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    Markeh reacted to fatharris in FatHarris - tales of a motoring moron ***Retest results 24/5***   
    Ladies (oh, who am I kidding?) and gentlemen:

    Let's party.
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    Markeh got a reaction from HillmanImp in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I had the joy of a 5am start this morning to get to Manchester airport to collect my parents, who have spent a month travelling the US. This may count somewhat as a grump as due to the well-documented issues with my boot which happened on the outbound leg of the journey, meaning that the return journey involved a drive to Mansfield last night to pick up their car to use this morning.
    They spent some of that time in Orlando, and a few days ago, I received a 6 minute video on WhatsApp of their entire journey through It's A Small World at the Magic Kingdom. Anyone who's been on this ride will know how much of an irritating earworm this song is.
    And that is why I was stood in Terminal 2 Arrivals this morning with this sign. Excuse my fat face.

    Thankfully taken in good humour. It drew many a laugh from passengers, cabin crew and even the airport police.
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    Markeh got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I had the joy of a 5am start this morning to get to Manchester airport to collect my parents, who have spent a month travelling the US. This may count somewhat as a grump as due to the well-documented issues with my boot which happened on the outbound leg of the journey, meaning that the return journey involved a drive to Mansfield last night to pick up their car to use this morning.
    They spent some of that time in Orlando, and a few days ago, I received a 6 minute video on WhatsApp of their entire journey through It's A Small World at the Magic Kingdom. Anyone who's been on this ride will know how much of an irritating earworm this song is.
    And that is why I was stood in Terminal 2 Arrivals this morning with this sign. Excuse my fat face.

    Thankfully taken in good humour. It drew many a laugh from passengers, cabin crew and even the airport police.
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    Markeh got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    A Toyota Porte overtook me earlier:

    Someone kawaii-fied a 1007 by the looks of it, although Google since tells me that it's a regular set of doors on the other side.
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    Markeh got a reaction from mk2_craig in Shite emergency vehicles   
    I think my briefly-owned Octavia Scout is creeping into shite territory.

    250k on the clock. It was a touch rough in places. Bought for a £500 donation to a local blood bikes group my friend used to volunteer for. Ex Yorkshire Ambulance Service rapid response car. Sold 2 days later for a quick flip to a friend of @SmokinWaffles who I believe still has it, and it's still going! Half wish I'd kept it but it did need a fair bit of work, and for the driving I'd have used it for the DPF would've clogged in no time.
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    Markeh got a reaction from Remspoor in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    A Toyota Porte overtook me earlier:

    Someone kawaii-fied a 1007 by the looks of it, although Google since tells me that it's a regular set of doors on the other side.
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    Markeh got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    A Toyota Porte overtook me earlier:

    Someone kawaii-fied a 1007 by the looks of it, although Google since tells me that it's a regular set of doors on the other side.
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    Markeh got a reaction from beko1987 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I had the joy of a 5am start this morning to get to Manchester airport to collect my parents, who have spent a month travelling the US. This may count somewhat as a grump as due to the well-documented issues with my boot which happened on the outbound leg of the journey, meaning that the return journey involved a drive to Mansfield last night to pick up their car to use this morning.
    They spent some of that time in Orlando, and a few days ago, I received a 6 minute video on WhatsApp of their entire journey through It's A Small World at the Magic Kingdom. Anyone who's been on this ride will know how much of an irritating earworm this song is.
    And that is why I was stood in Terminal 2 Arrivals this morning with this sign. Excuse my fat face.

    Thankfully taken in good humour. It drew many a laugh from passengers, cabin crew and even the airport police.
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    Markeh got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Shite emergency vehicles   
    I think my briefly-owned Octavia Scout is creeping into shite territory.

