LHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 43 Posted (8 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 3952 times:
Check this, the brand new 2007 Honda Element that I picked up three weeks ago has to go in for service already. A loud clunking noise has developed somewhere in the front suspension or brakes when I drive at city speeds (it vanishes at highway speeds).
Jesus, all I wanted was for the car not to break before we've actually entered the same calendar year as its model year.
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
I parked outside my hotel, in between 2 other cars, no notices were visible at 3am in the morning...
I had my car checked over a few days before
Been pulled over:
I wasnt doing anything wrong! A friend was following behind, we was driving slow, not to loose each other and looking for a Tesco or something at the same time, I got pulled over because the nice police man thought i was either drunk or very lost, which was neither!
Broken the lock on the boot:
I don't know how I done this, fixable though
Had to get a replacement part:
This was on a different day, getting the part that broke a few days previous fixed...
What Luck I have! All this on the day i was trying to get to a muse gig!
Boots over here must have a different connotation.....has to do with illegal parking, etc, and the meter maids/tow truck puts a metal hub cap looking thing that has a metal prong attached to it that keeps the vehicle from moving. I'd actually be quite impressed if one could get the boot off without the specific wrench-type tool needed to do that.....
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22419 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 3789 times:
Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 11): Boots over here must have a different connotation.....has to do with illegal parking, etc, and the meter maids/tow truck puts a metal hub cap looking thing that has a metal prong attached to it that keeps the vehicle from moving. I'd actually be quite impressed if one could get the boot off without the specific wrench-type tool needed to do that.....
Kaz's reference to the "boot" would be a reference to the "trunk" over here where we speak the more sensible version of English.
And by the way, I think this is just one more strong piece of evidence that karma does exist.
[Edited 2006-12-07 01:00:43]
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