Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2012, 12:35

A little praise for the DVLA today. I'd not received a new V5C for the mobility scooter so I rang them.

Got through very quickly and spoke to a nice Welsh lad who informed me they had me as the registered keeper of the car by they'd transcribed my address incorrectly. A new V5C has been despatched. All very quick and straightforward...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 16 Oct 2012, 12:38

Good news Jim. I was thinking while driving home from your house on Saturday that I had got a notice through about a change of keeper for the XM within a week or so.

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Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2012, 12:42

I was getting worried about it too Chris. I believe they just got the house number wrong but the problem in our road is there are 'holes' in the numbering and many numbers here don't actually exist. Try looking for number 84 or 86 and you'll never find it. We're mostly odd in this street - make of that what you will :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 16 Oct 2012, 12:47

CitroJim wrote:We're mostly odd in this street -
Ah I don't know Jim, your neighbours seem lovely :lol:

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Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2012, 13:03

Citroenmad wrote:
CitroJim wrote:We're mostly odd in this street -
Ah I don't know Jim, your neighbours seem lovely :lol:
I have the very best neighbours in the whole world :-D

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Post by citronut » 16 Oct 2012, 13:17

but who'z to say who are the odd ones :shock: :-D :lol: :wink:

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Post by addo » 16 Oct 2012, 13:32

I'm not sure about best in the world, Jim. One of my neighbours is such a good sort we have no dividing fence. It gives an excellent illusion; half an acre of blended gardens in suburbia. Hard to beat that, especially when they flick you the keys to their beach house up north, for a week or more in the year.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2012, 15:33

Now that is a good neighbour Adam :-D OK, I have the best in the UK and you have the best in the world...

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Post by Northern_Mike » 16 Oct 2012, 16:09

citronut wrote:but who'z to say who are the odd ones :shock: :-D :lol: :wink:

I don't mind odd neighbours. Sadly mine are noisy, rude and aggressive.

Well, they were. They've been well behaved recently..

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Post by citronut » 16 Oct 2012, 19:51

i live at the back of a small square, so you'd think you would be closer to your neighbors,

but most of them dont give a T*O*S*S about the law or anyone else :( :evil: :x ,

then most evenings there are between 5 to 15 testosterone charged youths causing all kinds of problems, usually deliberately getting in the way of cars coming and going in and out of the road,

and Plod cant do a thing or it certainly seems that way

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Post by addo » 16 Oct 2012, 22:04

You need some Australian coppers. (Also known as "How to defend yourself against a man armed with biscuits"...)

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Post by citronut » 17 Oct 2012, 08:20

addo wrote:You need some Australian coppers. (Also known as "How to defend yourself against a man armed with biscuits"...)
crumbs Adam thats a bit extreme :shock: :-D :wink:

i think in the UK the prob is the Ester Ransids ( do gooders )and politicians stopping the police doing there job

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xantianut » 17 Oct 2012, 16:43

Ay up!

There is also the fact that there aren't enough coppers to begin with and this, with the cuts to come, will only get worse.

Oh, for the days of the village copper on his bike who knew everyone and was always ready to dispense a clip round the ear'ole. Plus parents who, if we came home whinging would give us two. One for doing it and one for getting caught!

This coulld explain the size differential between my ears.....

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Post by CitroJim » 17 Oct 2012, 16:52

Xantianut wrote: Oh, for the days of the village copper on his bike who knew everyone and was always ready to dispense a clip round the ear'ole. Plus parents who, if we came home whinging would give us two. One for doing it and one for getting caught!
Worked for us :) We lived in perpetual fear of our local copper. Even when he paid his routine visits to school to talk to us as a whole class we all trembled in our chairs...

He was actually a very decent and very kind bloke and he never actually did anything to justify our terror of him. Just being a copper and the implied threat of terrible retribution was enough...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by mds141 » 17 Oct 2012, 21:32

Need more cops like Deryck Guyler IMHO.