    250k on the clock. It was a touch rough in places. Bought for a £500 donation to a local blood bikes group my friend used to volunteer for. Ex Yorkshire Ambulance Service rapid response car. Sold 2 days later for a quick flip to a friend of @SmokinWaffles who I believe still has it, and it's still going! Half wish I'd kept it but it did need a fair bit of work, and for the driving I'd have used it for the DPF would've clogged in no time.
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    Markeh got a reaction from Vantman in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I had the joy of a 5am start this morning to get to Manchester airport to collect my parents, who have spent a month travelling the US. This may count somewhat as a grump as due to the well-documented issues with my boot which happened on the outbound leg of the journey, meaning that the return journey involved a drive to Mansfield last night to pick up their car to use this morning.
    They spent some of that time in Orlando, and a few days ago, I received a 6 minute video on WhatsApp of their entire journey through It's A Small World at the Magic Kingdom. Anyone who's been on this ride will know how much of an irritating earworm this song is.
    And that is why I was stood in Terminal 2 Arrivals this morning with this sign. Excuse my fat face.

    Thankfully taken in good humour. It drew many a laugh from passengers, cabin crew and even the airport police.
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    Markeh got a reaction from High Jetter in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I had the joy of a 5am start this morning to get to Manchester airport to collect my parents, who have spent a month travelling the US. This may count somewhat as a grump as due to the well-documented issues with my boot which happened on the outbound leg of the journey, meaning that the return journey involved a drive to Mansfield last night to pick up their car to use this morning.
    They spent some of that time in Orlando, and a few days ago, I received a 6 minute video on WhatsApp of their entire journey through It's A Small World at the Magic Kingdom. Anyone who's been on this ride will know how much of an irritating earworm this song is.
    And that is why I was stood in Terminal 2 Arrivals this morning with this sign. Excuse my fat face.

    Thankfully taken in good humour. It drew many a laugh from passengers, cabin crew and even the airport police.
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    Markeh got a reaction from gm in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I had the joy of a 5am start this morning to get to Manchester airport to collect my parents, who have spent a month travelling the US. This may count somewhat as a grump as due to the well-documented issues with my boot which happened on the outbound leg of the journey, meaning that the return journey involved a drive to Mansfield last night to pick up their car to use this morning.
    They spent some of that time in Orlando, and a few days ago, I received a 6 minute video on WhatsApp of their entire journey through It's A Small World at the Magic Kingdom. Anyone who's been on this ride will know how much of an irritating earworm this song is.
    And that is why I was stood in Terminal 2 Arrivals this morning with this sign. Excuse my fat face.

    Thankfully taken in good humour. It drew many a laugh from passengers, cabin crew and even the airport police.
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    Markeh got a reaction from Saabnut in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I had the joy of a 5am start this morning to get to Manchester airport to collect my parents, who have spent a month travelling the US. This may count somewhat as a grump as due to the well-documented issues with my boot which happened on the outbound leg of the journey, meaning that the return journey involved a drive to Mansfield last night to pick up their car to use this morning.
    They spent some of that time in Orlando, and a few days ago, I received a 6 minute video on WhatsApp of their entire journey through It's A Small World at the Magic Kingdom. Anyone who's been on this ride will know how much of an irritating earworm this song is.
    And that is why I was stood in Terminal 2 Arrivals this morning with this sign. Excuse my fat face.

    Thankfully taken in good humour. It drew many a laugh from passengers, cabin crew and even the airport police.
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    Markeh got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I had the joy of a 5am start this morning to get to Manchester airport to collect my parents, who have spent a month travelling the US. This may count somewhat as a grump as due to the well-documented issues with my boot which happened on the outbound leg of the journey, meaning that the return journey involved a drive to Mansfield last night to pick up their car to use this morning.
    They spent some of that time in Orlando, and a few days ago, I received a 6 minute video on WhatsApp of their entire journey through It's A Small World at the Magic Kingdom. Anyone who's been on this ride will know how much of an irritating earworm this song is.
    And that is why I was stood in Terminal 2 Arrivals this morning with this sign. Excuse my fat face.

