From: Steve Firth on 23 Jan 2010 08:18
Mike P <privacy(a)privacy.net> wrote:
> German women are crackers.
Yup. We had a German friend (Freundin) with whom we had some great times
over a period of fifteen years. We bought houses not far from each other
as the crow flies - it was possible to see theirs by walking to the end
of our land and looking over a 300ft cliff to see their property in the
We were in the UK one autumn and I got a call to do a job in forrin
about 300 miles from our house. I did the job then got the train down to
the house, got a bus up to the house to check it was OK then got the
plane back to the UK. It was a rush job, tight train and plane schedules
and I needed to be back in the UK or I'd default on a contract.
Next time we saw the German friend she cut us dead. And over the next
few weeks and months abused us, our country, every damned thing about us
and ended up stating that if we wanted to see her again we had to make
an appointment and only visit during particular hours and we were not to
talk to her husband if we saw him in the town.
The reason was that the night I returned home, she had seen the lights
go on at the house and was enraged because I didn't go to see them. I
tried to explain that I couldn't because I had no car and despite being
able to see their house, it was a twelve mile drive to get to them and
to me it didn't seem like a big deal. No dice, no understanding.
Another (Italian) friend simply said that German woman are like that. If
they take insult they behave incredibly badly and that's it. Oh and as
an ironical note, the friend's son was a lorry driver. We discovered via
a mutual friend that before the acrimonious rift that our friend and her
son had brought a load from Italy to London and had taken the Le Havre -
Portsmouth ferry so they had driven past close to our home in the UK,
six months before she had the fit at me. Funny lot, German women.
From: DervMan on 23 Jan 2010 08:54
"Bob Sherunckle" <zilspeed(a)beeteeopenworld.com> wrote in message
> "DervMan" <thedervman(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> "Pete M" <pete.murray(a)SPAMFREEblueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
>>> Douglas Payne wrote:
>>>> Steve Firth wrote:
>>>>> Car reliability.
>>>>> Toyota, seem to be a relentless slide to the bottom of the head. The
>>>>> 2010 T�V test report (for 2009, obviously) has placed the Landcruiser
>>>>> Amazon at the botton of its 4x4 reliability list. And now Toyota is
>>>>> performing its second mass recall of vehicles (2.3 million!).
>>>>> Hmm wasn't someone with a loud antipodean view on cars busy slagging
>>>>> "unreliable" Jaguars and Fords not long ago? Same person that rated
>>>>> Toyotas for wandering around the 'Strine bush?
>>>>> Here y'go Fraser, have a handkerchief. You can cry into it, blow your
>>>>> nose and then wipe the egg off your chin.
>>>> Maybe Toyotas only have problems in the German bush?
>>> How could anyone have problems with German bush (The place is crawling
>>> with slightly hairy but otherwise fit birds from my experiences there)..
>> Try breaking up with one.
> I take it resistance is futile then ;-)
From: Fraser Johnston on 24 Jan 2010 20:51
"Steve Firth" <%firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Car reliability.
> Toyota, seem to be a relentless slide to the bottom of the head. The
> 2010 T�V test report (for 2009, obviously) has placed the Landcruiser
> Amazon at the botton of its 4x4 reliability list. And now Toyota is
> performing its second mass recall of vehicles (2.3 million!).
> Hmm wasn't someone with a loud antipodean view on cars busy slagging off
> "unreliable" Jaguars and Fords not long ago? Same person that rated
> Toyotas for wandering around the 'Strine bush?
> Here y'go Fraser, have a handkerchief. You can cry into it, blow your
> nose and then wipe the egg off your chin.
I stand corrected. I am going straight out to buy a 1980s Jag and a Ford
Explorer because I believe you are the font of all knowledge.
From: Steve Firth on 25 Jan 2010 01:32
Fraser Johnston <ftrust(a)iinet.net.au> wrote:
The new .sig suits you sir.
From: fishman on 25 Jan 2010 08:00
On 23 Jan, 16:54, "Mike P" <priv...(a)privacy.net> wrote:
> I'm proud to say I was inspirational in the first line of one of her web
I just looked through the rest of her site. She is FUCKED UP