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Just ran my Scaley McLaren Merc SLR, i have had this car I think for about 15 years and finally replaced the knackered tyres. After 2 laps the pinion failed to connect to the contrate, I thought the driveshaft bearing had popped out. Upon opening up the car, the 2 halves of the pinion fell out! It had split completely in 2 halves. Not happy as I have older cars still on the original pinion.

Not happy the pinion failed after so short a life, I expect at least 20 years
 

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Nobody's had a grump for 5 days!! What is happening? How can everyone be so happy? Is it because Liverpool FC have won a trophy? Or because F1 has restarted?
 

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Since when did 'Woke' not refer to waking up after sleeping? (And what is it's new stupid meaning?

Why does 'Gas Lighting' now mean something other then using a flammable gas to produce light? What does it mean now? And why are so many singletons falling for it?
 

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Can't they just say they've been conned due to what I suspect is gullible stupidity instead of gas Lighting? This is the context I see this being reported in the papers.

As far as 'woke' is concerned, it seems quite difficult. I don't have an opinion on subjects I know little about and no inclination to post such on social media.
 

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I've seen people push tube train doors open for their mates, nothing would surprise me in terms of stupidity on a train.
Years ago someone opened the front door of my bus whilst in motion, he smashed himself into a street sign and then legged it before I could say anything, apparently he wanted to smoke the spliff he just rolled on the back seat.

Theres more stupidity then we realise at times.
 

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Unfortunately driving standards are rubbish at present, I saw someone nearly hit a cyclist by sticking the front of their car over the white line when turning out of a side road. They then become abusive when they see I'm not impressed by their stupidity (I'm on bus following cyclist).
 

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I have seen Police vehicles cutting corners and sadly but thankfully very rarely abusing their lights and sirens to jump a queue or a red light.

Every day I am amazed at the stupidity I see on the roads (not just motorists either). Moped riders blatantly have no regard for their own safety and the highway code.
 

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I think I read that article about the fast food chain too. Wish I could get £35,000,000.00 severance pay, I would hire a large van and visit Pendles and Phil Smith.
 

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Dont do a brummie accent, just keep muttering and cursing about all the traffic you'll encounter as you join the M6 northbound at junction 8. Hopefully theres no longer a queue on the M6 at Junction 9 for IKEA but do tell everyone it will take you 2 hours just to get to junction 10.
 

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I dont think Trisha is alone in an occasional tizzy with SWMBO. I got it in the neck for not mentioning exactly to the pound and pence what I paid to fix her car and often when I dont study the shopping list for every mark made with a pen.

Still, she did let me pre order another Scalextric car last week. 😀
 

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Theres lots of people who would benefit from understanding about personal hygiene. Before Covid if you used a public or works loo you would see a number of people who failed to understand the hygiene benefits of washing their hands. Want to shake their hands?
 

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Two blokes in a van have stopped me on my works vehicle (a big bus) to tell me a large spanner has dropped from under the rear bumper!! I don't know whether to laugh or be infuriated that it was left under the bonnet and could have broken something or hurt someone when it fell out.
 

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I hated my car not having a spare tyre as I know how to change a wheel. 20 minutes getting dirty or a 1 hour wait for breakdown recovery? My car has space for a spare so I bought one and a tool kit and they reside happily under the carpet in the boot. Why build the space for a spare into the car but not put a spare there is annoying.
 

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Sadly a lot of people prefer their phones to what they should be doing

I remember marshalling a few Sunday races at Wolves many many years ago, Phil Insull arranged 2 sunday races each year, mainly for LM cars but I do remember 1 for old touring cars. The only time I was delayed placing a car on the track was because the guide looked to have spun round 180 degrees, turned out it was correct and I was wrong. I'd never seen a guide with its post at the rear before.
 

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I was referred to at work as "the sensible one". 🤬 due to 'issues'(thrown his toys out of pram) with the driver I was supposed to be 10 minutes behind but was in fact 10 metres in front of him. talk about insulting.
 

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A number of local stations here have closed down. Am relieved they are online now so I don't have to waste time trying to find an open station to make a report.
 
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