4wd owners " we did it again!"

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:15
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G'Day all,
Please see following letter from today's Sydney Daily Telegraph. Letters section ....

" We read and hear about supermarket trolleys being abandoned all over the place, often far from their bases.
Some are later recovered at considerable cost; the rest usually finish up in creek, gullies, dumps etc.
Who are these eslfish, inconsiderate morons who practise this weird ritual?
They wouldn't by any chance be the same people with big heads who ride high on 4WDs in suburad areas, going shopping in these road monsters and taking their little ones to and from school?
They must be, because my hatchback couldn't possibly accomodate a shopping trolley on board.
This is just one more black mark against those road pests and their owners."

Anyone what to buy a shopping trolley?
Regards,
Bazza
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:20

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:20
Nah Bazza..I've got a couple of my own lol..
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Follow Up By: John - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:34

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:34
They didn't by any chance just happen to get caught on a swinging wayward rear wheel carrier in the shopping centre car park did they.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:45

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:45
Oh Geez....I can't go anywhere !!Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:56

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:56
i wasnt game enough to say it!Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:03

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:03
Richard - fortune favours the brave !..

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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:20

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:20
????...?????
fortune favours the brave!? that doesnt make sense Lyn

I was brave to get married
been broke ever sinceWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:26

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:26
fortune does not neccessarily mean money though Richard....

perhaps your fortune lies else where

crikey I sound like a clairvoyant out of a Womens' Mag lol...

LynLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 21:37

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 21:37
mmmm i reckon! Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: John - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:31

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:31
Anotherbleepwho has nothing better to do but blame the rest of the world for their own problems in life.

It really is to stupid to comment on.

John
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Reply By: VWR - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:31

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:31
Jealousy can really be a curse can't it.

Some people like putting things into ill informed pre-conceived boxes - nothing we can do about them apart from walk away when they open their mouths at social functions (and then again they tend to stay together so normal people would not see them at social functions) and give their bigotted ideas away. How do you spell biggotted?
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Reply By: Bazza - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:49

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 13:49
I know the feeling ...............I'd like to send him a few shopping trolleys.
Regards,
Bazza.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:05

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:05
send... insert...its all the sameIf you hold your heart and focus,
you will end up holding your dream
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:17

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:17
It's the pensioners and low income single mums that I see pushing trolleys of groceries home into estates and areas that are poorly service by public transport. They can't afford a car or a taxi so they just push the trolley home - often several kms. (not picking on these people, just stating fact)

The other ones are the bored kids that take any trolleys not picked up out of the carparks by the supermarkets and push there mates around late at night for something to do.

Surely these are more plausable explanations.

How the hell this guy comes to blame 4WD owners is a complete mystery to me! I've got better things to do with my time and vehicle - like go bush!

StevenLPlaydoe GXL TD Manual
It's on order, Delivery in April '04.
This pic will have to do till then. Can't wait!!!
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Reply By: flappan - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:21

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:21
Yeah, its me.

I pick up all the trolleys, stash them, phone up the recovery line, ands wait for my $1000 prize to come.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:41

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:41
Sorry guys. I have to fess-up. I do it.

Between the hours of 3:00 am and 6:00 am every Sunday morning I search all the local shopping centres, grab all the stray trolleys (the few the juvenile delinquents have left behind) and then dump them in a variety of bush locations.

The idea was that 4x4 Clubs can then score brownie points when they clear the bush sites because, lets face it, nobody else conducts clean up campaigns - removing dumped vehicles (almost none of which are 4x4s), dumped tyres, dumped construction materials and other rubbish.

Funny, I've rarely (like never) seen a news story about that. Perhaps the National Association needs to ramp up their PR, or perhaps it's just a sign of blatant bias.

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Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:43

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:43
I've got a great shopping trolley, it's called the work ute, carrys anything and doesn't even cost me the two bob in the slot to get at it !! The new tjm steel bar on the front is just waiting to nail that moron (just kidding Hmmmmmmm)Moo... everyone knows what a Jackaroo looks like :-)
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Reply By: SteveW - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:55

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 14:55
You can tell it was wriiten by a woman...

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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:02

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:02
Ohh?? The give away being "the hatchback" perhaps?

