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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Jecs, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. losh1971

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    Oh the joys of working in an office where your primary client group is mothers with young children...... Nothing quite like having a child in a confined space while they have a chocolate thickshake in their pants.....
     
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    I was going to say LOL but I won`t:p
     
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    You know you're doing OK when you use your backyard tennis court as a venue for pics of the car you are trying to sell for $300k.

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    Pretty good day today. Been hanging out to be paid for some jobs I did over three weeks ago and the bloke I am subbing too must have paid over the weekend as there was money in my account this morn. First thing I did was by a new front tyre for the bike. I also managed to squeeze in another 2.5hr job after I finished my main job today.
    Hopefully the client is happy I spent 4hrs all up on site over two days. Also I might break even this year, God willing. Because I managed to do 2.5hrs today my total loss for the year is actually no longer growing but for the first time in a long while incomings are whittling away at the deficit.
     
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    Note to self, wash hands before pulling out your pecker to have leak behind the shed, straight after using paint stripper.......:(:(:(:(
     
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    Hydraulic fluid is worse.
     
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    put a bottle of dish washing liquid in the shed and a rag/towel.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Finally finally finally pulled out the terrible buzzy centre speaker on the VE dash and chucked it straight in the bin.
    Now I can actually hear guitars and all sorts of stuff in the music :eek:
     
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    or after cutting up chili peppers
     
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    I'm back ! Anyone miss me ? No ? Nobody noticed ? The forum did, as when I logged on, the 'Alerts' box informed me that I had 'No Alerts'. Funny setup, that.

    But my main comment is that I have been to far away places that are still in Australia ……. again …….. and still amazed that I can sit in a Flying Kangaroo for 5 hours, not cross any other country, not be subject to customs and immigration inspections, and use the same currency and language at the destination.
    To quote ex-PM John Howard from recently, Australians have won the lucky lottery of life, there is so much to see and do in this big land.
    I cannot express how priviledged I feel to have sat on 'Big Red' at sunset with a cold beer, been for a swim in Lake Eyre, walked around Uluru and KataTjuta , visited where Burke and Wills died, seen X?thousand year old Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberleys, stood at The Tip, driven my car to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko, watched the speed of the water flow in the Warburton River in full flood, and to many other places that most Australians, who have been to Europe, USA etc, can only look at me, confused, and say "Where ?", as they have no idea of what I am talking about when I start to rave enthusiastically about where I have been, seen and done. The list is almost endless, and I get dismayed that there are not more Australians getting out see how big and great this country is.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    You may need to post a thread in the appropriate section, the random thread in the pub is probably the worst place.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Ohhh the shame:oops:

    I got passed by a prius this evening on the motorway o_O

    Considering handing in my license at this point :rolleyes:
     
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    I might be called a soft cock but why would anyone want to swap an auto for a manual? I had to pick up the father in laws Navara ute from the hospital a few days ago because he got admitted. Sheesh 40-50 gear changes in a 10km stretch and then another 10 gear changes to go up and down hills on the highway. People actually like this???? Give me an auto any day....
     
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    Yep, I'd take a manual any day.
     
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    Yeah but why do people like manuals? A 30min drive in one was enough for me to realise i don't miss having one.
     
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    Don't know? maybe because it makes the driving experience more interactive?

    For me, a manual means the right gear at the right time, every time which is something auto's have a hard time doing as they run of a pre-determined program. A classic example is driving in wet weather where short shifting to the next gear means you don't have to be quiet as careful on the throttle where as with the auto it wants to kick down and send you around the bend. As it is, I drive an auto manually.
     
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    I submit that you would have a different view of manuals if you were driving a manual V8 rather than a Navara.

    See above.
     
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    The Navara was a 6 speed so that probably didn't help.
    I do prefer auto though. I get annoyed changing gears in traffic. I like the ease of just resting on the throttle and cruising off slow. With all the hills in Town a manual would be painful. We have some of the steepest climbs of any city i have driven in and the hill starts are on my route if i was to head home and back into Town. It would be different it i was racing then id definitely want a manual. I love changing gears on the bike, as i can wind it out well into the power band on the track. But everyday driving even with a V8 i think id find it painful.
     
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    Thing is, you don't need to use every gear all the time. In my old 202 I used to leave it in 2nd crawling in traffic on the motorway, the only time I went to first was if I came to a dead stop. Manual gives better control on a hill descent too which is good for brake pad wear and fuel consumption as engine braking cuts off the injectors.
     
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