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Old 22-12-2018, 01:36 PM   #931
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why is it when i back a horse to win it runs second and if i back it the place or each way it runs...........4th
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Old 22-12-2018, 04:21 PM   #932
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Why is it i cannot leave either jaycar or hobby shops without spending a heap on things i didnt go there to buy?
Same for me at Mitre 10 or Supercheap ..Walked into Mitre 10 a few weeks ago for sandpaper and tap washers , walked out with them and a new mower and battery trimmer . Should have been $10-15 ended up being about $500 ..
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Same for me at Mitre 10 or Supercheap ..Walked into Mitre 10 a few weeks ago for sandpaper and tap washers , walked out with them and a new mower and battery trimmer . Should have been $10-15 ended up being about $500 ..
Well hardware shops i man shop. Go in with my blinkers on and buy what i set out for regardless of price. But toy shops, i dont go there for myself, but i went in to a hobby shop today loosely looking for a christmas gift for my son. Dont get me wrong, he will be absolutely chuffed with what i got him, but i was looking at stuff which the kid would be happy with then it snowballed from there and i got him a sweet piece of kit. Then to go hand in hand with that, spent another 100 on batteries. I sort of am a loose cannon when it comes to things i didnt have as a kid for my kid, im a nazi when it comes to behaviour and table manors, but other then that my kid is more a mate then a burdon.
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Old 28-12-2018, 10:34 AM   #934
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Stinkin' hot night ..ended up getting up at 5 am ..took my Border Collie and Kelpie for a walk in the pine plantation as the sun came up properly . Came back into town and called in to get the paper . Got back in the car and heard this loud screech of tyres and a big V8 . Right in the middle of Main Street some old fogie driving a two door Mercedes (guessing mid to late 1980's) almost buggered it up on the Pub Corner and took off at a big rate of knots out toward the Golf Club ..Had to be nudging 100 clicks before the bridge ..
Kids , tourists already around at 8.00 am . Why is it ...that people like this old bloke feel the need to drive like a madman in the middle of a town regardless of whether it was a sporty old Merc or not ? Where's a cop when you need one .
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Why is it that public toilets are called restrooms? Who wants to rest in a place that smells like urine and faeces.
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Why is it kids never tell you they arent feeling the best until its too late? Went pub for dinner and my kid turns to me with that look on his face and says 'dad i think i' then barfs all over himself. Youd think by age 9 he'd know the warning signs..
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haha, I've had similar, fun isn't it
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haha, I've had similar, fun isn't it
Could be worse i guess, like the time he spewed all through the front of my old work van as a 3 year old. And yes a car seat in the front of that van was legal as it only had 2 seats, no airbags and i had an anchor point fitted.
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not quite as bad....6 year old daughter yells out in the middle of night...."Daddddd I'am going throw up, rush into her bedroom grabed her from top bunk....need I say the rest.
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not quite as bad....6 year old daughter yells out in the middle of night...."Daddddd I'am going throw up, rush into her bedroom grabed her from top bunk....need I say the rest.
For some reason it doesnt seem that bad if your own kid spews on you, you just sort it out. Other peoples kids are just disgusting.
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......And yes a car seat in the front of that van was legal as it only had 2 seats, no airbags and i had an anchor point fitted.

My little guy always loved driving with me in the ute for the same reason, he got to sit up front
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Why is it?..... the kids play outside and run through the dirt and on to my just been oiled front deck leaving footprints all over it. When it was dry and unoiled, everyone played inside.
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Why is it the one time I don't ask for a rough cost of a car service I get complete bill shock?

I was expecting about $1.2k for a 100k service based on previous experience and got a bill for $2.4 ****en k!

After transferring money between accounts on my phone which I have never done before I was declined 3 times until I tried Visa debit instead of EFTPOS and voila.