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Follow Up By: SteveW - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:07

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:07
Na, its the Vibe of it

Steve
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:07

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:07
hahahah SteveW, so what you are saying is that men don't use vibes????????????????????If you hold your heart and focus,
you will end up holding your dream
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 21:50

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 21:50
The letter was signed by someone calling themselves Truckster.Bob
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:11

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:11
alright i confess i did it
im also responsable for the bird flu, sadam hussan ,taxation ,ugly woman,stupid people,ect.ect ect
why pick on defencless trollies you say, its mersey killing i only take the ones with broken wheels & puit them out of there missery, much like would like to do to the moron who wrote that stupid letter
i meen my god what next lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:14

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:14
my goodness..responsible for all of that...when do you get time to rest...and who is responsible for ugly men? Or is that just one of life's little mysteries.......Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 16:04

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 16:04
"...and who is responsible for ugly men? "

Why women are, of course Lyn. Afterall, women gave birth to them. :)Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:09

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:09
Lyn he only admitted to ONE ugly woman, not all of them (assuming there is more than ONE in the world)....No-one would be silly enough to claim responsibility for thatIf you hold your heart and focus,
you will end up holding your dream
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:18

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:18
gday mrs Al
ugly men, being drop dead good looking my self every man looks bad next to me so that just takes care of its self HE HE HE
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Follow Up By: VWR - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:22

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:22
Does this mean we can all blame 4WDrivers for the increase in meat prices at the supermarkets?
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:24

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:24
ah well..that explains it Bruce...everyone else pales into insignificance in your presence Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: bruce.h (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:32

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:32
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modesty for bids
but you got it
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:36

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:36
cool dude !Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: bruce.h (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:45

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:45
oh alrig [[View Image] - Image Link]ht this what i realy look like
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:48

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:48
Geez from chocolates to boiled lollies in 15 mins !...Life - Live it , Love it !





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Reply By: Member - Alan- Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:23

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:23
I read somewhere recently that a new idea being tested is an electronic barrier at shopping centre carpark boundaries that will automatically lock the wheels as soon as the barrier is passed.
Sounds good and will stop them being wheeled out, but will it stop us 4x4 vandals being blamed when they still turn up miles away?
I doubt it, and anyway why don't the centres charge a deposit same as the airports do?
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Follow Up By: flappan - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:26

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:26
They are being trialed at the moment.

You can still pick them up and carry them . . . . but then . . . why would you.

Aldi supermarkets have a $2 charge on their trolleys.
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Follow Up By: Bazza - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:32

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 15:32
G'Day Alan,
Good ideas, both of them. What about having a "trolley recovery attendant" at each car park exit. He could throw a set of road spikes out when he sees one being hi-jacked.
Nah, I'd hate to see some dear old lady go A over T.
( just kidding all )
Regards,
Bazza.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:14

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:14
Actually a American inventor did put together a small "homing" signal deviceon trollies at WalMart in the US. It transmitted its fundamental position to a central computer for easy recovery but the Fundamental Automatic Recovery Trolley was a flop, just goes to show you can't sell a FART in the USIf you hold your heart and focus,
you will end up holding your dream
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Follow Up By: jeff-wa - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 12:52

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 12:52
But if the wheels are locked up how is that going to stop me picking it up and loading it into my monstor of a 4wd (obviously because that's easier than unloading all of those individual bags) and driving away with it, to just dump it in a creek on my way to work the next morning...
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 16:08

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 16:08
G'Day all,
One would think I'm not putting the trolling in the back of my 4wd fully load with goodies (not that strong).
So now with the goodies in the back, "Why do I put the trolly in with the goodies?

Regards
This 4WD stuff is addictive,
time consuming & expensive.
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Reply By: GOB member vic - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:06

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:06
i dont suppose anybody got an email address so we could offer to take the ignaramous for a ride on a 4wd preferably tied to the bull bar as 4b bashing is becoming to much of a sport vic 4b have a tent at wandinj maybe its time we all started to stop by and voice our concerns to try to get thjem to start an awareness campaign

and i am not taking back my trolleys as i like to race them down steep hills especially if i see a 4b coming up

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Reply By: macca - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:33

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:33
and some stupid moron wrote in the Herald sun in Vic yesterday and I quote
"Four-wheel-drive owners love to intimidate other motorists with big, unnecessary bullbar, not unlike the owners of german shepherds who take secret pleasure in frightened(sic) pedestrians." it was signed Ban the Bullbars,Upper Burnie.
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:38

