Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Sep 2017, 05:24

daviemck2006 wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 04:28
And when I phoned about it theu couldn't contact the owner and tried hard to get me to accept other numbers. I was bombarded with calls and emails. I wouldnt worry about it.


True, I'm hard to contact Davie :) For good reason too...

I'm not worried at all... As I say, if someone wants it more badly than I then they're welcome...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Sep 2017, 15:50

This forum really is full of the most lovely people :) Very top amongst that number is James (Hell Razor 5543) :)

The gardening book James promised to send me arrived today.

I was thinking and indeed was given the impression it was going to be a serious book...

This is what it turned out to be...

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The cartoons within are brilliant and I've not yet stopped giggling :-D

Thanks James :) It's so appreciated!

In other news, for a while now, potentially long enough to tell, I've been working new hours and starting a 06:30 but more often considerably earlier... It seems to be working and I've really shifted some work :)

This, if I can continue - and there is a little disquiet at me starting so early due to lone-working considerations and so on - I may just be able to postpone or even cancel early retirement...

Which means the Activa can be returned to the road sooner rather than later :D

Fingers crossed... [-o< At the moment work are getting the very best of me and reaping rich rewards given the mountains of work I've been moving recently. If they scupper it on h and s or other petty grounds they will be the losers...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 21 Sep 2017, 16:06

CitroJim wrote:
21 Sep 2017, 15:50


The cartoons within are brilliant and I've not yet stopped giggling :-D

Thanks James :) It's so appreciated!

This, if I can continue - and there is a little disquiet at me starting so early due to lone-working considerations and so on - I may just be able to postpone or even cancel early retirement...

Fingers crossed... [-o< At the moment work are getting the very best of me and reaping rich rewards given the mountains of work I've been moving recently. If they scupper it on h and s or other petty grounds they will be the losers...


Got me giggling too.

Very pleased the new work hours are more suitable Jim.
It must be a huge comfort to be so productive once again.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Sep 2017, 16:42

elma wrote:
21 Sep 2017, 16:06
It must be a huge comfort to be so productive once again.



It is :) It has utterly transformed my working life....

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Sep 2017, 17:42

I am glad you like it. I am wondering how I gave the impression it was a serious book? I mean, I am me, aren't I? :D

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Sep 2017, 17:56

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
21 Sep 2017, 17:42
I am wondering how I gave the impression it was a serious book? I mean, I am me, aren't I? :D


:lol: That;s true James, but believe me, you did!!!

or at least, that's how I read it... :)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Sep 2017, 18:22

Might I make a suggestion that might help with the early morning lone worker concern? I assume that you are working in a location where there are security guards? If so, do you work in one area (or move around)? If you work in one area (and there are security guards) what you could do is to phone them every half an hour or so (to show you are still alive!). If you make use of the rest room you let them know when you head there, and when you are back. When you move location you also let them know. While this is a bit of a faff it could also alleviate the H&S concerns.

By the way, "Up the Garden Path" is very definitely from our era. It was first published 50 years ago!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Sep 2017, 20:44

Now that's an excellent thought James - parts of the site work 24/7 so implementing such a scheme would be easy... Thanks for that :)

Yes, I looked at the original publication date and I was surprised - the humour has stood the test of time really well but thinking on, I remember his cartoons as a kid when they appeared in the Daily Mirror and other publications of the time... I enjoyed them then and I surely do now :)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 21 Sep 2017, 21:18

I often use that sort of line worker system here as some of my work is rather dangerous. It works well as long as you set an alarm. Otherwise it's to easy to get absorbed in work and forget. That usually leads to a panicked phone call from the office with a rollicking.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by ekjdm14 » 22 Sep 2017, 12:46

elma wrote:
21 Sep 2017, 21:18
I often use that sort of line worker system here as some of my work is rather dangerous. It works well as long as you set an alarm. Otherwise it's to easy to get absorbed in work and forget. That usually leads to a panicked phone call from the office with a rollicking.


Why not have them ring you in the first place, then there's only any need to panic if you fail to answer the phone (of course either mobile that comes with you, or notify them before going for a "comfort break"!)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 22 Sep 2017, 12:51

Everyone in the office outranks me so I get the side of the deal that needs effort. I'm planning on skipping a few ranks and going straight to director which will level things up.

I've nearly got my year of taking crap at the bottom out if the way. It's unavoidable if you join this company as a mate. A good way of doing it too I think, weeds out the slackers and freeloaders.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Sep 2017, 17:51

I wish I had been properly on the ball yesterday. If I had I would have said "I didn't mean to lead you up the garden path with 'Up the Garden Path', Jim".

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Sep 2017, 18:03

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
22 Sep 2017, 17:51
I wish I had been properly on the ball yesterday. If I had I would have said "I didn't mean to lead you up the garden path with 'Up the Garden Path', Jim".



:rofl2: Now that's a good one James :) Love it!

Speaking for presents from forum members... I received this in the post today... I was handed a big. cold polystyrene box...

It contained these:
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Thanks Davie, really appreciated :) They are absolutely delicious and already one whole one has been consumed to fuel a 32 mile bike ride!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 22 Sep 2017, 20:02

Slightly jealous...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 22 Sep 2017, 22:57

ummm.....something is slightly fishy about this ....ummmm