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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:27 PM
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Never...Ever let my son near your car
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 01:27 PM by SoCalDem
So a few weeks ago, he's in an accident in his fiancee's car..car is totaled, he's hurt a bit..

Last week, his VW beetle died on the 57 freeway (near LA)..we had to go get him and tow it to the shop...

3 days ago, he gets it back from the shop, and it had a "minor fire"..(covered by the warranty on the work the mehanics did last week..


he borrows MY car, and we get a call last night at 8 pm.. The car has "quit running" and is under the 215 underpass at the 74 highway, could we come and get him??

The guy's a Jinx, I tell ya :)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:28 PM
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1. He's half a country away, and he's still too close!
If he mentions coming to Texas, let me know so I can move. :-)
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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:10 PM
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2. Never mind my car
Keep him away from my daughters!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:40 PM
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9. How could you say that?? He's such a cute kid
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 02:41 PM by SoCalDem
This was when he was in high school.. He's 24 now.. He shaved his head ( :grr:..) but still a cutie


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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:27 PM
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10. Definitely keep him away from my daughter!
No cuties!
I own a bastard sword and know how to use it!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:13 PM
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3. Warn me if he's coming near the east coast
especially the Mid-Atlantic region. I'll make sure to put my club on the wheel of the car!
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:13 PM
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4. Weapon Of Mechanical Destruction?
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:14 PM
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5. How old is he?
And will he drive my car for me? It's running but hanging on. It needs a skilled hand behind the wheel. :-)
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:14 PM
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6. Your son isn't CanuckAmok, by any chance, is he?
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dofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:23 PM
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7. I'm a little startled
that you lent him your car after all that went before. Is he old enough to rent one himself? Taking public transportation, riding a bike, or depending on friends might serve as some kind of useful lesson.

I've already told my 16 year old son, who's still learning to drive (he's required to drive on a permit only for a full year before I'll okay him getting a license) that the first time he has an accident he's not driving for several months. I think it's making him much more careful. And I'm always with him.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:24 PM
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8. None of the "events" have been his fault..
He just has had a real run of "car bad luck"..
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:31 PM
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11. of course!

It's a sheer coincidence that all these rickety cars are breaking down under him....

I say this as a person who when younger also 'just happened' to have a lot of rickety cars break down while I was driving them. There's absolutely no relationship to my driving them to beyond the limits that their more cautious owners did, naturally. At least that's what I was stuck with telling people....

The word "gullible" isn't listed in the dictionary, btw. I checked, and it's true.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:03 PM
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13. no...really... not gullible
The accident....he was a passenger

the breakdown of his 1972 super beetle.. they overhauled the engine

the "minor fire"..a sheared something or other that they replaced for free

"my" car.. was the 1981 toyota wagon.. alternator


He's a cautious kid.. He did not even drive until he was a senior in HS.. We would not allow him to work , and could not afford the insurance for him to drive..

He's the level-headed one of my 3 sons :)
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:03 PM
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14. no...really... not gullible
The accident....he was a passenger

the breakdown of his 1972 super beetle.. they overhauled the engine

the "minor fire"..a sheared something or other that they replaced for free

"my" car.. was the 1981 toyota wagon.. alternator


He's a cautious kid.. He did not even drive until he was a senior in HS.. We would not allow him to work , and could not afford the insurance for him to drive..

He's the level-headed one of my 3 sons :)
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dofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:24 AM
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15. Hmmm, sounds like what he really needs
is a decent car.

And he is a cutie. Too bad I'm old enough to be his mother!
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:38 PM
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12. You've heard of people who stop watches? Try strapping a watch
to his feet and see if it stops running?? LOL...good luck. That would be so very scary. I have a son and he is all growed up, but the time I was MOST worried about him was when he was tooling around the town in his car with his friends. :bounce:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:25 AM
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16. What the fuck is a "minor fire"?
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:56 AM
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17. A Common Event in Older VWs
My ex had a SuperBeetle and a Campmobile - both had engine fires that weren't directly his fault. The Volvo that had an engine fire on the highway during rush hour? That was his fault.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:29 PM
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18. He carries a fire extinguisher,, VW's are prone to these
This was the 2nd one.. :(
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ursacorwin Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:32 PM
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19. when i was a teen
i trashed every single car the folks let me drive.

i burned out a fiero engine.
i trashed the oil pan of the mitsubishi roadster.
i put a big dent in the new yorker.
i blew out the gears in the rabbit.

then i turned 17.

i always felt so bad, and never understood why cars kept falling part when i was in them. i think my parents thought i was cursed too, but they had the sense to explain to me why i had f*cked up the car and how to avoid doing so, and ways that i could change my driving habits to avoid mistakes.

hang in there, he'll grow out of it.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:35 PM
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20. It's sort of like a minor accident
A major fire destroys the vehicle. A minor fire burns a coupla wires and scares people.
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