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« on: 28 June 2019, 21:54:47 »

Is you get to try out lots of different cars, on a recent trip to our Lisbon office I've been in:

Peugeot 308 x2
Renault Megane
E-Class Merc
Ford C-Max
Citroen C3 AirCross
Dacia Duster

All were fairly new, a couple of years old, the Dacia was quite good considering it's a budget car, the Ford felt very poorly built. But the surprise for me was the C3 AirCross, the seats were excellent. Very very comfy and it just floated over bumps, of which there are many in Lisbon. Citroen's maybe disposable cars, but they do appear to offer staggering value and kit.

Ugly cars, but very different interiors.....

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Re: Good thing about Uber...
« Reply #1 on: 28 June 2019, 22:34:47 »

If you can afford to go to work via Uber than you can afford to put petrol in your V6. :P
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« Reply #2 on: 28 June 2019, 22:37:43 »

If you can afford to go to work via Uber than you can afford to put petrol in your V6. :P

Might have been bit costly to ship my 3.2 to Lisbon  ;D
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Re: Good thing about Uber...
« Reply #3 on: 29 June 2019, 00:14:48 »

If you can afford to go to work via Uber than you can afford to put petrol in your V6. :P
And wash it :D
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« Reply #4 on: 29 June 2019, 00:50:36 »

If you can afford to go to work via Uber than you can afford to put petrol in your V6. :P

Might have been bit costly to ship drive my 3.2 to Lisbon  ;D

Couldn't you have claimed mileage?  ::)  :D
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« Reply #5 on: 29 June 2019, 08:34:44 »

The Citroen's seats won't be so comfy after the first few electrical fires have burnt the foam off them *

*assuming the charging system wiring lasts long enough to recharge the battery to cause electrical fires   ;D :D
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« Reply #6 on: 29 June 2019, 09:46:38 »

If you can afford to go to work via Uber than you can afford to put petrol in your V6. :P

Might have been bit costly to ship my 3.2 to Lisbon  ;D
Claim the mileage and roadtrip it down. Far more relaxing that the whole shitty airport thing.


Citroen, like most frogs, are softly sprung and often soft seats (ignoring the wannabe sporty models they do).  Which is why if you're prone to travel sickness, never sit in the back of a frog.


There is, of course, nothing to like about the detestable Uber.
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« Reply #7 on: 29 June 2019, 11:07:37 »

The Citroen's seats won't be so comfy after the first few electrical fires have burnt the foam off them *

*assuming the charging system wiring lasts long enough to recharge the battery to cause electrical fires   ;D :D

Yeah, cause Zafira Bís are known for never catching fire  ::)
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« Reply #8 on: 29 June 2019, 11:08:31 »

If you can afford to go to work via Uber than you can afford to put petrol in your V6. :P

Might have been bit costly to ship my 3.2 to Lisbon  ;D
Claim the mileage and roadtrip it down. Far more relaxing that the whole shitty airport thing.


Citroen, like most frogs, are softly sprung and often soft seats (ignoring the wannabe sporty models they do).  Which is why if you're prone to travel sickness, never sit in the back of a frog.


There is, of course, nothing to like about the detestable Uber.

I like Uber, great app, easy to use, simple to expense back.
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« Reply #9 on: 29 June 2019, 11:33:00 »

I like Uber, great app, easy to use, simple to expense back.
But you're a millennial.  Real people go out without a phone, or those that do take one out, ruin it in a pint of beer.  In my experience, apps only work if the phone* they run on is working and available.


*phone. Short for Telephone. The clue is in the name - voice. A device used for speaking to people. A conversation. ;D

I was out having some nosh the other evening, and there was a family of 4 at an adjacent table, and I don't think they uttered more than 2 sentences to each other, but were tapping away on their phones ;D.  The 2 kids (mid teenage as a guess) where taking photos of their plates.  WTF?
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« Reply #10 on: 29 June 2019, 11:51:32 »

Actually, a bit off topic, but being a France earlier this month made me ponder how society has made England (and presumably the rest of the UK) a shithole  >:(

Go out for a meal in France.  All the Brits are pissing around with phones, their little darlings have iPads at the table playing (loudly) some TV/Films and yet still run riot, the parents getting bladdered.  The French families are sat around, as a family, conversing with each other (and anyone else who looks over), eating and drinking wine, and causing no nuisance to anyone else.

Walk outside into the street, and its so clean.  No litter blowing in the breeze. No fag ends. Even around McDonalds (yes, we went through the drive-thru in a WWII army truck to get an ice cream ;D) its spotless.  Compare that to any McDonalds in England, where the ferile kids get a drive-thru and just chuck the rubbish out of the window because the bin is 20yrds away.  I think we've become so used to it in the UK that we don't really notice it.


