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Re: BMW - Driving school
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Lee Levitt writes:
> >Driver OK. Strike one BMW - it's scrap metal.
> > "I wasn't going so fast - you were pulling away from me."
> > "Yeah. But that's a quattro."
> Well done Phil. Tell, me, did you keep a straight face when you delivered
> that line?
Well, the poor guy was shaking all over, so I didn't ram the point home.
Surprisingly (for a businessman/typical WMB driver) he had neither a
carphone nor a personal, so I lent him mine. BMW's "Special Care"
service takes over five minutes to answer ...
For anyone in the UK who's interested (and in the area) the car was
a deep red or maroon and was recovered to Specialist Motors in
Stevenage - a good sixty miles away.
> ...and exactly which Audi dealer did you recommend :)
I _think_ I managed to say: "But that's a quattro" with sufficient
implied superiority that his next vehicle will have four rings on the
front. But I have to say I felt quite a bit of sympathy - a sudden
rollover like that is quite a shock.
To the WMB's credit - despite a rollover, all of the glass was in place
although the screen was shattered. It looked as if the front of the
bonnet had taken most of the impact - there were small tears in the
actual metal. All of the car was subtly out of shape, though - none
of the seams were out by less than a couple of mm. He was completely
unscathed - all of the doors worked and the car was driveable for the
few yards we needed to get it to somewhere safe.
I should also mention, for the benefit of posterity, that I have a
witness. My son Thomas (MT4@isham-research.demon.co.uk) was in my
passenger seat and was somewhat stunned when I suddenly pulled over and
described what I'd seen in the mirror.
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