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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I sympathise for the workers of my local shell.  Its 24hour, they only get min wage, and its always, always busy.  Theyre always on their own except for maybe sat afternoon when they have two on.  I knew a guy who worked there and he didnt get a proper break on an 8 hour shift as he was on his own, the best he could do was nip outside for a smoke.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I sympathise for the workers of my local shell.  Its 24hour, they only get min wage, and its always, always busy.  Theyre always on their own except for maybe sat afternoon when they have two on.  I knew a guy who worked there and he didnt get a proper break on an 8 hour shift as he was on his own, the best he could do was nip outside for a smoke.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He would go round the other side away from the pumps if that helps.  I said i knew him, i didnt like him!

Its actually impossble to light petrol with a cigerette.  Look it up!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That may be true but the vapour is another matter.  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even then you have to have the mixture just right.  Im not saying its not possible but its not like in the movies.

Mythbusters tried to ignite diesel with a blow torch and couldn't
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Diesel is almost impossible to burn, but petrol is easy to ignite in air because it evaporates so quickly.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got 'stuck' yesterday behind a Farmer Giles and at the first opportunity he went into a layby to let all 3 cars that were behind him past.

Well done that man
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A concerned motorist chap pulled alongside me on the way home last night, and gesticulated that I should wind my window down...

"Your car is overheating" he said...

It was drizzling at the time, and the rain was hitting the hot surface of my bonnet (I have removed the insulation on the underside) and was vaporising.  

I thanked him for his attention, and explained what it was, he laughed and drove off!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A concerned motorist chap pulled alongside me on the way home last night, and gesticulated that I should wind my window down...

"Your car is overheating" he said...

It was drizzling at the time, and the rain was hitting the hot surface of my bonnet (I have removed the insulation on the underside) and was vaporising.  

I thanked him for his attention, and explained what it was, he laughed and drove off!


Also happens when rain gets in through the bonnet vent and onto the intercooler on a Mini Cooper S......cue concerned call from wife worried car was overheating first rainy day she had  
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I was a litttle late leaving for work so once out of town I caned it through the twisty pass that goes over a ridge for about 10km. I had a previous model S Klasse on my tail the whole time. I was able to pull a small lead on him through the most twisty bits.....he did not have a local plate so I probably knew the road better than him.
We then joined a dual carriageway at which point he left me for dead but gave me a huge thumbs up as he passed.
The Merc had quad exhausts that looked OE, so what motor did he likely have?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I followed an enthusiastically and well driven Mazda MX-5 from Scotch Corner to Richmond this morning.  She took a nice line through all the corners and when we got the speed cushions in Skeeby, she didn't straddle them like most people but put one wheel over the centre of it.  
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A chap in a Toyota MPV thing, coming the opposite way along a stretch of single carriageway.  The car in front of me stopped and indicated right, so our hero slowed and flashed for him to take the turn.  I gave a wave of acknowledgement that was reciprocated, and all's well with the world.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having parked the car in a side road this morning, I came back to find a different car now parked closely in front and another car parked right behind me but I reckoned with a bit of manoeuvring I could extricate it. It was only after I had started the engine and selected reverse that I realised the driver was still in the car in front and, without any bidding from me, he proceeded to reverse himself so that I had enough room to make an easy getaway. You are a gentleman, sir.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biker who acknowledged my making space for him with a wave.  Doesn't always happen, but well-received when it does.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rather inebriated gent who insisted on "waving me out" of the lane my daughter lives in, this afternoon.

Not sure quite why he felt the need, cos he was patently unable to see less than three of anything!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloke I let out into slow-moving traffic, and who clearly wasn't expecting it.  Cue flash of hazards as a thank you which I acknowledged with a wave, which was reciprocated.  Looking to see that your thanks have been received is a true mark of civility, so thanks again to Mr 406.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not sure quite why he felt the need, cos he was patently unable to see less than three of anything!!!

