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glasgow_bhoy
Posted on: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 17:54


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QUOTE (notmeatloaf @ Sat, 14 Jul 2018 - 23:46) *
I've had a few elderly French cars, as they are inevitably amazingly comfortable seat wise. The worst was a Citroen AX which had an electrical fault where every couple of weeks the headlights would turn off when you were driving. The way to fix them was to turn it off for five seconds then turn it back on. Fine on a motorway, less good on a country road.

Like any intermittent electrical fault on a French car it is impossible to fix and is probably original to the production line.

I got it solely on the basis of the fact it has a wine bottle holder in the driver and passenger doors, which when you're a student is enough to get you laid. Tested.

Indicator stalk- it used to happen on my ZX and the new stalk cured it. Shoogling the stalk also helped sometimes.

Lights also stayed on all the time in the rain. Central locking would work rapidly when using the key in the door.

Comfy as sin though for a car which would have been 15/16 years old when I had it.
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 17:51


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QUOTE (notmeatloaf @ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 18:37) *
You should feel bad, it sounds like he had gone out of his way to help you and you didn't put your hand in your pocket for the sake of £120?

It's people like you that end up sending people to claims management firms because they don't want the hassle of someone agreeing to pay at the scene then playing silly buggers when they actually get the bill.

He didn't have a phone number to call him back on...
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 17:43


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Devils advocate.

I've benefited from the own goal rule in the past. I didn't know it at the time, so was amazed to have won (just over £200 off £5). A lot of people I subsequently told seemed to already know about it, so is it common knowledge?

If the bet was placed online, did you have access to their T&C's before placing the bet?
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Posted on: Sun, 8 Jul 2018 - 21:20


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QUOTE (southpaw82 @ Sun, 8 Jul 2018 - 20:50) *
Bit of a leap to suggest all kids who don’t walk to school are fat, isn’t it?

More likely to be fat though aren't they?

I walked pretty much all the time, and on the rare occasion I did get a lift, I was dropped streets away and made to walk- no matter the weather.

Pre-car ownership, I was never over 9 stone.

Post-car ownership, my weight rocketed to over 13 stone.

Now that I use the car only for commuting and work, I've managed to get back down to just over 10.

Cars cause laziness, and if a kid never learns to walk to where they need to be, they'll never appreciate how good it is for you.
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Posted on: Sun, 8 Jul 2018 - 17:40


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They'll hold the ticket and reply to you.

If you emailed the challenge, make sure you keep any acknowledgement they send you.
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Posted on: Sun, 8 Jul 2018 - 17:30


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Unfortunatly I think England have a good chance against Croatia... it was pure luck they got through last night!

England have coasted this far thanks to some very easy teams. If it wasn't against everything I stand for as a long-standing Croatian fan, I'd probably stick £20 on England taking it 2-0.

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Posted on: Sun, 8 Jul 2018 - 17:28


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QUOTE (Steve_999 @ Sun, 8 Jul 2018 - 10:15) *
QUOTE (StuartBu @ Sun, 8 Jul 2018 - 01:49) *
QUOTE (Steve_999 @ Sat, 7 Jul 2018 - 12:41) *


Stop beeting GB up! biggrin.gif

Would he prefer the cane?


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Not from any of you lot anyway wink.gif ninja.gif ninja.gif
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Posted on: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 - 22:49


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I'd ban cars stopping within 300 yards of a school, UNLESS a proven physical disability dictates the child needs to be driven to the door.

School run parents cause more hassle than even taxi drivers. Some of the driving/parking I see around schools makes me wonder why nobody has called the social in for their kids, as the parents are often missing something upstairs.

Kids need to walk. Never mind sugar taxes and banning 2 for Tuesdays at Dominos. Lets go back to basics and make kids walk!
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Posted on: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 - 22:44


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QUOTE (DancingDad @ Sat, 7 Jul 2018 - 12:01) *
QUOTE (Fredd @ Sat, 7 Jul 2018 - 11:40) *
...........Obviously the OJ is some exotic import - possibly a substitute for Irn Bru what with the recent CO2 shortages? smile.gif

Irn Bru is not what it used to be, nay sugar anymore.
Perhaps GB is still hunting for acceptable substitutes ? rolleyes.gif

I stopped drinking it a few years ago after mixing it with too much vodka and spending two days in bed in Malia in the blistering heat.

Tried the new stuff but its not the same. No sugar and less fizz. I'll take an apple juice or a double shot caramel latte over it anyday.

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Posted on: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 - 07:55


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Yeah about 3 or 4 days when I bought my car on a Saturday. Very quick.

When I moved I was closer to 2-3 weeks, although I wonder if that was delayed as I'd only bought the car and recieved the V5 for it a week before moving and changing the address.
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Posted on: Thu, 5 Jul 2018 - 21:45


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QUOTE (BaggieBoy @ Thu, 5 Jul 2018 - 19:19) *
Orange juice in Scotland? Don't believe a word of it!

