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Monday, 6 August 2012

A bloody nuisance

or two

Everything seems to be conspiring against this scribe.

My left shoulder is still buggered (I don’t know why). I know I should visit the doctor, but finding I was struck of the register and having to re-register, they don’t fill me with ease. More a sense of foreboding.

Secondly I’ve tried to help my eldest daughter, her husband, and infant with their home move. Needless to say the solicitors and an estate agent completely fucked that up. There is light at the end of the tunnel. However knowing our luck it will be an approaching train.

Thirdly, my trusted mower broke down and I stupidly trusted a so called expert firm to repair it. I even told them what the repair needed was. They had the offending machine for four weeks to carry out the repair. I could have done that repair in four hours if I’d the tools.

You can imagine how long the grass grew in that time. I mowed it today. All today.

Fourthly. I took my car in about four months ago to have the juddering, under braking fixed. After forking out a huge sum for the front disks and pads to be renewed, guess what? They’re bloody juddering again FFS? Last time they tried to blame me for overzealous braking. What will they try to blame me with this time?

Fifthly. I went to the garage yesterday afternoon to get a beer. I was driven out by a swarm of wasps. Bastards. However the end was nigh for those buggers. After twilight and having suitably dressed myself in protective clothing, I had great delight in eradicating those evil creatures from this earth. Sue me if you like, Greenpeace.

Hopefully this week will be better.


  1. A sad catalogue, FE.

    RE: Problem No5.

    I bet your solution wasn't as You-Tubeable as this solution:-

  2. Maybe not Joe. But I'm sure I breached the Geneva Convention by using chemical warfare on those yellow striped crimes against humanity.

  3. Re the juddering brakes...
    Had this problem on two previous Citroens, an XM and a Xantia. After much garage time with no resolution in sight I spoke to a Citroen specialist rather than a main dealer... Problem solved by applying a thin film of Copaslip grease between the piston and the back of the disc pad. See this link for more information...

    Could also be a problem with the ABS though very unlikely.

  4. You have read this news item?

  5. Another little tip. Use the handbrake when you stop especially when you brake after driving down a hill. When you use the footbrake it tends to distort the front discs because of the heat generated and causes uneven discs. It only takes a fraction of an inch to cause juddering Now if only my wife would heed my advice.


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