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Not really a grump, might cheer someone else up though.

 

Spent ages this morning doing a serious clean of the kitchen. It's generally kept clean and tidy anyway. Even did all the appliances, cooker inside and out, top of the skirting boards, the whole lot.

 

Had one half clean bit of kitchen-wipe left so rather than just bin it I decided to give the kitchen clock a wipe, an ancient school-clock from the 1940s I'd converted to battery mechanism. Clock didn't really need cleaned but hey ho.

Managed to knock the clock off the wall and it fell onto the glass hob of our 6 month old cooker, smashing the hob to fuck.

Bastard. That'll be another new freestanding cooker then!

 

Then decided to finish the job by mopping the kitchen floor. When rinsing the mop in the sink I managed to push the long mop handle through the plastic diffuser for the kitchen ceiling fluorescent light breaking it too.

 

Is it Norman Wisdom Day today?

 

Ah well, never mind, lots of worse things have happened recently.

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Not really a grump, might cheer someone else up though.

 

Spent ages this morning doing a serious clean of the kitchen. It's generally kept clean and tidy anyway. Even did all the appliances, cooker inside and out, top of the skirting boards, the whole lot.

 

Had one half clean bit of kitchen-wipe left so rather than just bin it I decided to give the kitchen clock a wipe, an ancient school-clock from the 1940s I'd converted to battery mechanism. Clock didn't really need cleaned but hey ho.

Managed to knock the clock off the wall and it fell onto the glass hob of our 6 month old cooker, smashing the hob to fuck.

Bastard. That'll be another new freestanding cooker then!

 

Then decided to finish the job by mopping the kitchen floor. When rinsing the mop in the sink I managed to push the long mop handle through the plastic diffuser for the kitchen ceiling fluorescent light breaking it too.

 

Is it Norman Wisdom Day today?

 

Ah well, never mind, lots of worse things have happened recently.

 

Bad luck comes in 3s, if I was you I wouldnt leave the house today, or at least if you do, dont drive. 

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Dying to hear the follow-up to that :)

Bit of an update, having been out.

 

Builder needs* a couple of vehicles from work so we already have a humungous pickup parked right on the edge of his drive adjacent to the errant people. Another Transit will appear later.

 

Mrs BN has moved her car right to the front of our drive so we're full* and I've parked my modern "outside" so very litle room at the inn. Looking forward to BMW Chavette returning later.

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Not really a grump, might cheer someone else up though.

 

Spent ages this morning doing a serious clean of the kitchen. It's generally kept clean and tidy anyway. Even did all the appliances, cooker inside and out, top of the skirting boards, the whole lot.

 

Had one half clean bit of kitchen-wipe left so rather than just bin it I decided to give the kitchen clock a wipe, an ancient school-clock from the 1940s I'd converted to battery mechanism. Clock didn't really need cleaned but hey ho.

Managed to knock the clock off the wall and it fell onto the glass hob of our 6 month old cooker, smashing the hob to fuck.

Bastard. That'll be another new freestanding cooker then!

 

Then decided to finish the job by mopping the kitchen floor. When rinsing the mop in the sink I managed to push the long mop handle through the plastic diffuser for the kitchen ceiling fluorescent light breaking it too.

 

Is it Norman Wisdom Day today?

 

Ah well, never mind, lots of worse things have happened recently.

 

It made me chuckle anyway.

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Bianconeri: are you in the Lake District? Would you like a Cadillac parked outside? ;)

Alas no, down in deepest Wiltshire. That's a damned shame, is it pink with vast fins and several hectares of chrome?

 

Builder neighbour is really enjoying this I think. Pick up was moved and returned with a horsebox attached.

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is it pink with vast fins and several hectares of chrome?

No, sadly: brown with relatively discreet fins and several hectares of battered and rusty chrome.  Just the thing to bring house prices down where you live!

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Off to a wedding - over the next three days I have to spend a considerable amount of time in the back of the below Fiesta. The seats are shit, there's about 6" too little headroom, the ride is crashy and harsh, there's hardly any legroom, and I'm sharing it with my mum and my aunt who are both mentals to some degree. At least I get my own room in the Devizes Travelodge.

 

you are a grown up with an rover- why are you allowing this to happen?

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you are a grown up with an rover- why are you allowing this to happen?

 

Have you ever tried to drive while nursing a giant hangover and your mother and aunt in the car :-(

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Have you ever tried to drive while nursing a giant hangover and your mother and aunt in the car :-(

Just give them the car keys and go to sleep on the back seat in a haze of alcohol fumes. They'll be so pissed off with you they won't ask you to drive again. You'll forever be the outcast alcoholic son / nephew of the family.

