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Old 09-12-2019, 04:23 PM   #1
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Another ‘One Of Those’ Conversations With A Neighbour

After detailing our new X3 over the weekend one of my neighbours appears (I just knew he would lol)
He said - “why waste all that time cleaning your new car like that. Why don’t you just go to the local hand car wash like I do. Car clean in 1/2 an hour”

Sometimes just sometimes I’ve got to say something lol

My reply - “Think of car cleaning like washing your clothes.
Your local hand car wash is like washing your clothes by hand. It does the job but not all that well.
Now when I clean my cars it’s like washing my clothes in a brand new top of the range automatic washing machine. It does the job PROPERLY”
I left him with that thought
No doubt he will be back lol
Does keep me amused tho’ ...
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:36 PM   #2
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Most of the neighbours know I'll be out, and I do wash some of their cars from time to time. Some stop as they pass and have a chat, but never had any silly comments. Ever. Not even when I was at the parents.

On Saturday though, I guy from around the corner walked by with his wife and 2 dogs and asked if I was selling the car. "Nope, just getting it ready for the winter".... It was only when I went to move the camera (I was videoing - obviously) I realised he must have thought I was taking some pictures to advertise it for sale
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:38 PM   #3
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My neighbours hate me because I do mine quite late in the day and the hoover irritates them, but not only that they always say 'you can do mine next'...

Go away.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:40 PM   #4
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After detailing our new X3 over the weekend one of my neighbours appears (I just knew he would lol)
He said - “why waste all that time cleaning your new car like that. Why don’t you just go to the local hand car wash like I do. Car clean in 1/2 an hour”

Sometimes just sometimes I’ve got to say something lol

My reply - “Think of car cleaning like washing your clothes.
Your local hand car wash is like washing your clothes by hand. It does the job but not all that well.
Now when I clean my cars it’s like washing my clothes in a brand new top of the range automatic washing machine. It does the job PROPERLY”
I left him with that thought
No doubt he will be back lol
Does keep me amused tho’ ...
Is it incomprehensible to your neighbours that different people have different hobbies?
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:10 PM   #5
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I get the usual inane comments, 'how much to do mine', 'you'll wash the paint off that', 'you only washed it last week'. Yawn. Don't really know why people feel the need to comment at all.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:14 PM   #6
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I get the usual inane comments, 'how much to do mine', 'you'll wash the paint off that', 'you only washed it last week'. Yawn. Don't really know why people feel the need to comment at all.
haha I never get comments like that because I never seem to get any time to wash the bleeding thing!
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:18 PM   #7
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haha I never get comments like that because I never seem to get any time to wash the bleeding thing!
Ha I can relate to this all too much, and with a second child inbound within the next couple of months, I'll get even less time
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Try cleaning your pride and joy nearly every single day. Can imagine the comments I get!
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Is it incomprehensible to your neighbours that different people have different hobbies?
If you call sat in front of the tele all day as a hoppy then yes he does lol
Agreed tho’. Would be a boring world if we all liked / did the same thing
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