Same shit, different day. Sometimes I get some different shit on the same day.
Friday, October 28, 2005
computer says no...
On Monday I phoned the local bike shop to find out if they had any brake seals (which I discovered I needed on Sunday)
Me: "have you got brake seals for a 2001 SV650s?"
Shop bloke:"I'll look it up on the computer *pause*, yes the computer says we have them"
me: "ta, I'll pop in later in the week"
So on tuesday before going to work I pop into the bike shop,
Me: "I phoned yesterday about some brake seals for a 2001 SV650s"
shop bloke1: *wiggles computer mouse, stares at blank screen, wiggles it again, stares at blank screen again, checks screen is turned on (it is), turns computer on* .2 mins later. "sorry we haven't got them"
me: "you had them yesterday"
shop bloke1: "computer says no.."
shop bloke2 appears:"we have got them I had them up on the screen yesterday"
shop bloke1: "computer says no.."
shop bloke 2:" add a 1 to the part numbers, they've been superceeded"
shop bloke1:"computer says yes we have them" *goes off for parts*
shop bloke1 returns and says "er what part number was it again?" he goes off and comes back with the parts.
me: " one of the packets is open and it looks like a seal is missing"
shop bloke1 goes off again, shop bloke 2 apologises, shop bloke1 comes back. job done.
me: "hang on a minute, I'm sure the front seals are the small ones and rear is bigger so I should have 2 lots of little and one lot of large,"
shopbloke2:" no that's right what we've got here"
me:"I'm sure it's the other way, I can picture it"
shopbloke2:"no, I trust what the computer say, I have faith in the Fiche"
me:" ok, I'll soon be able to tell, I'll bring them back if it's wrong"
shopbloke2: "let me just check, *checks*, actually you're right it should be the other way round, 2 small sets and 1 large set."
shopbloke1: goes off with 1 large set and returns empty handed "haven't got any more"
shopbloke2: "computer says we have four sets"
So the end result is I'm still waiting on brake seals, I haven't re-booked the MOT (which cancelled from last tuesday due to me needing brake seals) and I'm still on the train and still listening to the hairy busker.
This morning the Hairy Busker did a half decent job on the chorus part of Layla but then seemed to drift off into an obviously drug fuelled experimental vision of what the rest of the song should sound like.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
These are recent searches that have ended up here,
photos of ha ha rd woolwich
avoiding diesel spills
centre parc, elvedon forest,
lincoln ne naked pictures
man shot in basildon
jumping traffic lights in essex a13
Ok, diesel spills, centre parcs and the A13 I can understand. Basildon has been mentioned and I ride down north woolwich rd every day but Im pretty sure this blog has never featured any one naked from Lincoln or any "kljd"
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
a few weeks ago Wifey remarked that the baby hadn't fallen off the bed yet and that by this age (14mths) the other two had either fallen off the bed or down the stairs.
So Wifey has been up casualty this morning after the little fella threw himself off the bed and bashed his head causing a cut above his eyebrow.
He is fine and they glued the cut and fortunately the visit to the hospital was fairly quick, unlike the 5 or 6 hour marathons that we have had in the past.
Monday, October 24, 2005
My comments are not working properly again, I have posted a request for help in the forum at enetation and hopefully they will get it sorted promptly. In the meantime you my find it works if you make you comment twice.
P.S I notice from Gemmaks site that Haloscan comments are down aswell, coincidence? or conspiracy?
I'm off to check the haloscan comments on never mind the network.
Friday, October 21, 2005
this morning another brutal murder was committed at Canary Wharf jubilee line station. The victim, believed to be the Who's Substitute, was battered to death with a guitar. The killer is thought to be the same hirsute busker responsible for the recent attrocity carried out on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street.
While I'm on the subject of the underground, I'm getting a bit fed up with being offered free things,
"would you like a copy of the Metro?"
"no thank you"
"would you like a copy of City AM?"
"would you like a flyer for some shit you're not interested in?"
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
On Sunday 9th I took Big'un and group of his school friends bowling as a belated birthday party. So I had seven 6 and 7 yr old boys, one 5 yr old girl (someone's sister) and one 3 yr old boy (little'un). I had back up from Wifey and two other mums, they were in charge of talking whilst I coached the bowling. Actually it wasn't much like bowling, more like watching a rerun of the Dambusters the way the balls were bouncing down the lanes.
When it came to the end I briefly mentioned who won and glossed over the fact that Big'un came last.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Rear brake pads worn excessively,
Front brake caliper binding,
Brake lever switch not working,
"In my opinion the bike is unsafe to ride due to the Chain being excessively worn ".
...was my response . I'm now faced with a least another week on the train while I try to get it Sorted. The plan is to do all the work myself and carry out the long overdue service at the Same time.
This may not be as easy as it sounds even though I'm on earlies when I get in at about 4. 30 the kids demand my attention and Wifey usually has something planned for me.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
... committed by the busker at Canary Wharf station. He was mullering one of my all time favourite songs, Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street.
There was a different busker on the way also playing another favourite of mine Pink Floyd's wish you were here. Although much better than the other guy I don't think Dave Gilmore will feel threatened.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Buzz came back to work last monday and on the tuesday he went sick again. This week he is supposed to be on a course (the one I volunteered him for that nobody wanted) and as far as I know he has gone. He's due back here on thursday. We shall see.
I finally got Big'uns fish tank set up (sans fish), he got this for his birthday at the start of Sept and the pressure is on to get the fish in on saturday as he is having some school chums round as a belated birthday party ( they're going bowling first). Hopefully some of the fish will survive long enough for his friends to see.
I've had to slum it on the train today. I went to renew my bike tax yesterday and found out that my MOT had expired last week. DOH! at least the pesky scooters won't be able to annoy me for a few days.