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    • Joe Horner
    • By Joe Horner 14th Sep 17, 7:19 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 7:19 PM
    No one to claim off 14th Sep 17 at 7:19 PM
    Took my wife's Mondeo in for it's MOT today and it failed on handbrake just below efficiency (tend not to notice cos it's auto) and a broken n/s/f spring.

    Not too bad a list for a 17 year old, so booked it in for next Thurs (my next day off) to have the work done and re-test. Normally happy enough to do the repairs myself but lately just can't get enthusiasm for working in the rain!

    Anyway, got about half way home (she was following me) and I see her pull over to the kerb. Go back and the spring's taken the tyre out. It'd likely been sitting happily in its seat for quite a while until the garage disturbed it by doing their job and jacking the car up during the test

    They seemed quite surprised when I appeared again asking if they could do the work tomorrow and, by the way, could you pick it up from down the road? Apparently I was supposed to go in, all guns blazing, about how it was "fine until they disturbed it" and how the tyre and recovery should be their responsibility
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    • Alter ego
    • By Alter ego 14th Sep 17, 7:22 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 7:22 PM
    • #2
    • 14th Sep 17, 7:22 PM
    Sorry but I can't figure whether you are asking a question.
    Ignore me if you like, it's not the real me anyway.
    • Joe Horner
    • By Joe Horner 14th Sep 17, 7:28 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 7:28 PM
    • #3
    • 14th Sep 17, 7:28 PM
    Sorry but I can't figure whether you are asking a question.
    Originally posted by Alter ego

    The hint could be in the (lack of) punctuation?
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 14th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
    As they say sh!t happens, good to see you're not looking to blame someone or seeking compo.
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 14th Sep 17, 7:44 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 7:44 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 7:44 PM
    It could have been a lot worse.
    Imagine if you or your wife had a flat tyre on a motorway or elsewhere miles from home and in the middle of nowhere then after jacking the car up and fitting the spare, drove off only to have the spring rip the spare to bits a few miles down the road.
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 14th Sep 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:20 PM
    Took my wife's Mondeo in for it's MOT today and it failed on handbrake just below efficiency (tend not to notice cos it's auto) and a broken n/s/f spring.

    Not too bad a list for a 17 year old, so booked it in for next Thurs (my next day off) to have the work done and re-test. Normally happy enough to do the repairs myself but lately just can't get enthusiasm for working in the rain!

    Anyway, got about half way home (she was following me) and I see her pull over to the kerb. Go back and the spring's taken the tyre out. It'd likely been sitting happily in its seat for quite a while until the garage disturbed it by doing their job and jacking the car up during the test

    They seemed quite surprised when I appeared again asking if they could do the work tomorrow and, by the way, could you pick it up from down the road? Apparently I was supposed to go in, all guns blazing, about how it was "fine until they disturbed it" and how the tyre and recovery should be their responsibility
    Originally posted by Joe Horner
    You missed out:

    She had a baby in the car.

    Her disabled, black, elderly bisexual mother was with her.

    The sister of the local nunnery had a whole basket of kittens in the car.

    Think of what could have happened!
    • Joe Horner
    • By Joe Horner 14th Sep 17, 8:39 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:39 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:39 PM
    You missed out:

    She had a baby in the car.

    Her disabled, black, elderly bisexual mother was with her.

    The sister of the local nunnery had a whole basket of kittens in the car.

    Think of what could have happened!
    Originally posted by BeenThroughItAll
    There were two chihuahua crosses in the car (thankfully not "her baybees") and she's disabled, does that count?
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 14th Sep 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:42 PM
    There were two chihuahua crosses in the car (thankfully not "her baybees") and she's disabled, does that count?
    Originally posted by Joe Horner
    It's good... but is it good enough for compo??
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 14th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
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    • #9
    • 14th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
    • #9
    • 14th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
    You missed out:

    She had a baby in the car.

    Her disabled, black, elderly bisexual mother was with her.

    The sister of the local nunnery had a whole basket of kittens in the car.

    Think of what could have happened!
    Originally posted by BeenThroughItAll
    https://youtu.be/3jFqhjaGh30
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