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:38
It cant be us ,I have never seen a trolly in the bush , it must be all those old ladies with vans as a trolly is to tall to fit in the back of a 4x4 . Can you just see it you come over a sandhill on CSR and there is a trolly coming the other way LOL99 GU Patrol 4.2 TD
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Reply By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:58

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 17:58
i just went down to coles and came back with 6 trolleys with the seats up.
can any one beat that lol.due to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 23:42

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 23:42
wish i had the roofrack on i bet i could neat ya!!!!!
used to get back lots of 20c and $1 coins a while back
before i had a 4wd too
just me and my hatchback.
lmao
maybe the yanks should search all 4wd's for osama bin laden?
"hey bushy i'm over here in the cruiser yeah im in the glove box"
or was that a old marshall ad for batteries?1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
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Reply By: navaraman - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:35

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:35
I must be a bad sort. Got a 4x4 and a German Shepherd. I reckon on a good day I could probabbly fit four shopping trolleys in the back of the ute, but then I'd have nowhere to put the dog.
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Reply By: ThePublican - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:44

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 18:44
Yep,was me who nocks off trollys to dump in suburban streets and bush Australia wide,,, I can fit .17 parts of a standard coles or woolies trolly in the back squeezed in amonst the fridge ect.ect.
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Reply By: Diesel1 - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 20:20

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 20:20
Dunno why you buggers keep dumping them - I grabbed 3 last year - made crab pots out of 2 of 'em and gave the other one to the missus for her birthday - she reckons it's the best damn laundrey trolley she's ever had.

Diesel1
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Follow Up By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 22:01

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 22:01
g`day deisel1,
thanx a heap mate!...now the wife wants one!!!due to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Follow Up By: Diesel1 - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 08:25

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 08:25
Sorry about that Diamond - word of advice though, get her one from Coles - better quality than the Woolies version and after all, she deserves the best. My missus was speechless - hasn't spoken to me in near on a year.

Diesel1
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (York) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 10:59

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 10:59
Ill get my missus one if it shut her up for a year , yhat would be my birthday presant99 GU Patrol 4.2 TD
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 20:29

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 20:29
Aaahhhhhhh Shopping Trolleys.....I speak from experience!!!.

Once upon a time I had the Shopping Trolley contract for Woolworths in Alice Springs. I used spend an hour every night collecting wayward trolleys up to 5 kilometres away from the shopping centre in my LC FJ55. I employed 7 shopping trolley collectors and we worked 7 days a week.

One day I was approached by one of the elders of the Yuendumu Community which lies 290km thereabouts north west of Alice on the Tanami Road. He asked if I would come and collect the 55 Woolworths/Coles shopping trolleys which were abandoned in the township. I approached both companies to get some funding or bounty for the trip but they were not interested. I wonder how many trolleys there are now? And that was only one community!!!

So 4x4's and Shopping Trolleys are synonymous!

Cheers,

Willem1958 Patrol Pretty flash eh?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 21:13

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 21:13
Shows the IQ of the editor, to let bleep like that through...

Would there be some form of defimation in that, generalizing that 4wders are thieves, and littering??
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 22:34

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 22:34
The newspapers must get a load of letters every day and with limited room for publication most would get filed in the shredder so it begs the question why did this nonsense letter get published. One would think the editor of any newspaper would have a reasonable IQ and be able to sort the wheat from the chaff but this nonsense letter gets published. It's a popular thing to hate 4bs these days. The editor is just giving the people want they want to read. It's his job to sell newspapers. The letter itself is not worthy of comment. BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


Hooroo
Ray
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Reply By: Eric.- Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 22:41

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 22:41
Guy's I know who did it , It was MR AL ,, He is building a roll cage for the new 100 series , lol

Ps sorry Lyn , coudnt resist that oneVenus Bay
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Follow Up By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 20:37

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 20:37
gday mate .
i cant believe it .
no reply.
lololololololololdue to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 20:48

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 20:48
Damn Eric..you just have to go and tell everyone...and now I have to fess up...and Jim..I was being so coy...I know I know..hard for me..but what can I say...the shed is huge and can accommodate stacks of them...Life - Live it , Love it !





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Reply By: David O - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 23:45

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 23:45
I don't know, I reckon there may have been an element of tongue in cheek/sarcasm in that letter. I reckon a 4b owner wrote it.

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