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Old 02-16-2012, 09:13 AM   #581 (permalink)
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:31 AM   #582 (permalink)
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At night, w a flat; you'd just about have to hold a flashlight in your mouth, hold the tire/wheel up w one hand in just the right spot, to start the nut/stud w your other.
Use a screwdriver or similar, shove it through 1 wheel hole and guide it into one lugnut thread, then line up another set of holes and screw the stud in.

It's how we also line up the flanges of supposedly stress-free piping at work
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #583 (permalink)
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:33 AM   #585 (permalink)
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #586 (permalink)
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Thanks for the screwdriver tip; but the average citizen will not even have one of those in their rig; its still just an un-needed pain!
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Today's annoyance:
I was out in the yard when I noticed a car had stopped in the middle of the street. The driver was fumbling with something in the trunk, the driver's side door was wide open and, of course, the engine was running. Then another car comes down the street and can't pass because of the open door. But he doesn't honk to let the driver know that he's holding someone up, no, he starts revving his engine. But the first driver doesn't hear the revving because his stereo is pumping, so the revving continues. For at least a minute. By the time the first driver finishes what he was doing and gets back in, the second car has just finished passing him, even though the door was still open. So why didn't he just pass him in the first place?!? Some people still don't pay enough for fuel
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #588 (permalink)
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Today's annoyance: Someone's battery died and had a friend pulled him to bump start the engine. Once it started turning, they stopped in front of our house and revved both engines at high rpms for 2-3 minutes Correct me if I'm wrong, but the battery doesn't charge faster when the engine is screaming at 5-6k, nor does it help when the car next to you is revving.

I'll add that Mrs P was trying to get our infant to sleep.

Bonus annoyance: Neighbors that burn their trash in the yard, even though they are "poor" and the city pays for all of their trash removal.
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Wow, stupid rednecks infest Poland too. I wouldn't have imagined that.
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Wow, stupid rednecks infest Poland too. I wouldn't have imagined that.
They are everywhere, like mosquitos you can't escape their brainless acts, they find the way to even most remote places.

Speed of engine indeed does not relate to speed that electricity travels, also indeed electricity of such low voltage as used in cars is not capable of jump over such distances.

Bit like my ex boss, who constantly bring up to fact that he had almost got into mensa, but had drink too much night before the test, needed his car started as it had flat battery, so we spent more than hour of office time to travel his place and use company car with wires to power his car, he there demanded that we should rev company car to near limiter so that battery would charge faster, guy did own a computer shop, but had really no any technical skill at all.

He was rather humorous guy, managed to cause customers laugh unintentionally almost daily, that was because lacking skills he had, quite lot of people visited just to have a good laugh at his expense. Even bossing was not his fote, he daily failed to understood that if he gives his friend computer servicing time first there was no way for us to keep the schedule, which probably cost him his business eventually.

He even moved his office at one point to crappy 3 story building which he called eagle's nest, then he got small dispute with local small business organization which he rented that office from and kicked owner of that building out of the building, he then quietly returned to company's building, just tells how simple minded he really was, quite low self esteem no more than average intelligence but huge need to be so much, recipe for disaster and a lot of daily annoyances.

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