    Thankfully taken in good humour. It drew many a laugh from passengers, cabin crew and even the airport police.
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    Markeh got a reaction from privatewire in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    So clearly the soundproofing in Turkish hotel rooms needs some work.
    While I think the performance of Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by the people in the apartment above mine this afternoon was acceptable, I'm quite sure their rather vocal shag this morning isn't something they thought they were sharing with the surrounding apartments.
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    Markeh got a reaction from Coprolalia in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    So clearly the soundproofing in Turkish hotel rooms needs some work.
    While I think the performance of Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by the people in the apartment above mine this afternoon was acceptable, I'm quite sure their rather vocal shag this morning isn't something they thought they were sharing with the surrounding apartments.
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    Markeh got a reaction from AnthonyG in The grumpy thread   
    I think I've told the story on here before of the chap who walked into my house looking for my car keys one day, but I may as well repeat it as it's always a laugh.
    Relevant local news article: https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/man-wielding-hammer-stole-mums-4866565 - I was the first house he entered. What I don't think is mentioned here is that he tried to enter another property before he managed to get the car he was eventually caught in.
    What the article won't tell you is that at the time he walked through my unlocked front door, I was having a rather intimate moment upstairs. Having managed to cover myself up and get to the top of the stairs in time to hear the words "I'm just looking for a lift", I think the sight of a 6ft 4 (in both height and circumference) man in just a pair of shorts, possibly still somewhat at half mast is what persuaded him to run, particularly as the keys he was after were upstairs and I had yelled 'get the fuck out of my house'.
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    Markeh got a reaction from Remspoor in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    So clearly the soundproofing in Turkish hotel rooms needs some work.
    While I think the performance of Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by the people in the apartment above mine this afternoon was acceptable, I'm quite sure their rather vocal shag this morning isn't something they thought they were sharing with the surrounding apartments.
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    Markeh got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    So clearly the soundproofing in Turkish hotel rooms needs some work.
    While I think the performance of Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by the people in the apartment above mine this afternoon was acceptable, I'm quite sure their rather vocal shag this morning isn't something they thought they were sharing with the surrounding apartments.
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    Markeh got a reaction from eddyramrod in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I forgot why I liked flying from East Midlands. Rapid drop off to airside in 15 mins, pint in hand within 30 (and could've been quicker had I not stopped to drown myself in expensive aftershave testers and pick up a couple of bits from WHSmiths.
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    Markeh got a reaction from privatewire in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I forgot why I liked flying from East Midlands. Rapid drop off to airside in 15 mins, pint in hand within 30 (and could've been quicker had I not stopped to drown myself in expensive aftershave testers and pick up a couple of bits from WHSmiths.
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    Markeh got a reaction from Minimad5 in The grumpy thread   
    I can see it now in the dock...
    "and why did you kill him?"
    "He interrupted my wank"
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    Markeh got a reaction from Minimad5 in The grumpy thread   
    I think I've told the story on here before of the chap who walked into my house looking for my car keys one day, but I may as well repeat it as it's always a laugh.
    Relevant local news article: https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/man-wielding-hammer-stole-mums-4866565 - I was the first house he entered. What I don't think is mentioned here is that he tried to enter another property before he managed to get the car he was eventually caught in.
    What the article won't tell you is that at the time he walked through my unlocked front door, I was having a rather intimate moment upstairs. Having managed to cover myself up and get to the top of the stairs in time to hear the words "I'm just looking for a lift", I think the sight of a 6ft 4 (in both height and circumference) man in just a pair of shorts, possibly still somewhat at half mast is what persuaded him to run, particularly as the keys he was after were upstairs and I had yelled 'get the fuck out of my house'.
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    Markeh got a reaction from forbeslongden in Late registration madness   
    Saw a 55-plate Mk1 Focus ST170 on my way home earlier. Did these carry on until the Mk2 ST was sold? I've seen Mk1s on an 05 before.
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    Markeh got a reaction from fairkens in The grumpy thread   
    I can see it now in the dock...
    "and why did you kill him?"
    "He interrupted my wank"
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