Genuine.

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Can they actually take action against me for anything?

Probably. Bringing the company into disrepute would be the most likely one. It being in your own time isn’t really relevant.

So the best solution would really be to refuse wearing the branded uniform. Its a relatively new introduction anyway and I'm sure hightlighting this as a reason not to have them has some traction.

QUOTE (StuartBu @ Thu, 5 Jul 2018 - 19:28) *
GB.... park your car where you wish in a legal fashion, make sure the car is legal and, most importantly just ignore the guy even if he attempts to start a conversation with you. The last thing you want is something happening and your employer claiming you were bringing the company in to disrepute. Dunno what the company garb consists of but cant you wear something on top while you are not " actually" working? although its a bit late for this guy as he knows who you work for.

Behave... this heats killing me people are lucky I'm not driving around naked this month!

Usually I'd have a hoodie or something on over it because its generally freezing.

QUOTE (GAZ237 @ Thu, 5 Jul 2018 - 22:34) *
QUOTE (DancingDad @ Thu, 5 Jul 2018 - 20:28) *
If you are wearing some sort of uniform that identifies you with a company, your actions can reflect on the company. Doesn't matter on your own time. Yes the guy seems to be a halfwit but as long as parking legally and not antagonising the situation or kicking three bells out of the guy, all company can really do is ask you to be a little more circumspect. I've had bosses who would have driven round there and parked up in same place to see what happened. Then told the guy to stick it. And some who would find any excuse to give me a bollocking no matter if at fault or not. Depends on which type you have.


Not going to happen in this day and age of social media.

GB. I would be doing my best to not park there in the future. It might seem trivial now and the person at your firm has said it won.t go further.

But if you get this guys back up further and more people/neighbours get posting on your companies social media pages. It may pass up the chain of command and they might take it more seriously.

Giving a member of Jo-public a mouthful whilst Wearing a shirt emblazoned with your company name, not exactly the smartest thing to do.

Unfortunately I need to park there... the roll shop doesn't have anywhere else for parking as its just off a main road. Plus I can't be backing down against this old duffers behaviour- its almost endorsing it. I'd never resort to violence (caveat- I will resort to self defence) and try everything I can not to get drawn into discussions with people before 10am anyway. Point taken about not annoying the other neighbours though- I'll do what I can to avoid them.

My boss is pretty much at the top- so other than HR it won't go any higher.
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Posted on: Thu, 5 Jul 2018 - 18:11


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Interesting one today.

I wear a company polo shirt for work- its our uniform policy. It has my employers name written prominently on it.

On my way to work a few days ago, in my own time and driving my own car, I got into an argument with someone when I parked my car outside the roll shop. The someone was a local resident who doesn't like people parking outside his house to get their breakfast. Being the reasonable morning person that I am, I explained that he doesn't own the road and that I'd be parking there not just on that morning, but every single day if he didn't stop giving me a headache.

He got mouthy, started calling me various things. I told him a few truths (kept it highly factual) and then went into the shop to pick up my roll and square and a bottle of orange juice. Went back out and he was taking pictures of me, my car and other cars parked legally nearby. The wee guy in the shop has had a world of issues with a few residents in the street- who ironically still buy from his shop daily!

I've since parked outside his house another twice, and he loves to stand at the window watching. The guy has no life. Frankly a waste of oxygen. He parks his car in his driveway and it never moves, and its not as if he's likely to have any friends or family who would want to waste time visiting such a bitter human being.

I've went into work today, and you guessed it- hes contacted my employers via Facebook. They've told him they will investigate.

Now, this all happened in my own time, in my own vehicle and its frankly nothing to do with my employers. They force me to wear their name all over me. They don't have changing facilities where I'm currently based, meaning I'm essentially forced to spend some of my own time wearing their polo shirt.

Can they actually take action against me for anything?

Fortunately the person dealing with it is pretty reasonable and said nothing will happen, but they've asked me to stop winding the guy up. I've made clear its my own time and that I'm just quietly going about my day to day life and that I'll be parking there (unless my work starts making me a better breakfast than my 95p roll), but that I'll only interact with el nobend if he starts it. I know a collegue had a similar complaint put in against them after driving a branded company car infront of someone with a dashcam and sticking the fingers up out the window. He got a warning of some kind at his disciplinary.
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Posted on: Sun, 1 Jul 2018 - 21:31


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QUOTE (cp8759 @ Sun, 1 Jul 2018 - 12:06) *
QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Sun, 1 Jul 2018 - 07:47) *
Its the sites who haven't opitised for mobile viewing, who then add a big banner on which just makes them worse. I've stopped shopping on one such site as it just became to irritating.

Maybe it's just me but I hate sites that are "optimised" for mobile viewing. I always end up using the "view desktop site" option and if that doesn't work, I won't use the website at all.

