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On 11/26/2021 at 7:03 PM, meggersdog said:

What a complete nightmare.

Just had some doddery old fart in for me to mot his LDV luton bodied van. Obviously the MoT test bay, keep clear sign on the roller door isn't fucking big enough for him to see and he parks right in the entrance. He comes in the office while I'm doing the paperwork for the car already in the test bay. When I ask him not to park there he replies "why ?". Hmm, can you see that bright orange Land Rover in the workshop ? well this is the paperwork and that is the owner you are blocking in. Bit of a grumble but then goes outside.

Next thing there is a thunderous crash.This cretinous moron has driven his box van forward ramming my roller shutter door. Didn't think to check his van could fit under. I came out of the office thinking he'd driven into the freshly painted Land Rover until I saw the carnage. When I asked him what the fuck was he doing he said " thought I'd drive forward " Anyone with half a brain could see the door was only half up now it's a twisted mess. The runners and guides are broken, the rubber seal is just hanging off and the door is creased to buggery. He must have rammed it in temper , what an arsehole. Took me almost two hours to straighten the door enough to close it and this fucking cretin has the audacity to say " I'll ring next week to rebook my MoT " I just told him to fuck off. 

I swear people's brains are shrinking.

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1 hour ago, NorthernMonkey said:

Two days ago, having got fed up of tripping over my TD5 Defender in the workshop awaiting a new windscreen rubber and tidy up of the front screen surround, I made a start and cut the screen out.

 

48hrs later, FFS…

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Literally 5 days after I take the prop shaft off my t25 because the VC was a bit tight. FFS!

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On 11/26/2021 at 7:03 PM, meggersdog said:

What a complete nightmare.

Just had some doddery old fart in for me to mot his LDV luton bodied van. Obviously the MoT test bay, keep clear sign on the roller door isn't fucking big enough for him to see and he parks right in the entrance. He comes in the office while I'm doing the paperwork for the car already in the test bay. When I ask him not to park there he replies "why ?". Hmm, can you see that bright orange Land Rover in the workshop ? well this is the paperwork and that is the owner you are blocking in. Bit of a grumble but then goes outside.

Next thing there is a thunderous crash.This cretinous moron has driven his box van forward ramming my roller shutter door. Didn't think to check his van could fit under. I came out of the office thinking he'd driven into the freshly painted Land Rover until I saw the carnage. When I asked him what the fuck was he doing he said " thought I'd drive forward " Anyone with half a brain could see the door was only half up now it's a twisted mess. The runners and guides are broken, the rubber seal is just hanging off and the door is creased to buggery. He must have rammed it in temper , what an arsehole. Took me almost two hours to straighten the door enough to close it and this fucking cretin has the audacity to say " I'll ring next week to rebook my MoT " I just told him to fuck off. 

That definitely needs the twat being charged for a new door.

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It’s always good when the salesman sells a machine to a customer that is not suitable for a task it was never designed to do and then I get sent in to “just do your best with it” so hopefully it’ll be ok.

it’s ok Goosey they also have your mobile number so the can contact you anytime, anyplace, anywhere, forever and ever amen 

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Just had to get 2 tyres fitted to the Mini after stepdaughter had her tyres slashed. Wife and I get paid in the middle of the month, because awkward employers, so that's my spending money out.

Why do people have to be such twats?

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11 hours ago, Rab said:

TSB closing the Ft William branch....man...i like banks..when there supposed to be helpful...

My local one is closing too. I use it for convenience. Have done all my life. A lot of elderly people in the area etc though actually need it. Looks like they'll need to drag themselves into town to do anything in person. Not ideal.

I know you can do stuff via post offices now, but anyone who thinks that's a solution clearly hasn't been in a post office in the past 10 years..... It's a battle to even send a parcel nowadays without standing in a 45 minute queue. In fact the one nearest my branch (and probably a reason they decided to shut this TSB) can't handle their current customer base!, it will often take 3 or 4 visits to even find a queue short enough to think there's a chance you'll be out within the hour.... Now they're going to be the defacto bank of the area? aye fucking right 😂

It's the ones like Ft William, Forfar etc that are the really stupid ones to shut 'Ah but you're only a 20 minute drive away from another', great. What about peoples grandparents that don't drive in places like this?

That can quickly become a 2hr round trip, easy, Just to go to the bank.

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15 hours ago, Mrcento said:

My local one is closing too. I use it for convenience. Have done all my life. A lot of elderly people in the area etc though actually need it. Looks like they'll need to drag themselves into town to do anything in person. Not ideal.

I know you can do stuff via post offices now, but anyone who thinks that's a solution clearly hasn't been in a post office in the past 10 years..... It's a battle to even send a parcel nowadays without standing in a 45 minute queue. In fact the one nearest my branch (and probably a reason they decided to shut this TSB) can't handle their current customer base!, it will often take 3 or 4 visits to even find a queue short enough to think there's a chance you'll be out within the hour.... Now they're going to be the defacto bank of the area? aye fucking right 😂

It's the ones like Ft William, Forfar etc that are the really stupid ones to shut 'Ah but you're only a 20 minute drive away from another', great. What about peoples grandparents that don't drive in places like this?

That can quickly become a 2hr round trip, easy, Just to go to the bank.

My missus does the banking online, as she doesn’t drive and I’m not going into town to go to a fuckin bank. Apparently Lloyds and the Halifax  bank are closing over 50 branches next year.

This pisses me off because I hate them for using the Oasis song  stand by me, Oh, the fucking irony.

wankers

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On 11/27/2021 at 12:20 PM, Wack said:

Smart car broke down this morning on the M6 

No doubt a fight with smart coming up , the MHD engine uses a very tight belt , alternator & starter in one unit and the belt powers the water pump 

When it snaps you've got about a minute before it's cooked , design fault mercedes are supposed to fix for free according to evilution the smart forum , it was off in under 30s so hopefully it'll be ok 

So we'll find out on Monday what they say , it's only done 19,000 miles 

Amazingly mercedes are unaware of any problem with the belt on the MHD engine so a £20 belt came back with a £190 bill attached 

But they just can't help themselves , got a call , we've noticed your tyres are on 2mm would you like a price etc

No thanks 

Just checked them and they're at least 2mm above the 1.6mm wear markers so closer to 4mm than 2mm 

Any it's definitely a bloke hiring for the showroom staff , all size 10 mid 20s girls in tight dresses 

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Today I'm grumpy because for the first time in my three years on the road I damaged my car...

I was trying to squeeze into a space in an underground car park and my C1's nearside rear door came into contact with a pillar... now it's got about 20 odd coachlines on it, so that's lovely.

Ironic thing is I was trying to park away from the front, so nobody could open their car doors onto mine...

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2 hours ago, MiniMort said:

Today I'm grumpy because for the first time in my three years on the road I damaged my car...

I was trying to squeeze into a space in an underground car park and my C1's nearside rear door came into contact with a pillar... now it's got about 20 odd coachlines on it, so that's lovely.

Ironic thing is I was trying to park away from the front, so nobody could open their car doors onto mine...

3 years is not bad, actually, most do it much sooner. Hopefully, a lesson learned, never to be repeated.

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Took my daily for it's annual roadworthiness test, in Spain, yesterday. Failed. The dimmed beam bulb on one side was not in the correct location, eh?

I have no idea how this was done. I thought the lugs spacing and size would not allow this, plus I have not touched the bulbs for several years.   Back to the free retest today.

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