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Thread: The good morning thread

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    Senior Member CatmanV2's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Morning forum. Much of the same today. Office, meetings, Barts.

    Have a good one all

    The Catman formerly known as an Alfisti.
    '07 Maserati GT (Grigio Palladio), 147 TS, Sprint 1.7

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    Senior Member Andyk's Avatar
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    Morning all...Off to see Dan in his first secondary school stage production tonight. Other than that a normal day.
    Maserless and carless 🙁
    The Maserati
    Past Maserati 3200 GT - Silver with blue leather.
    Past Italian
    Alfa 155 1.8
    Alfa 155 2.0 wide body
    Alfa GTV twin Spark
    Alfa GTV V6
    Alfa 156 Sportswagon selespeed - Pile of poo.
    Alfa GTV V6 - A lovely well sorted car.
    Alfa Brera 2.4 love affair with Alfa ended here.
    Lancia Delta Intragle 16v
    BMW M3 CSL - Amazing car.
    BMW E46 M3
    BMW E39 M5
    BMW E30 M3
    Lotus Elise x 5
    Lotus Esprit Turbo
    Lotus Exige x 2
    TVR T350T
    Jaguar XE R Sport

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    Senior Member zagatoes30's Avatar
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    Oct 2012
    Morning all, normal day but a messy night in Dublin planned

    Current Fleet

    1982 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0, 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ,1996 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4
    1999 Maserati QP IV
    2009 Range Rover Supercharged
    1983 Raleigh Tuff Burner

  4. #60044 Moderator 2b1ask1's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Romford, Essex
    Morning all, local today with a few sites to visit then to St. James for another meeting and a meal in Davy’s Wine Cellar.

    Have fun all...
    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

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    Senior Member MrPea's Avatar
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    Jun 2015
    Hello everybody!
    I love you all. Mwah.

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    Senior Member daverichardson's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    Off to partake in something called 'Social Badminton' this morning as i am in danger of becoming a recluse!
    have not played for 35 years and 3 months approximately. I have already checked out A&E
    should be interesting

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    Senior Member outrun's Avatar
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    May 2013
    Morning. Working from home today and having all the car valeted as a treat for myself.

    Having to manage a client who is such an as$h%le and is micromanaging me which I have no patience for. They pay well so it's a dilemma as I want to tell them to F off but equally, I will cost myself money if I do. Plan is to drop down my hours a chunk to milk more cash from them while putting myself at arm's length of their pathetic failures. I'm
    there to help them and have done a strong job but sometimes, people are no naive that they will mess it up regardless.

    Being a consultant is interesting as you have to keep out of the office politics and accept that at some point, you will get the blame for something that's nothing to do with you. It's just the easiest way for the real culprits to live another day in their sad jobs.
    MC Stradale

    MC Stradale

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    Senior Member GeoffCapes's Avatar
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    Nov 2013
    Ashford, Kent
    Morning all from Manchester. Was up at 4am to get here for a 10.30 meeting then off to Southport for another this afternoon.

    Encountered this on the way up. The outside lane of the M1 isn’t the best place to stop!!
    Gran Turismo Sport MC Shift in Blu Nettuno

    Previous Italian Mistresses
    Maserati 4200 in Grigio Nuvolari
    Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTDM in Nero
    Alfa Romeo 155 2.0 TS in Rosso
    Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 TS in Nero
    Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 TS in Blu

    And I'm not the real Geoff Capes! My name is Mark!

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    Senior Member Spartacus's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    Woken up with man flu , limped into work . got to try and get better quickly to go and pick up my new car tomorrow .

    Current Cars: 2007 Maserati Gransport LE, Audi Allroad Quattro

    Previous Cars: Alfa Brera S Prodrive, Alfa GTV Phase 3, Alfa 156 2.0 Twin Spark, Classic Opel GT (1971), BMW 318 Coupe, Golf Mk 3 GTI, Audi 90 2.2

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    Senior Member D Walker's Avatar
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    Thirsk, North Yorkshire
    Quote Originally Posted by outrun View Post

    Being a consultant is interesting as you have to keep out of the office politics and accept that at some point, you will get the blame for something that's nothing to do with you. It's just the easiest way for the real culprits to live another day in their sad jobs.
    As a contractor I have this all the time, so as I am on same plant for the 3rd time I have instigated a sign off system to allow the client's engineers to review and comment on the scope packages I produce. Yesterday I brought 30 back, all unsigned and no comment, other than, we've not done this before, my repost was, " Don't say it is wrong when you have had a chance to comment" and I report the figures to the site director, as I identified early on these people are getting good taty for side stepping any responsibility....they like to have someone to blame !!!

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