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I've got a few amusing tales, one of my finest or to be honest worst moments happened in the middle of Huntingdon high Street one Saturday afternoon years ago, I was about 22 at the time, anyway, Me and the ex wife were doing a bit of shopping, whilst walking past a cut through alley way we heard the shouts of oi and STOP HIM SOMEONE, so being a strapping young rugby Player of 6'4" I prepared myself to save the day. Of course it all happened so quickly, this guy came running out of the alley with a ladies handbag I made a grab for him and missed, just a few feet behind was his accomplice, so I swung out a leg roundhouse style and the speed he was running at he just went flying. Got him I thought as he laid in a crumpled heap on the floor. I remember shouting at him to call his mate back and give the handbag back. He then told me he's not my mate, eh? He just stole my mum's handbag and I was trying to stop him. Ohhhhhhh flip well I said more than that. I felt so sorry for this guy o said I thought you were with him he said noooo. Bugger I helped him up apologised and sort of made a quick exit. Lesson learned don't always try and be a hero.
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 lol
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 :scared:
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Yep true the theif was punching the air giving it the woohoo. The guy I poleaxed was OK but hey. I've got more loads of strange stuff I have been witness to  lol
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I realised there was almost no meat on the front pads at all (the car only just passed it's MOT! so I was annoyed to say the least.

I'm a class 4 and 7 MOT tester and the min thickness a brake pad can be is 1.5mm which is a joke !!!

Problem is its normally the inner pad that wears more then the outer pad but it's not always that easy to see an inner pad and as a tester if you can't see it you can't test it !!

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Yeah, it was the inner, piston side pad which fired out. It was pushed out further than it's carrier and fired out like a bullet. I felt it hit the bottom of the car.

My new car (C280) has wear sensors which go off when you've still got about 5,000 miles of life left  lol
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Most cars have them now which is handy

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Marty,

you can MOT my car for me then haha  its due this next week or 2 lol. if you can't see it you can't test it so does that mean i get a free certificate lol.

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I used to have a Mark 1 Ford Fiesta. It was my first car. I was living in a flat with my then fiancée (now ex bitch wife).
I used to drop her off on my way to work on a morning. We came out one morning to a covering of snow on the ground, nothing major just a couple of inches. I knocked the snow off the car, we jumped in. It started first time...result! So I'm in reverse and I'm attempting to back out of the parking space only its not going anywhere, the wheels are spinning to the point where the snow is melting under the front wheels and I can smell rubber. The cars well and truly stuck. I had no experience of driving in snow I'm disappointed at how crap this car is on snow. I'm going extra steady on the accelerator, I tell my fiancée she is gonna have to get out and try to push me out of the space as I need to manoeuvre it out....just before she gets out we notice a Mini Metro at the end of the street just sailing through the snow without a problem! How can this be? She gets out and as she does I glance down.....
ME: "Come on"
HER: "What?"
ME: "Get in!"
HER: "Howcome?"
ME: "Err...the handbrake was on!"   :S

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Reply #24

That was genuinely hilarious Rob!

Agreed I just p1ssed myself...almost!

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when i was 16, me and my then 15 year old best friend decided to start trying to go out into night clubs and play the lad. The plan was we would go out, few drinks try and pull. whatever happened we would both end up at my house and he could sleep on the floor in my bedroom. We went out on the then Thursday night (student night) and found a nightclub to let us in. To our delight being a student night drinks were buy 1 get 1 free  :grin: not being big drinkers we only lasted until about 11pm with the copious amounts of alcohol we could afford with our pocket money. We both agreed its maybe time to tone it down and just coast the rest of the night. A whole 1 extra drink consumed within an hour we approached the bar to purchase our then last pint to last the final hour. as we waddled up to the bar just as i ordered the drinks my friend decided to throw up all over the floor and across some blokes shoes. (luckily he was alright about it) door staff decided it was our time to leave and were kind enough to carry us out by our wrists.

I live about 2 miles from the club and i only remember walking the first 10 paces, All i remember is waking up in my bed naked to my alarm going off telling me i had to get to work. no issues eh, Well now comes the issues. rushing to get to work I cleaned the sick off my shoulder with the only clean bit of cushion. As I swivel out of bed my friend is also naked on my bedroom floor. No quilt, pillow anything just naked over the floor, being a good friend i had showered him in sick through the night and his back, hair shoulder were covered as was my floor and it stunk. i quickly ran down stairs got ready and left for work with nothing but a sorry mate !! when i got home after the longest shift of my life we discussed the night and tried to work out where our clothes had ended up. embarrassingly, we stumbled up stairs and walked into the first bedroom we found, got undressed and attempted to climb in my mum and step dads bed naked, my friend managed to walk to my room and I was carried by my set dad fully naked !! he then went on to admit the stench in the bedroom was from both my sick and he had shit himself and rolled in it through the night.

what a way to start my nights out on the town.

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Reply #26

That just creased me up what a messy night pmsl

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Reply #27

Remind me not to invite Ash or Rob on my stag do!  lol :O It'd be a night of shit, sick and naked blokes.  :lol:
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Remind me not to invite Ash or Rob on my stag do!  lol :O It'd be a night of shit, sick and naked blokes.  :lol:

Just like every other stag do then only the naked bloke is usually handcuffed to a lamp post!  lol

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I have quite a few but this was some 30 yrs ago when I was in the Army in Germany. We where going on exercise to a secret location and I was in the back of an armored personnel carrier with loads of equipment in fact there wasn't a lot of space for me at all. It was also with my sergeant who didn't like me and I didn't like him, he was the driver and because of the noise of the engine I couldn't hear exactly what he was saying or was being said.

Anyhow after an hour or so I wanted a p** and a further 30 mins and no stop bouncing about and the noise was really getting to the point of no return I was going to look for a spare spare hipster canister or something to relieve myself in when suddenly the vehicle stopped and I heard, or what I thought I heard "everyone out" well I wasn't want to waste this opportunity so I opened my flys < for speed, also thinking we would be in woods.

I opened the door and jumped out ready to dart to the nearest bush.. Only to find that we had stopped in the middle of a  large fly over there had been an accident in front and everything was backed up so there where at least 50 cars who could see me with my flys undone. However this wasn't the worst bit as for some reason the Sargent decided to pull the carrier into another lane and some of the equipment started to come out of the back.. I s myself and was trying to put this kit back in the carrier before anyone started to beep.. luckily I managed to do this and got back in the carrier .. after 15 mins the Sargent did say get out as we would be here a bit so managed to find a place to actually p

I suppose my lesson is be careful when you want to P easiest is not always the best.

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