Two weeks pay gone in an instant. I would have asked them to just do the timing belts and a normal service otherwise. Lesson learned but I should get another 50k out of it you'd think
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Why is it if ever i go for beers and dinner with my older brother we split the bill to a degree, but walking out he always 'borrows' money off me? I say borrow because its a rare phenominon if i ever get paid back. Now i know how people with teenage daughters feel. I only have a son and he doesnt ask for cash... yet.
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Why is it if ever i go for beers and dinner with my older brother we split the bill to a degree, but walking out he always 'borrows' money off me? I say borrow because its a rare phenominon if i ever get paid back. Now i know how people with teenage daughters feel. I only have a son and he doesnt ask for cash... yet.
My brother would pinch my craft beers and if he replaced them it was with cheap **** which was rare anyway so I know what you're feeling.

If he wasn't such a **** I wouldn't care much but no beer and no peace so lose out twice. Lucky I have my own house now so I refuse to go 'home'

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My brother would pinch my craft beers and if he replaced them it was with cheap **** which was rare anyway so I know what you're feeling.

If he wasn't such a **** I wouldn't care much but no beer and no peace so lose out twice. Lucky I have my own house now so I refuse to go 'home'
My brother is 6 years older. We havent lived in the same house for 19 years. These days i own my house and to keep him employed the grub (as much as we hate each other we get along, and yes, he has stabbed me before but i got him back) drives my car. Has for 6 or so years. I cant help he is a doofus, thats my parents fault. If only the deed could have been stopped in late 1980 i wouldnt have to be related to a doofus.
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Why is it if ever i go for beers and dinner with my older brother we split the bill to a degree, but walking out he always 'borrows' money off me? I say borrow because its a rare phenominon if i ever get paid back. Now i know how people with teenage daughters feel. I only have a son and he doesnt ask for cash... yet.
i,m sure your son will “borrow” money off you when he gets older. Both my son and daughter 39 & 43 borrowed money off me but I don,t ever recall getting it back.Only small amount as in $10-20.Should try the lad on,I suppose,I borrowed $20k off him a couple of weeks back so maybe I should thank him for finally repaying the money he borrowed 25-30 years ago
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i,m sure your son will “borrow” money off you when he gets older. Both my son and daughter 39 & 43 borrowed money off me but I don,t ever recall getting it back.Only small amount as in $10-20.Should try the lad on,I suppose,I borrowed $20k off him a couple of weeks back so maybe I should thank him for finally repaying the money he borrowed 25-30 years ago
My son is only 9 so im expecting him to use me as an atm in a few years. He is really funny with money though. Im guessing because he lives with his mum and she doesnt have the means for many luxury items, so for example when i take the kid for dinner and give him free reign on the menu he always goes off price and i have to really ask for him to choose what he really wants not what is cheap. I gave him a pocket full of change once because it was annoying me, only around $7 in silvers but for spending at the school canteen and the like. Even 3 weeks later he hadnt spent it.
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Now this ruined my morning. Why is it massive communication interpretation errors still happen? Got flicked a job last night at a hospital to do this morning. I had extremely limited info so i was relying on the hospital engineering staff to know about it. Somewhere in the communications between the medical equipment people and the hospital people the hospital people misinterpreted something and instead of blocking off 2 car spaces they booked an operating theatre for me. After 3 hours of myself making calls to everyone under the sun to find out what the job was, turns out it was just running a cable in the car park. In the time i spent chasing my tail i had an operable operating room that i could have done some cut price surgury in. Dont like that finger, $50 and my bolt cutters would take that off. Big ears, $20 and the chopper reed could have been had with my stanley knife....
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Why is it when young people pass me they say 'sorry' whereas people my age and older say 'excuse me'? What is there to be sorry about?
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Why is it that the people that plan car parks think everyone drives a SUV or 4x4 Pick up?



I know of someone who ripped the front bar off their EF XR6 on one of these things.
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I ask the same question every time I park my XR6 in a public carpark, I also ask myself why Ford designed the Falcon with so much overhang at the front, and so low, an extra inch would make a big difference.
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on my FG XT ute I have literally just finished shifting the aftermarket front sensors. 2 in the sides of lower grill facing forward, 2 in the fog light black plastic part.

We have bumps like that and also angle parking.
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I'm cringing at the thought. Those front bars would be irreplaceable by now.
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