The mummy brigade like to complain about overuse of plastics ending up in our oceans, but not give little johnny a good hiding for throwing his litter on the floor, and gets overly defensive or aggressive when you point out there is a nearby bin.


Its like an entire society now of opps You, I'm alright Jack. I can do what the opps I like, and opps everyone else.


This is what we've bred.  Its our fault.  And it embarrasses me to be British  :'(
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Re: Good thing about Uber...
« Reply #11 on: 29 June 2019, 12:43:03 »

I drove a 7.5 tonner with a big car trailer on the back to a historic race weekend at Estoril racetrack just outside Lisbon a few years ago.  :)

It was a very pleasant 4 days chugging across France and Spain at 56mph to spend the weekend watching elderly F1 cars race and chatting to the very beautiful Portuguese promo girls!  8)

Another 4 days back via a different route made for a great couple of weeks!  :y
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« Reply #12 on: 29 June 2019, 12:47:07 »

Actually, a bit off topic, but being a France earlier this month made me ponder how society has made England (and presumably the rest of the UK) a shithole  >:(

Go out for a meal in France.  All the Brits are pissing around with phones, their little darlings have iPads at the table playing (loudly) some TV/Films and yet still run riot, the parents getting bladdered.  The French families are sat around, as a family, conversing with each other (and anyone else who looks over), eating and drinking wine, and causing no nuisance to anyone else.

Walk outside into the street, and its so clean.  No litter blowing in the breeze. No fag ends. Even around McDonalds (yes, we went through the drive-thru in a WWII army truck to get an ice cream ;D) its spotless.  Compare that to any McDonalds in England, where the ferile kids get a drive-thru and just chuck the rubbish out of the window because the bin is 20yrds away.  I think we've become so used to it in the UK that we don't really notice it.


The mummy brigade like to complain about overuse of plastics ending up in our oceans, but not give little johnny a good hiding for throwing his litter on the floor, and gets overly defensive or aggressive when you point out there is a nearby bin.


Its like an entire society now of opps You, I'm alright Jack. I can do what the opps I like, and opps everyone else.


This is what we've bred.  Its our fault.  And it embarrasses me to be British  :'(
My wife is a headteacher in an inner city primary school. I can tell you now, it's only going to get worse.
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« Reply #13 on: 29 June 2019, 13:02:05 »

Actually, a bit off topic, but being a France earlier this month made me ponder how society has made England (and presumably the rest of the UK) a shithole  >:(

Go out for a meal in France.  All the Brits are pissing around with phones, their little darlings have iPads at the table playing (loudly) some TV/Films and yet still run riot, the parents getting bladdered.  The French families are sat around, as a family, conversing with each other (and anyone else who looks over), eating and drinking wine, and causing no nuisance to anyone else.

Walk outside into the street, and its so clean.  No litter blowing in the breeze. No fag ends. Even around McDonalds (yes, we went through the drive-thru in a WWII army truck to get an ice cream ;D) its spotless.  Compare that to any McDonalds in England, where the ferile kids get a drive-thru and just chuck the rubbish out of the window because the bin is 20yrds away.  I think we've become so used to it in the UK that we don't really notice it.


The mummy brigade like to complain about overuse of plastics ending up in our oceans, but not give little johnny a good hiding for throwing his litter on the floor, and gets overly defensive or aggressive when you point out there is a nearby bin.


Its like an entire society now of opps You, I'm alright Jack. I can do what the opps I like, and opps everyone else.


This is what we've bred.  Its our fault.  And it embarrasses me to be British  :'(
My wife is a headteacher in an inner city primary school. I can tell you now, it's only going to get worse.

FFS how many times?

Headmistress. :)
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« Reply #14 on: 29 June 2019, 13:05:57 »

Gender-neutral bollo*cks. :-\ :)
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« Reply #15 on: 29 June 2019, 13:35:03 »

Gender-neutral bollo*cks. :-\ :)

Do gender neutral people have bollo*cks?  :-\                                                                                ;D
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« Reply #16 on: 29 June 2019, 13:41:58 »

Gender-neutral bollo*cks. :-\ :)

Do gender neutral people have bollo*cks?  :-\                                                                                ;D

One ball and half a pussy. :)
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« Reply #17 on: 29 June 2019, 15:30:04 »

Headteacher, live with it.
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« Reply #18 on: 29 June 2019, 17:18:19 »

Headteacher, live with it.

The term lacks gravitas and authority........and the kids know it and take advantage.

I've lost count of the number of times I was caned by the Headmaster back in the day. I probably deserved most if not all of them. :D

Character building they used to call it.......if you survived the beating. :D ;D

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« Reply #19 on: 29 June 2019, 17:33:44 »

Gender-neutral bollo*cks. :-\ :)

Do gender neutral people have bollo*cks?  :-\                                                                                ;D

One ball and half a pussy. :)

Which half?  ???  :-\  Top half, bottom half, left or right?  ;D
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« Reply #20 on: 29 June 2019, 17:40:25 »

Headteacher, live with it.

