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Old January 28 2013, 08:26 PM   #76
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...I topped up on Thursday and it ran out today.
Do you have a locking gas filler cap?
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Old January 28 2013, 08:35 PM   #77
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...I topped up on Thursday and it ran out today.
Do you have a locking gas filler cap?
Its a prepaid meter, you put your money on to a card or key then put the card or key into the meter and you get your gas.
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Old January 28 2013, 08:50 PM   #78
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aww, that sucks! Can the car be repaired or is it damaged too badly?
Thankfully only the boot needs replacing. Still going to cost nearly a £1000 for repair and respray.
Doesn't the Lorry drivers insurance cover the cost of repairs?
You're assuming the lorry driver stuck around.
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Old January 28 2013, 08:58 PM   #79
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...I topped up on Thursday and it ran out today.
Do you have a locking gas filler cap?
Its a prepaid meter, you put your money on to a card or key then put the card or key into the meter and you get your gas.
I think Melakon is suspecting someone for siphoning gas from your tank
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Old January 28 2013, 09:23 PM   #80
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Do you have a locking gas filler cap?
Its a prepaid meter, you put your money on to a card or key then put the card or key into the meter and you get your gas.
I think Melakon is suspecting someone for siphoning gas from your tank
Oh I forgot you call petrol gas.
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Old January 28 2013, 09:27 PM   #81
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Its a prepaid meter, you put your money on to a card or key then put the card or key into the meter and you get your gas.
I think Melakon is suspecting someone for siphoning gas from your tank
Oh I forgot you call petrol gas.
No I don't, I call it benzin
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Old January 29 2013, 08:35 AM   #82
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You're assuming the lorry driver stuck around.
Don't worry, dear, the police can easily find that out.
You know on which day, at which place and around which time it happened. It shouldn't be a problem to list all companies who made a delivery to that place within that timeframe. Then the officers just have to check the lorries in question for damages or traces of paint from your car (even the best scrubbing can't remove all the evidence). The owner of the lorry will be able to name the driver and - voila! - the police has the culprit.
If your insurance insists, you may have to pay for teh repair in advance but you'll get it back once they found the lorry driver. If it's a really good insurance, they'll pay for you and get it back from the driver themselves.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:19 PM   #83
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Why so many people hang up on Skype or otherwise leave without saying good bye or at least telling me why they leave?
I have recently chatted with some people online and this seems to be a trend almost. I find it odd and honestly slightly rude because I always tend to excuse myself before leaving.
Maybe I am way too polite, who knows
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Old January 30 2013, 04:19 PM   #84
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^Maybe they're part of the texting generation, not used to the proper etiquette when using a phone, Skype, or other live system?
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Old January 31 2013, 08:59 AM   #85
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rudeness appears to be a general trend nowadays. People with good manners are definitely a species close to extinction.

More and more staff in shops greet their customers with a "hello". And when ever so diplomatically you point out to them that "hello" is something you say to friends and family (and on the phone) but not to an esteemed customer, they get pissed.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:45 PM   #86
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Wait...what? What's wrong with 'hello'?
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Old January 31 2013, 03:55 PM   #87
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Hmm. I can't think of a situation where "hello" would be considered inappropriate. But then, Rhubarbodendron isn't in the US.
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Old January 31 2013, 04:09 PM   #88
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^Ah, yes, that could be the difference.

I suspect that people aren't actually getting ruder, and that it just seems that way. It's the duty of every generation to lament the deterioration of the next, yet somehow we manage to remain civilized.
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Old January 31 2013, 04:11 PM   #89
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Yes, I think we're experiencing an unexpected cultural difference.

I'm curious, what is the accepted greeting in a customer service setting where you are Rhubarbodendron?
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Old January 31 2013, 07:11 PM   #90
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^"Guten Tag/Morgen/Abend" I suppose.
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