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    Quote Originally Posted by allandwf View Post
    I'm not even allowed to megger mine!
    Evershed & Vignoles, mine had a handle, I forgot about those..

    They used to make you jump


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    Glass hammer, long stand and the fabled tartan paint, 6 ft of fallopian tubing, bag of sparks for a welder, left handed adjustable metric wrench.

    All old and heard many times now. Perhaps we should start some next generation ones of them here.

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    2. New lead for an LED light bulb.
    3. Forum anchor to stop a thread drifting.
    4. A long life Alfa suspension bush.
    5. A no quibble warranty that Maserati honour !

    Yes i know. No one would fall for number 5

    Customer service prank calls i have seen over the years working in logistics. Somebody phoning Iraqi airlines in 1990 to make a booking to Kuwait.

    Funny and genuine conversation. I wont name the airline but i used to ship human remains by air 3 or 4 times a month. When you make a booking you need to give the airline the actual weight and dimensions of the shipment. The problem with human remains shipments is the weight and dims vary alot so its a guess to make the booking and you then update the details when the coffin arrives at depot. I obviously got the trainee this particular day. Making the booking became hard work but im pretty patient with the trainees.

    Me to airline: ive got a human remains booking for you.

    Airline: pieces and weight ?

    Me: ? Erm its 1 piece estimate 150 kgs for now and i will call you back and confirm the actual weight as soon as it comes into us.

    Airline. Ok but i need the actual weight. Can i have the dimensions ?

    Me: estimate them at 200 x 70 x 50 cms and i will ring you with the actual dims when it arrives with me.

    Airline: i need the actual dims otherwise i cant put the booking through.

    Me: you dont. Ask one of your colleagues i book these every week with you. Why do you need the dimensions now when your colleagues just need an estimate until the body arrives with me.

    Airline: i need to put the dimensions in so i can work out if it charged on the actual weight or the volume weight.

    Me: Can you please speak to one of your colleagues they know how to do these booking.
    I can assure you its definately DEAD weight !!

    Airline: can i put you on hold while i check with my colleague.

    Me: sure no problem.

    Airline: ive checked with my colleague amd they have said its DEAD weight too. So i can take the booking.

    Me: Thanks very much. I will call you later with the confirmed weight and dims.

    I was trying not to laugh by the end of the call.

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    Another favourite from the car related prank calls genre.

    https://youtu.be/6yzRhcSWjx0

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    We did actually manage to get the ASDA receptionist at the time to put a store announcement out for Mike Hunt to come to staff reception. Thursday night antics were rife. My that was about 1990 I expect!

    The receptionist was a lovely girl....blonde of course. Trying to remember her name now as should apologise! I have no idea how we kept a straight face asking her to put the announcement out or that she didn't snag it either. Golden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spkennyuk View Post
    3. Forum anchor to stop a thread drifting.
    You're delusional, mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatmanV2 View Post
    You're delusional, mate!

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    yeah its number 5 that confirms that.

    There must be a few modern gems possible.

    A new wire for your wireless charger sounds like a prank but it an appropriate description for a usb cable from a techno phobe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spkennyuk View Post
    yeah its number 5 that confirms that.

    There must be a few modern gems possible.

    A new wire for your wireless charger sounds like a prank but it an appropriate description for a usb cable from a techno phobe.
    Download of the internet?

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