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  1. I viewed a house the day in Farnsfield with an Exige under a car cover in the garage (or at least, I think it was an Exige, I didn't peek). And a lovely Merc as well. Anyone here? The agent mentioned the "Lotus parking only" sign, "don't suppose you have one of those"... was quite surprised when I said why yes, yes I do as it happens. 😆
  2. No It's aimed at everyone... particularly the ones like yourself that seem to think "oh that doesn't apply to me because XYZ"
  3. Maybe so - in which case I'd still get it done in July regardless. I'd assume the lockdown will be lifted at least partially after a couple months, perhaps June, and then re-introduced 4-8 weeks after that again, which would fit in nicely with being able to do something in July.
  4. This has been of some relief for a car due next month. It's also likely to be a lasting PITA for the Evora, which with a 6 month extension is due on January 6th... when it would normally be mothballed for the winter 😕
  5. Very impressive. I've noted no such general trend, but it wouldn't be a stretch to suggest different industries attract mediocrity at different rates (and a couple friends frequently and sometimes aggressively attest to a much higher degree of mediocrity in theirs than I've ever seen in mine). My "checked out" was in reference to @ramjet's situation. As in the point one has decided "enough of this sh__" and there's really no settling back in even if things were to change.
  6. That seems like a bit of a gross generalisation. There's incompetence at all levels of seniority, in every industry. There always has been and there always will be. I've been fortunate enough to only come across such incompetence as my direct manager once (in "real" jobs anyway. Many, many more times if we're talking about pre-career jobs) My only regret with my encounter was waking too long to really understand his motivations (which in this case was a series of meaningless KPIs that had no bearing on reality). If I had done so earlier I may have been able to do something about it. Sounds like in your case at this point there's no harm in having a frank conversation about what really makes your management tick, in terms of what gets them a pat on the back. It may be a pointless exercise if you're already checked out, but it may make "working the system" more bearable for a bit longer. I've always subscribed to the love it, change it or leave it mantra though. In my case I had totally mentally checked out (much as it seems you have) once I decided there was no changing it, and IME there's no turning back from that.
  7. I kind of get the appeal of it too. At the time it was on sale, if you wanted a small car, but also wanted a plush finish, your options were severely limited. Small cars = cheap and cheerful, even now. I highly doubt anyone bought one of these just to say they have an Aston. I suspect it was mainly owners of real Astons, and other such 6-figure cars, that just wanted a city runabout that wasn't made from hard plastic and crushed dreams. Shame about the over-badged pig-fugliness of it.
  8. Was that you again on the A60 this afternoon? We should stop meeting like this 😆
  9. Anyone lurking around here? First time outside of a show I've found myself parked across from another Evora. I would have done a stop-n-chat, but was preoccupied with stowing the child in the back.
  10. TBH... I kinda like them. Kinda a lot.
  11. I'm not sure there's such thing as a "most useful tool".. perhaps a screwdriver as the most used though. My favourite tool is the rattle gun (aka impact driver). Using it always makes me feel warm and fuzzy. I even pulled it out last time I put together Ikea furniture, where it made hilariously quick work of it (and surprisingly, didn't even tear it to bits, though needed to be careful)
  12. Sunday morning, an orange one on the A50 near Derby going towards Nottingham on the other side of the carriageway. And in the afternoon a red one on the A34 heading towards Congleton on the other side of the road, exchanged headlight flashes. Were either anyone here?
  13. Curious... I'm a Product Manager for basically this same thing, albeit in a different setting (~$20bn Silicon Valley tech firm)
  14. I thought the colour was okay in person, certainly not for shrinking violets though (zing!) 100% approval rating amongst 5 year old girls...
  15. This. You're not required to volunteer the information, however if they ask you a question, you are required to be honest if you answer (you can of course refuse to answer, they may just forget about it, or they may refuse to insure you), including whether or not you've been on a course. Admiral do ask you at renewal, and I believe will up the premium, however if you kindly advise them to insert it in their posterior they'll take it straight back off. I'm fairly sure they use a random number generator for their premiums anyway. My last renewal came in at nearly £4000 (multi-car) from £1800 the previous year, I advised them they're insane and they need to be more like £1500 to be competitive, and they said go on £1500 then.
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