The term lacks gravitas and authority........and the kids know it and take advantage.

I've lost count of the number of times I was caned by the Headmaster back in the day. I probably deserved most if not all of them. :D

Character building they used to call it.......if you survived the beating. :D ;D
Nowadays he'd be jailed for being a sadistic paedophile. But, hey, if you enjoyed it.  :-\
And the fact that you kept going back for more proves it was no deterrent, gravitas and authority or not.
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« Reply #21 on: 29 June 2019, 17:41:55 »

Gender-neutral bollo*cks. :-\ :)

Do gender neutral people have bollo*cks?  :-\                                                                                ;D

One ball and half a pussy. :)

Which half?  ???  :-\  Top half, bottom half, left or right?  ;D

A bit of clit and labia  and one saggy bollo*k, and then nobody from PC World  can be offended. :)
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« Reply #22 on: 29 June 2019, 17:44:03 »

Gender-neutral bollo*cks. :-\ :)

Do gender neutral people have bollo*cks?  :-\                                                                                ;D

One ball and half a pussy. :)

Which half?  ???  :-\  Top half, bottom half, left or right?  ;D

A bit of clit and labia  and one saggy bollo*k, and then nobody from PC World  can be offended. :)
A Salvador Dali kind of sexual organ.  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: 29 June 2019, 17:50:31 »

Headteacher, live with it.

The term lacks gravitas and authority........and the kids know it and take advantage.

I've lost count of the number of times I was caned by the Headmaster back in the day. I probably deserved most if not all of them. :D

Character building they used to call it.......if you survived the beating. :D ;D
Nowadays he'd be jailed for being a sadistic paedophile. But, hey, if you enjoyed it.  :-\
And the fact that you kept going back for more proves it was no deterrent, gravitas and authority or not.

I recall there was one sadistic teacher who used to teach Spanish. He beat one kid so hard with the 'slipper' which was actually a training shoe, that he was not allowed to discipline kids after that.

Of course, the moment we found out he had no power over us we took full advantage of the situation and soon after he left. He was a proper nasty bastard with anger problems.

 

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« Reply #24 on: 29 June 2019, 17:53:12 »

Gender-neutral bollo*cks. :-\ :)

Do gender neutral people have bollo*cks?  :-\                                                                                ;D

One ball and half a pussy. :)
.....
Which half?  ???  :-\  Top half, bottom half, left or right?  ;D

A bit of clit and labia  and one saggy bollo*k, and then nobody from PC World  can be offended. :)
A Salvador Dali kind of sexual organ;D

I always liked the 'melting watches'....... :y
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« Reply #25 on: 29 June 2019, 18:35:10 »

Of course, the moment we found out he had no power over us we took full advantage of the situation
My secondary school decided to stop corporal punishment, and give detention instead.  Obviously discipline went right up the Gary Glitter, as the worse you could get was an hour after school...   ...which invariably they allowed you to do you homework in.
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« Reply #26 on: 29 June 2019, 18:57:08 »

Headteacher, live with it.

The term lacks gravitas and authority........and the kids know it and take advantage.

I've lost count of the number of times I was caned by the Headmaster back in the day. I probably deserved most if not all of them. :D

Character building they used to call it.......if you survived the beating. :D ;D
Nowadays he'd be jailed for being a sadistic paedophile. But, hey, if you enjoyed it.  :-\
And the fact that you kept going back for more proves it was no deterrent, gravitas and authority or not.

I recall there was one sadistic teacher who used to teach Spanish. He beat one kid so hard with the 'slipper' which was actually a training shoe, that he was not allowed to discipline kids after that.

Of course, the moment we found out he had no power over us we took full advantage of the situation and soon after he left. He was a proper nasty bastard with anger problems.
Most of my teachers were like that. One of them give me a proper kicking one day in front of the whole class. I was curled up in a ball on the floor while he repeatedly kicked me from head to toe. Just because I kept taking the piss out of his ginger hair.  ;D
I hated every second of school and left before I was legally allowed to, without a single qualification.
Regretted it ever since of course.  ::)
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« Reply #27 on: 29 June 2019, 19:02:34 »

A friend of mine left school at 15 without any qualifications, he was absolutely useless at maths and English. He wasn't very good with his hands, either. But he was streetwise and savvy. Last I heard he sold his clutch and gearbox company for over a million. This was in the eighties.
So..........you end up where you end up, just try and be happy on the journey.
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« Reply #28 on: 29 June 2019, 19:03:41 »

Gender-neutral bollo*cks. :-\ :)

Do gender neutral people have bollo*cks?  :-\                                                                                ;D

One ball and half a pussy. :)

Which half?  ???  :-\  Top half, bottom half, left or right?  ;D

A bit of clit and labia  and one saggy bollo*k, and then nobody from PC World  can be offended. :)
But if it's a left bollock, the the right 'dangle berries' will be offended. And so they deserve to be... The ladybits don't count because they're already ladybits :D
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« Reply #29 on: 29 June 2019, 19:44:25 »

Of course, the moment we found out he had no power over us we took full advantage of the situation
My secondary school decided to stop corporal punishment, and give detention instead.  Obviously discipline went right up the Gary Glitter, as the worse you could get was an hour after school...   ...which invariably they allowed you to do you homework in.

