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Jaysus what an evening!!

You couldn't make this up!!! So I get off the train from work and realise I left my wallet in work in my office, fine i thought its safe no big deal, but i had no cash for the car park but luckily they know me as i have been using it for so long so they let me go. Then im on the road a bang! A ****ing blowout!! Brown trouser moment but i kept control and managed to get down a side road, tyre is mullered and has a huge rip in the sidewall and is essentially off the rim, add to that it is hammering it down, biblical rain! No worries I thought i can change a wheel is all cool, get the garb out the back and start, soaked through but 4 of the 5 nuts are off i can smell the end, but the last nut does not want to come off!! I was trying for half an hour in the ******* rain but it wouldn't budge!! Its been a long day at work so getting with my feminine side tears are immanent! So i bit the bullet and called the insurance company to use the breakdown I have on my cover. No problems all sorted the nice lady says they are on their way so just sit tight and wait. Then my phone dies, I have run out of fags and i need a wee! Cleaned the car out at the weekend so no empty bottles, they will be here soon I tell myself. 2 hours later the bloke turns up apologises and gets to work, he has the nut off in seconds and I feel my manhood retreat into my body!! **** it im cold, need a wee, need a fag and would have lynched the smug git if he hadn't told me he owned an Alfa too, so brief chat about Alfas and how amazing they are and im on my way at last, limited to 50mph, dam spacesaver!! So I have just got home over 3 hours after leaving work, im cold, chain smoking and drinking vast quantities of alcohol!! What a bloody day
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but apart from that, everything's ok?

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Yup all fine, the OH is being dispatched to get a new tyre tomorrow so spacesaver hell wont have to be endured for very long. More me who is feeling rough, no idea why I got a blowout but these things happen, impress myself with my F1 driver reactions (or thats what the story will be in work tomorrow lol) and just glad to be home.
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It's days like that I am convinced it's payback time for past misdemeanours
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Originally Posted by 0of0 View Post
It's days like that I am convinced it's payback time for past misdemeanours
I had a feeling that yesterday went far too well for today to be the same!! Karma is a t work here! I need to hunt it down and give it a good thrashing!!
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I had a feeling that yesterday went far too well for today to be the same!! Karma is a t work here! I need to hunt it down and give it a good thrashing!!
Nooooo, don't do that, lol! If you give Karma a thrashing, it'll thrash you back even more so!
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Nooooo, don't do that, lol! If you give Karma a thrashing, it'll thrash you back even more so!
I'm sure I could take it on and win LOL
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Mate, sounds like you've had a total nightmare.

Still, on the bright side:

- Your wallet's somewhere safe, not being used by a hoodie to buy things on the internet.
- You didn't stuff the car into something hard and/or fast-moving when the tyre blew.
- An out-of-control lorry didn't wipe you out as you sat at the side of the road.
- Getting 4 out of 5 wheelnuts off represents an 80% success rate. An 80% hit-rate anywhere else is pretty good.
- Having no fags in the car means you smoked less today, which is better for your health.
- Your car insurance includes breakdown cover. Not all policies have this.
- You discovered that, in the grand scheme of things, a bit of rain's not the end of the world.
- You met another Alfa owner. That's always good.
- Your spacesaver was in good condition, not flat or bald.
- You found booze and fags at home, both of which tasted soooo good after tonight's little episode.

See, there's always worse things!


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That really was a rough day have you considered buying some " LUCKY WHITE HEATHER " ?
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Originally Posted by Morgan166 View Post
Mate, sounds like you've had a total nightmare.

Still, on the bright side:

- Your wallet's somewhere safe, not being used by a hoodie to buy things on the internet.
- You didn't stuff the car into something hard and/or fast-moving when the tyre blew.
- An out-of-control lorry didn't wipe you out as you sat at the side of the road.
- Getting 4 out of 5 wheelnuts off represents an 80% success rate. An 80% hit-rate anywhere else is pretty good.
- Having no fags in the car means you smoked less today, which is better for your health.
- Your car insurance includes breakdown cover. Not all policies have this.
- You discovered that, in the grand scheme of things, a bit of rain's not the end of the world.
- You met another Alfa owner. That's always good.
- Your spacesaver was in good condition, not flat or bald.
- You found booze and fags at home, both of which tasted soooo good after tonight's little episode.

See, there's always worse things!
Very true mate, its just sinking in that it could have been a hell of alot worse! Just glad i'm home now and it must have been fate that the breakdown man was an Alfa owner, the Alfa Gods smile down on us Alfisti
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Originally Posted by Rayq81 View Post
That really was a rough day have you considered buying some " LUCKY WHITE HEATHER " ?
Tell me about it!! Where can one get this heather? Is it on eBay? LOL
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Glad all is sorted - nice post by Morgan btw.
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quite a night

glad you're ok
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That first ciggie must have tasted REALLY good. Smart post Morgan.
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Aww, thanks guys.

Skell18 made it out the other side, and that's the main thing!
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It was like smoking a fag made by God Chucky Thanks for the kind words guys, just glad to be dry again, the blowout doesn't really bother me as it has happened before its just the fact i was soaked and couldn't get the last dam wheel bolt out (raaaaaaaaaaaa) lol.
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