On being a single female

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Location: Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

I have a wealth of life-experience to share with anyone who'd like to listen. I've been married (and divorced) twice. I have 4 grown-up children and 3 grandsons aged 15,4 and 1½. I used to be a parent-governor at my son's special needs school. (He has Asperger's Syndrome). It's one of my ambitions to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) which I hope to fulfil before I die! I'm a member of my local Astronomy Club. I belong to Galaxy Zoo. I used to crunch SETI units for berkeley.edu on my pc. I have met a lot of people from the h2g2 website over the 12 years that I've been a member. Vanilla rather than kinky, I'm still looking for my soulmate, or hoping he'll find me.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

The single female who owns a car

How *do* you get the garage to speak to you as if you're not:
a) a dunce
b) another species altogether

I have a new car, still under warranty. Go to start it, the battery is flat. Call out the RAC. Who get it going. Next day it doesn't start again. Complain to the garage who sold me the car. They check it over. "Nothing wrong with the car" they say. "Why won't it start in the morning then?" I say. "Are you leaving anything on?" DUH! "No." "Well you don't use the car much. When did you last give it a long run?" "Last week". "OK, we'll keep it overnight & put the battery on a super-duper charge in the interest of customer relations. Would you like a lift home, madam?"
Get the car back next day.
Go to start it the day after, battery's dead.
Call out the now-familiar RAC man who checks car over and tells me there's a 3amp drain on the battery when it's just stood there, locked & doing nothing.
Report this to the garage.
They send two men to collect the car.
The older of the two says "When did you last give the car a good run?" I say "There's a 3amp drain on the battery when it's stood doing nothing" (younger man looks at car and nods).
Older man says "Do you take the car out of first gear?"

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