Thinking about it now I believe the teaching profession in the sixties and seventies attracted more than it's fair share of sadistic bastards. There were one or two good teachers but the majority were just there to pick up a pay packet at the end of the week/month and had little interest in teaching.

The older the teachers became  the more jaded and apathetic they became.......just like at Grange Hill.

The younger teachers were better but their enthusiasm for the job was often short lived.

 
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« Reply #30 on: 29 June 2019, 19:52:44 »

Headteacher, live with it.

The term lacks gravitas and authority........and the kids know it and take advantage.

I've lost count of the number of times I was caned by the Headmaster back in the day. I probably deserved most if not all of them. :D

Character building they used to call it.......if you survived the beating. :D ;D
Nowadays he'd be jailed for being a sadistic paedophile. But, hey, if you enjoyed it.  :-\
And the fact that you kept going back for more proves it was no deterrent, gravitas and authority or not.

I recall there was one sadistic teacher who used to teach Spanish. He beat one kid so hard with the 'slipper' which was actually a training shoe, that he was not allowed to discipline kids after that.

Of course, the moment we found out he had no power over us we took full advantage of the situation and soon after he left. He was a proper nasty bastard with anger problems.
Most of my teachers were like that. One of them give me a proper kicking one day in front of the whole class. I was curled up in a ball on the floor while he repeatedly kicked me from head to toe. Just because I kept taking the piss out of his ginger hair.  ;D
I hated every second of school and left before I was legally allowed to, without a single qualification.
Regretted it ever since of course.  ::)

Yes......Some were quite fond of bringing up the knuckle.

As an 8 year old I refused to 'do lines' so this Welsh bastard called Evans grabbed me by the back of my neck and smacked my nose against the desk. I certainly saw stars. :-\

He would probably get a caution for such behaviour these days.....but back then nothing came of his actions.

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« Reply #31 on: 29 June 2019, 20:09:05 »


He would probably get a caution for such behaviour these days.....but back then nothing came of his actions.

I think he'd be out on his @rse, most likely.
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« Reply #32 on: 29 June 2019, 20:14:38 »


He would probably get a caution for such behaviour these days.....but back then nothing came of his actions.

I think he'd be out on his @rse, most likely.
Jailed, I should think. Quite right, too.
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« Reply #33 on: 29 June 2019, 21:00:17 »

Of course, the moment we found out he had no power over us we took full advantage of the situation
My secondary school decided to stop corporal punishment, and give detention instead.  Obviously discipline went right up the Gary Glitter, as the worse you could get was an hour after school...   ...which invariably they allowed you to do you homework in.

Thinking about it now I believe the teaching profession in the sixties and seventies attracted more than it's fair share of sadistic bastards. There were one or two good teachers but the majority were just there to pick up a pay packet at the end of the week/month and had little interest in teaching.

The older the teachers became  the more jaded and apathetic they became.......just like at Grange Hill.

The younger teachers were better but their enthusiasm for the job was often short lived.

Not much different than today I think.   :-\

I have a friend who is a teacher, his parents were teachers so he was used to lots of holiday, which is pretty much why he joined the profession.   ::) 

At the age of 50 and about 28 years at the same school he now does a 4 day week on full pay!   :)
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« Reply #34 on: 01 July 2019, 17:21:31 »

I remember one of my maths teachers in secondary school was really, truly a genius, with many, many successful inventions to his name.

But utterly useless at teaching.


I remember one of our (better, TBH) chemistry teachers, bless her, dealing with us rowdy, adolescent teenage lads who had taken it a bit far one day, she went into a full on shouty rant about us not being hard, and that her old school in Liverpool had got burnt down by the kids, and the teachers frequently beat up, "but at least they had respect".  That really was it for her then. Shame as I really liked her ;D


Another not well liked teacher, on his last day, was stripped, shaved head to toe, and chucked in the pool.  Worse punishment for this essentially full on assult? Most who had limited involvement got off scott free, those putting the boot in mostly got a hours detention, and a couple got suspended for a couple of weeks...   ...over the summer holidays!
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« Reply #35 on: 01 July 2019, 20:02:12 »

WTF has all this teaching talk got to do sodding Uber.  ;D
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