 

Sorted. A total win.

 

Be sick on the floor for added effect (especially effective if there's yellow bile in the sick) :-)

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No, sadly: brown with relatively discreet fins and several hectares of battered and rusty chrome. Just the thing to bring house prices down where you live!

The chavs are doing their best on that front. Thankfully builder neighbour tells me the owners of the house will be back by Christmas.

 

At times like this I wish I had a nasty, rusty old diesel that I could work* on outside. Something difficult* that needed the engine running.

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The chavs are doing their best on that front. Thankfully builder neighbour tells me the owners of the house will be back by Christmas.

 

At times like this I wish I had a nasty, rusty old diesel that I could work* on outside. Something difficult* that needed the engine running.

 

after reading plenty of threads on AS i think that could probably be aranged

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Insurance companies. Ffs. So I agree to buy a Mondy on here, contact said company, agree and save a great quote. Call now to take it out and my quote jumps by £380. FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER. WHAT ON Earth is the point of "saving" a quote if it's going to change. Multi car is a total con. Currently kicking things and threatening inanimate objects...

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after reading plenty of threads on AS i think that could probably be aranged

Something like an A60 diesel with a dodgy silencer, or maybe a Granada 2.1 Taxi or even an FX4 with the old Perkins engine? I suppose the FX4 has the added "bastard's running a taxi service from home" effect?

 

Mrs BN may have an opinion* on this. When she tells me it then I'll know what mine is too.

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Something like an A60 diesel with a dodgy silencer, or maybe a Granada 2.1 Taxi or even an FX4 with the old Perkins engine? I suppose the FX4 has the added "bastard's running a taxi service from home" effect?

 

Mrs BN may have an opinion* on this. When she tells me it then I'll know what mine is too.

I have a nasty 206 diesel that I need to get rid of. It also comes with the bonus of not having been run for a few years, meaning that a lot of continuous revving at 2am will need* to take place because (INSERT BULLSHIT BUT COMPLICATED REASON THAT WILL CONFUSE NEIGHBORS)

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I've had a "warning" from ebay about completing a deal outside of the auction- I was selling a set of Minor front brakes and a guy messaged me with his phone number. To be fair I did ring him and he came round and bought them from me, but ebay don't know that, all the know is a guy sent me his number. I don't know what this warning even means but I guess my cards marked now and if I try to send an address or phone number via the messages they'll come round to my house and batter me to death or something.

 

The annoying thing is I let these brakes go cheap and before I cancelled the auction I had 4 watchers and a few messages. I recon they could've gone for a few quid more.

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They're apparently very, very strict on it now.

 

A pal of mine with a breaker's yard who pays in excess of £3000 per month in eBay fees (not including PayPal fees) had his account closed. Terminated. His crime? Sending an address so the guy could come and see the £3500 engine he was interested in running.

 

During the conversations with eBay about getting reinstated, he was advised that once you list something on eBay, eBay is the only place you can sell it. You can't sell it out with eBay in any circumstances, once it's listed there.

 

Any messages between buyers and sellers can be intercepted and read. The words "collection", "cash", "address", "phone" "meet" etc. all flag up on the eBay system.

 

To get contact details, you have to buy the item. No exceptions. No exemptions.

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Jeez 3k a month in fees!!! I was just about to say if you pay them a few quid in fees they will probably leave you alone! I haven't had my collar felt yet and I have ended quite a few auctions recently, my fees are around £20 - £50 a month. Looks like I will be getting an email soon...

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How are you supposed to view an item before bidding? Are we all meant to buy blind now?

 

I pulled the auction while there was a bid on it, I got a message saying that eBay would charge final valuation fees on the bid even though it didn't sell, even if you have a valid reason for stopping the auction.

 

Greedy bastards.

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How are you supposed to view an item before bidding? Are we all meant to buy blind now?

You aren't, and yes. Thems the rules you have to sign up to sadly.

Not ideal.

If not as described etc then you have to go down that route after purchasing.

Just one of the risks of buying stuff on there really.

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Driving the train to Ayr this morning. Gets to Troon. Someone knocks on the cab door.

 

Ticket to Ayr mate the booking office is shut.

 

WHAT IN THE ALL HOLY SCUTTERING FUCK DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?!?!?!?!

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Assume it's sellers than buyers eBay are clamping down on? I'm always asking careful questions to get contact details then trying to do a deal in person.

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