Perhaps he thought you were a traffic jam.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Boxer6 wrote:
Not sure quite why he felt the need, cos he was patently unable to see less than three of anything!!!

Perhaps he thought you were a traffic jam.


Quite likely, actually.

Today, kudos to all the drivers on my wee section of a soaking wet (I'm talking 100-yard long puddles here) M80, who all  managed to keep a reasonable distance from the car(s) in front of them.

Not a common occurrence, really; in fact, I don't think I've ever seen it before!!  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds unlikely, are you sure you aren't drunk?  
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TimR wrote:
That sounds unlikely, are you sure you aren't drunk?  


I do assure you, I'm not!! (Yet!   )
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A youngish lad in a Grey Honda Civic Type R, who followed me in a spirited, playful and totally safe fashion for about 5 miles into and through the Cirencester dual carriageways and roundabouts, at brisk speeds.  A honk and a cheery wave from him when we went our separate ways.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpecB wrote:
she didn't straddle them like most people but put one wheel over the centre of it.  


The mark of a true enthusiast, that is.
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TimR wrote:
That sounds unlikely, are you sure you aren't drunk?  


Sadly, such good behaviour had vanished after 8 hours of rain and streaming wet roads on the way home.

Evidenced by the utter wanker in the silver Insignia who cut in front of me with not so much as a flick of the indicator, literally 5 yards in front of me.

C*NT!!!

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Tescos.
Yup, you read that right. Mrs Scouse took the mother in law & the scouselets to tesco's the other day straight from school. After finding out that he wasn't getting a comic LSII decided he wanted to go back to the car so the mother in law took him back and sat with.
And put the radio on for him.
After pushing the keycard all the way in instead of halfway.
And left it there for half an hour.
Which flattened the battery.

Cue frantic call form Mrs Scouse to me. I couldn't do squat as I was the only one in the office. She went to Tesco customer services who promptly rang the RAC for her and paid for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good on Tescos but you'd think they would've asked around the shop first to see if any staff had a set of jump leads.
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Apparantly Tesco have an agreement with the RAC. The RAC come out to breakdowns on their carpark for free and Tesco allow them to put their membership stalls up for free.
Good deal all round I reckon.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How dreadful is it that this thread has been entirely dead in 2011?

I was following a 118d yesterday, along a narrow, winding lane that is part of my journey to work.  There are seven or eight poorly-sunk manhole covers along the way, but it's possible to take a line which avoids them.  I always do so but had never followed anyone else who was doing the same, until yesterday.

Always good to see someone thinking themselves along the road.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you believe the hype about run flats they were probably saving their spine!

Bit uncharitable that, to run flats and the driver.
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Uncharity begins at themotorforum.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
How dreadful is it that this thread has been entirely dead in 2011?


Because moaning and criticising is in our DNA where as praising isn't!

I've noticed something deeply shocking in the area of London I have moved to. When you are on foot and you come to a junction cars stop to let you cross the road, even if they are turning into a side street of a min road. I have never encountered this anywhere else before!
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London is the last place I would have expected it. Enjoy it!
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Me, if I might be so immodest, for services to letting people out of junctions where they'd otherwise sit for a long time.  Did so to an appreciative Leon FR driver today, though couldn't help but note that he didn't extend the same courtesy to others later in the journey despite one junction where it's easy to do others a favour at no personal cost.  Maybe people just don't think.
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Of course every good story needs a villain, but the hero is the real star.

This morning, twatty tit driving like a titty twat on a 125cc something shit, all over the place, ducking and weaving.  At a set of traffic lights he pulls into the right hand lane (turn right only) to go straight ahead.  As the lights change he gives it full throttle...



...but didn't counter on the E60 M5 in the correct lane.  Arse owned, public service done and twatty tit looked like a titty twat having to yield at a pedestrian island and, by the time he'd composed himself unable to get in behind as the traffic caught up.  Stood there looking like a lemon...or rather an orange, wearing the fruit-coloured jump suit as he was.

