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Posted by markus on August 03, 2001 at 09:44:15:

In Reply to: "Ugly BMW owner" (way too long) posted by Gordon on August 03, 2001 at 09:18:06:

and while I think a public confession is normally a good, humbling, character-building experience, I would doubt that many in this group see much wrong with your behavior. In fact, I'm guessing that some of the less mature crowd will complain that you should have extracted your 5 pounds of flesh in a much more destructive manner.

Anyway, we all get a little perturbed with life's happenstance from time to time...heck, there are a lot of things I wish I could handle better almost every day. I think you know what needs done, and if I have judged your character correctly, you will make amends. By doing so, you will have made your point, gotten the guy to fix his little problem, helped yourself to feel you aren't "the ugly bmw owner," and probably will get a free bottle or two for your troubles (if you are so inclined). Might make for entertaining conversation during Bruno's upcoming visit.

Good luck Gordon.

-done preaching now

Well, it has happened. I vacuumed, washed, chamoied (?) my car...even did those #5 wheels with my new "magic" brush and Mcguirres "Hot Wheels". It was perfect. The Bronzitbeige looked like deep shiny butterscotch pudding, I am a happy camper...
So I'm driving back from the dealers after buying 5 little side molding clips (.45 ea...) (love to drive in to the lot and park beside a new E39...) So I'm coming home on this great little twisty Lakeshore road through the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula, CD changer playing my favourite music.
I notice a damp spot on the road...about 50' long up ahead... and I slow down so as not to splash any crud on my newly painted rocker panels, when suddenly there is this big "whooosh" and my car is dumped on by about 8000 gallons of sprayed water... one of the vineyards has this sprinkling system that rotates every minute or two and I didn't see the "flume"... So there I am with a car covered in huge water drops...all beginning to evaporate and ready to leave those ugly little dirt spots all over everything...arrrghhhh.
I pull into the Winery and see a guy in a suit walking into the building... I pull up and power down my window... he looks at me ...and looks at the car and thinks..."ahhhh, going to sell a few cases of big time wine here".... and says "Hey, good you doing today?"...... and I say "Well, I was fucking fine until your God damned sprinkling system ruined my $100.00 fucking detailing job!!!!!!!!"(hey, lying is not below me). Talk about a double take... "ummm, ahhhh, maybe I should get a rag and wipe it off" he says...." Yeah, right.... dont' bother, just adjust your mother (expletive deleted) watering system, Bloody asshole wineries" I say.... Ok... so I drove off and left him red faced and blubbering apologies...and then I thought about it.... yep... I've turned into one of those haven't I ?????? Oh woe is me.... now I have to buy a leisure suit and yell at people all the time, and say things like "watch the car buddy", and "of course its high test, twit"!
Guess I'm going to have to drive the E30 for a week or so......

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