the police before, catching people in the 60kph limit, became an annoying pastime at one stage but it's now 100kph.

They have only changed the limit in one direction, probably because pedestrians use the other side regularly, but it's the first time I've seen a limit raised properly in a long time.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had cause to toot an old boy in a Freelander who drifted entirely into my lane whilst going around a bend. He waved his hand in acknowledgement, and I found myself behind him at the next set of lights. He made a point of acknowledging it again with a raised hand, and of making eye contact until he could see I'd seen him and waved back.

You, sir, are a true gentleman. May the road rise up to meet you.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was following a large van down the narrow country lanes that constitute part of my commute, and was pleased to see the driver slowing down when other traffic presented itslef, as well as pulling as far over as he possibly could.  A contrast to how van drivers usually seem to behave.

Translink Express, I salute you.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PR wrote:
Thanks also to the trucker on the A46 who saw me having a look to see if I could overtake, who indicated that it was safe to do so.

Had one of those the other evening. Even more appreciated as I was in an RHD car on an LHD road.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an A4 2.0 TDi whilst my car was in for a sorting-out of a trim rattle (the bugger is now clear) and I ended up parking too far away from Satan's pump because the electronic handbrake hadn't engaged, meaning I had to get back in and reverse. The couple in the car behind were kindness itself and even pointed out that the fuel flap was open when I returned from paying. I thanked them for tolerating my (and the car's) stupidity.

Nice people.

I appear to be the only one noticing nice people at present!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so much a "nice" person, as something nice to see. Returning from an excursion with the dogs this afternoon, passing me the other way was a rather elderly chap, complete with sideburns and "Sherlock Holmes" hat, driving a MINI cabrio ............ with the roof down!

In 2℃.

Bravo, sir, hats off to you! (In the warm, obviously!!)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old dear in a Toyota Yaris slowed and let me past on Saturday.

I was actually content to follow her prior to that as I was worried the traction control light was going to burn itself out if I tried to make any decent progress.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mate lives in a house converted into 4 flats, on a busy residential street. Most houses don't have a garage so parking is on the road. The back garden of my mates is paved and used as off road parking. Last week a BMW driving neighbour decided he would park across the entrance blockin some people in, and preventing others getting in.

Within a couple of hours the black 3 series coupe had 4 notes on it from the disgruntled residents, telling him in uncertain terms what they thought of his selfishness. My mates note also thanked him for the 100 he had lost him as he couldn't get out to his clients (he's a PT).

Later that evening hand written notes were left under each door from BMW man saying how sorry he was, how pissed off he gets when other people do this sort of thing and how it would never happen again.

My mates note also had a cheque for 100.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
Later that evening hand written notes were left under each door from BMW man saying how sorry he was, how pissed off he gets when other people do this sort of thing and how it would never happen again. My mate's note also had a cheque for 100.

A dying breed - someone prepared to admit they're in the wrong and to apologise ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday, headed over to the next town and got behind a queue of about ten cars, all stuck behind someone (a woman, as it turned out) in a Corsa, doing about 15 m.p.h. Resigned myself to staying at that for the whole 6 and a bit miles, but instead she pulled in at the next farm-road and let everyone past!

Well done, madam, and may all your journeys be peaceful and frost-free!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The smiley traffic warden last night on Harborne High Street who stopped giving me a ticket as i came back to my car, due to me being parked in a disabled bay.

Now it does annoy me, that there is no parking on the high street in certain areas up till 8pm and the wardens only appear at 7pm just to catch you out.  One particular instance occured when the wardens were parked in disabled bays, while handing out tickets! According to them, they can, but that's not the point - what happens if someone disabled wants to park?

However, I parked where I did,  not noticing either the small disabled sign 5 metres up in the air on a pole or the fading white letters on the road (obscured by another parked car).  Being just new in from the countryside, I just saw other cars parked in bays with no yellow lines and it was after 8pm.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why this pleasedme so much, but my local Shell was out of V-Power yesterday.  I stopped anyway and asked the chap when they expected more in, and he intimated that there was still a little in tank six, and that if I were to remove the plastic 'empty' cover and give it a bash, there would probably be enough for me.  Lo and behold, there was.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
I don't know why this pleasedme so much, but my local Shell was out of V-Power yesterday. I stopped anyway and asked the chap when they expected more in, and he intimated that there was still a little in tank six, and that if I were to remove the plastic 'empty' cover and give it a bash, there would probably be enough for me. Lo and behold, there was.


I'm sure the retail industry banned excellent customer service years ago? Good to see there are still some petrol station workers willing be helpful.


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