Sir, I salute you.
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The four lads in the grotty Galaxy who pulled up behind me while top down in the TVR and started revving their engine and giving me the thumbs up.  I duly obliged as the fluids were warm and there was much frivolity.

I love this car.
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Lady in a Megane who started to pull out of a junction into my path, but who saw me and reversed back out of the way.  Always worth a wave.
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Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Always worth a wave.


When you're driving what a lot of people think is a 'cock's' car, i.e. something with an 'upmarket' German badge I think it's always worthwhile being polite and courteous if only to see the confusion on their face  
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That's definitely a thought not lost on me.  I doubt I'm always a credit though...
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Chap in a large red van.  There are parked cars on my side and I have waited while two cars come through.  It's always like this there, and you can often find yourself waiting a while.  The van appears behind these cars and he's close enough that me staying put is absolutely the right thing to do.  He stops and flashes me to pull out and I do so, hand held up clearly for a while so I know he's clocked my thanks.  What a nice guy.

Oh, and me for services to pedestrian-splash-avoidance in this morning's monsoon...
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Not the kind of note you like finding on your windscreen, but actually everything is fine. The inch thick dirt did a great job of protecting my car and after giving the car a quick wash, there are only a couple of light scratches, with a touch of polish these will disappear.

So it's all good and damn nice of the guy to have left a note in the first place, he could have quite easily just driven off.
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^^^ He can't even spell your name correctly!

But good for him...
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Yep, a good note (NPI) on which to resurrect this thread for another year.
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Just a pity that no-one experiences such events often enough to post since your last one 6 months ago!  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good indeed. I couldn't drive off after hitting a car without leaving a note. I'm sure all of us here would do the same.
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One of the junctions I use if I take 14th to school is often blocked by people going straight on, whereas leaving a small gap allows those who wish to cross not to be held up pointlessly.  So few see this, or at least if they do see it they don't care.

So to the chap in the white C-Class this morning, my thanks again.
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As a more-than-occasional pedestrian, I can't help but notice how ignorant a lot of drivers are when it comes to those who shuffle along the pavements and verges of the land.  The are several parts of our dog-walking routes that are not a lot of fun for this reason.

I therefore notice when we're on country lanes and drivers show consideration by moving across where they are able.  Some don't bother, some do, and I always acknowledge it.  So here's a shout for the lady in the Evoque who was all smiles and could scarcely have moved further over.  I know that there is no 'cost' in so doing, but when people want to work with the world rather than against it (or ignore it altogether), it's worth a thanks.
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That's amazing on 3 counts.

1. Someone actually did it
2. It was an Evoque (although you could insert the name of any 4x4)
3. It was a woman

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Location: The Fortress of Ultimate Darkness; that or the pub.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was white as well.
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Tim
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My Car: is multiplying

Joined: 22 Dec 2006
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Location: Over the rainbow

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be point 4!!
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Twelfth Monkey
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My Car: B7 RS4 Saloon, A3 Sportback 2.0T

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Location: The Fortress of Ultimate Darkness; that or the pub.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorry driver.  We were out on a <smug/virtuous> 12 mile walk with the dogs </smug/virtuous> today, climbing a steep hill which rounds a gentle bend.  Often people give you plenty of space as it's narrow, but this showed how things could be in a world with just a little more thought.

I notice he's pulling over a little, but clearly can't see a long way ahead so he's slowing too.  I look over my shoulder and show him a thumbs up to show he's clear ahead, so he moves right over and smiles and waves of acknowledgement are exchanged.

You, sir, are (as my grandparents used to describe lorry drivers) a Knight of the Road.
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Tim
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My Car: is multiplying

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Location: Over the rainbow

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll nominate myself.

I went to the local petrol station to get some lunch and when I parked up the old dear in the next car was just about to set off when I spotted her flat right rear tyre.
I knocked on her window, drew her attention to it and pointed out the nearby tyre place.

That's my good deed for the year (2019, I'm ruinning in advance   ).

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