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one million miles by road ?
« on: November 30, 2012, 03:22:13 PM »
at home this afternoon receiving delivery of my new company car . i started life as a " travelling salesman " very nearly 34 years ago , i have never had a company car more than 2 years , including changes of company i must have therefore had 17 cars plus - none at all exciting - Cortina mk III's and IV's,Cavaliers, Montego, Sierra , Mondeo,Octavia ,Focus, Golf , Megane etc. all fantastic at what they were made for and now the latest Audi A3 . i am sure i have never ,these 2 years with each car, clocked up less than 70,000 miles . last one was 86,000 - this one 76,000 . this on Britains congested road system . i reckon have nearly travelled as far as to the moon and back TWICE - blimey how much damage have i done to the earth ? and my back !
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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 04:32:49 PM »
An Audi and a Blackberry! Must be a great firm to work for.  :o
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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 04:59:13 PM »
the audi 3 is the smallest car they make, and the smallest company car i have ever had  i think it's useless to us salesmen and the boots pathetic it's also 3 door . first 3 door i have ever had and to us that carry stock samples and even luggage on the backseat far from ideal . having only sat in the car to reach the drivers safety belt will injure me . diesel like all my recent cars. we are furious to be offerred it actually ! but i mustn't rant  :) the blackberry is so they can hassle me constantly whilst on the move .
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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 05:19:14 PM »
Are you still peddling aftershave?

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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 05:51:01 PM »
I reckon I must have driven about 1/2 million miles, and 200,000 of that was in my old VW van, which was already old and high mileage when I bought it! My plane and ship mileage is pretty high too.
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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 06:01:21 PM »
i " pedal" toothpastes , antiperspirants and pregnancy tests - amongst other things  ;)

WELL better than pedalling those godawful mopeds  ;)
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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 06:08:28 PM »
I pedal bicycles and Carla's adult tricycle, but I had never pedalled toothpaste
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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 06:16:09 PM »
Just think how shiny white you toe nails could be.
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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 06:29:43 PM »
who are you calling a toenail ?
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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 06:32:10 PM »
i " pedal" toothpastes , antiperspirants and pregnancy tests - amongst other things  ;)

WELL better than pedalling those godawful mopeds  ;)

I never pedal mopeds Richard. You only have to do that if you have a rubbish one or you are over weight. Always carry some tooth paste, antiperspirant and a pregnancy test kit in the tool box though, you never know when they may come in handy! ;D

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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 06:47:17 PM »
who are you calling a toenail ?

Oh Ar. a mis-type forgot the R after you.
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Re: one million miles by road ?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 06:48:14 PM »
Bob, do you have a habit of getting yourself pregnant?
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 06:52:10 PM »
rob you didnt miss an r at the end of me i would be very silly called lightweight DICKIER ! :D
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 06:54:42 PM »
Always carry some tooth paste, antiperspirant and a pregnancy test kit in the tool box though, you never know when they may come in handy! ;D

Toothpaste to clean the chrome, antiperspirant to stop a dripping exhaust and preg test to determine why your tyres are blown out.
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