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Doh! The stupid mistakes thread - things you wish you’d never done . . .

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:19 pm
by gregl342
Similar to a few others, an incident with the garage...

My garage has a small incline leading up to it so while having to work the clutch to ease the car in then out of nowhere the mother of all sneezes hits me. Foot slipped clean of the clutch pedal and the car proceeded to crash into the side of the garage!

Front bumper and OS front wing needed a hefty repair and full respray. Safe to say that's the most expensive sneeze I've ever had!

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:35 pm
by Pastry
firebobby wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Getting to know Pastry :P
You are a dick Fredrick :D

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:19 am
by z4pilot
Told a very funny joke about Quasimodo to a colleague I'd worked with for years. Got all the way to the punchline before remembering that he had a very pronounced hump on his back.... :tumbleweed:

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:48 am
by Nictrix
All these garage stories must be why it can be more expensive to insure your car if you have a garage :lol:

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:19 am
by greg81
taking my personal laptop to a client meeting for the client to point out there was a pube on my keyboard. Not my finest moment

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:16 am
by obewan
Nictrix wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:48 am
All these garage stories must be why it can be more expensive to insure your car if you have a garage :lol:
True - I asked the question when my online quote differed between garaged and drive parked
Response was there more chance of something dropping on the car in the garage

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:50 am
by john-e89
greg81 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:19 am
taking my personal laptop to a client meeting for the client to point out there was a pube on my keyboard. Not my finest moment
Holy shamoly.....!! :o

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:41 pm
by ronk
kis wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:15 pm
When reversing with PDC you hear the flatline but it can go a bit further. I overestimated this and ended up bumping into the crash barrier! :oops:
I’ve done that , albeit going forwards !

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:45 pm
by Mr Tidy
ronk wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:41 pm
kis wrote: ↑Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:15 pm
When reversing with PDC you hear the flatline but it can go a bit further. I overestimated this and ended up bumping into the crash barrier!

I’ve done that , albeit going forwards !
Now I feel a bit better - I was going backwards in my E46 when I carried on going ignoring the constant beeping! :headbang:

But my most stupid mistake was probably on a motorbike!

I got a great deal on a 1977 Yamaha RD250D in 1978, as my then girlfriend worked for the importer! :)

I decided to find out how effective the front disc brake was - very effective was the answer!

But a "stoppy" only works if the bike is in a straight line, and mine wasn't when I did my experiment! :headbang: So it landed on it's side - like I did! Oops :oops:

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:55 am
by Hunter
Got married....... twice 😩😩

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:24 am
by bz4kev
Let the wife lose in the zed came home yesterday with kerbed alloy and a 6 inch gash on bottom of front bumper 🤬 the air was blue and still insisted it wasn’t her fault same story as the last time think I need to get her a tank 🤣 :rofl:

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:22 am
by ronk
ronk wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:41 pm
kis wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:15 pm
When reversing with PDC you hear the flatline but it can go a bit further. I overestimated this and ended up bumping into the crash barrier! :oops:
I’ve done that , albeit going forwards !
I should add to my stupid going forward flat line beep - that I did a similar stunt in mrs k s 335 - the parking area was tight and I reversed into some loose shrubbery while the beepers were going silly - BUMP! There was a outward opened gate - now I’ve got a small crease in the bumper and a smug look on her face!

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:48 pm
by nick_l
Changing the coolant on my zed. Had it up on axel stands on the front. Put the car in gear as the handbrake is a bit poop. Finished the coolant and went to start car to bleed the system totally forgetting it was in gear. I crapped myself as the car launched forward coming off the stands, luckily the stands were cheap ones from halford so they bent and not the car!

That’s something I’ve definitely learned from!

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:50 pm
by GAZA62
Getting smashed at a stag do in my local many moons ago then trying to walk home never saw the bus and that's the reason I drive an Auto :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:18 pm
by Marlon
loving the posts so far - you can't make this stuff up can you! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: