I was a beginner again today

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  1. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Left site this morning after a few days away feeling suitably refreshed.

    Driving up the motorway I became aware of the sensation of fresh air streaming into the van.

    Isabel had forgotten to close the roof vent:xdoh:.

    Pulled over in a sort of extended hard shoulder area and hurriedly closed it and set off again.

    About 5 miles later started getting toots from cars alerting me to the side of the van.

    Sure enough Isabel had forgotten to lock the side locker and it had opened completely exposing the leisure battery, our levellers some wellie boots and other bits and pieces.

    Luckily due to my skilled driving I was able to prevent anything falling out until I could pull into the services and lock it. I was doing 50 mph for about 20 miles before I could pull over.

    The moral of the story of course is to check these items yourself rather than trust them to a woman:xgrin:
     
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    :giggler::pinocchio:
     
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    Every day's a school day as Bev says

    Slightly confused why you stopped for the skylight and not the locker?

    I despatch Bev to close skylights left open :whistle: and fridge door if we forget to lock it (again) promising not to do anything other than drive in a straight line :)
     
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    Chris if it was dangerous to stop to shut locker door you could have sent wife out to do it
     
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    The locker opened after I had closed the skylight. There was no way I was going to pull onto the hard shoulder and close a drivers side locker.

    Come to think of it though I could have got Isabel to do it:xgrin:
     
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  6. Phill D

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    i hope she does not read posts on this site or you will be in right "bother"!

    we have designated areas . i'm outside ; she is inside; :whistle: its surprising what you take for granted when you've not been away in a while :oops:
     
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    Beat me to it!
     
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  8. Phill D

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    it must have her fault for jamming the wellies in the locker Chris,
     
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  9. Chris

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    Let's just say my job is lockers and vents:whistle2:
     
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  10. Phill D

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    She must have distracted you in your duties Chris..:restmycase:
     
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    Sorry Chris, but there is only one person to blame for these issues

    Isabel !

    Maybe a notice before legal action (divorce) or a good stiff talking too would resolve her unforgivable oversights

    Good job you're not an airline pilot!
     
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    Boys, boys, boys
     
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    One of the first 'proper' applications I found for an 'intelligent' mobile phone was to make a motor home checklist. Takes seconds to run through just before setting off, and any embarrassed silence from either side of the cab calls for a re-check!!!
     
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    Chris, once again, you're gonna need a good lawyer.


    If you survive, that is............


    P.S. I have never, ever left a locker door or vent open when setting off. Ever.......

    I also do fantastic fry ups...:pinocchio:
     
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    We have a laminated list....... but then I have 'lists' for everything !! :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Chris - if you were my partner you'd be a dead man!!!:xangry:

    I don't do skylights (I can't reach - I'm too short). I can't do lockers because my fingers are too small so I just NAG until I'm sure they're done.:eek:

    Poor Isabel
     
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    next trip @Chris i suggest you supervise her in the packing up duties to ensure she understands her responsibilities are serious and there are consequences.:pray:
     
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    ps; dont tell her i suggested that... please:censored:
     
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    She got her own back just now.

    I posted this thread in the curry house to be collected at 6:45pm.

    I stand outside at 6:45 ( in the rain) and no sign.

    At 6:50 I call and ask where she is and she thought it was a 7:15 pick up:xdoh:

    As I told my sympathetic daughter when I was eventually collected, I felt like the last kid at school to be collected.

    :xgrin:
     
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    Good - nice one Isabel:xrofl:
     
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