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Old 04-03-2018, 11:18 PM   #11
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Ugh, I've had sooooo much of this lately it's unreal! I was in work the other day when one of my colleagues spotted a couple of spray bottles under my desk that I use to clean my car (something I do during lunch). She then decided to announce to my whole team, in all seriousness, that "cleaning your car can't be a hobby". Needless to say I kept my calm as best I could and just let it fly.

What really saddened me was a couple of days later when I told my partner about what happened, expecting her to say something like "that was really rude of her". Unfortunately, she flatly agreed with my colleague and that left me a bit speechless. The rest of that commute I was probably a bit quiet, let's say.

I sorta feel now like I basically have to keep my hobby a secret and can't share anything about something I'm passionate about with my life partner and mother of my child! It's a little ridiculous.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:49 PM   #12
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My friends just know that its a hobby of mine and I enjoy it. Its my way to unwind. Some people like a drink, some smoke, some go jogging, some collect stamps. I enjoy detailing and everyone around me knows that, half dont get it and half are quite interested in it.

Its a hobby like any other.
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:50 AM   #13
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Most of the time I 'agree' with such comments, and sometimes even take the mickey out of myself to keep the peace, but other times I think NO! why should I?

It's my hobby (or one of them, anyway) so what right has anyone to deride it?

One of my neighbours has a similar car to mine, and one day as she was driving past, she stopped, and said "your car's in much better condition than mine"........

How do you respond to that - politely?
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:28 AM   #14
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People that don’t use the handles when they close the door....
Or hit the sill with there feet when getting out
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:22 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=planehazza;5442345]...friends that just don't get it?

A friend of mine (she's fit, so all is forgiven) wrote 'clean me' in the dirt on the back of my car.
Maybe it was an invite to give her a good soaping!
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:25 AM   #16
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Same as most. Most of my mates just know it’s what I’m into.
There’s 2 other guys at work that are more into than me & we often chat/share info and products between ourselves.
There’s a bit of banter about it from others but (as also mentioned) I reply with ‘yeah lets stand in windy, rainy mowed field and hit a little ball into a hole with an expensive stick for the sake of it’
My neighbours comment about ‘doing there’s next’ and I politely smile and then pretty much ignore them and carry on usually.
It’s just a bit of a hobby that’s rewarding and relaxes me
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:21 PM   #17
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When I had my last Volvo I got sick of asking for help with the car. As I cannot do it all myself I had to ask for weekly, sometimes monthly help. Moan moan moan. It isn't a hobby, yadda yadda yadda

So I left it for 3 months without cleaning it. She was so sick of it she asked me to wash it as she'd ruined her coat walking past it.

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Old 05-03-2018, 01:53 PM   #18
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I get ribbed a bit at work, but you know what? I don't give a stuff. I'm a grumpy sod and they can just sod off.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:01 PM   #19
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The equivalent is when people tell me they play golf..............I mean, whats the point of that?
Oh crap, I play golf as well as detail
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:31 PM   #20
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That's why we are all on this forum, we understand each other, forget the rest, your wasting your valuable time with those non believers.

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