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#16 paulworthing

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:50 AM

alternatively - do your weekly shopping on line and get it delivered . . . . .

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:40 AM

alternatively - do your weekly shopping on line and get it delivered . . . . .


If you really worry about your car then this is the best solution. I have found that you often get your weekly shop costs down shopping online too, because you don't do as many impulse buys. You search for what you want and buy it, rather than walk towards picking up other stuff with shiny labels along the way.

At the end of the day, there is always a chance that your car will be scratched, knocked into, dented, brushed against and even crashed into whilst you are away from it wherever you park. I find shopping traumatic enough without worrying about the car aswell. It's healthiest to adopt the 'whatever happens, happens' attitude I think.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:06 PM

I made the mistake of parking too far away from the entrance to a supermarket last week, and thieving little gits stole my silver ford logo'ed valve caps, for their bikes, no less! Caught them in the act, but they scarpered by the time I got up to the car, taking all 4 caps :angry: lol.

funny that i had a car of mines valve caps taken a few years back they were alloy 1's but thing is i caught the little gits doing it gave them a good talking to and with in 1 hour had the pigs knocking on my door saying that i threatened a minor strange that as my son was stood next to me at time , told the pigs that they most be mistaken,and i politly closed the door on them never heard any more apparently one of the kids parents told the pis that her son would never do a thing like that. aint that a ways the way.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:19 PM

funny that i had a car of mines valve caps taken a few years back they were alloy 1's but thing is i caught the little gits doing it gave them a good talking to and with in 1 hour had the pigs knocking on my door saying that i threatened a minor strange that as my son was stood next to me at time , told the pigs that they most be mistaken,and i politly closed the door on them never heard any more apparently one of the kids parents told the pis that her son would never do a thing like that. aint that a ways the way.

"The little sh*ts!!! Just as well you didn't chainsaw their faces off like I would have liked to have done!!.....Moving on.....please stand for Hymn no 65...God Bless The Children For They Are Our Future" ;)

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:18 PM

alternatively - do your weekly shopping on line and get it delivered . . . . .


:lol: :lol:

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:14 PM

:lol: :lol:

thats what we do ocado even carry it into kitchen,haven't been to a supermkt car park in 8mnths

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 03:12 PM

If you really worry about your car then this is the best solution. I have found that you often get your weekly shop costs down shopping online too, because you don't do as many impulse buys. You search for what you want and buy it, rather than walk towards picking up other stuff with shiny labels along the way.


To be honest thats why we started doing it and it cut our shopping bills in half - god I sound like some old granny now . . .LOL

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:27 PM

Unfortuntally i have had my door hit by another car! Soooooo god damm annoying!

I dont have anyone parking alongside me at home and when i shop, i park away from everyone, im ok with that as im used to walking pretty much everywhere as i only passed in August!

But.....where i work, well there a diffrent story. See i work at a conference centre based on the site of a hospital, and as it is, we have alot of medical related meetings. We had a meeting about two weeks ago where the car park was near full when i arrived, so im thinking damm iv got to park next to someone.

Finally its my time to go home, as per usual im the last car in the car park. I had this really strangew feeling i had been hit, i dont no why just felt i might have. So i walk round to the passenger side and there it is, a dent in my lovely Fiesta! :( Of course i then proceded to shout all sorts of insults to the empty car park!

The reason why i mention the medical meetings is that i now have found out that most of the doctors, consultants, sergeons, pharmisutical reps are all a bunch of tossers! lol, the are very rude and treat you as such! Ok there are plenty of very nice medical people out there but really they are a pain when patients arn't around! So that being said, i had a lovely silver BMW parked on my passenger side, and what do i find along with my dent, lovely silver paint! Coincidence i think not! So i guess not all people with new cars care!

Or the moral is not to park next to the doctors when visiting your hospital!

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:42 PM

To be honest thats why we started doing it and it cut our shopping bills in half - god I sound like some old granny now . . .LOL


I agree Paul---Mrs Hedgepig always does her shopping on line at Tescos; it's great because I hate shopping..........except for car shopping; telly shopping or any other shopping related to boys' toys etc.

Only problem is.....after she's done the online shop she'll suddenly realise that she forgotten to order something.......so we have to go down to Morrisons to fetch it.

Great, not---pigging car park's rammed; anybody would think that the shops are going to shut for a week......where do I park?

Certainly not next to some rust bucket because you know that the owner of that won't give a Castlemaine XXXX for your car!

So, my advice is to do what I do, drive around until you find a couple of brand spanking new cars and put yours in between; the owners will be careful then as they won't want to scratch their pride and joy etc.

But there's a potential problem with this--suppose that you are in the shop for ages and one of the brand new cars gets moved--what's the betting that when you come out there will be a old banger next to you after all!! :lol:

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 12:57 PM

It is ironic really that when I had my recent accident in a supermarket car park I was heading to the empty part of the car park to avoid car park bumps and dents, and then got dazzled by the sun and hit the lamp post.

Anyway have now had the car back for 2 weeks and still can't bring myself to visit that car park!

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:48 PM

Is it just me, but anyone else noticed that parking well away from everyone else usually ends up with some great 4x4 or rusting wreck parking right next to you - even when there are dozens of other spaces!!

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:06 PM

disabled spaces as I'm allowed have a blue badge hard to find space sometimes ;)

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