From: Brimstone on 7 Dec 2006 03:35
"Conor" <conor.turton(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> In article <F76dnQisw_B7z-rYnZ2dneKdnZysnZ2d(a)bt.com>, Brimstone says...
>> Has anyone complained to Trading Standards?
> Someone said they'd phoned the ASA.
From: John Laird on 7 Dec 2006 06:11
> In article <1165428767.292321.199430(a)l12g2000cwl.googlegroups.com>,
> John Laird says...
> > And you used to be so positive about trucking too...
> Time of year TBH
Shall I tune back in in the New Year and discover a freshly recharged
Conor, then ?
[I've never driven for a living, but I did used to let myself get wound
up by traffic and conditions on the roads when I was out. Somewhere
along the line, I mellowed out. After all, that's out of your control,
so there's no point in getting het up about it. But it's worth making
a song and dance about stupidity in your TM's office and depots, etc.
Squeaky chairs and all that.]
"Celibacy is not hereditary."
From: Conor on 7 Dec 2006 08:40
In article <1165489879.333579.87090(a)16g2000cwy.googlegroups.com>, John
> Conor wrote:
> > In article <1165428767.292321.199430(a)l12g2000cwl.googlegroups.com>,
> > John Laird says...
> > >
> > > And you used to be so positive about trucking too...
> > >
> > >
> > Time of year TBH
> Shall I tune back in in the New Year and discover a freshly recharged
> Conor, then ?
Working on it now TBH although people keep turning up to the house with
bloody computers. Might do a week next week and call it a day for a
month or so and let all the bad weather come and go.
Glad I've not been out in the wind this week.
The surprise isn't how often we make bad choices; the surprise is how
seldom they defeat us.
From: Silk on 7 Dec 2006 11:37
> In article <MPG.1fe16264a2043f12989741(a)news.btopenworld.com>, Marc
>> In article <28qdnYlEEeT0lOvYRVnysA(a)bt.com>, none(a)here.com says...
>>> Even though I'm only been driving for a year. I have been thinking about a
>>> career as a HGV driver. I love driving and could do it all day long. :)
>> Start practising by not washing for 3-4 days!
> You'd not be getting in my cab then.
Come back in another 3-4 days.
From: Chris Bartram on 8 Dec 2006 03:30
> If you like driving, forget doing your HGV. After a few years, you'll
> be sick to death of it. I used to love driving and would do 100 miles
> per day bombing around local roads in my car. Now I can barely bring
> myself to do anything other than work and back.
I used to really enjoy driving too, but standards have slipped so low,
the roads are so crowded, and the cameras so prolific that all enjoyment
of driving near home (W Mids) has gone. I *do*, however, enjoy driving
up in Scotland on holiday. There's less dawdlers (and more opportunity
to pass safely), fewer cameras (and the ones that are there are in
sensible places more often), and better roads.