I'm not a massive fan, but if I want to look at a site (take my local councils for example), my S9 has a small screen which doesn't display the site well. Reading anything is a mission involving zooming, scrolling in a hockey-cockey fashion and inevitably clicking something I don't want. It loads slowly and is clunky as hell.

If it were mobile optimised, perhaps with reduced content, I'd be able to navigate and find what I want in next to no time.

P.S. This forum displays horribly on my phone. Nice and easy/basic on my laptop, but phone wise its not great. I therefore only use it when at home on my personal laptop.
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Posted on: Sun, 1 Jul 2018 - 21:27


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I wouldn't waste time searching scrappys for a black mirror casing before Wednesday. The chances of finding one nearby, the right colour on a model less than 5 years in production aren't impossible, but certainly unlikely. Then you have to wonder if you've damaged the fixings on the mirror unit itself- if you have, another casing might not just go straight on.

Buying from a dealer is probably a waste of time too- they come primed, so you would still need to find a painter. Assume you order it at dealers on Monday, part comes into stock Tuesday, you then need to find a painter and have it dry and ready to go back to hire co. on Wed. Unlikely.

If you have excess insurance I'd just suck it up and take the hit on that. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and feel happy the insurance has paid off.
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Posted on: Sun, 1 Jul 2018 - 21:24


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One that I see private buyers saying in their ads far too often is along the lines of 'will fly through its MOT'. As said previously, why wouldn't the last owner just MOT the damned thing though. Another is 'Will only need xxxx to get it through'- if theres anything like that in the ad, I can see why the buyer would be wound up.

On the other hand, a 14 year old 206 can be bought for well under £400. I bought a 1999 V reg diesel one a few years ago with 55k on the clock and 10/11 months MOT (and a few months tax) for £400. Would only have been 12 years old at the time. I sold it a month or so later for £550. Total heaps of junk.
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Its the sites who haven't opitised for mobile viewing, who then add a big banner on which just makes them worse. I've stopped shopping on one such site as it just became to irritating.
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I get petrol 45 miles from home, but I fill up every second week when I'm in the town. Difference in price is about 3ppl compared to buying locally, so it adds up to around £75 a year saving for me.

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Posted on: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 - 22:20


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How much was Tommy's house worth?
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Posted on: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 - 08:29


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Are there even tickets on those cars?
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Posted on: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - 18:45


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Did you have an Android phone in your pocket by and chance?

If so, check the Maps app and check what your timeline shows. With any luck, it will show you drove from your house to the tip. Its not conclusive evidence of loading, but helps show you were going to the tip and backs the story up.
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Posted on: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 22:49


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If they don't take card, they aren't getting my business. Infact, I'd go as far as to say if they don't take contactless, they don't get my money.

The only times I like to pay cash are for pay & display whenever paying by phone/card would cost more, and when I'm on a night out somewhere expensive where I just don't take my card. And for the collection at chapel. The father still hasn't got chip and pin added to the collection bowl.

Today I put the car in for a service and had to empty it of all my parking change. By the end of the day, half the change was gone. I had a hole in my trouser pocket I was unaware of dry.gif Yet another reason I hate cash with a passion.

I buy fruit out the vending machine at work- £0.05 for an apple. And I pay card.

Card allows me to see how I'm frittering money away, allows me instant access to move funds as required and just saves footering about with money.

I travelled round a fair bit of Europe recently and I still can't get over how many bars still only take cash. I hate carrying UK money never mind Euro's, Zloty's, Forrints and all the other monopoly money like currencies. I loaded a currency card before I went abroad with the intention of using it like a Visa in the shops. Instead it was a fricking cash machine card. rolleyes.gif It was like being stuck in the 1500's.
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QUOTE (Ocelot @ Tue, 5 Jun 2018 - 20:03) *
The RAC are just as bad. They wanted £193 for home start and breakdown (and I've been with them 15 years). After a call they dropped it to £109.

You should shop about. Before my work gave me free breakdown cover, I paid between £19 and £35 a year for cover depending on what car I had. Always had homestart and national cover.

Tesco was one of the companies I used, and I had at least 3 or 4 callouts over the space of the policy (it was a Vauxhall). Every time, it was the RAC who came out. Equivalent RAC cover was 3 times the price.
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Posted on: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 - 18:52


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Has she disputed with the credit card company that GM aren't following the BVRLA pricing matrix?

And has she used the disputes service with BVRLA? I'm amazed GM are signed up to it, but if they're quoting the matrix I can only assume they are!
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Posted on: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 - 18:49


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If you like human contact, avoid Quote Me Happy.

I can vouch for Direct Line being decent- I shop about each year and yet have been with them for 5 or 6 years solid. Just watch them at renewal time as they do take the piss and need to be threatened with cancellation before they behave.

Direct Line also own Churchill, which is why you won't see them on comparison sites.
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Posted on: Sat, 2 Jun 2018 - 15:08


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When this happened with me the courts said the fine wasn't on the system but they used the information on my ticket to enter it, so I could pay there and then. Did they not offer to do that for you?
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