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    #61
    My friend just phoned, for the second time today...

    This morning's problem was the hob. That was pilot error, as I suspected.

    This evening the problem is it sounds like the waste under the sink has come apart again. Give me strength!

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      #62
      My friend just phoned regarding the council tax...

      He moved in 1st Feb, so should not have to pay any council tax until 1st April!

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        #63
        I may have mentioned that my friend & I went to buy an E46 BMW two years ago. He came over last week saying the man had diddled him by selling him a car with no spare wheel, and could I get him one from Ebay.

        We had a look at Ebay, and saw that the car normally comes with a skinny spare tyre. He did not want one of those, so got me to order a full size spare & tyre. He's just been to collect it, and went to put it in his boot which looks like this...

        wheel_well.jpg

        Have a guess what we found under that black plastic piece? You guessed it, the skinny spare wheel!

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          #64
          Originally posted by Hollywood View Post
          What planet do these tenant come from?
          Planet grievance I believe. My friend who recently rented a flat from me rang me last week. His storage heater had cut out due to being overheated and the heat not being used.

          I said: 'I showed you how to reset it.'

          He said he was tired and I should come over to do it.

          'How many favours have I done for you?' I asked. He grudgingly agreed to reset the heater himself.

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            #65
            Just been over to my friend's, as he asked for more water softener salt. I went in the bathroom to wash my hands and noticed the tap was loose. 'Why didn't you tell me your tap was broken?' I said.

            'Oh, I didn't want to bother you'.

            I left after eating our lunch together, and said: 'I'll bring my plumbing tools over next time to do that tap'.

            'Oh, you can go & get them & come back', he said.

            My reply was unprintable.

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              #66
              My friend's BMW is still at the garage, so he has been using his old Audi A6 automatic estate.

              He rang me this afternoon: Could I give him a lift to pick up his wife from work, as the Audi was now playing up? The symptoms he described sounded like a binding handbrake, so I suggested I put my car tools & trolley jack in my car and head over there.

              I put the Audi in neutral and was able to push it back & forth, so did not think it was the handbrake. The selector looks like this:

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              He suggested I take the car round the block, and it seemed fine to me. We then went out together, and he showed me the problem. It randomly seemed to lose power, so he turned round to come home. Looking down I noticed the gear selector was in 4, rather than drive. I asked: 'Why do you have it in 4?'

              He said: 'Oh that's 4 wheel drive.'

              I said: 'Just leave it in D, and let's go for a drive.' The car then ran fine.

              He's had the car for 3 years!

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