Useful day out

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Re: Useful day out

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 11 Oct 2014, 17:10

CitroJim wrote:
northern_mike wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote: A couple of mechanics also said that, even if the repairs were sound (and they ought to be, at that price), how solid would the other welds be, and would the impact have weakened them?
They are talking out their arses.
That's where they usually talk from in my experience :twisted:

James, pleased your Mum has a settlement she's content with... How about a C5 for her?
I don't think she would go for a Citroen (even though I like them; that's probably why not!), as she did like the Volvo, and she needs the boot space. I reckon she will go for another, as she has the Haynes BoL and other Volvo related bits. 'GG' was strong, reliable, and luxurious, and all this was standard. Her only major weakness was a thirst for petrol (28MPG at best). Mum also has first hand experience of their crash worthiness; as I said earlier I doubt whether Gracie would have fared as well, or protected us to the same degree.

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Post by addo » 11 Oct 2014, 20:50

I've got a spare one! White, two previous owners, black leather. You'll have to come and collect it, though.

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Oct 2014, 22:53

addo wrote:I've got a spare one! White, two previous owners, black leather. You'll have to come and collect it, though.
Sorry, addo, but Mum has already got a potential replacement to look at (and it is a bit more local to her!).

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Re: Useful day out

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 11 Feb 2015, 20:56

Well, another interesting day today. I had a job interview in Northampton this afternoon (I think it went well, but only time will tell), called into see CitroJim on the way back home (and met his daughter Robyn), and then, on the A404 between Marlow and Maidenhead (not the normal route home, but the M25 looked like it might be interesting between J16 and J15) I had an idiot who, on the Temple roundabout, realised they was in the wrong lane to turn right, and very nearly turned into me. I leaned on the horn (but not the brakes, I was alongside and ahead of them), and I still do not know why there wasn't an accident. If it wasn't for the fact I have to drive to Eastbourne tomorrow I would be having a drink.

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Re: Useful day out

Post by CitroJim » 12 Feb 2015, 05:30

James, it was lovely to see you yesterday :-D

I do apologise Robyn and I were so pre-occupied with culinary activities when you visited.

Fingers crossed the interview was successful [-o<

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Re: Useful day out

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Feb 2015, 08:28

Thanks Jim, and no apologies are necessary.

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Re: Useful day out

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 16 Feb 2015, 13:29

Well, I have some good news. I got the job!

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Re: Useful day out

Post by Stickyfinger » 16 Feb 2015, 13:37

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

So ?, how do you go about applying for a job as the manager of Peppermint Rhino ?
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Re: Useful day out

Post by CitroJim » 16 Feb 2015, 14:01

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, I have some good news. I got the job!
James, that's fantastic :-D Congrats 8-)

Best news I've heard all day.....

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Re: Useful day out

Post by myglaren » 16 Feb 2015, 18:02

Congratulations James :)

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Re: Useful day out

Post by daviemck2006 » 16 Feb 2015, 18:38

Well done James. Hope it goes well for you.

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Re: Useful day out

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 16 Feb 2015, 23:54

Thank you EVERYBODY for your congratulations. It is very much appreciated.

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Re: Useful day out

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 16 Feb 2015, 23:57

Stickyfinger wrote:=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

So ?, how do you go about applying for a job as the manager of Peppermint Rhino ?
Erm, that isn't what I applied for, but nice thought. I am back in EPoS support, looking after the tills for several clients, and is what I have been doing for nearly 10 years. At least one former client likes me; I have been asked back to help at Royal Ascot again!

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Re: Useful day out

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Sep 2016, 18:40

Well, I had an interesting few minutes today, on the way home from a call in Southampton. As I was approaching J6 M3 (Basingstoke) an HGV pulled onto the hard shoulder with the O/S/F wheel smoking heavily. Then there was a large tongue of flame as the hub nut cover (about the size of a saucer) blew off in front of me (and made it into the middle lane). My dash cam caught it (although I had the angle pointing down too far). No damage to me or my van, and the lorry driver is OK. He reckoned the bearing or brakes have failed.
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Re: Useful day out

Post by bobins » 22 Sep 2016, 20:46

I bet that made you grip the car seat a bit tighter :rofl2: :-D