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DickyD

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DRINKING AND DRIVING
« on: December 20, 2011, 09:43:40 AM »

For the benefit of everyone, I'd like to share an experience with you that
I had this weekend regarding drinking and driving. Its relevant during the 

forthcoming festive season.


As you know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the

authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.


Well, a couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends 

and had a few too many red wines than maybe I should have had.

It happens.


However, knowing full well I may have been over the limit, and knowing I'd   

just missed being pulled over by the breathalyser by a couple of cars the

week before, I did something I've never done before  - I took a bus home!


Anyway, I arrived home safely, enjoyed the ride and it was all free of

worry about police pulling me over and testing me. 


I know we often avoid doing this and take the risk of using the car we came 

in to go home in, but...don't do it, the police will eventually catch you!


I'm sharing this experience with you because the incident was a pleasant 

surprise to me, particularly since I had never driven a bus before!


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Re: DRINKING AND DRIVING
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 09:52:29 AM »

...pweeee..just spilt my coffee laughing {-)
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: DRINKING AND DRIVING
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 10:47:37 AM »

Check the bus, you will find it was originally a double decker and not a single, which is how you returned it. O0 O0 O0
What happened to the top deck???????????????????????? %% %% %%
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Re: DRINKING AND DRIVING
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 12:11:18 PM »

oh dear....... >>:-(

The principal of not driving after drinking is not that you will or may get caught  :police:

No..... it is that you could cause injury to others or yourself  :o

Twenty five yeas ago in OZ.....after mowing 3/4 of the 1/3 acre block on a hot sunny day  %) ...sit down & relax with a few [6] bears OK  :-))

Eldest daughter rings on the land line [we did not have mobiles then]......."hey dad.....can you collect me from ?????? just a few km away?"

Not a problem.........dive in the crystal clear salt water pool to get rid of the mowing leaves & dust...........finished the beer & collected said child without a thought

Different story these days  O0 .....Derek
 
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jimmy2310

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Re: DRINKING AND DRIVING
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 02:54:49 PM »

Nice one Dicky, that last line caught me out good style.  {-) {-).

Jimmy
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Re: DRINKING AND DRIVING
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 03:38:26 PM »

yes Derek but what did you do with the bears and where was Goldilocks  {-) {-) {-)
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BrianCartwright

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Re: DRINKING AND DRIVING
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2011, 05:11:29 PM »

I also had a junior moment many years ago.Having drunk too much to be really safe(as you did in those days) I turned left into the rod where I live when a policeman stepped out of the gloom
Are you going right to the bottom he said.Can you give me a lift?
What could I say.
I drove on with both windows wound right down,me breathing out of my window and he the passenger one.Good night he said when I dropped him off.
He had been a *guest* at the local pub ie a lock in.

Ah.Happy days :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: DRINKING AND DRIVING
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 06:55:44 PM »

I'm sharing this experience with you because the incident was a pleasant 
surprise to me, particularly since I had never driven a bus before!



 :} :} :} :} {-) {-) {-) {-) :police:
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Re: DRINKING AND DRIVING
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 12:13:36 AM »

lucky you managed to chance upon the bus that went your way.

last time i drove a bus home had to go right to the back of the garage to find the one i go home on


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Re: DRINKING AND DRIVING
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 12:42:43 AM »

I can remember someone a m8 of mine getting on a bus in LLandudno wanting to get home to Bangor and it was the last but home,trouble was sit went to chester 70 miles away.had a call at 2am with the inevitable words of HELP i think I have Boo Booed, and any chance of you comming to pick me up,he has NEVER been let to live that one down....and NO it was not ME


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