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#1 ONLINE   loserone

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:29 AM

Meet Tonton tête de bite. He's my brother in law, and obviously uncle to my kids.

Here he is on the front page of the Daily Mail, performing an act which got him the sack from PC World:

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No, not him, this one:

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That's right, he was walking past Charlie Gilmour, minding his own business on a day he just happened to have phoned in sick in the West Midlands, and his boss saw his face the next day:

Anyway, as noted in the News 24 thread, he passed his test in France, where he lives, just shy of two years ago, and since then has been running around in a diesel Felicia. He hadn't driven a RHD car until last week, when I insured him on the Leaf so he can go and visit his mother. And he's never driven a manual petrol car. But, he needs to see a couple of mates near Manchester, and heard that I might be offering an all expenses paid day trip for one to Chez Sporty-Shite.

So this morning I dropped him at the station, then came home to start this thread work from home.

To be continued....
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#2 OFFLINE   lesapandre

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:34 AM

If you are going to get sacked that takes some topping.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:36 AM

Bad luck on being spotted skiving.

Is this a collection thread then ?
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#4 ONLINE   loserone

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:36 AM

Is this a collection thread then ?

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:37 AM

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Cool I like a good collection thread

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:03 AM

Could this be about Sporty-Shite?

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:18 AM

Don't approve of that Charlie Gilmour.
Carry on.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:33 AM

He lives in France, but works in the West Midlands??


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:37 AM

As loserone pointed out, for me this is a day of firsts:

 

  • Driving a petrol car
  • Driving a manual RHD
  • Driving a rear wheel drive
  • Driving a mid-engined vehicle (though my push bike is technically mid-engined)
  • Driving on a British motorway
  • Visiting the Trafford Centre*

 

*while maybe not relevant, it's still a first


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:42 AM

He lives in France, but works in the West Midlands??

 

I think the move to France was not long after winning the sack race in the West Midlands, so he doesn't work in the West Midlands anymore. Actually that's quite clever in the sense that by moving to France, hopefully that puts some distance between him and being spotted skiving again.....


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:47 AM

I think the move to France was not long after winning the sack race in the West Midlands, so he doesn't work in the West Midlands anymore. Actually that's quite clever in the sense that by moving to France, hopefully that puts some distance between him and being spotted skiving again.....

Well, if you look closely at the gilets jaunes protests...


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:50 AM

Yeah, he moved to France a while ago.

 

I was sent these pictures before my last meeting, he'll be a bit closer hopefully by now.

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:54 AM

 

  • Visiting the Trafford Centre*

 

He's a brave one.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:59 AM

He's a brave one.

 

Probably going to see that oul Mercedes marooned on the first floor.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

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Conditions are gruff, and overcast if not overbearing


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:22 AM

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The roof race will wait

lol I'm so cold


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:48 AM

Ah.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:01 PM

Now successfully confirmed as having reached the trafford centre, having only stalled once at the first set of lights.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:00 PM

Told you it'd be fine:)
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:26 PM

Bonjour Tonton, bienvenue sur Autoshite!

I'm Lord Sterling. I spend my day arguing with French people about car/caravan/boat batteries and spend my evenings browsing through Autoshite moaning that I have no money.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

She's a beaut

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:58 PM

Yeah, he moved to France a while ago.

I was sent these pictures before my last meeting, he'll be a bit closer hopefully by now.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

That shot with the MGF is the same "I don't really know how to do a selfie face" face as I pull in every selfie.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:08 PM

WE NEED A ROOF RACE!

 

(Before it gets dark, please.  Come on, you're wearing your only jumper, surely it can't be that much colder in Greater Manchester than in the Cote D'Azure?


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:19 PM

WE NEED A ROOF RACE!

 

(Before it gets dark, please.  Come on, you're wearing your only jumper, surely it can't be that much colder in Greater Manchester than in the Cote D'Azure?

 

Or a "course de toit", which seems appropriate for the event somehow :-)


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:38 PM

WE NEED A ROOF RACE!

 

(Before it gets dark, please.  Come on, you're wearing your only jumper, surely it can't be that much colder in Greater Manchester than in the Cote D'Azure?

My concerns are based purely around getting it back up again for the drive home



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:00 PM

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:22 PM

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a mission has begun to buy a new battery, and hope that that will solve the problem.  Anyone feeling helpful and near the Traffod Centre going onto standby might be greatly appreciated, I can see me going to sit with the car and await recovery..


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:43 PM

New battery cannot be sourced (cr1220). There might be one in Halfords but it's an hour's walk.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:50 PM

That cage thing is supposed to be soldered to the circuit board.
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