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Offline woodbury22uk

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The lampost and the dog
« on: May 11, 2018, 03:05:30 am »
Yesterday I went to collect a rental car from Avis, and they literally had no car to honour my month old reservation. After some negotiation I found myself with a temporary car in the form of a Chevy Camaro V8 455bhp yellow machine. It should come with a towable fuel bowser, even though the V8 becomes a V4 when under a light load.

Sadly I had to swap it today for a soul-less but more practical Kia Soul.

Sometimes Iím the dog and somtimes I am the lampost.




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Re: The lampost and the dog
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 10:06:20 am »
You jammy git!

I dream of an upgrade like that when I pick up a rental in the US!

I always admire the subtle colour schemes.

{Currently turning green with envy}

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Re: The lampost and the dog
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 02:32:15 pm »
Back when I was a working chap I travelled all over the world. I have had rented cars in, quite literally dozens of countries. I NEVER, ever got an upgrade the entire time, out of hundreds of hirings!  Bah!

The eternal lamp-post.....

But wait! Is that a Dodge Ram behind it?  I'd rather have that, yeah, for real! Love those trucks.....
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Re: The lampost and the dog
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 05:04:42 pm »
I used to travel the country working on electronic equipment, normally each time I went out it would be a company car a  diesel escort estate. But about 25% of the time it would be a hire car.
On one occasion I arrived Monday morning to find I had a top of the range vauxhall omega complete with built in mobile phone. I drove from Milton Keynes to RAF Leuchars for the work after a couple of days my boss flew up and got issued at Edinburgh airport a rover 1300. He spent the rest of the week trying to get the omega off of me.. he didn't get it...

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Re: The lampost and the dog
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 06:19:44 pm »

But wait! Is that a Dodge Ram behind it?  I'd rather have that, yeah, for real! Love those trucks.....


My friends are both Gulf war veterans and have treated themselves to the Ram. Forever complaining it is too comfortable. Some people.:-)
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Re: The lampost and the dog
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 06:23:29 pm »
On my first trip to the US the car rental people gave me a Ford Thunderbird.

It was a 1985 model though so not that exciting.

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Re: The lampost and the dog
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2018, 06:34:19 pm »
From the thread title, I expected to find a discussion about a pub! :D
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Re: The lampost and the dog
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2018, 08:32:09 pm »
you cant beat a Bond , often imitated but never surpassed ,
as for the lamp post I have yet one to jump in front of me (rabbits a different matter  :D) .

 

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